Riva motorboats are 160 years old.
Engineer Carlo Riva passed away. The pioneer of the world’s nautical and patron of the famous luxury motorboats construction company that bears his name, Carlo was 95 years of age. He died in his home in Sarnico, north Italy.
His great success was wood motorboats, ordinary throughout Italy. Indeed, during the Italian economic boom of the 1950s, the Riva was Dolce Vita’s symbol. With its racing speedboats, the renowned entrepreneurs have also gained many records and won in national and international races. We recall some famous names of his creations, such as Ariston, Triton, Sebino and Florida and the most famous, the Acquarama.
After being owned by the American company Whittaker, the Ferretti Group took the brand, an Italian holding company owner of six more brands in the naval industry.
The Network Yacht Brokers Group wants to remember Riva as an essential icon in the “Made in Italy” and a brilliant boat maker. Besides, the next Genoa Boat Show in Italy will be dedicated to him, and it will be from the 21st to the 26th of September.
Carlo Riva passed away, leaving a legacy that will never be forgotten.