Out of every tragedy, some good can come. For instance, in 1842, a titanic storm destroyed the boats of local fisherman on Lake Iseo in Sarnico, Italy. Pietro Riva went to work, and repaired the majority of the wreckage. That hard work led to the founding of the Riva Yacht company. Since then, Riva has stood out for its quality and craftsmanship. Riva gained such a fantastic reputation that it was no surprise when the company paired up with another Italian company known for quality—Ferrari. The product of that partnership was the ultra-rare Riva Ferrari 32.
A perfectly balanced mix of luxury and speed—just like the Ferrari cars—the 32-foot yacht was inspired by Ferrari’s F1 cars and was even finished in Ferrari’s flagship Rosso Corsa. The yacht measures 32 feet, hence the name, and provides a spacious sleeping cabin. Twin 390 horsepower Vulcano 400 V8 engines power the craft to an impressive 100 kilometers per hour.
Only 40 of the yachts were ever made, and RM Sotheby’s is currently auctioning of the 28th model. The previous owner rarely used the yacht, with only 78 hours of use from new, and never used the sleeping quarters and water closet. It comes with a boat trailer and a custom cover, as well as signed paperwork from Riva certifying its originality. The engines were recently removed for complete service.