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Vintage Model Of A Riva Rivarama Speedboat With Cream Interior 20th Century

Vintage Model Of A Riva Rivarama Speedboat With Cream Interior 20th Century

Vintage Model Of A Riva Rivarama Speedboat With Cream Interior 20th Century

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This is an exceptional handbuilt model of the “Riva Rivarama”, a luxury wooden launch built by the Italian yacht builder Riva, dating from the late 20th century.

This impressive speedboat is built to scale and mirrors the original model which was built in mahogany. It has been beautifully polished to a fine gloss with chrome parts and real leather upholstery in a beautiful cream colour.

The model comes with its original stand.

It is of the highest quality and is ready to grace a special place in your home.

 
Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 17 x Width 65 x Depth 18

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 7 inches

iva first started building boats in 1842 on Lake Iseo in Sarnico Italy, and became internationally known through the 1920s and 1930s, so it's no wonder they've been bringing boats into the United States for far longer than most European brands. In fact, at one time this company was owned by a US builder—Whitticar purchased Riva in 1969. British ownership followed next, and then in 2000 Riva's ownership was brought back home by Italian builder Ferretti Group.

The 44' Rivarama provides a window into this company's success, as well as an excellent example of Eurostyling in a boat that suits American boater's tastes and needs. Featuring twin sunlounges aft, a cockpit with plentiful seating and a dinette, and a centered helm, the Rivarama also features curvaceous lines and a generous use of mahogany in the foredeck, swim steps, and trim, to blend form and function.

One European trait that may seem a bit odd to American boaters is the crew's cabin accessed privately through the cockpit. Though few boaters on this side of the pond are likely to hire crew to run a 44-footer, this small cabin surely comes in handy for gaining some privacy during weekend trips with the kids. And the main cabin, meanwhile, is designed and fitted for maximum luxury. With a large pedestal berth forward, a dinette, galley, and head compartment, the interior décor maintains the Riva's smart mix of good looks and effective utility.

Another differentiating feature of the Rivarama lies in its performance. Commonly equipped with twin MAN diesel inboards of 700 or 800 HP, this model cruises in the mid to low 30's and breaks 40 MPH, while boats with the larger powerplants may reach speeds in the mid 40's. New models built today, dubbed the Rivarama Super, all feature the 800 HP MANs and claim a cruising speed of 41 MPH and a top-end of 47 MPH. For a 44' yacht, those are quite impressive numbers that few competitors will match.

Dimensions

W65.0 x H17.0 x D18.0 cm

Condition

Refurbished

Wear condition

Excellent

Date of manufacture

1980s

Period

Late 20th Century

Seller

VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

34008772
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