The maritime world can now consider itself a living legend richer with the launch of the Riva Aquarama Lamborghini, which has been fully restored to its original condition. Built 45 years ago for and commissioned by Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the famous Italian sports car brand, the fastest Aquarama in the world is once again ready to cast off. An important piece of maritime and automobile history has been restored.
For years the runabout was stashed away in the corner of a boatyard, hidden under old tarpaulin and above all, hidden from the world. Enthusiasts were aware of the existence of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s Riva Aquarama, but didn’t know where the legendary sports boat was after its owner passed away in 1993. That is not until a Dutch Riva collector tracked it down and had it fully restored to original condition by Riva World, a specialist in the restoration of Riva boats.
After three years of restoration work, the boat has been brought back to life. Riva World didn’t accomplish this overnight. Sandro Zani, owner of the well-know Dutch Riva restorer, travelled to Italy on a regular basis during the past three years, including visits to the Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum, in order to document all the details and elements of the original, before beginning the extensive restoration.