The 1950s were the years of Carlo Riva, who had been driven by boundless passion for boats and the family business since he was a child. Riva had by then everywhere become the synonym of elegance, status and perfection. Selected materials of the highest quality, a painstaking care for the tiniest details, unparalleled, long-standing expertise and craftsmanship.
Since Aquarama's presentation at the third Milan International Boat Show, the Aquarama became the symbol of Riva par excellence, almost "a brand within the brand.
The year 1969 was another milestone in the history of the legendary brand: it was then that fiberglass production started.
The first two Riva models in composite material were born: the day cruiser Bahia Mar 20 and the cabin cruiser Sport
Ferretti S.p.A. is an Italian multinational shipbuilding company headquartered in Forlì which specialises in the design, construction and sale of luxury motor yachts. Its products are sold under the brands Ferretti Yachts, Custom Line, Pershing, Itama, Riva, Mochi Craft and CRN.
In the year 2000, Ferretti purchased 100% of the capital of Riva S.p.A., a producer of luxury fibreglass yachts measuring 10 to 35 metres in length, both flybridge and open.