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  • 1966 Riva 23ft Super Ariston


    1966 Riva 23ft Super Ariston


    1966 Riva 23ft Super Ariston.

    The Riva Ariston is Carlo Riva’s favorite model and best represents his perfection of design. Super Ariston’s are rare with only 181 examples built.

    This boat, hull 777, was originally delivered to Naples with a Riva Crusader 320 hp engine. The current engine is a 525 hp 502 cu in engine for spectacular performance. Sierra Boat put an extra strong west system bottom on the boat to handle all this horsepower.

    This is a great opportunity to own a nicely done series II Ariston that is a blast to drive. A custom fitted trailer is included.

    • Year: 1966
    • Builder: Riva
    • Model: Ariston
    • Length: 23ft
    • Engine: 525, 502 hp
    • Trailer: Custom Trailer
    • Price: $165,000.00

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  • 1969 Riva 22ft Olympic- Sold


    1969 Riva 22ft Olympic- Sold


    This is a 1969 Riva 22ft Olympic.

    The Riva brand is recognized as an iconic name in the yachting world and is widely collected.  Craftsmanship, unmatchable quality and elegant lines matched with its always functional design all make up the Riva hallmark.

    Named after the Mexico Olympics of 1968, the hand built Olympic was the last proper wooden hulled boat to be designed by Cantieri Riva.  Although it continued to be produced until 1983, the majority of the 274 Olympics that were produced were built prior to 1975. The design proved to be both strong and robust, easily capable of coping with punishing sea conditions.

    This Riva Olympic, Mia Basillissa, is fully restored and in excellent condition. It is hull number 39 and is powered by a rebuilt Chris Craft 327 engine with 220 hp. The rebuilt engine has less than 100 hours on it. The boat has a new fiberglass bottom on it which makes it leak free. The varnish on the deck and hull sides is in excellent condition. The interior is in very good condition and can sit 4-6 people. The interior also folds down to create a sun pad lounge area.

    Mia Basillissa has been to many boat shows around the world and has won Awards at each one. This includes special Riva boats shows in Italy and at Florida and Lake Tahoe.

    The boat comes with a custom waterline cover, surrey top, custom Riva cushions and Riva fender covers. Also included is a 1996 DHM trailer that is in fair to good condition.

    The boat is currently in a slip in Tahoe City Marina and is ready for a new home!

    • Year: 1969
    • Builder: Riva
    • Model: Olympic
    • Length: 21’6’’
    • Engine: Chris Craft 327, 220 hp
    • Trailer: 1996 DHM
    • Price: $99,500.00
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  • 1971 Riva Super Aquarama

    1971 Riva Super Aquarama

    Price available upon request.

    1971 Riva Super Aquarama.

    This is one of last three Super Aquaramas constructed while Ing. Carlo Riva was in command of the Shipyard. Sold originally to an Italian, she eventually found her way to Los Angeles California where she was disassembled for refinishing in 1981. S AQ 474 remained in indoor storage, dismantled, through 1996. She was then purchased by a pair of ambitious Swedish marine engineers who fastidiously reassembled her with the information and materials available at that time. That restoration included refinishing, re-chrome plating of every component, re-upholstery, bottom service, and installation of a new pair of new 454 CID Crusader Marine engines. After completion of their refurbishing in 1998, they ran the boat only for sea trials and then put her into indoor storage. The boat was sold, in 2002, to a Client who has used the boat on Lake Tahoe ever since. All in all, S AQ 474, although built in 1971, has been in storage for 20 years, or for nearly half of it life!

    In 2013/14 S AQ 464 received a complete restoration. This included a new bottom and required related components, complete strip & refinish, and upholstery. Correct Riva materials were used throughout the entire process.  Also installed was a modern stereo w/MP3 compatibility, concealed within the cabin.

    At the 2014 Tahoe Concourse d’Elegance, Teresa won 1st Place in Class, and Best Riva in Show.

    Today, S AQ 474 is as close to perfection as possible, and now available for immediate use.

    Of course, TERESA has the Riva standard equipment; chrome water ski pole, bathing ladder, sun cushions, cabin cushions, Riva tool kit, Riva boat hook, stern flag pole w/flag, etc. Also included is a complete Riva sun canopy w/poles, mooring cover, and a custom tandem axle trailer.

    • ID: TERESA
    • Year: 1971
    • Builder: Riva
    • Model: Super Aquarama
    • Length: 28ft
    • Engine: Twin Riva Crusader 454, 350 hp ea.
    • Trailer: Tandem Axle
    • Price: Upon Request

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  • 1972 Riva 23ft Super Ariston


    1972 Riva 23ft Super Ariston


    This is a 1972 Riva 23ft Super Ariston.

    The Riva Ariston is the most popular speedboat designed by Inq. Carlo Riva. The Ariston had 1,012 units produced for more than 20 years making it the longest running model of wooden Riva production. This boat is the SUPER model which only 181 were produced making them rare and hard to find.

    This Riva Super Ariston is hull number 984 and was one of the last ones built. The decks are brand new and in excellent condition. The bottom was replaced in Italy in the early 2000’s. The boat is powered by a 454 crate engine and the seller still has the original 427 but it is deteriorating from salt and age and was determined to be not worth rebuilding. The rebuilt engine has about one hour on it for testing.

    This Riva comes on a custom trailer and has a new custom sunbrella waterline cover. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to own a Riva Super Ariston!

    For the full history of Riva Super Ariston’s, please click on the link below:

    • ID: CF1412ND
    • Year: 1972
    • Builder: Riva
    • Model: Super Ariston
    • Length: 23ft
    • Engine: 454
    • Trailer: Custom Trailer
    • Price: $180,000.00
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  • 1975 Pedrazzini 28ft Super Aquamar


    1975 Pedrazzini 28ft Super Aquamar


    This is a 1975 Pedrazzini 28ft Super Aquamar made in Switzerland.

    While Riva may be the Mercedes Benz of classic boats, Pedrazzini is the exclusive Bentley/Rolls Royce of the class. In fact, the Chairmen of Porsche/Audi/Bentley captains a Pedrazzini Special identical to this one that is available.

    Here is some information from Pedrazzini’s website.

    Pedrazzini runabouts: crafted from the most exquisite materials with great skill and extreme patience.

    Pedrazzini has been committed to the art of boat building for over 100 years. As in the good old days, the company’s mahogany runabouts are crafted by hand. Step by step, the individual elements are meticulously finished and assembled. It can take up to nine months to complete a single runabout. Each boat that leaves the yard reflects Pedrazzini’s dedication to quality, attention to detail, and flair for timelessly elegant styling.

    The Super Aquamar is similar to the more famous Riva Aquarama. Sierra Boat has done significant refurbishing on this boat. We recently re-powered the boat with fuel injected 5.7 L Mercruiser engines. This is a great boat for Lake Tahoe and easily handles Tahoe’s rough water.


    • ID: PICO II
    • Year: 1975
    • Builder: Pedrazzini
    • Model: Aquamar
    • Length: 28ft
    • Engine: Twin 5.7L Mercrusiers
    • Trailer: None
    • Price: $250,000.00

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