Capture classic European luxury with our exquisitely handcrafted Riva Aquariva speedboat model. Riva is an object of desire and an expression of dreams. Always innovating, always ahead of its time, always exhibiting a style and quality beyond comparison, Riva triumphs at all the boat shows and on all the markets in the world. You can own the Riva Aquariva’s charm and sophistication today with our incredibly realistic Riva Aquariva model speedboat.
Highlights about the wooden Riva Aquariva boat model
- Dimensions are: 70cmL x 24cmW x 23cmH 1:12 Scale
- Entirely handcrafted, fully assembled and ready to display
- Plank on frame construction where each strip of wood is applied to the hull one at a time
- Highly polished smooth finish, many layers of paint and varnish applied. Each layer is left to dry and micro-sanded before another layer is applied
- Brass & stainless steel fittings, no plastic parts
- Amazing details accurate to actual Riva Aquariva speedboats
- Plush leather seats
- Metal propellers, steering wheel, horns and Italian flag
- Realistic gauges and switches on the dash are not a sticker or decal
- Meticulously painted to match real Riva Aquariva
- Extensive research through using various sources such as drawings, copies of original plans and photos of the actual ship.
- The model comes with a sturdy wooden base.
The best way to display your Italian speedboat is with a hardwood display case specially designed for the proportions of your replica model - Hardwood Display Case for Speedboats up to 90cm
The Riva Aquarama was a speedboat model built by Riva. Production ran for over three decades from Aquarama's introduction in 1962 till 1996. Carlo Riva launched the Aquarama runabout series in 1962. Aquarama's hull was based on Riva Tritone - an earlier model speedboat by Riva. Because of the boat's speed, beauty and craftsmanship behind it Aquarama was praised as the Ferrari of the boat world. The company was founded by Pietro Riva in 1842.
The Riva Aquarama's 10.5-metre hull was carved from mahogany wood. Hull was varnished so it left the wood visible. All versions of the Aquarama were twin-engined. Power varied from 185 hp to 350 hp per engine. For example, Cadillac- and Chrysler-engines tuned by Riva where used. Aquarama's cruise speed was up to 45 knots. On top of the engine compartment, there was a cushioned sundeck. The boat also carried a convertible roof which disappeared behind the rear seat and cockpit. There was a swim ladder mounted in the stern of the boat