The renowned Italian Riva shipyard is known for the elegance and speed of their yachts. The legendary brand is synonymous with European savoir-faire and timeless design. It’s no coincidence that almost every James Bond movie features Riva yachts, probably most infamously in Casino Royale, where Daniel Craig and Eva Greene cruise into Venice onboard a Riva Spirit 54. This spirit of excellence is expressed in every Riva yacht for sale on the market today.
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The history of the esteemed Italian Riva shipyard dates back to 1842, when young Pietro Riva started making a name for himself, restoring yachts damaged by a storm on Lake Iseo, Italy, like no other. He continued to open the Riva shipyard in Sarnico, where he started developing the first Riva models, earning Riva yachts an excellent reputation. His son Ernesto Riva then continued his father’s legacy by introducing the first Riva yachts powered by internal combustion engines.
Today, the Riva brand is one of the world’s most seemed and prestigious yacht builders, perfectly combining elegance and speed.
Since the Riva shipyard was acquired by the Ferretti Group in 2000, the brand and its reputation have only grown. Another outstanding feature of every Riva yacht for sale is expressed in the builder’s exclusive partnership with Mauro Micheli. Micheli, alongside Sergio Beretta, is the founder of Officina Italiana Design and has an exclusive design partnership with the Riva shipyard.
The Riva range expresses the shipyard’s commitment to revolutionary engineering, reliability, and performance throughout all models. Currently, Riva is producing a range of 19 different yacht models.
The Riva Dolceriva, Riva Aquariva, Riva Bahamas Super, and Riva Rivamare are just some of the builder’s open yacht models. The open model range consists of motor yachts between 23ft and 85 ft (7-26m) and is the epitome of European sport boats.
The Sportfly yacht range combines the speed of the open model range and the comfort of the flybridge range. The Riva 66 Ribelle, Riva 76 Perseo Super, and Riva 88 Folgore range from 65ft to 88ft (20 to 27m) and combine the best of both worlds.
Riva’s flybridge line ranges from 82ft to 108ft (25 to 33m) and includes the iconic Riva 110 Dolce Vita model. All flybridge yachts are designed with the utmost comfort and elegance in mind while still impressing with great cruising speeds.
The Riva superyacht range includes three catalog models that truly express that yacht’s commitment to elegance and forward-thinking engineering. The Riva 130 Belissima, Riva 50 Metri (264ft), and Riva 54 Metri (177ft) are the epitome of European yacht building and feature the brand’s signature design throughout.
In addition to their impressive model range, Riva has built numerous custom luxury yachts. Famous custom Riva yachts are 95.8ft (29.2m) Ruzarija, 85.3 (26m) BLACK PEARL AJJACIO, and 264ft (50m) RACE.
There are many reasons why you would want to buy a Riva yacht. Some of the most outstanding ones are:
From day one onwards, all yachts from the esteemed Riva shipyard are crafted with perfect engineering in mind, reaching up to 45 knots.
A Riva’s iconic lines are recognizable from far away, and the elegance of Mauro Micheli’s design translates into the very last detail of every Riva yacht’s design.
Pietro Riva, Ernesto Riva, and most recently, Serafino Riva and Carlo Riva have truly translated their Italian heritage into the Riva brand. The long family-owned shipyard has stayed true to its roots and is the epitome of European luxury.
The wide model range from 23ft to over 177ft (7m to over 50m) allows owners to grow with the brand and have a yacht that fits every need. While a Riva Aquariva is the perfect model to cruise into Venice like James Bond, the Riva Bellissima is the ideal yacht for a cruise along the Italian Riviera.
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