Alongside the Aquarama, the Ariston is perhaps Riva’s best known model, and certainly one of its most popular. When production ceased in 1974, twenty-four years after the model was first conceived, over 1,000 boats had been built. Over this period, many modifications were made, not least its length – which ranged from 6.2 to almost 7 meters – and the size of the single engine fitted, which ranged from 105 hp to 350 hp in the Super Ariston, powerful enough to take it to a top speed of 80 km/h
The Florida design, first penned in 1952, was another enduring classic in the Riva range, as well as the most popular of the wooden boats to be produced on the shores of Lago d’Iseo. Between 1952 and 1969 1,137 boats were built, comprising 426 normal Floridas and 711 super Florida slightly larger and more powerful.
Named after the American state most closely associated with water-skiing, the Florida design features a cockpit and a large sun-bed astern, divided by a bridge of mahogany deck, filleted with maple. Early models were fitted with Chris Craft engines, followed by Chrysler and latterly Riva’s own 220 hp unit, built around a Crusader V8.
The motor yacht SUNGLIDER is a 36 m 120 (foot) good sized composite boat which was created at Isa (International Shipyards Ancona) and devised by Isa Yachts and Andrea Vallicelli. Sleeping 10 passengers and 5 qualified crew, motor yacht SUNGLIDER was formerly 120.3 which was her project name or actual name. Launched by 2006 the recent internal styling demonstrates the seasoned experience in the designing of Cristiano Gatto Design Team.