1968 Riva Jr.
1968 Riva Jr.
1968 Riva Junior
The Riva Junior was produced from 1966 to 1972 with only 626 examples made. When introduced in 1966 it was designed to replace the Riva Florida. Conceived for utility use and ease of maintenance it was typified by a large cockpit that could be walked round the engine cover and driving seat. The sides were normally painted white, but this example has beautiful mahogany hull sides. The design of the transom, also used for the Olympic, had the purpose of protecting the passengers from spray from the stern. The Riva Junior was launched with the slogan, ”It’s the young people’s rocket”. The cockpit is equipped along its sides by a large mahogany grab rail with an elaborate front stay of chrome plated bronze incorporating the engine air intakes.
This 1968 Riva Jr. was restored by Arcangeli in Italy on Lake Garda, http://www.arcangeli-boats.com/. It was brough to the US where it has been used on freshwater lakes only. The seller purchased this boat from Sierra Boat Company in 2014 where it was used in Utah. The boat is now back in Lake Tahoe looking for a new home!
Power comes from a Riva Crusader V8 with 180 hp. The engine has 553 original engine hours on it and has only been used in freshwater.
The boat sits on a 2003 DHM trailer and comes with a full waterline cover. Under the dash is a hidden bimini top that pulls out to protect the interior from the sun.
- ID: MIA BATATA
- Year: 1968
- Builder: Riva
- Model: Junior
- Length: 18’6’’
- Engine: Riva Crusader V8, 180 hp
- Trailer: 2003 DHM trailer
- Price: $39,000.00