BRAVISSIMO, 60' (18.28m) Riva 1982
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 60' (18.29 Meters)
Type: Power- Used
Beam: 17' 6''
Draft Max: 4' 6''
Single Berths: 2
Queen Berths: 2
Crew Sleeps: 2
Maximum Speed: 23.5
Cruise Speed: 16
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Tank: 924 Gallons (3497.72 Liters)
Fresh Water: 272 Gallons (1029.63 Liters)
Holding Tank: 66 Gallons (249.84 Liters)
Truly the heart of the Riva design, the sunken salon is a tasteful step back into the glamor days of mid-century modern Riva design. Surrounded by stainless framed glass windows creating an atrium effect, privacy is created by lowering the salon a few steps from the aft deck. The two seating areas are intimate and distinct, but their positioning creates a sense of shared engagement amongst guests in the salon. To starboard is a more casual lounge and coffee table with wonderful hidden storage, to port, forward of the stairway to the aft owner’s cabin is the dinette which features a custom, handmade varnished table on a high-low mechanism to allow for comfortable dining or as a desk, or as another low cocktail table.
While the furniture is original Italian design, the fabrics and soft-goods have all been tastefully updated in recent years with the finest of materials, and maintaining the stitching patterns and cushion shapes from the original design.
The storage areas in the salon are particularly intentional. With dedicated storage for glassware and custom original Riva China plates and serving dishes with sterling silver flatware, everything has its place. While the cabinetry may look limited, it is quite spacious and is a wonderful blend of form and function.
The salon flows effortlessly into the lower helm area with a discretely mounted flat screen TV attached to the back of the low profile helm bench seat. A recently upgraded beverage refrigerator is located at the forward end of the salon near the helm area.
As you would expect, the helm area continues the classic Italian minimalist style, with a gorgeous guage cluster in front of the classic Riva modernist wooden wheel. Bow and Stern Thrusters are at your left hand, and upgraded ZF Micro Commander electronic throttles at your right hand. An older, but fully functioning Furuno plotter is located to the right of the helm pod along with search light controls and trim tabs. To the left of the helm is a large chart storage area, and above on the overhead panel are the VHF and stereo control panel.
At 60’ Bravissimo is a perfect size for owner operators, and with the helm area location so close to the salon, it makes for a wonderfully social boat to operate while underway. Visibility through the gorgeous stainless steel framed windshield is quite good, and the limited bow rise while getting on a plane makes it usable at any speed.
To starboard of the helm area is the main electrical panel and an architecturally stunning curved walkway leading to the lower levels, with the first stop being the galley.
Admittedly a galley designed for shorter trips and ones which include stops at fabulous waterfront restaurants, Bravissimo’s galley is small and simple, but nicely upgraded with a newer refrigerator and high end Miele appliances it provides just enough space to prepare a delicious meal aboard. The original drop in refrigerator is disabled, but provides wonderful deep storage. Her original stainless steel counters with double basin sinks are in excellent condition and give the galley a professional, no-nonsense look, contrasted by her custom high gloss louvered cabinetry, the gally packs a bigger punch that you’d expect.
Continuing forward along the curved walkway you reach a stunning circular foyer, bathed in light coming through the overhead windshield, you are met with three doorways, one to the Forward Owner’s Cabin, another to the Twin Guest Cabin, and a third to the day head.
This spacious cabin is located forward in the boat, through because of the separate crew area located further forward in the bow, this Owner’s Cabin does not feel like a bow cabin. Ample space to walk around the large queen sized berth, substantial his and hers hanging locker space paired with upholstered built in drawers, and a large ensuite head with separate shower make this one of two Owner’s Cabins. The Birdseye maple woodwork is complemented by the beautiful overhead upholstery. There are large opening portlights with beautifully machined and polished stainless steel blackout covers.
A wonderful feature of having two Owner’s Cabins is that for those who wish to be closer to family or guests in the twin room, this makes an excellent owner’s cabin if you have younger children, giving any additional guests or relatives more privacy in the Aft Owner’s Cabin. If you have older children and grandchildren, this would be great for them to stay together giving you the privacy of the Aft Owner’s Cabin.
