Out on the water, the Vertigo delivers the promised 40 knots. Luxurious and stylish, this beauty is in mint condition thanks to the owner; a true Riva enthusiast who spared no expense on maintenance and upkeep. She’s a three-cabin boat, with the owner’s suite amidships, a VIP double in the bow, a small twin-bunk cabin aft of the galley, and a day head and shower across to starboard. The layout works quite well. Thanks to the small third cabin, the salon feels spacious, with seven-foot headroom, while to port the long galley is well provided with storage and worktop space.
Down in the owner’s suite, the 76"x63" double berth lies athwartships between two mirrored bulkheads fore and aft—the mirrors make the most of the light streaming in through the ports and offer the illusion of infinity. There is a small fold-down dressing table, two hanging lockers, and a head that occupies the whole starboard side, with plenty of open floor space and a large separate shower. Meanwhile, up in the bow, the double berth is set well forward and high up the hull sides, and although headroom is reduced to 6'4" at this point, there is a standing room across the full five-foot width of the berth as well as a useful volume of practical storage in the large hanging locker and a big drawer at the foot of the bed.