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How Dixie II got its name…
Tuan Anh Sym 2013/06/13 0 comments 9227 viewed
This is a story of the greatest motorboat race the world has ever known, of a contest that was won by sheer pluck of brave me..
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Riva Aquarama Special - A beauty of ocean
Tuan Anh Sym 2013/06/14 0 comments 12487 viewed
The Riva boat company celebrates its 170th anniversary in 2012. Pietro Riva started repairing and then building boats on Lago..
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Timossi Ferrari 'Arno XI' Racing Hydroplane
Tuan Anh Sym 2013/06/15 1 comments 13291 viewed
The ‘three-point’ hydroplane, devised in America during the late 1930s by Adolph and Arno Apel of New Jersey’s Ventnor B..
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Water Racing Ferrari Hydroplane Boat
Anh Tuan Bui 2013/12/07 0 comments 6000 viewed
Are you looking for a new hobby? Or maybe a new activity you can do with your young child? If so, the Ferrari Hydroplane radi..
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Prototype rc boat Typhoon "flying' like a bullet
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/04/15 1 comments 6813 viewed
Prototype rc boat Typhoon rolling, rotating, flying like a bullet because of tremendous torque. You can see the clip from 0:2..
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RTR Riva Aquarama 87 cm surf smoothly
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/05/06 0 comments 9076 viewed
Riva aquarama scale 1/10, 87 cm It's a model boat but motorized with twin 1800kv motors. Engine: Dual brushless motor..
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Riva aquarama special built log
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/05/13 0 comments 8581 viewed
Riva aquarama special, plank on frame, scale 1/10,  87 cm (long),  Step 1: cut frame ..
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Video clips of RC Rivarama
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/08/04 0 comments 4768 viewed
Here is our youtube channel , Please subscribe 1. RIVARAMA RC METALIC BLUE- RTR   2. RC ..
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RC Rivarama hauled by RC Hummer
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/08/07 0 comments 6598 viewed
Here are the photos from our norwegian customer Thank you very much Mr. Stig for sharing the photos   ..
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Newly released Rivarama 120 cm, solid maple timber
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/09/29 3 comments 7096 viewed
Here are some photos of our newly released Rivarama. The hull was redesigned for better hydrodynamic, especially for RC. Size..
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Successfully motorized Rivarama from a customer
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/10/01 1 comments 7166 viewed
Here are some photos of rivarama 90cm from our customer. He successfully motorized the boat which was purchase..
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Riviera 80cm from Mr. Wayne, Australia
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/10/01 0 comments 5431 viewed
Here are photos share by our customer, Mr. Wayne from Australia. He creatively applied the fittings for riva aquarama to his ..
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New hull design ver. 3.0 of Riva Aquarama Special 125cm
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/10/24 0 comments 6860 viewed
New hull design (version 3.0) of Riva Aquarama Special scale 1:7 (125cm). More hydrodynamic, more stable, more emotional ..
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Photos of Riva Aquarama 125 cm from our customer
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/11/23 1 comments 6925 viewed
Photos of Riva Aquarama 125 cm from our customer   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]..
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photos of first run Riva Aquariva 90 cm
Anh Tuan Bui 2014/12/19 1 comments 6695 viewed
First run of Riva Aquariva 90 cm     (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]..
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Riva Aquarama

Riva Aquarama
The Riva Aquarama is the one and only boat that really contributed to the reputation of Saint-Tropez. The style of the boat is consistent with the (life)style and evolution of that legendary French village at the 'Côte d'Azur'.
 
The Riva Aquarama is a speedboat model built by Italian yachtbuilder Riva. Mr. Carlo Riva launched the Aquarama mahogany runabout series in 1962. The production of this legendary model ran for more than three decades from the Aquarama's introduction in 1962 until 1996. Which is a very respectable carreer !
 
The Aquarama's hull was based on the Riva Tritone – an earlier (smaller) model speedboat by the Riva boatyard, which in turn was inspired by the legendary American mahogany Hacker-Craft runabouts.
 
Because of this mahogany runabout's speed, the elegant, yet never surpassed beauty, and the extreme Italian craftsmanship behind it, tcombined with real performance, the Riva Aquarama was praised as the Ferrari of the boating world. The company 'Riva' was founded by Mr. Pietro Riva in 1842.
 
The Riva Aquarama's 8.02 - 8.78 metre hull is made from  the best quality mahogany wood (look at those colours), and was then varnished and polished (+ 20 times) so that the beauty of the veneers came out beautifull and the true character of this fine wood became visible.
 
All versions of the riva Aquarama were twin-engined. Ranging from 185 hp to 400 hp per engine. For example, the Cadillac and the Chrysler engines 'tuned' by Riva were used.
The Riva Aquarama's cruising speed was up to 45 knots. A true accomplishment in these days ! Ontop of the engine compartment there was a cushioned sundeck. That's where the babes were tanning ! A Riva Aquarama also had a convertible roof which disappeared behind the rear seats and the cockpit. There was a swim ladder mounted in the stern of the boat.
 
This most famous of Carlo Riva’s designs, the Aquarama has become, over time, more than just a boat. It is celebrated as a nautical legend in its own right. It has become an Icon ! Its evocative name perhaps assured its mythical status, as it was derived in part from the widescreen Cinerama movie format, popular in the early 1960s, which is echoed by the boat’s wide windshield.

 

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RC Riva Aquarama Special - Brown-White
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RC Riva Aquarama Special - RTR with dual engines
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Riva Aquarama Special - wooden hull for RC - water-balance tested - Free Shipping
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Riva Aquarama 87cm - Green-White interior
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$184.95
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Riva Aquarama 87cm - Wooden coating
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$204.13
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Riva Aquarama 87cm Blue-White Interior
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$184.95
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Riva Aquarama 87cm Natural, Green - White Interior
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$204.13
Based on 7 reviews.