Riva Yachts

Building on a century-long reputation for ultra-stylish smaller craft capturing the best in Italian design, Riva opened its superyacht division in 2015.



Riva began its journey in Italy, when Pietro Riva, a skilled carpenter, made a name for himself repairing boats damaged by a fierce storm. He went on to open a shipyard in Sarnico, laying the foundation for what would become one of the most iconic yacht brands in the world. Under Pietro's son Ernesto, the Riva brand gained further fame by setting numerous speed and motorboat records during the 1920s and 1930s.


In the 1950s, Carlo Riva steered the company toward pleasure boating, enhancing Riva's esteemed reputation for elegance, style, and beauty. The brand joined the Ferretti Group in May 2000, which further integrated technology, design, and facilities into Riva's contemporary and modern style. Today, the Riva yard in Ancona, spanning almost 80,000sqm, is the home of the Riva Superyachts division, where a specialist engineering and design team work closely with designer Mauro Micheli and Officina Italiana Design to produce the yard’s semi-custom vessels.


For a new build Riva or refit project, contact our Project Management Team.  


The Riva Superyachts division offers two models, with customisation options available.


The Riva 50METRI in steel and aluminium, optimises liveability while drawing on inspiration from Carlo Riva’s Caravelle and Atlantic series from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Its exterior and interior were designed in house with Officina Italiana Design. Features include a fold-out swim platform, shaded sundeck and folding balconies.



The Riva 54METRI has softer lines and over 370 square metres of outdoor space features a folding beach club space with pool and aft sea staircase. In all-aluminium, it has a top speed of 18 knots.


Riva also offers a series of Flybridge superyachts over 24M/82’: the 82’ DIVA (24M), the 90’ ARGO (27M) and the 102’ CORSARO SUPER (31M), as well as the 30M/102’ CORSARO, the 33.5M/110’ DOLCEVITA and the 40M/130’ BELLISIMA NEW.


Since joining the Ferretti Group in 2000, Riva has utilised cutting edge technology to reinvent its contemporary and modern style, producing a fleet of true masterpieces. Whether new or pre-owned, a Riva yacht holds its value due to its iconic status and enduring appeal.


For an expert view of the latest selection of pre-owned Riva yachts for sale, contact your Fraser Broker. 


Riva Yachts, yachts for sale
29m (ft)
8 in 4 cabins