Eng. Carlo Riva

My dream has always been to build boats in which the beauty of the lines, the excellence of the materials and above all the safety were in perfect balance. In order to do so was necessary to never be fully satisfied with the results, always striving for the best with the research and technological innovation. Without those guidelines I would have never tried and developed, with Remo Lodi, the marine plywood to build various sections of the boat, defined, with good reasons, with the term armored laminate. If I would have not been stubborn about the thickness of the nickel for the chrome parts, today bollards, ventilators, fairleads and profiles would not be so bright and stainless. I could say the same thing for the instruments, engines and upholstery. Yesterday like today, keeping up with the times and responding to the challenges of the market, means investing in research and innovation, without giving up in order to achieve the best, always and in any case. This has been my philosophy.

Carlo Riva

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Eng. Carlo Riva

My dream has always been to build boats in which the beauty of the lines, the excellence of the materials and above all the safety were in perfect balance. In order to do so was necessary to never be fully satisfied with the results, always striving for the best with the research and technological innovation. Without those guidelines I would have never tried and developed, with Remo Lodi, the marine plywood to build various sections of the boat, defined, with good reasons, with the term armored laminate. If I would have not been stubborn about the thickness of the nickel for the chrome parts, today bollards, ventilators, fairleads and profiles would not be so bright and stainless. I could say the same thing for the instruments, engines and upholstery. Yesterday like today, keeping up with the times and responding to the challenges of the market, means investing in research and innovation, without giving up in order to achieve the best, always and in any case. This has been my philosophy.

Carlo Riva

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60th Anniversary Monaco Boat Service

Carlo Riva chose the mythic glamour of Monaco as the perfect conduit to introduce Riva’s ‘Dolce Vita’ to the Côte D’Azur, forging a relationship between Riva and the Principality. Since 1959 Monaco Boat Service has played a vital role in the daily life and business of Monaco and still today its renowned Riva tunnel and pontoons are home to some of the world’s most beautiful and rare vessels. Thanks to the leadership and passion of Carlo’s daughter, Lia Riva, Monaco Boat Service celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and to honor this milestone have been created partnerships and special events throughout the year.

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Riva's Celebrities

1962. Riva motorboat was the ultimate status symbol for many personalities and jetsetters of the Sixties. The big screen, indeed, was capturing the effervescent actress Silvano Mangano on board of a Riva Ariston for “Mambo” alongside Vittorio Gassman. In Saint Tropez, a young Brigitte Bardot was having the time of her life with Gunter Sachs who, although mesmerized by her beauty, didn’t renounce to his races on water while heading to Cannes where Princess Soraya awaited him for her boat ride.
Princesses and Sultans indeed. But also water ski champions and Maestro of the like of Gigi Figoli, racing with Riva boats from Santa Margherita to Rapallo to teach secrets and techniques of the water disciplines to Princesses Marina Doria and King Hussein.

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Riva's Celebrities

1962. Riva motorboat was the ultimate status symbol for many personalities and jetsetters of the Sixties. The big screen, indeed, was capturing the effervescent actress Silvano Mangano on board of a Riva Ariston for “Mambo” alongside Vittorio Gassman. In Saint Tropez, a young Brigitte Bardot was having the time of her life with Gunter Sachs who, although mesmerized by her beauty, didn’t renounce to his races on water while heading to Cannes where Princess Soraya awaited him for her boat ride.
Princesses and Sultans indeed. But also water ski champions and Maestro of the like of Gigi Figoli, racing with Riva boats from Santa Margherita to Rapallo to teach secrets and techniques of the water disciplines to Princesses Marina Doria and King Hussein.

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