Our luxurious Riva Ariston model is handcrafted from beautiful wood such as rosewood, mahogany, teak, and various other exotic wood. The hull is constructed using a plank on frame method and each strip of exotic wood is carefully join with another to form a smooth hull. This model is completely hand built to spec by skillful and creative master craftsmen.
You will be amazed at how real it looks. The ship has a lustrous color of white and varnished red wood on the side of the hull. On the top, you can spot gorgeous glossed red and natural wood trims along with other amazing details. You can easily see the all white leather seats, colorful navigation gauges, shiny metal steering wheel, metal horns, metal control consoles, metal rails surrounding the boat, clear windshield with metal frames, unique storage space with opening/closing doors and much more.
All these designs, impecable ornaments and chrome brass fittings contribute to the luxurious wooden Riva Ariston. In addition, a detachable wooden stand comes standard with this model. This model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. It is carefully packed with 2 thick layers of Styrofoam for shipping purposes.
Our Riva Ariston model comes to you assembled and ready for display..
Dimensions: 36 x 11 x 10"H
This is a Special Order Item
Some History About Riva Ariston
The name Riva is synonymous with elegance, class, and premier European craftsmanship, Riva has been one of the world’s leading producers in high quality speed boats since the 1950s. The Riva name dates back through the 1840s, where Pietro Riva began to fashion boats in a small northern Italian town called Sarnico. Pietro’s grandson, Carlo, would be the figurehead of the Riva Speed Boating legend. In the 1950s, Carlo Riva began to produce elegant wooden speed boats of unquestionably superior style and quality.
Along with the Riva Aquarama, the Riva Ariston is one of Riva’s most popular speed boat models, created first in 1950. The Ariston was continuously subjected to upgrades and modifications so it maintained its reputation as the best of the best.
In 1974, Riva discontinued the production of the Riva Ariston. Over the 24 years of production, over a thousand Riva Ariston models were made. Of the most significant modifications of the Riva Ariston were in the fitted, single engine, which ranged from 105 hp to 350 hp in the Super Ariston model, providing enough horsepower to propel the Riva Ariston at a whopping 43.2 knots/hour.