Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Riva Ariston the Self Isolation Getaway

Refitted to an incredible standard this stunning example of Ariston truly is a work of art. She is being offered for sale by Superyacht Tenders and Toys
This 1965 Riva Ariston truly is a work of art.

Looking for the perfect self isolation get away?  Well perhaps this beautifully restored Riva Ariston dating from 1965 could provide the answer.

Refitted to an incredible standard this stunning example of Ariston truly is a work of art. She is being offered for sale by Superyacht Tenders and Toys who know a bit or two about such matters!

Restored by the owner of the Riva Restoration Society to an incredibly high standard this 1965 Riva Ariston truly is a work of art.

Zero engine hours

Since that refit, where both the engine and hull structure where completely rebuilt, this tender has had zero engine hours and has spent the last 2 years as a show piece stowed away on board a Superyacht.

Rivas history dates back to 1842 when Pietro Riva began building boats at Sarnico, a small Northern Italian town on the shores of Lago d’Iseo.

By the 1930’s, the business was managed by Pietro’s grandson Serafino, the Company was already gaining fame as a manufacturer of small racing boats.

In the 1950’s Serafino’s son Carlo transformed the business.  After a considerable struggle with his father to realise his ambitions, he began creating wooden boats of such exceptional style and elegance that they surpassed anything his competitors produced.

Design icon

Carlo transformed Riva from just a boat into a design icon.  He created a moving sculpture in wood, chrome and glass which commands attention wherever it goes.  Found during the 1950’s docked in exotic locations such as Monaco and St Tropez, the Riva name, quickly become a legend.

That legend began to gain a following from movie stars, royalty and businessmen alike.  Famous owners included Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers and many more all helped establish Riva not only as an object of desire, but as a slice of nautical heritage, encapsulating as it does, the style, wealth and extravagance of the 50’s and 60’s jet set.

  • LOA: 6.6m
  • Beam 2.16m
  • Engine: Chris Craft 283, 185HP
  • Build Year: 1965

Her inventory includes:

  • 1 x key in ignition
  • 2 x new engine tags underneath the front seat
  • 2 x oars
  • 1 x boat hook
  • 2 x Riva flags with one flag pole
  • 1 x wooden swim ladder
  • 1 x spare propeller
  • 1 x stainless and wood cradle
  • 1 x additional sun pad
  • 2 x spare bimini cushions
  • 1 x large Riva mat (light blue)
  • 2 x small Riva mats (dark blue)
  • 1 x Riva champagne box (plastic and wood) with bottle of full champagne (Verve Cliquot)
  • 1 x box of various Riva books – 3 sets of books and four photo albums
  • 1 x  dust cover
  • 1 x lifting beam (stainless steel)

Whether you are an avid collector or would like a stylish run about this would be a fantastic purchase.

This is perhaps the best opportunity to purchase one of the very finest

Riva Ariston restorations on the planet for around €225,000

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