Riva Introduces Hard Top To 56’ Rivale

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Riva Introduces Hard Top To 56’ Rivale

Credit: Riva

Riva has launched the 56’ Rivale Hard Top, which falls under the Italian builder’s iconic Open range.

The first unit has already been shipped to America. The outstanding new feature on this new release is its black hard top with carbon-fibre detailing. It covers the yacht’s centre section and offers steel handrails on either side. The new hard top option arrives with built-in air-conditioning, however, awnings to cover the cockpit and forward lounge can be added.

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The 56’ Rivale Hard Top features teak for the outdoor decking and polished mahogany for the interior in terms of timber. These are complemented by lacquered surfaces, mirror-finish stainless steel, and fine leather, to complete a luxurious build.

Riva 56 Rivale Hard Top deck

Credit: Riva

The 56′ Rivale Hard Top also has numerous design innovations. For example, it features a swim platform that submerges and carefully positioned steps that allow guests to enter the water and return aboard sans the need for a steel ladder. These steps are set on the port side and in the hull. The garage, which features a carbon-fibre hatch, also has space for a Williams TurboJet 325 tender.

The 56′ Rivale Hard Top also features a large sun pad aft that’s connected to forward-facing seating. The yacht has a side cabinet with a refrigerator, ice maker, grill, washbasin, and various bar equipment and accessories to starboard. To port, on the other hand, is an L-shaped sofa with a teak table.

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The 56′ Rivale Hard Top’s foredeck comes with a sun pad with a reclining headrest, and the forward is an anti-slip glass panel that’s set in a stainless-steel frame. The sun pads, sofas, and external pilot chair are all upholstered in ochre and white Morbern leather from the Prodigy line.

Riva 56 Rivale Hard Top interiors

Credit: Riva

The lower deck of the 56′ Rivale Hard Top has a lounge-dinette that features mirrored surfaces, polished mahogany, dark lacquer finishes, and dark-leather upholstery. The master cabin is midship and offers a double bed and an en-suite bathroom. The VIP cabin, positioned in the bow, also has an en-suite cabin. To port, is a guest cabin that offers bunk beds and its own bathroom. Upon request, the third guest cabin can be converted into a crew cabin.

This new launch follows the Dolceriva Sports Hard Top, announced a few weeks ago. That 48ft yacht also belongs to Riva’s iconic Open range, which also includes the 27ft Iseo and the 88’ Florida.

In March, Riva also launched the second Riva 50 Metri. The shark-grey Fifty, follows in the footsteps of Race, the first unit of the brand’s 50m flagship. Race made its world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2019.

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Electronics Mounts for Boats

These adjustable electronics mounts offer flexible mounting options for your GPS unit and other screens.

Electronics Mounts for Boats

All helm-station dashboards are not created equal. Some are limited in size, limiting the size of display, and some aren’t angled for optimum view.

The wheel could be in the way, or the windshield lets glare obscure the screen.

We found several effective cures for that in the form of adjustable arm mounts and one electronics pod—all designed for flexible mounting options for your GPS.


The optional wrench handle adjusts for tightening to maximum torque. (Randy Vance/)

Ram Mounts

Short Arm with High-Torque Wrench

Ram-D-115-C-KNOB9H

$127.99; rammount.com

This is the most experienced company in adjustable electronics mounts. Ram Mounts has been making them for law enforcement, military, rescue, aviation and marine use for decades. The powder-coated aluminum design features a ball and socket at both the boat’s and device’s end mounting plates.

How It Works: The ball-mount system is similar to the ball mount on a tripod. Loosen a single clamping bolt on the center of the arm to adjust the base plate and electronics plates in an infinite number of angles. The cast-aluminum ball has a hardened rubber coating to absorb the shock of boating through chop and seas. The ball might have a mounting plate to affix to a dash or bulkhead, and a second ball plate that accepts the gimbal mount for the device.

We Like: The device is infinitely adjustable. Longer arms are available, and more than one arm can be joined with a double ball joint to wrap the gimbal mount around a corner. The high-torque wrench included ($24.49 when sold separately) has an adjustable lever to offer optimum leverage on the jam nut for a solid hookup—a particularly helpful device in cold weather when the rubber is harder.

Achilles’ Heel: The device is tricky to adjust without help because loosening the jam nut loosens both the base ball and the gimbal ball, making the mount wiggle like a rubber worm. Gripping the ball you don’t want to adjust can add enough friction to hold it while you adjust and tighten the other.

Mounting Tips: Use 5/16-inch through-bolts with fender washers under Nyloc nuts. For an uneven surface, such as a curved console of a deck boat, use rubber washers to fill gaps.

  • Height: 7.325 in.
  • Gimbal Plate: 6.25-by-2 in.
  • Base Plate: 3.6 in.
  • Ball Size Diameter: 2.25 in.
  • Weight: 2.88 lb.
  • Capacity: 6 lb.
  • Gimbal Plate: Universal
Dual swing arms allow side-wall mounting to swing the display toward the skipper.
Dual swing arms allow side-wall mounting to swing the display toward the skipper. (Randy Vance/)

Ram Mounts

Swing-Arm Mount

Ram-109V-1U

$103.49; rammount.com

Ram Mounts makes mounts for electronics from mobile phones to large multifunction displays, with capacities from a few ounces to over 10 pounds, known for their shock-absorbing capacity and military-grade construction.

How It Works: The double swing-arm mount is designed to attach to a vertical bulkhead with a side-mount plate. A tabletop plate is available. Once attached, the device can swivel on two arms, giving many viewing directions but only one horizontal angle. Tighten each arm with a large knob without using any tools.

