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Riva Aquarama Special - Hull 661
Available Now in Magnificent Majestic Condition! - Always Dry Stored!
This MasterPeace of Art - The Nautical Legend - 1 of 277 ever built!!!
A must Have for every passionated Boater, Collector, Enthusiast who Enjoys the Utmost Quality in Luxury with Ultimate Performance in Style.
The Riva Aquarama is a Luxury Wooden Runabout built by Italian Yachtbuilder Riva. The Boat's Speed, Beauty, and Craftsmanship earned it Praise as the Ferrari of the Boat World.
The Most Famous of Carlo Rivas Designs, the Aquarama has Become over the Decades a Nautical Legend. Its evocative name, derived in part from the Widescreen Cinerama Movie Format popular in the early 1960s, echoed in its sweeping wrap-around windshield, conjures images from another time. "Her Class comes along with such Lightness and Style of a Stradivari."
The Riva Aquarama's 29Feet hull is sheathed in Mahogany and Varnished to Accentuate the Beauty of its Natural wood grain. All versions were twin engined, with top speeds of 45 - 50 Knots. On top of the Engine compartment is a Cushioned sundeck. A Swim Ladder is mounted in the Stern. A Special Chrome Nickel Bath Procedure assures the Highest Quality ever for LifeTime on this Beauty!
The Aquarama Special Series started with Hull # 503 in 1972, implementing a proposal made by Architect Barilani in 1968 intended to modify the Aquarama's Stern, making it more practical. The hull was lengthened with a more raked Transom that incorporated both the bathing Steps and a Convenient Bathing Platform, anticipating a Solution that is now used Universally. The Mahogany Dashboard was Enriched by eight VDO Instruments, those were redesigned in 1970.
We are Pleased to be able to make You happy with this Hull # 661
The Aquarama Wheel is a simplified One with a Stainless Steel Plug Engraved with ''Riva'' in the Centre. Lever Switches with a Rubber Cap Replaced the push-pull ones. The Stern Light was changed from # 556 of 1973. The Cabin Ceiling is fully Upholstered from # 593 of 1974.
The Aquarama is mentioned in Jeremy Clarkson's book I Know You Got Soul. The Boat also featured in the Top Gear 2013 DVD special The Perfect Road Trip in which presenter Jeremy Clarkson, whilst driving the boat in Venice, described it as "The most Beautiful Thing in the World". The Actress Charlize Theron drove an Aquarama Super in 1993 in a Spot for Martini Rossi. Another Special driven by Xenia Onatopp appears in the movie GoldenEye, and a Special is driven by Vincent Cassel in the Movie Ocean's Twelve. In 2011 the actor Jude Law drove an Aquarama Special for the Dior 2011 Campaign. Owned by Gunther Sachs, Alain Delon, Brigit Bardot, George Clooney, just to name a View.
If there ever was to be a Boat like this. Riva would have to built it.
Specs Builder: Carlo Riva
Designer: Carlo Riva
Flag of Registry: Switzerland
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
Dimensions LOA: 29 ft 0 in
Beam: 8 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 2 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 6613 lbs
Engines Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Riva
Year Built: 1976
Engine Model: Crusader V8
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Location: Starboard
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 350 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Riva
Year Built: 1976
Engine Model: Crusader V8
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Location: Port
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 350 HP
Tanks Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (16 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (126 Gallons)
Accommodations Number of double berths: 1
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 8
Electronics Radio
VHF
Compass
Inside Equipment Marine head
Electric bilge pump
Electrical Equipment Electrical Circuit: 12V
Outside Equipment/Extras Teak sidedecks - Sipo Mahagoni
Swimming ladder - Sipo Mahagoni
Cockpit cushions - High Quality Leather white
Teak cockpit - Sipo Mahagoni
Covers Spray hood
Cockpit cover

Please have a Look at this Legends remarkable History

Approximate boat location: Ascona, Ticino