Riva Aquarama Lamborghini is brought back to life

Article by Anita Panait, on October 9, 2013

The living legend Riva Aquarama Lamborghini has been revived and is now as good as new. The legendary sports boat is now ready to cruise, after years of being hidden from the eyes of the public.  The Riva Aquarama Lamborghini was built 45 years ago and was commissioned by Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the Italian sports car brand.

It had been stashed in a boatyard and hidden under an old tarpaulin, thus the world never caught glimpse of it again. While fans and enthusiasts knew about Ferruccio Lamborghini’s Riva Aquarama, the legendary sports boat was nowhere to be found since its owner passed away in 1993.

It only resurfaced after a Dutch Riva collector was able to track it down and had Riva World fully restore it to original condition by Riva World. Three years after the restoration work on the Aquarama Lamborghini commenced, the sports boat now exudes the glory and the splendor it once had.

To accomplish this, Riva World owner Sandro Zani travelled to Italy on a regular basis in the past three years, even visiting the Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum to document all the details and elements of the original. The information he got allowed him to undertake the extensive restoration and return the Aquarama to its original condition, from top to bottom.

The boat’s wooden hull was repaired, sanded, and applied around 25 coatings. The wooden interior was also repaired while the seats were reupholstered in the famous Riva design. To power this living legend, Riva World installed 350 GT powerplants – the twin Lamborghini V12 engines from the very first Lamborghini ever created. [source: Riva-World]

Topics: lamborghini, boat

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