1960s Riva Aquarama Model Boat
Riva Aquarama model boat.
The Riva Aquarama was designed by Carlo Riva in the 1960s. The Riva is noted as one of the most legendary and famous speedboats ever made. This full assembled model is ready to be proudly displayed as a piece of history in your home.
Handcrafted using western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany woods. Using historical photographs, drawings and original plans they are built using plank-on-frame construction method which is similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process.
This is a truly beautiful model of the Riva Aquarama with multiple tones of wood decking on the bow. You can find exquisite details from the leather works to all the realistic gauges. All fittings such as windshield frame, wiper, navigation lights, mirror, flag pole are made of stainless steel. The cockpit has two hand stitched individual leather seats as well as a rear passenger seat. The swimming platform also comes with stainless steel hand rails.
The model rests on a wooden stand for easy display.
Dimensions: 35" length x 9" width x 10" tall
A little history:
The name Riva is synonymous with elegance, class, and premier European craftsmanship. Riva has been one of the world’s leading producers in high quality speed boats since the 1950s. The Riva name dates back through the 1840s, where Pietro Riva began to fashion boats in a small northern Italian town called Sarnico. Pietro’s grandson, Carlo, would be the figurehead of the Riva Speed Boating legend. In the 1950s, Carlo Riva began to produce elegant wooden speed boats of unquestionably superior style and quality. The Riva Aquarama was the undisputed flagship of Riva’s line. Becoming more than just a boat, the beautiful Aquarama was a social symbol of the highest class, style, wealth, and most notably, power.