Vintage Riva on Ventura Stand (A228) at London Boat Show
Fri 20 December 2013
The Riva Ariston may not be Riva's most famous creation, that distinction probably goes to the legendary Aquarama, but many aficionados agree that the Ariston is the one that's closest to perfection, with her perfect proportions, impeccable lines and no aft sunbed to interrupt the glorious curves of that exquisite mahogany deck.
The Riva Ariston was introduced in 1950. In the 24 years that she remained in production over 1,000 were built. This was one of Riva's most popular boats of all time. Her length was originally under 21ft, but grew to 23ft over the years in order to accommodate larger engines. This culminated with the 350hp Riva V8s fitted to later examples of the Super Ariston, which gave the boat a top speed of 50mph.
To be auctioned at the show
The particular Ariston, which Ventura is exhibiting at the London Boat Show in January, was built in 1964. 'Lady Lina' has been in the same family all her life. She was recently restored by Fine Wooden Boats of Huntingdon to such an immaculate condition that she is virtually indistinguishable from new. She has not been used since. Trimmed in the classic Riva aqua and white colour scheme, she is powered by a 283hp Chris Craft V8 engine.
'Lady Lina' is to be auctioned during the course of the show. Sealed bids will be accepted at any time until midday on Sunday 13 January. Subject to the reserve being met the winning bid will be announced on the closing day.
THE RIVA ARISTON 'LADY LINA' IS ON VENTURA'S STAND: A228.
Display of scale models – Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Mochi Craft, Itama, Bertram, Ferretti Custom Line, Ferretti Navetta
Also on the Ventura stand will be a display of scale models of a selection of the current ranges from all the brands in the Ferretti Group. Ventura is the sole UK dealer for Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Mochi Craft, Itama, Bertram, Ferretti Custom Line, Ferretti Navetta and CRN custom yachts.
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