The ensuite head was completely redesigned and handcrafted by Tony Ferrari, a master shipwright and carpenter with all matching Birdseye maple, and a stunning teak and holly floor. Electric flush freshwater heads, and a separate shower stall with Grohe fixtures, along with undermount sink and stone counters, and high end wall coverings make for very luxurious, updated head.
A private entrance to the Aft Owner’s Stateroom is located at the aft end of the salon, just next to the main entry door. This is a wonderful private space that is well separated from the rest of your guests. Encompassing the full beam of the boat, the full walkaround queen berth and expansive built-ins make for a comfortable cabin for extended cruising. Tasteful finishes, fine joinery-work, upgraded lighting and clever use of mirrors make the space feel very airy and welcoming.
Ensuite to the stateroom is the largest head aboard the yacht, with a separate shower stall, and once again, all new finishes and fixtures throughout, you will have a hard choice to make between your two Owner’s Cabins.
The twin stateroom offers two small, but comfortable, berths, ideal for kids of any age. Clever storage, plenty of floor space, opening portlight and access to the shared day head. The upper berth is a pullman berth which can be raised out of the way if only one guest is occupying the stateroom, giving more headroom and a more open feel.
Acting as an ensuite head to the twin stateroom as well as having a separate entrance from the round foyer to act as a day head, this space has also been completely redesigned and rebuilt from original with new cabinetry, fixtures including a custom hand blown sink, stone counters, and mirrors.
While you may not be med-tied in Saint Tropez or Monaco, the aft deck of Bravissimo is a spectacular place to be and be seen. New teak decks were laid during her major refit, and are in excellent condition today. Built in bench seats along the transom, and movable deck chairs make for fun social areas in the cockpit, and when you pop open the transom umbrellas you might just feel like a movie star! From a practical perspective, the bridge deck overhang provides wonderful sun protection for the glass doors, keeping the interior salon cool without blocking light, and is also a good place to be on a wet day aboard. Two large deck hatches give you access to the generator room and lazarette. You’ll also appreciate the wrap around bulwark that encloses the cockpit from the side decks, keeping them dry, and keeping kiddos safe when they’re on deck. Transom and swim platform ladder is located between the transom seats, with a few steps down a teak and stainless ladder you’ll find yourself on the swim platform.
Mounted on the transom are two removable dinghy davits, but you’ll also appreciate the teak covered hydraulic swim platform which can lift a small tender or jet ski, and makes enjoying the water even easier.
A discrete, low profile flybridge fits the sporty lines of the boat and keeps weight off the top of the yacht. Despite its smaller footprint than some other motor yachts, this area aboard Bravissimo provides a wonderful perch from which to operate the yacht from while underway, and has a nice combination of seats, lounges, and wind and sun protection for guests to join.
The upper helm has all of the necessary equipment to operate from with its dedicated chart plotter, engine gauges, autopilot, and bow/stern thrusters.
While it is unlikely that you plan to have crew aboard a yacht this size, this air conditioned v-berth cabin with dedicated head and shower gives you the option to do so, or provides a fun kids cabin, or of course wonderful storage space as it is currently setup for. This is a surprising use of space on a 60’ yacht, but it makes you wonder why others don’t have it.
The engine room aboard Bravissimo has seen constant attention paid to maintenance, upgrades, and cosmetics. Her twin Detroit Diesel 8V92s were equipped with a JT performance tune up and were completely overhauled in 2005 during her refit and under the eye of the same mechanic since the current owner purchased her in 2010. She has been serviced proactively and in advance of her sale, has just completed a full engine and generator service, intercooler service, turbo charger rebuilds, a re-welded starboard exhaust, and a thorough detailing and engine room repaint. Having just completed a 900 nautical mile trip from San Francisco to Seattle on her own bottom, along with an engine survey performed in August 2022, you can be assured her machinery is ready for her next owners to reliably enjoy.
