At the Riva Shipyard in Sarnico, Italy on Lake Iseo, dreams really do come true. As VIP guests of Alberto Galassi, the CEO of the Ferretti Group, the world’s most influential luxury yachting group operating six shipyards across Italy, we received the ultimate private tour and exceptional hospitality. The Factory Experience, reserved only for those looking for an unforgettable adventure, included a cruise in an Aquarama (the Riva Aquarama Super Gala’ to be precise) through the beautiful landscapes of the lake.
Riva motorboats are, of course, symbolic of luxury, elegance, style and performance. Riva has earned the admiration of all, whether in port or at sea. In November 1962, the legend was born: Aquarama. Her magical lines and irresistible allure made her an instant classic. A special story made of speed and passion. The Aquarama is perfection on water. The “Queen of the Riviera”, she is the object of desire and the most breathtakingly beautiful and elegantly handcrafted mahogany speedboat boat in the world.
A Contemporary Legend – Discover the story of beauty and style! The heartbeat of Riva began in the production yard in Sarnico, Italy. Located near Bergamo, the shipyard opened in 1842 on Lake Iseo deep in the Franciacorta area. An environmental heritage treasure, the production yard remains the force of the Riva story today. In the 1950’s, it was Carlo Riva’s talent and passion that turned Riva into an iconic brand. They seduced celebrities of the day and became a major status symbol. Leading the future with superior craftsmanship and a rich heritage, Riva celebrates its 180th anniversary in 2022!
The Riva Fleet – The Riva fleet consists of 27 to 165 feet of ultramodern design, sophisticated elegance, and pure seduction.
The Riva Lounge at the Riva Boatyard – The magic of the Riva legend comes alive at this enchanting lounge and destination at the historic Sarnico yard. Above all, the world’s most famous shipyard.
Riva in the Movies – Riva Yachts, the most beautiful boats in the world, have graced the silver screen for over sixty years. They continue to steal the show today.
Where to Stay
L’Albereta Relais & Chateau – L’Albereta is located in a strategic point in Lombardy, a short distance from the romantic Lake Iseo. Conveniently near the Riva Shipyard, L’Albereta is an enchanting Relais and Chateau. They are dedicated to the art of living a healthy and beautiful life. The property appears high among the rolling hills and vineyards. It is here where unforgettable experiences begin. The perfect combination for an ultimate luxury travel experience!
Things to Do
Museo Barca Lariana – The most impressive boat collection ever can be experienced at the Lake Como International Museum of Vintage Boats. This fantastic journey through time includes an exhibition room dedicated to the prestigious Riva motorboats built on Lake Iseo.
Bellavista Winery – Respect for tradition on these sacred grounds located on the Bellavista Hill looking out over Lake Iseo is recognizably unique. With timeless style and class, you can create a memorable experience. In addition, you can discover the purest “Franciacorta” wines.