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A Luxurious Life on the Ocean Waves

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Since Riva’s inception in 1842, it has brought some of the most aspirational, iconic and breathtaking yachting masterpieces to the global boating market.

Riva is renowned for its stylish and richly varnished mahogany wooden day boats owned by the world’s elite in the golden decades of the 1950s and 60s. Founder, Carlo Riva, created a celebrity persona for the brand with its famous mahogany range of boats and passionately marketed these runabouts – so much so that the rich and famous all succumbed to the allure of the Riva brand. These included famous personalities like Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, Gianni Agnelli, Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly and, more recently, Hollywood stars like George Clooney. The appearance of the brand’s beautiful yachts in numerous blockbuster movies also contributed to its international prominence.

Although timber was the primary material used in past creations, like the Tritone and the famous and collectable Aquarama, Riva transitioned to composite hulls in the late 1960s to allow for the creation of much larger vessels. Nowadays, Riva creates day boats from the 27ft Iseo up to the beautiful 56ft Rivale, and larger yachts in the form of the 66ft Ribelle up to the 130ft Riva Bellissima. More recently, Riva launched its Superyachts Division to create custom yachts with lengths ranging from 50 to 90 m, or even longer.

Today, each creation is still deeply rooted in Riva’s rich history. Riva delivers classic yet modern yachting masterpieces that offer rare individuality, true craftsmanship, elegance and timeless appeal unrivalled in modern boating creations. 

Step Onboard the Riva Range

27ft Iseo
The successor to the highly successful and iconic 27ft Aquarama, every detail of the Iseo expresses elegance and style and conserves the rich history and tradition synonymous with Riva.
Priced from: €310,000 

33ft Aquariva Super
Like the Iseo, the Aquariva Super is another stylistic evolution of the historic Aquarama. The Aquariva’s large mahogany foredeck, inlaid with maple for a two-tone effect, is its most striking feature. Using only the finest materials, polished marine grade stainless steel, chrome, and precious woods feature extensively throughout this majestic day boat. With only 284 produced since its launch in 2002, the Aquariva Super is guaranteed to become a collector’s item.
Priced from: €555,000

33ft Rivamare
The concept of timeless elegance, enhanced function and flawless craftsmanship is not merely embodied in the 33ft Rivamare – it is redefined. Part of Riva’s range of elegant day boats, the Rivamare represents the epitome of attention to detail, together with a level of comfort and space never previously witnessed in a boat of this size. 
Priced from: €860,000

48ft Dolceriva
Some boats tell a familiar story, and some write an entirely new one – like the Dolceriva, whose profoundly rethought design and style mark a new chapter in the historic Riva shipyard. Futuristic design is combined with the heritage of a legendary yard to create this masterpiece. 
Priced from: €1,430,000

56ft Rivale
The ultimate open boat statement features two luxurious and spacious en-suite bedrooms below deck, complete with a saloon and fully fitted galley. 
Priced from: €1,845,000

66ft Ribelle
The Ribelle is the entry point to Riva’s Sportfly range. It features three spacious and well-appointed cabins and can reach a top speed of up to 37 knots. The Ribelle embodies the Riva spirit in her own inimitable style, with an exhilarating blend of technology and beauty. 
Priced from: €3,010,000

68ft Diable
The prestigious forerunner of Riva’s new “coupé design style”, the Diable, like all Riva yachts, is an expression of the creative synergy of Officina Italiana Design. Technological and design innovations, sportiness and livability are the key features that define the Diable. This yacht remains rooted in the tradition and fine detailing that is Riva’s stylistic hallmark.
Priced from: €2,860,000

76ft Bahamas
The breathtaking Bahamas open cruiser epitomises the synergy between excellence in yacht design and perfection in naval engineering. The Bahamas offers three generous cabins and speeds of up to 37 knots. 
Priced from: €3,690,000

88ft Folgore
Replacing the legendary 88ft Domino Super, Riva’s Folgore strikes a beautiful synergy between past and present. The Folgore displays Riva’s brand design philosophy with “coupé styled” lines inspired by the brand’s close association with Ferrari and the automotive world. The Folgore features four beautifully appointed cabins and can accommodate up to 20 people on board in consummate comfort. 
Priced from: €6,620,000

90ft Argo
The Argo represents the entry into the brand’s flybridge range. The instantly recognisable design is defined by fluent, sporty lines that lend a free-flowing, potent profile to this masterpiece. Its generous spaces are complemented by contributions from the most prestigious names in Italian interior design. 
Priced from: €7,260,000

100ft Corsaro
The pure majesty of the Corsaro is impossible to ignore in any port or ocean. It offers ultimate spaciousness and comfortable livability in a flybridge design. Five luxuriously fitted cabins are available, and the Corsaro can accommodate up to 20 people on board. 
Priced from: €9,390,000

110ft Dolcevita
The Dolcevita is a magnificent yacht with a completely new hull design – a perfect combination of style, design and performance reaching levels never before witnessed in a yacht of this magnitude. Her peerless blend of aesthetics, amenity and high technology offers the elite cruising experience synonymous with every Riva yacht. 
Priced from: €11,900,000

AdBrands Marine is the official Riva agency for sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean islands and is based in Cape Town. For more information, visit

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