Riva Aquarama Special 1962


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Riva Aquarama special wooden hand crafted half model. Order on line, worldwide delivery.


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Hand-crafted plank-on-frame wood hull with glossy varnished topsides, blue boot stripe and white bottom paint Varnished stained wood hull.Display with intricate deck and hull details such as windshield, navigation lights, vents, steering wheel, original leather seats, propeller.

Hull size: 60cm. Board size: 75cm X 26cm

Size75 cm L x 26 cm Hgh
Half Hull SizeMedium (75cm X 20cm)
Historic Note"Rolls-Royce of the Sea", "Stradivarius of Boating" are just some of the phrases that have been used to describe the Riva Aquarama.The Riva Aquarama will forever be worshiped. In 1962, Carlo Riva introduced the Aquarama series of new fast runabouts. This

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Riva Aquarama Special 1962

Riva Aquarama Special 1962

William Starling Burgess no doubt inherited his love of boats and sailing from his father as well as  his sharp analytical mind. He also acquired his precise and sensitive feeling for lines and forms from Nathanael Herreshoff, his “Uncle Nat”. But when the young Starling informed Herreshoff of his intention to become a naval architect, “the Wizard of Bristol” took umbrage.

When Mike Vanderbilt contacted him to build a new defender for the 1934 challenge, time was very short. No matter ! He started on the rough drafts of the plans at end of 1931 and Rainbow very nearly failed in the face of a faster challenger, Endeavour.

Starling Burgess came out of it quite well, Charles Nicholson even offering him the plans of his champion. His gesture was to prove quite unwise.


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