Riva’s 88 Folgore takes the mantle as the builder’s Sportfly-series flagship.

- By patrick sciacca

hen riva launched the 66 ribelle abouttwoye­arsago,it introduced yachting enthusiast­s to its Sportfly line, which combines a performanc­e focus with the lines of an express cruiser and the function of a flybridge. The Italian shipyard takes that idea to new lengths with its Sportfly-range flagship 88 Folgore, which means “lightning bolt” in Italian. It’s a clever design that maintains a relatively low profile. It’s a look that should appeal to cruisers and speed fans alike. Riva says the yacht’s sporty aesthetic is partially inspired by automotive designs. It is also the result of a collaborat­ion among Officina Italiana Design, the builder’s product strategy committee led by Piero Ferrari, and the Ferretti Group engineerin­g department. ¶ On the performanc­e side of the equation, the 88 Folgore has a warped-hull form with 13 degrees of transom deadrise. Standard power is twin 2,435 hp MTU 16V 2000 M96s. Twin


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