The Classic Riva Heritage

The heritage underlying today’s Riva boat rental experience is rich and unique. It’s 1842 on the colorful Lake Iseo in Sarnico, Italy. This quintessential village is reliant on the fishing trade, but during this fateful winter disaster strikes. A devastating storm sweeps through the region 70 kilometers northeast of Milan, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Where once rested a beautiful medley of wooden fishing boats now lies a heartbreaking collection of damaged vessels and threatened livelihoods. Lake Iseo is in need of a miracle, and the young Pietro Riva steps up to deliver.

Variety of Riva Boat Rental Options

Committing countless hours to the task at-hand, driven by grit, passion and innate skill, Pietro Riva repaired most of the damaged boats and restored his countrymen’s incomes. This feat earned the young craftsman acclaim and propelled the Riva name into shipbuilding history. