Riva, the famous Italian boat builder and designer that was years ahead of other builders in sleek European design, built this sleek 60' Riva Corsaro Motor Yacht CALEO, a low profile flybridge motor yacht when many others yachts of that time were tall and boxy. Appealing to a buyer who prefers a classic Ferrari over a classic woody Chevrolet Station wagon, this yacht has three staterooms with three ensuite heads.
Entrance to the main salon is from a stainless steel framed glass sliding door from the aft deck. To keep the low profile look and lowered center of gravity, the salon is actually two steps lower than the aft deck. The interior design is classic modern Italian, not the latest, or most recent fad, but a clean, sharp modern look that will look good for many more years. The woodwork is medium gloss Rosewood burl cabinetry with areas of off white fabric upper panels to lighten the interior. To starboard is a sofa and love seat with a coffee table of the same interior rosewood, with a dramatic stone top. To port is a dining table with another "L" shaped bench and chairs for dining. Numerous cabinets and storage areas have racks and storage compartments for flatware, glasses and dishware.
Forward is the lower helm, once again designed in clean modern lines that look good today and will look good for years to come. The helm does not take too much room from the salon and still offers good visibility. The flat areas forward of the helm are covered in brown textured leather so it will not reflect on the inside of the forward all stainless framed windshield.
Unlike many American built yachts this Riva has stainless steel interior covers for all of the portholes. All of the toilets are Electra Scan U.S. Coast Guard Certified Type 1 Marine Sanitation devices.
The master stateroom has its own private stairway from the aft section of the main salon, with another stairway forward to the other two cabins. The master has a walk around queen berth and is designed as is the rest of the boat in clean modern lines. There is a custom vanity with marble top dresser and drawers to the aft, a hanging locker and more drawers to starboard. There are night tables with marble tops to either side of the bed. The ensuite master bath with stall shower has a drop down Rosewood cover over the toilet and bidet.
Two guest cabins are located in the forward section of the boat, with their own separate stairway leading to them. This stairway curves downward to a circular hallway that is open above to the helm area, letting in natural light. A VIP stateroom is here with a centerline queen berth and has an ensuite head and shower. The other cabin has upper and lower single berths for the most versatility for guests, with a head and shower that doubles as the day head.
The compact galley has extensive stainless steel features with under counter refrigeration with stainless interior, a stainless top stove, stainless sink and counter top. Included with the boat is a set of Riva cutlery and Riva rosential china.
In the bow of the boat accessible by a deck hatch, is a crew cabin for two with twin single berths, pull out sink and head. This makes a great storage are if the space is not needed or for overflow of children.
The side decks to walk to the bow are wider than typically found on boats of this style. The stainless rails are high enough to give a secure feeling when moving to the bow, and the cleats are large to handle larger dock lines. Built into the rails are fender storage racks to both sides of the bow. Forward is a large windlass with a chain gypsy plus two capstans to handle lines. There is a large sun pad on the foredeck.
Very unusual for a boat built at this time is the striking stainless steel window frame for the front windshield, wrapping all the way around to the side windows of the main salon.
For boarding from the stern is a hydraulic passerelle that extends to the dock and rises up and down for the tide, and the same passerelle is used to lift the tender into the water.
On the back deck to the port side is a warping winch. This electric winch can make adjusting dock lines very easy.
The back deck has entrance gates form both port and starboard sides in addition to the passerelle at the stern. The deck itself has been covered with rubber padding that is cooler to bare feet and easy to maintain. Most of the deck is under the cover of the flybridge deck and an additional awning completely covers the deck from the hot sun. There is a table and chairs for snacks and dining outside. The dinghy on chocks mounted on the swim platform is a 13' Nautica center console with a 25 hp Yamaha two stroke outboard. At the present time there is no Title or registration for this tender so it will be difficult to register in most states. This aft deck is covered with Seadeck, a rubber non-skid surface.
The flybridge has lowered seating to keep the profile of the boat lower for a sleeker look and to keep the center of gravity lower for a more comfortable ride. After coming onto the flybridge from the back deck ladder, you step down to the seating area with two bench seats set up like a car with one forward at the hem and the other behind that. There are full rails around the flybridge and an out of date life raft. The Bimini top extends from over the front windshield all the way to the radar arch well behind the seating area. At the helm seat is a refrigerator.
When the boat was imported into the US Ward's Marine Electric, considered by many to be the best marine electricians in Fort Lauderdale, converted the electrical system from European to US cycles and US electrical outlets.