Riva 63 Virtus – Puerto Portals – Mallorca

Fractional Yacht Ownership in Mallorca

Yacht Share Network Mallorca is located in what is arguably the most stylish marina in the Mediterranean, Puerto Portals. Our local team is headed by the founders of Yacht Share Network, Simon and Mandy Maunder coupled with an attentive and extremely experienced management crew under the supervision of Lewis and his team from Yacht Management Network.

Mallorca is a global yachting metropolis. With easy access through an extensive flight network coupled with some of the best anchorages and marinas in the western Mediterranean, it’s a hard to be a combination of convenience and pleasure.

Cruising between Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Formentera and Cabrera is always a relatively short cruise, with each Island offering an abundance of anchorages in dream coves and a cross section of vibrant ports. Puerto Portals and Nuevo Ibiza are certainly among the best in the world with an atmosphere that every boater simply has to experience sometime during their yachting days.

Riva 63 Virtus Oveview

This elegant Riva Virtus 63 retains the positive traits of its older sister, the 63 Vertigo, and combines them with some even sportier features.

Accomodation

3 double cabins divided into:

  • Master cabin with double bed and a private bathroom with shower
  • VIP cabin with double bed and a private bathroom with shower
  • Guest cabin with L-shaped beds with private access to the daytime bathroom with shower
  • 1 crew cabin (2 pax)

Equipment

  • Antenna satellite TV
  • Chartplotter/GPS Simrad
  • Tridata
  • Antenna radar
  • Ecoscandaglio Simrad con display
  • Monitor di navigation Garmin Simrad
  • Fusion Audio System

Additional Information

  • Teak all over the deck
  • Additional refrigerator in the cockpit
  • Bow thruster
  • Idromar watermaker
  • Cockpit grill
  • LED lighting system on the whole boat
  • Radar
  • Echosounder with transducer
  • Radar / plotter
  • Enhanced audio system
  • Tropicalized air conditioning system
  • Generator
  • Electric bow bimini
  • LED TV in the VIP cabin
  • LED TV in the guest cabin
  • Docking station
  • Sat antenna
  • Kitchen equipped with induction kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Column refrigerator with freezer

Riva 63 Virtus

Pure Class. This syndicate have chosen the best of the best for their boating experience.

The biggest open Riva in the model range—in fact, the biggest open Riva ever—she represents everything that this august Italian yard has come to stand for after more than a century of boatbuilding. She’s stylish, fast, and beautifully engineered. She’s elegantly put together, reassuringly expensive!

This yacht really does stand out and turn heads, be it at a dreamy turquoise anchorage in Formentera, or on a berth right in the centre of Ibiza old town.

Riva has been building boats for 170 years. During those years, the company has distinguished itself as the creator of very fashionable wooden runabouts, the timeless Riva designs used by the rich and famous. But this reputation for quality and style has grown well beyond the classic launches that first established the Riva brand.

The 63 Virtus is the latest yacht in Riva’s Open range of highly regarded express cruisers. If visual appeal is what counts, the 63 is a total winner.

This sport cruiser seems to be all hull. Only the windscreen and the mast rise above the deck line, which makes for a very tall structure above the static waterline. To reduce the apparent height, the designers have divided the topsides with a long line of recessed windows and a scalloped channel that leads into the air intakes aft. The pronounced reverse sheer line adds the final element to this yacht’s high-performance aura.

She’s also two yachts in one. For open-air living, day or night, everything is in the cockpit — a dining area, a sun pad, a barbecue counter and the helm station. Two opposing settees with a fold-out table between them invite guests to chat over cocktails, and later, the starboard-side settee can be moved across to close up the table seating for dinner while still leaving a clear passageway behind it. Nearby, the barbecue and bar counter lets the owner (or crew) prepare a casual meal. The full galley below, equipped with Miele appliances, can serve as the backup if the party topside overtaxes the barbecue. There is more seating around the base of the curved mast, which rakes forward to support the antennas, radome and the like.

The sun pad aft looks supremely comfortable and the place to watch the awe-inspiring wake when cruising at over 30 knots! Located below the sun pad, the tender garage features a simple fold-out slipway system that makes vessel launch and recovery quick and easy. Ring fairleads aft look very sexy, but their sharp edges could lead to lines chafing if moored up for any length of time.

At this 63’s helm station, a three-person bench seat faces the vertical wheel and throttles, an easy arm’s reach away. To the right of the throttles are the bow-thruster control and the trim tabs, but I found the latter one to be rarely needed. You can just open up the throttles and go.

An electronically operated Bimini top that rises from around the front of the helm to shelter the driver and his companions is secure enough to run with it up. I would add more handholds in the expansive cockpit to offer better security when moving about at speed.

Two large staterooms, one forward and one abaft the salon, dominate the layout, and both of these staterooms could pass muster as a master. A smaller, two-bunk cabin tucked away on the port side may best be described as a kid’s cabin. This one shares the shower-equipped day-head that lies at the foot of the stairs on the starboard side.

The forepeak VIP welcomes its occupants with a large step-up berth surrounded by wraparound windows and panelling. There are plenty of stowage areas and shelves, including a large closet. Light-tone fabrics and oak have been used to help emphasize the sense of space here. This en suite head is more compact than the one for the after stateroom, and that might be an owner’s deciding factor when determining which should be the master. That after stateroom also features a queen-size berth but has its head on the outboard side, so there is no chance of a view through the hull-side windows. Large mirrors help create an open feeling, though, and a drop-down panel below the TV serves as a desk or a vanity unit. Superb fit and finish can be seen in the white leather around the berth. This is an intimate stateroom where the sense of space belies the fact that it’s installed on a 63-footer.

This yacht’s interior appointments have serious eye appeal, but the 63 is designed for the open sea as well. The Mediterranean was not in a cooperative mood when we set out for our sea trial. Twenty-knot winds created steep and challenging four-foot seas. I always feel some nervousness when I open up the throttles in these conditions, but the 63 soon showed that she could perform in the rough stuff. She was highly responsive to steering input, making near-40-knot speeds, while that windscreen offered good shelter from the wind.

Her deep-V hull form, which sports a 17-degree deadrise, treated the angry sea with some disdain. This is a heavy boat, tipping the scales at more than 30 tons (full load), and with this weight, she is less affected by the waves. Riva claims it has achieved 40-plus knots with the yacht with a light-ship payload. (Our test boat topped out at 38.6 knots.)

Specification

Riva

Virtus

€200,000

8 weeks p.a

€40,000

19.57m

5.12m

2013

GRP

3

2

MAN

1850hp

Diesel

866

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