Riva Yacht - Aquarama

Riva Yachts, founded in 1842, in Sarnico, a small northern Italian town on the banks of the Iseo Lake, Riva is one of the world's oldest most renowned shipyards. Pietro Riva, a young fisherman and boat builder carried out repairs to storm-damaged boats, which no one else could do; he built boats of exceptional quality and craftsmanship and thereby earned a reputation, which laid the foundations from generation to generation. In the 1880's Ernesto Riva, one of Pietro's sons, took over the Riva yard. While maintaining the tradition of impeccable quality and craftsmanship, Ernesto added another dimension to the Riva product: innovation. He began by fitting piston engines to his boats for the first time, and built larger boats to carry passengers and cargo.