The pride of a tradition that has lasted over 160 years
Riva's historical archive has collected a priceless wealth of documents, films, photographs and objects that recount an important chapter in the history of the world leisure craft industry unveiling, in a unique and inimitable way over 160 years' of history of one of the oldest boat yards in the world.
Perfectly preserved and catalogued, through careful and painstaking work according to the highest European standards for this type of activity, Riva's Historical Archive is divided into four main groups: images, films, documents and objects that, in turn, include photographs, negatives, slides, black and white and colour prints, 16 and 35 mm films (some silent and some with a soundtrack), projects, original drawings, catalogues, price lists, promotional material and posters as well as a collection of historical objects including boat accessories and furnishing that nowadays have become true cult objects for all those who love style, design
and "industrial art". It is the only archive of its kind in the world, a treasure in continuous growth that benefits, on the one hand, from new and precious contributions from Riva's research and development team - aimed mainly at reconstructing historical events, restoring materials kept inside and outside the yard and