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The Riva story is all about the unique, inimitable savoir-faire that is the secret of its winning beauty and style today and has always been from the very beginning. It was 1842, and on Lake Iseo, a sudden storm had devastated the fishing fleet. Yet a young shipwright was working wonders, restoring many of the vessels to full seagoing health and earning the local people’s respect and admiration in the process. And so the Riva legend was born and, with it, that of Pietro Riva, who took his destiny in his hands the moment he arrived in the little town of Sarnico. Here, he opened the yard where he would launch the first Riva creations, craft of outstanding personality and class even then. Riva rapidly gained an excellent reputation, and the yard continued to flourish under Pietro’s son Ernesto, who introduced boats powered by internal combustion engine.

The era of the large passenger and cargo boats on the lake had arrived. After World War I, it was Serafino Riva who gave the firm its definitive stamp, transforming the yard’s prestigious products into a genuine brand that would make yachting history. Production shifted from transport vessels to motorboats, still an embryonic market in those days. In the late ’20s and early ’30s, Riva’s racing yachts swept all before them, claiming countless wins and records in national and international competitions. The ’50s belonged to Carlo Riva, whose talent and passion turned the brand into one of the brightest stars in the nautical firmament, as Riva boats seduced the celebrities of the day and acquired the status of design and lifestyle icons. In this decade of Italian industrial revolution, L’Ingegnere, as Carlo Riva was known, tapped into the predominant ethos – the lionisation of speed – with a series of wood-based designs of unmistakable verve. From 1956, he began to collaborate with designer and architect Giorgio Barilani. And in November 1962, the legend was born: Aquarama. Her Magical lines and irresistible allure made her an instant classic – the Riva icon, “the boat” par excellence, a brand within a brand that you can experience with Lux Conduct.

With its celebrity owners like Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor and Sean Connery, Riva boats have become the world wide known symbol of elegance and perfection, an iconic status that persist in time, renovating day by day the memories of Dolce Vita. Imagine spending a day travelling back in time. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramas of Lake Iseo and Lake Como aboard one of the most elegant and renowned boats in the world. 
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