• Awlgrip paint in 2005 still in very good condition
• New teak decks laid in 2005 still in very good condition
• Collapsible aluminum and teak boarding ladder for easy side boarding
• Large custom stainless steel Danforth type primary anchor with adequate chain and rode
• Stainless steel bow roller
• Lofrans horizontal anchor windlass with gypsy
• 1” stainless steel railing
• Stainless steel grab rails along sides of superstructure and around various other locations aboard the vessel
• Covers for flybridge sun pad, flybridge helm seat/wet-bar, flybridge dashboard cover, bow cushion cover, windshield cover, windlass cover
• Bimini top with stainless steel frame
• Large bow sun pad (or as the Italians call it, “The Playpen”
• Molded aft cockpit seats with hinged seat bases to provide access to storage
• 4x folding deck chairs
• Removable aft deck umbrellas
• Removable tender davit arms
• Stainless and teak ladder from swim platform to aft cockpit
• Heavy duty stainless steel deck hardware
• Large stainless steel opening portlights
• Stainless steel framed windshield, side windows and aft sliding door (windows re-bedded 2018)
• Hydraulic lowering swim platform with stainless steel swim ladder mounted underneath (rebuilt 2018)
• Assorted dock lines and fenders
• 2x stainless water tanks outboard of engines, 272 gallons total
• 2x 10 gallon 110v hot water heaters
• 66 gallon plastic holding tank recently replaced along with all black water hoses
• 4x fresh water electric heads
• Bronze thru-hulls, Bronze raw water strainers
• Manual diaphragm bilge pump in lazarette
• 5x electric bilge pumps with float switches
• Shower sump with 500gph pump
• Electric freshwater system pump with accumulator
• 50A 220v shore power system, recently rebuilt
• 25KW 60Hz Onan generator in sound shield, rebuilt 2010 (1,995 hours 08/2022)
• 110v outlets throughout the boat
• 9x 12v 8D batteries (2018)
• 110A engine alternators
• Pro Nautic 24-30P and Pro Sport 6 battery chargers
• Perko battery selector switch
• 24v LED cabin lights, nav lights, anchor light, search light
• 24v underwater lights
• 24v Sidepower bow and stern thrusters
• Rebuilt electrical bonding system
• High end Alpine stereo system with multiple Alpine amps and 8 speakers/subs
• Samsung flat screen tv in salon
• Samsung flat screen tv in forward owner’s cabin
• Samsung flat screen tv in aft owner’s cabin
• SeaTel satellite tv antenna (non-functioning or not connected currently)
• Twin Detroit Diesel 8V92TI twin turbo w/ supercharger diesel engines 735hp each with JT performance tune up, rebuilt 2005 (2,000 total hours, 09/2022)
• Allison hydraulic transmission
• Electric ZF Micro Commander controls (installed 2005)
• Stainless steel 2 ¾ “ propeller shafts
• Dripless shaft seals
• Bronze single leg strut with cutlass bearing
• 3 blade bronze propellers
• Engines serviced (2022)
• Intercoolers removed and serviced (2022)
• All 4 turbos removed and rebuilt (2022)
• Engine impellers replaced (2020)
• Generator impeller replaced (2022)
• Propellers rebuilt and polished (2021)
• Engine coolant flushed (2020)
• Perko bronze alloy raw water sea strainers with sight glass for main engines and generator
• 120v engine room blower
• Foil and foam engine room insulation
• Stainless steel wheel at flybridge, custom Riva wheel in pilothouse
• Hydraulic steering
• Stainless steel plate rudders
• 5 zone CruiseAir reverse cycle air-conditioning (3 for salon, 1 for aft cabin and twin cabin, one for forward cabin and crew quarters)
• Double cylinder stainless steel trim tabs (starboard tab has a small leak)
• TNT Hydraulic swim platform
• Ritchie 5” compass
• 2x Furuno NAVpilot autopilot controls
• 2x Furuno NAVnet chart plotter with radar
• Speed/Depth via Furuno chart plotter
• Kenyon depth sounder (non-functioning, replaced with Furuno depth sounder)
• Telcor rudder angle indicator (non-functioning, replaced with rudder angle indicator on autopilot)
All personal property is excluded unless specifically identified and included in the sale agreement and listing specifications. Personal property refers to all items not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to artwork, furnishings, and recreational or entertainment items. Advertisements, marketing materials, and/or other photography may depict the vessel with personal property, however, such personal property is excluded unless otherwise specifically included as provided herein.
• Inflatable tender and small outboard engine
• Inflatable kayaks
• Expired life raft
• Survival suit(s)
• Boat models and America’s Cup memorabilia
• Additional personal items
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