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Riva Aquarama Boat Model
SKU: 2MHMBB026-Riva-Aquarama boat model
The Riva Aquarama model boat measures 35" (long) x 9" (wide) x 10" (high) and comes with a tan interior.
The Riva Aquarama is shipped fully assembled, ready to be displayed. This is the finest model speedboat available anywhere! Great Gift Item! The Riva Aquarama model speedboat sits perfectly on the included base, which is made of a high-quality, conditioned wood. The Riva Aquarama speedboat model is built from scratch by experienced master craftsman and is not from any sort of kit. To create the subtle details and definitions of the deck and hull, the plank on frame method of construction is used, which requires hundreds of hours of pain-staking, detailed work.
The highest quality, rare woods (including Ebony, Rosewood, Blackwood, Mahogany, Cherry, Jack wood, and Sycamore) are used to construct our models after being subjected to specific seasoning procedures to ensure that the model will withstand severe climate and never warp or split. The quality Honduras mahogany and fine cherry woods are of the highest caliber and generally used for real boats.
Our Riva Aquarama speed boats are highly polished to a glossy smoothness along with meticulous details that match the perfection of the real thing. Numerous layers of paint and varnish are painstakingly applied, with each layer dried and smoothed through sanding before application of the next. Details such as fittings, trimmings, steering wheels, and propellers are sculpted of brass or stainless steel. These metal pieces are then polished for perfect gold and metallic tones. The Riva Aquarama Speedboat's dashboard is complete with a realistic metal steering wheel, switches, and gauges, all made from polished metals. Plush blue eats are hand-stitched of genuine leather on the Riva Aquarama.
Extensive research is required to build each Riva Aquarama model to scale, using various pictures, original plans, drawings, and digital imaging. Each Riva Aquarama model boat is examined during various stages of manufacturing and shipping to ensure the highest quality and accuracy possible for your investment.
Synonymous with elegance, class, and premier European craftsmanship, Riva has been one of the world’s leading producers in high quality speed boats since the 1950s. The Riva name dates back through the 1840s, where Pietro Riva began to fashion boats in a small northern Italian town called Sarnico. Pietro’s grandson, Carlo, would be the figurehead of the Riva Speed Boating legend. In the 1950s, Carlo Riva began to produce elegant wooden speed boats of unquestionably superior style and quality.
The Riva Aquarama is the undisputed flagship of Riva’s line. Becoming more than just a boat, the beautiful Riva Aquarama was a social symbol of the highest class, style, wealth, and most notably, power. The Riva Aquarama became the speed boat of Kings, Queens, actors, and tycoons all over the world.
Described as the Rolls Royce of the Sea, and the "Stradivarius of Boating," the Riva Aquarama will forever be a legendary symbol of style and luxury. In 1962, the first series of the prestigious speed boats were introduced as the new fast runabouts with added charm and elegance. The Riva Aquarama is the last of the traditional Italian mahogany runabouts. The name was suggested by Carlo Riva who proposed to combine the two words 'aqua' (water) and 'cinerama' (cyclorama).
The Aquarama was built from the hull of the Tritone, which was at the time the top of the line model of the whole Riva production line. The powerful bi-motor that powers lying within the luxurious Riva Aquarama has been compared to a Rolls Royce automobile with the massive engine of a Ferrari. Power options were a pair of 185-hp Chris-Craft engines or two 220-hp Riva V8s. Equipped with the two engines and fitted with a propeller, its performance became far beyond exceptional.
This model is not made in China
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