La Spezia, 14th July 2011 Hull number 8 of the 115' Athena, semi-custom megayacht and flagship of the Riva fleet, was launched on 12th July at the Ferretti Group shipyard in La Spezia.
Ferretti Group brand Riva has always shown great skill in designing and building large yachts, which it designs and produces with the passion, painstaking care and attention paid to the tiniest of details, which have made Riva yachts a symbol of perfection for over 150 years.
The launch of the 115' Athena is proof of the huge success which continues to increase over the years: an aggressive bow, advanced deckhouse, elegant colours and precious woods, also covering the walkways, make this yacht a perfect combination of modernity and stylistic refinement.
Moreover, owners can take an active part in deciding the interior layout of their yachts. Being able to count on the ability of Officina Italiana Design, which designs all the yachts in the Riva range, and the skill of Centro Stile FerrettiGroup, the Owner can choose the combinations which best adapt to their taste and requirements from a wide range of quality woods and fabrics. The number of guest cabins can vary between 4 and 5 and the lunch area provides for separate routes for the crew, ensuring the guests enjoy complete privacy.
For example, the owner of the 115' Athena which has just been launched, opted for 5 cabins including an extension of the master cabin at bow choosing Canaletto walnut combined with naturally coloured and dark brown leather inserts.
This yacht also has an important innovation. Besides developing a number of personalized technical features, AYT Advanced Yacht Technology the Ferretti Group's naval research and design center, took this opportunity to make changes to the functionality of the bow garage and swim platform of the 115' Athena series. This is, in fact, the first Athena with a stern helm position which provides for the raise-lower system. This mechanism makes it possible to lower the tender into the water easily and means guests can enjoy contact with the sea by means of the stern swim platform.
Meticulous care for detail and painstaking attention to design are the leitmotifs accompanying the different areas of the 115' Athena which features examples of valuable contemporary Italian design. Moreover, harmony and elegance develop in a true 'lounge' philosophy, perceptible even in the tiniest of details. 'Lounge' is an atmosphere which one breathes in the corridors and different areas of this yacht, thanks to the large windows which let in natural light, but also in the "skylounge" on the flybridge, a distinctive feature of this model. Ten people can be accommodated comfortably in this area, which is enclosed by two large windows providing a 360° panoramic view. This unusual space, designed on the standard version as either an air-conditioned media-room or another cosy, relaxing salon, can be completely reinterpreted according to an Owner's taste, even becoming an additional cabin if they so wish.
The remaining part of the flybridge has been set out for relaxing, open air activities, such as the use of the Jacuzzi whirlpool included in the standard version, but can also be modified according to the Owner's preferences.
Surrounded by quality, class and luxury, the cruises offered by 115' Athena become unforgettable thanks to twin MTU 12V 4000 M90 2775hp engines, too, which guarantee a top speed of 27 knots and a cruise speed of 23.
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