Riva Aquariva Super
Photos courtesy of Allied Marine
The Riva Aquarama, first crafted by the Italian builder in 1962, is a legendary boat with cult status worldwide. Riva captures the essence of the classic with its modern Aquariva Super. Her deck is handcrafted mahogany and inlaid maple, varnished ten times by hand and ten by spray. Her chrome accents, leather dash and wheel, and choice of deep blue or pearl white hull colors cause jaws to drop. Rather than mahogany, her hull is constructed with Kevlar-reinforced fiberglass. Her top speed exceeds
47 mph, and she cruises at 41 mph. Seating eight, she makes an excellent luxury tender on larger yachts like builds from Kusch and CRN.
This article originally appeared in the November 2010 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.