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1982 60′ Riva Corsaro

by Randy Woods
60' Riva
Photo by Seattle Yacht Media

Available from Worth Avenue Yachts, this handsome, Italian-designed motoryacht has been beautifully refreshed for the many years of cruising that lie ahead.

By Randy Woods / Photos by Seattle Yacht Media

This handsome Riva Corsaro may be north of 40 years old, but the major upgrades and retrofits over the years makes the Bravissimo sing like Pavarotti in his prime. Its three elegant staterooms can comfortably accommodate six people, and its sunken salon is a classic throwback to the mid-century luxuries of Italian yacht design championed by Riva.

Stainless-steel-framed windows create an atrium effect in the sleek salon interior. A large L-shaped couch is located aft, surrounding a coffee table, opposite another L-shaped dinette and a handmade, varnished, hi-lo table. A flat-screen Samsung TV is attached to the rear of a low-profile helm chair, near an upgraded beverage refrigerator. The salon furniture retains the original Italian designs, but the fabrics and soft goods have all been updated, maintaining the original stitching patterns.

Forward of the salon, the minimalist lower helm features a gauge cluster with bow and stern thruster controls to port, ZF Micro Commander throttles to starboard, and a modernist wooden wheel at center. Other navigation aids include a Furuno NAVnet chart plotter, a NAVpilot autopilot, VHF and stereo controls, a Ritchie 5” compass, and a Furuno depth sounder.

A curved staircase starboard of the helm leads to the lower deck and empties into the compact but efficient galley, recently upgraded with a new refrigerator and Miele appliances. The original stainless steel counters and double-basin sinks have been kept in excellent condition, surrounded by custom high-gloss, louvered cabinetry.

Aft of the galley is a circular foyer that leads to the three cabins and a day head. The forward owner’s cabin features a queen-size berth and a refurbished en suite head and a separate shower. The redesign was handcrafted by master shipwright Tony Ferrari, using Birdseye maple, teak, and holly. Another owner’s cabin is located aft, also with an en suite head and separate shower stall, plus all-new finishes and fixtures. The adjacent twin stateroom offers two small berths, ideal for kids of any age, and access to the shared day head.

Astern, the refitted cockpit is spacious, with molded bench seating along the transom, four movable deck chairs, and shade from the overhanging bridge deck. The cockpit also includes a teak-covered hydraulic swim platform that can lift a small tender or jet-ski. Moving forward, the elongated prow includes a large sun pad. Up on the flybridge, a fully equipped upper helm sits forward of more lounge seating and another sun pad that boasts extra protection from wind and sun with a Bimini top.

The engine room of the Bravissimo has probably gone through the greatest number of upgrades, including a full mechanical survey performed in 2022 and a complete overhaul of the twin Detroit Diesel 8V92TI engines in 2005. The engine impellers were replaced and the coolant flushed in 2020; the propellers were rebuilt in 2021; and the intercoolers, all four turbos, and the generator impeller were rebuilt in 2022. Today the engines produce a combined total of 1,470 hp and have about 2,000 hours of use.

Specs & Info 
LOA 60’0” · Beam 17’6” · Draft 4’6”
Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)
924 gal. / 272 gal. / 66 gal.


Twin Detroit Diesel 8V92TI


Worth Avenue Yachts
Seattle, WA
Diego Gomez

Photo by Seattle Yacht Media

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