Riva Ariston for Sale
Riva Ariston 19' 8" (6.0m) built 1961 Located in UK
Builder: Cantieri Riva
Engine: Riva 180HP now upgraded to 220HP ( Original Chrysler V8 )
The Riva Ariston was first designed in 1950 but upgraded and finished production in 1974, so is one of the longest lived marques of the mahogany constructed Riva's. This must be down to its great looks, that it is very easy to drive and it has effortless power from it's V8 engine. Owning and driving this superlative Riva will just put a smile on your face as step aboard and ease the through the throttle.
This particular Riva Ariston was originally built in 1961 and has been recently restored to the A1 condition you see it in today.
The ‘normal’ Ariston, 804 of which were built between 1950 and 1972, was supplemented by the more powerful Ariston Cadillac in 1956-7, nineteen of which were built. This, in turn, was superseded by the Super Ariston in 1960, which continued to be produced until 1974; these can be distinguished by their larger engines (275 – 350 hp) and a wooden ‘gunwale’ around the rim of the bow deck.
Originally fitted with a two part screen this was later changed to a wrap-around styled screen that enabled a folding hood to be fitted.
The upholstery was chequered black and white with a yellow trim. From boat number 235 the chequed fabric was replaced by the famous Zebra patterned upholstery with green trim. A new dashboard and instruments were fitted together with the “Ariston” logo. Side pockets and a semicircular plexiglass retaining tray were also added and in 1960 the driving seat was made to fold flat. In 1962 the Zebra upholstery was further replaced, with a similar style to that of the Tritone, using ivory coloured ribbing with pastel green trim.
This model now sports the later upholstery style.