"Rolls-Royce of the
Sea', "Stradivarius of Boating" are just some of the phrases
that have been used to describe the Riva Aquarama. The Riva
Aquarama will forever be worshiped.
In 1962, Carlo Riva introduced the Aquarama series of new fast
runabouts. This fast bi-motor has so much charm and elegance
that she is compared with Rolls-Royce and Ferrari.
Riva redesigned his top-selling Tritone into the Lipicar, a boat
perfectly adapted for family water sports. Riva's RR and export
manager Gerard Kouwenhoven suggested the name Aquarama instead.
The Jet-Set quickly made the boat Europe's status synmbol.
Power options were a pair of 185-hp Chris-Craft engines or
220-hp Riva V8s.
Later the boat size increased as 8.25 meters and was powered by
2 -220 horse power engines.The boat could sit eight persons at
speed of 75km/h. In 1966, The firm presented the Super version
that is 8.45 m long because of the bigger gas tanks necessary
for the new 320 horse power engines. A total number of 288 boats
were built in the world.