Best of the Best 2012: Production Boats: Riva Iseo

The Riva Iseo (www.riva-yacht.com) is one of the storied Italian brand’s most exciting launches in recent years. The 170-year-old builder, which debuted the Iseo last summer, implemented its first hybrid propulsion system as an option for this 27-foot cruiser. The system features a zero-emission mode, making the boat ideal for use on lakes with emission restrictions, such as Lake Tahoe, on the California-Nevada border. Other high-tech features include software that allows owners to access GPS charts, weather forecasts, and the boat’s user manual—and control the entertainment system and other onboard functions—with an Apple iPad. The Iseo’s styling is classic Riva, with an abundance of mahogany, and the company offers a convertible cover and a car trailer made specifically for the model. Power options range from a 260 hp Yanmar to a 320 hp Mercruiser, the latter pushing the $366,000 Iseo to its 41-knot top speed.

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The mod cruiser sports polished mahogany and teak, leather seats, and a windscreen from a Jaguar…
The 130-foot yacht includes both modern and traditional design touches…
Designed to emulate a grand tourer sports car, the yachts have sleek lines and long ranges…
The new sailboat, christened Watermark, can do double duty as a cruiser or a competitive racing...
The versatile boat can be reconfigured to meet the needs of a variety of owners…
With the largest steel hull of its kind, this expedition yacht yearns for extreme latitudes…
A host of helm controls and creature comforts set on high help elevate this 70-foot cruiser…
A cinema, double-deck gallery, and massage room are just a few of the vessel's myriad...
The boat offers endless options for play at sea, including fishing, diving, kayaking, and...
The 116-day cruise stops in 25 countries including New Zealand, India, and Greece...