We Like: The large mounting plate is designed for a vertical bulkhead, but is also curved inside to snug up to 2-inch tubing, adding still another mounting option. Two articulated arms allow it to swing the display forward or back. It can be mounted high for hanging a display overhead, and is made of rugged, powder-coated aluminum.

Achilles’ Heel: The device has no horizontal adjustment as packaged, but a Horizontal Swing Arm with Double Ball Mount is available (PAM-109H-2, $131.49).

Mounting Tips: Heavy rubber washers help adjust the horizontal angle and accommodate uneven surfaces. For more horizontal adjustment, use aluminum spacers with fender washers.

  • Height: 7.125 in. from base to top of gimbal; 11.58 in. overall
  • Gimbal Plate: 6.25-by-2 in.
  • Base Plate: 3.9-by-4.85 in.
  • Ball Size Diameter: NA
  • Weight: 3.71 lb.
  • Capacity: 8 lb.
  • Gimbal Plate: Universal
The red pinch clamp allows the skipper to remove the display at the end of the day.
The red pinch clamp allows the skipper to remove the display at the end of the day. (Randy Vance/)

T-H Marine

KVD Kong

$359.99; cabelas.com

T-H Marine is one of the most fertile grounds for marine innovation in America. Kevin Van Dam, for which this display mount is named, is the most successful angler nationwide and a Nitro Boats fishing pro. So, KVD’s endorsement has some weight to it.

How It Works: Machined from billet aluminum, the device is adjustable at three elbow joints, giving the boater options for vertical and horizontal adjustments. Each elbow has a series of pins on one piece and matching sockets on the other. The desired height and angle are accomplished by choosing the appropriate sockets for the pins. The billet base bolts down on either a horizontal or vertical surface as required.

We Like: First of all, the highly polished, precisely milled construction is sharp to look at. The entire display and post can be easily removed for security by loosening the red locking ring.

Achilles’ Heel: The KVD Kong is not designed to adjust on the water. The optimum mounted position of the device can only be adjusted with a wrench and some amount of effort. Pins on one elbow came out of the sockets with difficulty.

Mounting Tips: Don’t mount the device any higher than necessary. The center arm can be removed entirely, or the gimbal arm can be removed to rotate the display 90 degrees for a side mount.

  • Height: 12 in.
  • Gimbal Plate: 12-by-2 in.
  • Base Plate: 3.5 in. diameter
  • Ball Size Diameter: NA
  • Weight: 3.5 lb.
  • Capacity: Undetermined by manufacturer
  • Gimbal Plate: Universal

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The mount ratchets into place. Hand-
tighten by using a screwdriver to lever in maximum torque.
The mount ratchets into place. Hand- tighten by using a screwdriver to lever in maximum torque. (Randy Vance/)

Balzout

800-1100 Series

$237.50 with mounting hardware; balzoutllc.com

BalZout is a factory-direct manufacturer that specializes in electronics mounts. The mounts are all cleverly designed and handsome in appearance. Mounting arms of 4, 6, 9 and 12 inches offer many mounting positions and heights. They are made of billet aluminum with adjust-on-the-fly mounting knobs.

How It Works: Three arms are mounted to a base, each one at 90 degrees of the other. Knurled mounting knobs are hand-adjustable, but an optional tightening pin allows for extra-secure adjustments. Each knuckle can be adjusted to many angles and locks in place, thanks to detent sockets and spring/ball stops in the opposing knuckle.

We Like: The construction is handsome, with many color options available to allow custom-coloring of the arms, base and knurled knobs. Adjustment on the fly is not infinite as with the Ram Mounts, but it is an easy single- handed job, thanks to knuckle detents.

Achilles’ Heel: These mounts don’t have the universal adjustability of ball-and-socket mounts, but they do have all the adjustments necessary for a secure, plumb mount. Side mounting the device on a bulkhead reduces adjustability, but an optional pivot knuckle ($50) solves that problem.

  • Height: 7.75 in.
  • Gimbal Plate: 7.75-by-2 in.
  • Base Plate: 3.5 in. diameter
  • Ball Size Diameter: NA
  • Weight: 3.5 lb.
  • Capacity: Undetermined by manufacturer
  • Gimbal Plate: Universal
When your dash won’t hold it, this pod supplies a durable, watertight home.
When your dash won’t hold it, this pod supplies a durable, watertight home. (Randy Vance/)

NavPod

PED70-5201

$529; navpod.com

NavPod is part of Ocean Equipment, a large manufacturer, inventor and distribution house of marine accessories and systems. NavPods are used by powerboaters on bow-mount electronics, upper stations and cockpits where systems are apt to be exposed to the weather.

How It Works: NavPods are designed to accept a display just like a dashboard, with an appropriate cutout to fit and the ability to through-bolt or clamp the device from inside. They come in fixed angles, and pod heights from 3 to 8 inches. Power and transducer cables feed through the mounting post, which bolts to the deck or another flat surface.

We Like: The carbon-fiber look is sleek, and housing is UV-protected. It’s watertight clamshell provides the same protection as a dash-mounted device and seals wiring holes as well. It’s height and angle offer excellent viewability and minimize stooping to adjust or change pages.

Achilles’ Heel: Its mounting angle is fixed, with no way to adjust for mounting on an angled surface, and the pod is not able to rotate after mounting.

  • Height: 17 in.
  • Gimbal Plate: 7.75-by-2 in.
  • Base Plate: 6.5 in. diameter
  • Pod Size: 9-by-12 in.
  • Weight: 10 lb.
  • Capacity: 12-in. display
  • Gimbal Plate: NA
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