Riva Yachts



Since the ‘50s, a gallery of famous people have enjoyed Riva yachts: from Brigitte Bardot, with her stylish Florida to King Hussein of Jordan, who moored his Aquarama in Santa Margherita Ligure; from Anita Ekberg, who purchased a Tritone in which to indulge 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. Sophia Loren was often photographed with her beloved Riva and, in keeping with the glamour of the movie series, Sean Connery bought a Rudy three years after he finished filming Bond. Though growing and evolving, Riva remains a luxury icon. Riva is a brand that has never been dominated by eccentric passing trends, but rather has long-lasting quality, painstaking attention to detail, and that touch of glamour which underscores the correct balance between tradition and modernity.


With painstaking attention to structural details, every boat from 27 to 122 feet is given a precise personality linked to its name. Riva is, more than ever, a refined and timeless beauty on water, featuring state-of-the-art design and performance. All of Riva‘s unique characteristics are due to a strong bond between design and tradition. Today, Riva’s models stand out for their strong, clean lines, their elegance and originality, and for their chic design and unique style. This perfect blend of class and innovation sets the benchmark in the history of international boating design. The spirit of the young boat builder, Pietro Riva, still lives on.

Riva is still building boats that noone else possibly could. With the acquisition of Riva by Ferretti Group in May 2000, a new period of growth began and a new era for Officina Italiana Design. Officina Italiana Design is the design studio to which the recognizable style of Riva yachts has been exclusively entrusted, for both the interiors and exteriors. The studio represents a relevant portion of the historical memory of the boatyard and of its recent tradition, having been assigned all the projects currently being produced. Producing yachts of rare beauty and refinement, Riva has always been a synonym for splendour and simple luxury. What really stands out in all Riva yachts, be they open, flybridge, or coupé, are the interiors; an expression of Italian artisan skill thanks to some of the most soughtafter furnishings currently available on the market. Riva yachts are sophisticated floating homes. The furnishings are a collection of styles and all the accessories are drawn from the very best Italian artisan traditions. The unique comfort these yachts offer have seduced even the most demanding of owners. Now, thanks to a sundeck awning comprised of perforated, technologically enhanced TNT material which allows for ventilation, owners can “tan in the shade” while sipping a cool glass of champagne, stored in a special quick chill fridge, or on a pair of personalised water-skis.


Riva is a brand of Ferretti Group, a world leader in the design, construction, and sale of motor yachts and pleasure vessels, thanks to its steady product and process innovation and the constant search for cutting-edge technological solutions. Ferretti Group's unique portfolio of prestigious brands includes Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, and Custom Line. Ferretti Group's boats (flybridge, runabout, open, coupé, lobster boats, maxi and mega-yachts) distinguish themselves in the international boating sector for their outstanding quality, impressive safety, and excellent performance at sea, as well as for their exclusive design and timeless appeal.


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