When looking for a handcrafted wooden boat model to create the right atmosphere in your office, the Riva Aquarma is a stunning choice. This iconic boat is a fine example of rich European eloquence and elegance. Designed by the famous Carlo Riva, it is considered one of the crown jewels of his work. The Riva Aquarama has become a legend, renowned for its classic Italian feel and striking all-red design. These vintage boats were created from 1962 to 1996, and are still seen today as one of the perfect examples of a runabout.
Our 70cm Riva Aquarama wooden classic model boat is a faithful recreation of this beloved vessel. Every effort has been made to capture the luxury and elegance of the original, ensuring that this model boat can carry on the legacy of the famous Riva. Perfect for board rooms and for model boat enthusiasts alike, this is a must-have for those who love classic, powerful speedboats!
Riva Aquarama wooden boat models are also available with other seat colors and different sizes. Check out here for more information.
It’s safe to say the Riva Aquarma is one of the most important designs put together by the famous Carlo Riva. The name of the boat itself actually takes some cues from the Cinerama movie formats that were so popular when it was first introduced in the mid-1960s. Inspired by the old Riva Trittone, this was a boat that combined pace and beauty into one superb boat model. Add in its charismatic wrap-around windshield, and for a time this boat was like most Italian creations: an example to everyone.
The Riva Aquarma had a hull ranging from 8.02-8.72m in size. Encased in a beautiful and enriching mahogany, she was always varnished to maintain that stylish finish. It helped the wood grain to really breathe, creating a boat that stood out from the rest. With top speeds as impressive as 50 knots, too, it was powered using a 185-400HP engine set. These were made even stronger thanks to the Riva-adjusted Cadillac and Chrysler models that helped keep this so powerful.
The boat itself has had many an appearance in media and in the wider world. It was, for example, driven by Xenia Onatopp in the James Bond movie, GoldenEye, and was also seen in many other advertisements and movies throughout history. The Aquarama, today, is still found all across the seas of Europe and the rest of the world. However, today, it’s no longer as powerful as it once was, instead using diesel engines that offer less power and pace than its predecessors. Numerous model variatns existed over the years, but each one always carried that same seal of style, significance and panache that made the Riva Aquarama a true legend of modern nautical travel.