Gino Gervasoni relate that one day, just after the second world war, he was taking out for a walk in the center of Milan, when he noticed a cinema hall ,Cinema Ariston.
Dedicated to the most exacting customers, the Riva Ariston uses the formula of the Riva Corsaro but bigger: the boat is 6.52 m long and sits 6 passengers on two large benches.
In the beginning, the Riva Ariston was powered by a 185 horse 8V Chris Craft engine. Later it was powered by a 220 horse, then by a 290 horse power engine that allowed it to reach the speed of 70km/h.
The pure lines of the boat had evolved to reach its equilibrium in the Super Edition built in 1968. With a 350 horse Riva power engine its speed was more than 80km/h.
The functional capote gives the boat the classic elegance typical of Riva Style. Without question - Riva of Italy - which traces its beginnings to a mid-19th century carpenter shop - is the world leader in producing elegent, luxury wooden runabouts.
The production of the Riva Ariston started in 1950 and finished in 1976. With 1012 constructed, it is the boat that the Riva Shipyard constructed for the longest time.
Only the finest materials, including well-seasoned mahogany and teak are used in order to duplicate the brilliance of this classic mahogany speedboat. All reproduction is plank on frame. Sterling silver deck details.
24.5" x 6.5"
Pre Assembled, Handcrafted Wood Model.