In the world of yachting, possessing a rare beauty and refinement, Riva’s boats have always been synonymous with understated, elegant luxury. The truly exceptional feature of Riva boats, from the 68’ Ego Super to the 75’ Venere, from the 85’ Opera Super to the 115’ Athena, is the interiors. Perfect expressions of Italian craftsmanship thanks to their carefully selected finishing’s, Riva boats are refined floating homes. The furnishings are a compendium of styles. All the accessories, from the straw and paper carpet to the revolving seats, come from the finest Italian domestic traditions.
The unique comforts win over even the most exacting boat owner. “Sunbathing in the shade”, thanks to an awning on the sun deck made from a special perforated material that allows air to pass through, while sipping a glass of chilled champagne thanks to an innovative rapid refrigerator, owning exclusive personalized water skis: these too are features that make Riva a luxury brand, an understated but immediately recognizable luxury.
From the 1950s to the present, galleries of high profile personalities have enjoyed Riva boats, from Brigitte Bardot with her Florida, to King Hussein of Jordan, who anchored his Super Aquarama off Santa Margherita Ligure on the Italian Riviera.
Anita Ekberg bought a Tritone in which to float in her personal dolce vita while Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton used a Junior as a tender for their yacht and the Shah of Iran, fell in love with the Riva 2000. And finally Sean Connery, who bought a Rudy three years after leaving the famous James Bond series, as well as Sophia Loren. Not to mention the custom RIVA Yachts by Gucci complimented by the full accessory line to complete the luxurious package of must haves.
In its growth and evolution Riva therefore confirms its place as an icon of luxury. A brand for which the vagaries of passing fashion are of no importance, where what counts is lasting quality, painstaking attention to detail, and a touch of glamour that marks the right balance between tradition and modernity.