Riva Scoiattolo (1950 – 1957)
The Scoiattolo (Italian for squirrel) entered production in 1951 as the AV drawing 43 in 1950 and was offered with a choice of engines, both as regards brand and power. From 1953 it was only available with the Evinrude 25 Hp. It is typified by the hull bottom which extends beyond the transom and by a control box designed by Carlo Riva. The windscreen was of plastic without a rim, the dashboard covered in dark green vinyl and the wheel, of Fiat derivation, had the print of the three little sailors in the center. It has two rows of seats made of mahogany slats, as is the cockpit sole. The stern is undecked and the toolbox is behind the second row of seats. A wrap-around windscreen, still without a rim, was fitted to the 1955 series.
It was given its distinctive name, Riva Scoiattolo from 1953, a reflection of its agility and small size. The Scoiattolo has length ranged from 4.1 to 4.3 meters, a size best suited to lake cruising. It is the only post-war Riva boat that is powered by an outboard engine, and was available in two finishes: white or transparent. 137 boats were built in total.
We are offering Riva Scoiattolo model for commissioning only. Our master craftsmen will handcraft this Riva Scoiattolo model highly detailed from scratch using historical photographs, drawings and original plan. The model of Scoiattolo will be 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual boat. Also we will use only finest wood to construct the hull, chrome fittings on deck, brass propeller & rudder. The seats will be made from leather or upholstery with realistic gauges, steering wheel in cockpit. The finish model of Riva Scoiattolo will come with flags, a wooden stand for easy display.