Riva Ariston (1950 – 1974)
This is an exclusive edition of the Riva Ariston model for Radio Control, 100% hand built by artisans from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method. Our large scale Riva Ariston model is handcrafted from beautiful sellected woods such as rosewood, mahogany, teak, and along with various other exotic wood. The hull of Riva Ariston model is handmade using a plank on frame method, hollow inside and applied fiberglass or epoxy to reinforce and waterproof. This Riva model is completely hand built to spec by skillful and creative master craftsmen; you will be amazed at how real it looks. This Ariston has a beautiful natural finished all around and chromed fitting. On the top, you can spot gorgeous glossed natural wood trims along with others amazing details. You can easily discover the eye-catching details such as: all white leather seats, colorful navigation gauges, shiny metal steering wheel, metal horns, metal control consoles, metal rails surrounding the boat, clear windshield with metal frames, unique storage space with opening/closing doors and much more. All these designs and detailed ornaments and chrome brass fittings contribute to the luxurious wooden Riva Ariston model. In addition, a detachable wooden stand comes standard with this model. The model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. This model is carefully packed with 2 thick layers of Styrofoam for damaged free shipping purposes. Our Riva Ariston model comes ready to be display or convert to RC.
Named after the Cinema Ariston in the center of Milan, the Riva Ariston is 6.52m long and welcomes 6 passengers on two large benches. Only 1012 were constructed. At 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 permit 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 elegant, luxury wooden runabouts. The production of the Riva Ariston started in 1950 to finish in 1976. With 1012 exemplary constructed, it is the boat that Riva Shipyard had constructed the longer. Triumphing at all the boat shows and on all the markets in the world. Kings and emperors, princes and sultans, actors, sportsmen and celebrities, and all the international jet-set that filled the pages of glossy-magazines, headed straight to Riva to choose their boats in the same way as they went to Rolls-Royce or Ferrari for their cars. During this period after WW II, Riva boats became a legend throughout the world, an object of desire and an expression of dreams. Nothing came near to matching the superb quality, style and prestige of the Riva, which was firmly established in a class of its own