“The most classic boat of all times”
The roots of classic Riva yachts go right back to 1842, when a young Pietro Riva began repairing and building yachts on Lake Iseo in northern Italy. But it was his great-grandson, the legendary Carlo Riva, who had the vision to create a range of wooden-hulled speedboats that were to become the epitome of the jet-set era and movie starts of the 1950s and 1960s.
Now, thanks to Starship Yacht’s exclusive selection you can own this dream and invest in a meticulously restored RIVA Vintage.
Restored RIVA Vintage at a glance:
- Hand sewn upholstery
- Wood perfectly cut and finished
- USA engines
- Chrome plated trims
- 12 coats of paint by hand
- 10 coats of varnish
- Total of 22 coats
- All instruments, machinery and upholstery carefully restored
- Strict tests on water
The most famous of all : The Riva Aquarama
The original Riva Aquarama line was delivered from 1962 to 1972. This included first classic Riva Aquarama yacht, of which 288 were sold, and the Super Aquarama, with 203 splashing. The Aquarama Special then emerged, running from 1972 to 1996 with 278 boats built.
The most expensive classic Riva ever built was probably an Aquarama, which crossed the block at Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida, back in 2011, for an impressive $975,000. Bidders from around the world competed to own the boat, which was considered extra special, because it was the last of the original, wooden-hulled Rivas to be sold to the public. Hull No 774 was completed in 1996 and delivered new to the founding family of the giant Sony Corporation on 23 December 1998.
Surely the ultimate Christmas present, it was one of six “End of the Era” commemorative editions produced.
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