Obituary – Carlo Riva

Carlo Riva, founder of the famous motorboat shipyard Riva, died on April 10, 2017, at the age of 95, in his Italian hometown Sarnico on Lago d’Iseo. He was regarded as one of the most brilliant creators of beautiful luxury speedboats.

1949 Carlo Riva founded the small boat shipyard in Sarnico on the Lago D ´ Iseo at the age of 27 years. The Riva boats are distinguished by being crafted entirely of noble wood and the gloss lacquer covering the surface of the boat body. The line of the boat rejuvenated dynamically to the stern. A round, large panoramic window, much chrome and the bright leather seats were also as typical as the padded mattress on the stern of the boat. In the 50s and 60s, the list of prominent owners of Riva boats was long. Including Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Richard Burton and Sophia Loren. Who wanted to be with the Jet set, needed to own a Riva boat. In 2000, Riva became a subsidiary of the Italian yacht shipyard of Ferretti.