Riva boatyard | Italy

Building on a legend.

The Riva boatyard was established in 1842 on Lake Iseo, in Sarnico-Italy. It was a sudden and devastating storm - which irreversibly damaged the boats of the local fishermen, who were left shocked and powerless - that persuaded a young shipbuilder and craftsman who had just moved from Laglio, near Como, to perform a true miracle and repair most of the crafts, thus winning the trust of the locals. This was the beginning of the legend of Riva and that of a man, Pietro Riva, who - immediately after moving to Sarnico - became the master of his own destiny. This was the place where the first boats signed by Riva were launched and immediately stood out for their unmatched style and personality. Riva rapidly gained great respect and recognition; the boatyard flourished also thanks to the far-sightedness of Ernesto Riva, who had succeeded his father Pietro and introduced internal combustion engines on Riva boats.

Riva today.

On 1 May 2000, the Ferretti Group took over the Riva boatyard, which could thus go back to flying the Italian flag. The Group had a strong will to relaunch Riva products and the brand by focusing on quality, design, and uniqueness. Riva celebrated the turn of the millennium with the largest rally of period boats in history: more than one hundred yachts, representing all Riva models, paraded on Lake Iseo on 10 September 2000, led by the Aquarama carrying onboard Carlo Riva and Norberto Ferretti, bonded by friendship and mutual esteem. 

Design, materials and absolute quality.

Craftsmanship, unmatchable quality, innovative but always functional design, has always been Riva's hallmark. With a painstaking care of structural details, every boat, from 27 to 115 feet, is given a precise personality linked to its name. Riva is, more than ever, a refined, elegant and timeless beauty on the water, featuring state of the art design and performance. All of Riva's unique characteristics are due to a strong bond between design and tradition. None of its recent accomplishments would have been possible without the knowledge and experience of those individuals who have passed their talents in building boats from generation to generation. Today, Riva’s models stand out for their clean and essential lines, very elegant and original, for their exclusive design and unique style. This perfect blend of elegance and innovation sets the benchmark in the history of international boating design. The spirit of Pietro Riva, the young boat builder, still lives on. Riva is still building boats nobody else possibly could. Officina Italiana Design is the design studio to which the unmistakable style of Riva yachts has been exclusively entrusted, for both the interiors and exteriors, marking new stages in the history of international nautical design. 

Lifestyle | The Riva yachts: 27 to 164 feet of seduction.

Of rare beauty and refinement, Riva yachts have always been a synonym for elegance, and simple luxury. What really stands out in all Riva yachts, open, flybridge and coupé, are the interiors. Expression of Italian artisan skill thanks to some of the most sought-after furnishings currently available on the market, Riva yachts are refined floating dwellings. The furnishings are a collection of styles, all the accessories, draw from the very best of Italian artisan traditions. The unique comfort these yachts offer seduce even the most demanding of owners. “Tan in the shade” thanks to a sundeck awning in perforated, technological TNT material which allows for ventilation, whilst sipping a cool glass of champagne, stored in a special quick chill fridge, or own a pair of exclusive, personalized water-skis. These are some of the elements which make Riva an immediately recognizable luxury brand.

ROM Boats

About Us.

ROM Boats is a recent company born of a passion of its founder for recreational craft and the premise of producing models with limited series.

A ROM client has every right to have a unique boat, different from many others. The marketing and after-sales model is one of the distinguishing points of ROM. The relationship with our clients is always made between the factory and the final customer, which allows us to hear directly from them about their wants and needs and to make customization a true reality. On the other hand, all support, where and if necessary, is guaranteed by us anywhere in Europe.

For us it is absolutely essential to be able to respond to the client's functional and practical needs, not neglecting the aesthetic aspect of the boat. We combine innovative technologies with traditional and old craftsmanship, drawing on the vast experience of workers in a sector that was once very strong in Portugal and which needs urgent revitalization so that the little know-how that still exists can be recovered. With this concern in mind, we installed our shipyard in Aveiro, a city with a great tradition in boat construction, recruiting people deprived to exercise their vocation and to apply the knowledge that still dominates. We also guarantee the transfer of this know-how to the new generations so that they will last in time and we will be able to reinvigorate this sector.

Something Unique.

ROM boats are characterized by elegant and modern lines, unique and innovative design, topped by luxury finishes with exquisite materials not normally seen on boats. We combine innovative technologies (in the manufacture of molds and fiberglass) to traditional and old-fashioned craftsmanship (hand-made carpentry and upholstery).

Main Specs. Specifications Overall.

Length Overall: 7,8 m Weight: 2.812 kg


250-450 HPCrew: 10 pax


  • Volvo Penta D4-300/DPS Diesel (2x220HP)
  • Volvo Penta D4-300 (1x300HP) Diesel + Gear Box
  • Volvo Penta V6-DPH (280HP or 350HP) Gasoline
  • Mercruiser 4.3L (250HP or 350HP)
  • Mercruiser Diesel 3.0L TDI (260HP)

Water System.

  • Water heater

Cabin Area and Electronic.

  • Cleat covers 
  • Cockpit cover
  • Leather seats and cockpit finishing
  • Personalized towels and engraving seats
  • Surround bose audio system
  • LED floor lighting
  • LED underwater lights