Riva Corsaro 20 AU $795,000

Boat detail
Price AU $795,000
Length 19.79m  |  65ft
Location Bayview, Pittwater
Year 1990

The Riva ship building company was founded by Pietro Riva in 1842 with the ambition to build the very best boats available, and went on to capture an impressive global clientele with some notable owners including Sean Connery, Sophia Loren, George Clooney, and Elizabeth Burton along with many others.

As the future owner of Volare, a beautifully crafted and maintained Riva Corsaro 20, you become part of the style, grace and history of this inspiring brand.

The Riva Corsrao 20 is designed as a planing style superyacht. She has a comfortable yet impressive with top speed of 25 knots whilst remaining composed with excellent handling and manoeuvrability for a large vessel.

Launched in 1990, she has been built to an extremely high standard with the owner having performed extensive engineering upgrades during 2019 and 2021, including:

o New Mace 28 KVA generator
o New skin fittings
o New Hallydays rudders & shafts, balanced to achieve vibrationless operation
o New Bow thruster
o New compressor for the fridges
o New Inverter & charger
o Replaced all house batteries
o New stainless exhausts & lagging
o New Fusion stereo system
- Aft deck: Downlights have been re chrome plated
- Saloon: Downlights and cabinet hardware have all been re gold plated as per original

All toilets and refrigeration systems have been overhauled and the hull sandblasted to remove old antifouling and new epoxy barrier coat and antifouling installed. The multi zone, reverse cycle air conditioning system has been refurbished along with replating the saloon, cockpit light fittings and cabinet hardware to new condition.

The commanding views through the forward saloon windscreens are complimented by highly polished steel surrounds and framing that remind you of her quality and workmanship and overlook a discreet forward crew cabin containing separate sleeping quarters for two, a shower, toilet and handbasin.

The raised cockpit flows as one into the saloon divided by a large glass sliding door, offering an entertainer's paradise with ample refrigeration, lounge and table spaces along with a chef style galley with a 4 burner glass hob, electric oven, double refrigerator, separate freezer, twin sink and pull out kitchen facet. The saloon dining table is extendable to provide a comfortable and relaxed dining arrangement for six.

New bimini and fitted cushions have been made in the Riva aquamarine colours to match the Riva branded Rosenthal crockery.

The owners have recognised the importance of the original interior features such as raw silk and Alcantara upholstery and have retained these along with the Massimo Vignelli designed silver tableware in specially designed fitted cabinets. Volare's timeless elegance is further represented by her as new burr walnut cabinetry and luxurious companionways.

This vessel is presented for a buyer whose looking for an experience, and to be able to offer their guests something special and memorable, something more than just a trip on the water.

A true classic. Contact Flagstaff Marine for more information.


Vessel Name Volare
Launch Year 1990
Beam 5.67m  |  19ft
Draft 1.96m  |  6ft
Displacement Approx 30 tonne
Hull construction Fibreglass/GRP
Engine hours 750
Aircon Multi zone in all rooms
Deck Material Fibreglass with teak in cockpit
Designer Riva
Builder Riva
HIN AUWWA036590C77
Registration Number RIVA20N

Engine / Machinery

Engine Make MTU
Engine Description Twin MTU 183 TE 92 shaft drive diesel engines. 1320 hp. Prop shafts and glands were replaced along with new stainless steel exhaust system and lagging.
Number of Engines 2
Engine Hours 750
Second Engine Hours 750
Horsepower 1320
Fuel Capacity 4150 litres
Fuel Type Diesel
Maximum Speed 25kn
Genset New Mace 28 KVA generator
Propulsion 2 x 4 blade props, cleaned and balanced by Porters
Thrusters New bow thruster fitted in 2020

Deck Hardware / Fittings

Ground Tackle Anchor with chain, electric windlass
Covers Bimini, aft cockpit enclosures, flybridge helm, windscreen. Cushions for cockpit, flybridge and bow


Accommodation Description Spacious and light filled saloon with two comfortable lounge areas. Beautifuuly appointed owners cabin aft with ensuite. Two guest cabins forward one with ensuite including bidet, the other cabin with twin bunks and ensuite which doubled as a day head. Crew cabin for 2 forward with wc and shower.
Cabins 3 plus crew cabin
Berths 6
Shower 4 x Separate showers in each bathroom, cockpit shower
Toilet 4 x Electric with 400 Litre holding tank. Electric bidets in the two ensuites
Entertainment New Fusion sound system, TV in saloon


Refrigeration Yes double doors with recently replaced compressors
Freezer Yes
Stove Ceramic 4 burner stove with full sized oven
Water Capacity 800L
Hot Water System Yes

Safety Equipment

Bilge Pumps Electric and manual bilge pumps.
Life Jackets 10
Fire Protection Fire extinguisher, fire blanket.


Electrics New house batteries, new Victron Quattro inverter and charger. New 28kva Mace generator. 240v shore power.

Sail / Rigging

Deck Gear Dock lines, fenders, boat hook, electric passarelle


General Remarks Survey report available by Slipstream Marine Oct 2021

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