Riva boasts a highly diversified range in terms of both sizes and models: always appreciated by very demanding Italian and foreign customers looking for exclusivity, performance, safety and status, the brand manufactures open, coupé, and flybridge fiberglass vessels measuring between approximately 8 and 50 meters in length.
All models share several unmistakable details, the result of Riva’s century-old experience and long-standing tradition, such as fine woods, from mahogany to streaked wood, and a careful selection of color shades and grain. Even the cutting techniques and the timber’s perfect seasoning bear witness to the brand’s unmatched historical heritage in this sector. The painting of wooden parts has not changed over time either: twenty-four layers are applied onto the timber, following Carlo Riva’s “recipe”, to ensure perfect polishing and flawless resistance to water and saltiness.
Since the ‘50s, a true gallery of famous people have enjoyed, and indeed continue to enjoy, a Riva yacht: from Brigitte Bardot, with her Florida to King Hussein of Jordan, who moored his Super Aquarama in Santa Margherita Ligure; from Anita Ekberg, who purchased a Tritone where she could indulge in her own personal Dolce Vita, to Elisabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who used a Junior as a tender for their yacht, and the Shah of Persia, who fell in love with the Riva 2000. Lastly, Sofia Loren and Sean Connery, who bought a Rudy three years after giving up filming the famous 007 series.
Though growing and evolving, Riva remains a luxury icon. A brand where the eccentricity of passing trends does not have the upper hand, but rather long-lasting quality, painstaking care over detail, that touch of glamour which underlines the correct balance between tradition and modernity.