For a sublime example of this production expertise, take the painting and varnishing of the woodwork. This still follows Carlo Riva’s original method, involving 24 coats lovingly applied by hand to protect the wood from salt-water ruin and leave it with a perfect shiny finish. Likewise, the screws are still all precisely positioned in the same direction, heads painted to match the colour of the hull.
The Riva range vaunts a comprehensive array of sizes and types, with fibreglass yachts from 8 to 33 metres, including open, sportfly and flybridge models.
With a dedicated team at the Superyacht Yard in Ancona, the new Riva Superyachts division designs, develops and builds displacement megayachts from 50 up to 90 metres in length.