Few things scream “Luxury” like a beautiful yacht. If you’re a fan of James Bond, you may have a particular water vessel in mind, the stunning wooden hulled boats like the Aquarama, a favorite of the likes of Sophie Loren, George Clooney and Jude Law. This stunning classic run-about can be seen in numerous Hollywood hits and Yacht clubs the world over for those who have the most immaculate taste.
Since its early days, Riva has grown from being a producer of small-ish wooden hulled run-abouts, to some of the most stunning and extravagant yachts, particularly in the open and flybridge segments, typically ranging in length from 15 to 50 meters. The Riva brothers founded their first boat-building yard on the stunning Lake Iseo in Sarnico in northern Italy. It has grown to being a modern luxury yacht builder with multiple shipyards, all located in Italy. In May 2000, Riva was acquired by the Ferretti Group, a recognized world class player in the Luxury Yacht market. The additional expertise and investment from its larger parent company elevated Riva even further to where it is today; still a builder of stunning wood-hulled run-abouts, but also a builder of super-luxurious mega yachts.