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As a legendary Italian builder of classic runabouts and world-class superyachts, Riva is among the elite yachting brands in the world. The company was founded in 1842 when Pietro Riva began building small commercial boats in Sarnico, Italy. It was not until after World War I that Riva became the brand we know and recognize today. By 1920 the company began building fishing boats while also building (and campaigning) racing boats, winning numerous trophies in the 1920s and 1930s. During this period Riva became popular with the international jet set, and it wasn't long before owning a new or used Riva yacht became a distinctive mark of style and elegance. Riva shipyards are a legend in the boating world, a testament to the enduring appeal of elegant design and styling that have become Riva’s hallmark.
In the 1970s, Riva began building fiberglass boats in addition to their classic mahogany models. Joining the Ferretti Group in 2000, Riva entered the superyacht market in 2010 when the shipyard launched the 26-meter (86') megayacht Domino. Riva still forges ahead to manufacture new models that continue the Riva legacy. Buyers of new Riva yachts over the years have included kings, emperors, Hollywood movie stars, and entrepreneurs, establishing Riva as a worldwide name for yachting excellence and high status. Today, more than 175 years since its beginning, Riva continues to thrive, building larger and more extravagant superyachts than ever before.
Regals are built for boaters seeking a distinctive blend of performance and luxury. HMY clients who are searching for a used Riva yacht do so with the expectation of owning a boat unlike any other. The yachting market is loaded with beautiful, high-quality vessels, but the limited selection of ultra-exclusive used Riva yachts puts them in a class of their own. A pre-owned Riva yacht is sure to attract more serious buyer interest than many competing brands. This is especially true of many of the classic wooden Riva boats. According to Boat International magazine, one man who knows better than most is Alexandre Latscha, the president of the Riva Club de France. “Wooden Rivas have a reputation as being symbolic of the playboy era,” says Latscha.
According to the boating MLS (July, 2020), there are a total of 48 used Riva yachts listed for sale in the US, 53 in Asia, and another 460 used Riva yachts listed in Europe.
With a network of sales offices in key marina locations, HMY brokers are well-positioned to assist clients in searching for the best selection of pre-owned Riva yachts. Since 1979, HMY has gained a reputation for being one of the premier yacht brokerages on the East Coast, offering a wide selection of new and pre-owned yachts. For HMY clients looking for a used Riva yacht, we offer an experienced team of yacht sales professionals to assist in finding the right boat for your cruising needs, lifestyle, and budget. Every member of the HMY team has a true love for boating, the water, and the community in which they live. They are dedicated to maximizing your boating pleasure.