Best of the Best 2011: Production Boats: Riva Aquariva by Gucci

    The limited-edition Riva Aquariva by Gucci (+39.0543.787.511, www.riva-yacht.com) is a sharply dressed version of the lithe, 33-foot cruiser that the Italian boat maker introduced in 2001. As part of her company’s 90th-anniversary celebration this year, Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini gave the boat a makeover that included a glossy white hull, a mahogany-lined cockpit, a mahogany deck, and cockpit and sundeck seats covered with white waterproof fabric embossed with Gucci’s signature Guccissima pattern. A green-and-red stripe along the waterline complements the green tint of the crystal-glass windshield.

    The Aquariva by Gucci can match its appearance with its performance. It has a range of 150 nautical miles when cruising at 36 knots.

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    Photo by Marc Paris
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    The seemingly outlandish design is actually being built…
    Features include a 25-foot-long swimming pool and a massive saloon with 20-foot-high ceilings…
    The $1.2 million offshore powerboat can reach a top speed of 135 mph…
    The event saw several debuts from top yacht builders, including Azimut, Riva, Ferretti, and more…
    The 278-foot yacht features a full-size pool, an outdoor cinema, and enough stowage for a seaplane…
    The 125-foot yacht is the most environmentally friendly in its class...
    Beautiful, hand-finished wood detailing is found throughout the 147-foot megayacht…
    Photo by Marc Paris
    A song provides the spark for a Baglietto-built superyacht’s crisp and polished interior design...
    The 164-foot yacht has a sky lounge and a 1,000-square-foot owner’s suite…
    The new yacht has a reworked layout for the U.S. market…