Riva boats for sale in Spain

Boat Sales Spain are delighted to be able to offer Riva boats for sale in Spain.

Riva's history dates back to 1842, when Pietro Riva began building boats at Sarnico, a small northern Italian town on the shores of Lago d'Iseo.

By the 1930s, by which time the business was managed by Pietro's grandson, Serafino, the company was a leading manufacturer of small racing boats, many of which he raced himself. At the same time, it began building pleasure boats.

In the 1950s Serafino's son Carlo transformed the business. After a considerable struggle with his father to realise his ambitions, he created wooden boats of such exceptional style and elegance that they surpassed anything his competitors produced. In due course the Riva brand became a worldwide legend courted by screen stars, royalty and businessmen alike. Famous owners included Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers and many more besides.

More about the Riva story can be found in various articles. A succession of owners have owned the company since Carlo Riva sold it in the early 1970s, and today the firm is owned by the Ferretti Group.

Boat Sales Spain are always looking for quality Riva boats for sale in Spain, so if you have one to sell, why not allow us to show you why we are the most pro-active yacht broker in Spain - And if you are looking for a Riva boat for sale in Spain, why not check out our listing of Riva boats for sale.