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Riva Junior

Launched at Genoa Boat Show in 1966 with the slogan “the teenager’s bomb”, the Riva Junior is a clear example of a versatile runabout with double vocation: familiar and playful. Carlo Riva’s goal is to design a boat that is very easy to drive and maintain allowing its owners (even younger ones) to safely make sea sports such as fishing and water skiing. There are several elements that make this model unique. First of all the sides pianted with orange peel white varnish, typical of American Utility vessels of the ‘60s. Another singular aspect is the stern’s shape that doesn’t look like traditional Riva models. It has been designed with an outward projection to protect passengers from the splashes of the sea. Also the design of bollards is a boat’s peculiarity. Indeed they are ring-shaped to make easier the operations of hauling and launching. Like all Riva runabout, also the Junior has VIP owners such as Brigitte Bardot, Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.
The model in this advertisement has hull number #39 and it was built in 1966. It is also the first of the series equipped with the powerful 180 Hp Riva Crusader. Totally restored by the expert workers of Vidoli’s shipyard in Stresa, this Junior has 0 hours and was launched only during sea test.

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Boat
Yard
Riva
Model
Junior
Boat
Vintage
Category
Used
Natante
Yes
Visible to
Italian
Region
Piemonte
Price
60000 €
VAT
Paid
Main data
N. boat construction
#39
Length
5.50 mt
Beam
2.17 mt
Draft
0.45 mt
Registration year
1966
Built Year
1966
Max speed
36 kn
Cruising speed
28 kn
Displacement
1000 kg
Flag
Italian
People capacity
5
GALLERY
Material of construction
Hull
Marine plywood
Deck
Marine plywood
Deck house
Marine plywood
Systems
Hidraulic systems
Electrical systems
Voltage
12V V
N. batteries
1
Capacity
100 Ah
Fuels & Engines
N. engines
1
Power HP
180 HP
Fuel
Petrol
Brand
Riva Crusader
Model
180 V8
Consumption
30 l/hr
Transmission
Shaft line
N. tanks
1
Capacity
100 l
Material
Stainless steel
Disposition of interiors

The deck layout includes a single large cockpit protected by bulwarks and refined mahogany handrails fixed on chromed bronze supports and terminals. The engine locker is in the central area of the cockpit and it is also the base for a mattress that connects to the aft seats obtaining a single large sunbathing area. Forward of the engine locker, there are located the seats of pilot and co-pilot. The wheelhouse takes inspiration by car design and it is protected by an enveloping windshield supported by a chromed profile. The vipla upholstery is the typical used by the shipyard and is based on cream tones of the instrument panel and on turquoise of the seats, backrests and sun pad.

Instruments

The wheelhouse is equipped with SW/Chris Craft instruments: tachometer/hour counter, temperature gauge, ammeter and fuel gauge.

Equipment

The equipment of the Junior is:

navigation lights; deep light; automatic bilge pump; driving mirror; swim ladder in mahogany; original white Riva wheel; original wooden cradle with hull number and model painted on it; wood for fuel level; canvas cover; bucket signed Riva.



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Riva Junior

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