In 1842, Pietro Riva began crafting vessels in Sarnico, Italy on renowned Iseo Lake. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Riva built fishing boats, steamboats and racing boats. Riva became popular with the international jet set. Owning a Riva became a distinctive mark of style and elegance. In the 1970s, production of fibreglass hulls began in addition to classical mahogany models. In 2000, Riva entered the Ferretti Group. The brand has been telling a success story consisting of continuous balance between tradition and innovation. With a super yacht division, Riva’s models range from 27 to 164 feet.