Prancing On The Water
1995 Riva 32 Ferrari Special

With 37 examples built in total, the Riva 32 Ferrari powerboat was created out of a special deal between Riva and Ferrari Engineering signed in 1988. Following the luxurious and exclusive style of the automaker, the Riva 32 stays true to the elegant styling that we are familiar with.

The black carbon fibre spoiler above the hull definitely stands out as the highlight of the boat, but Riva 32 is not just about appearance. Details such as removable squabs on front seats and drink holders on each seat, plenty of storage space are just some of the practical designs found on the boat.

The particular example is the 36th of 37 built. Boats from the later stage of the production period, including this one, received mechanical and cosmetic improvements such as an extended platform and a longer prop shaft. Powered by the two BPM 450 SC Vulcano V8 engines each producing 410 bhp, the boat has a top speed of 54 knots and a cruising speed of 41 knots. To date, it remains in good condition, with original engines, original keys, owner’s manuals, and tools all in place. The documents come with, including Riva drawings and period photographs, plus a wooden Riva cradle just complete the package as well as the experience. The boat will be up for auction during the Rétromobile show on 7 February with a estimate of 80,000 – 120,000 euros.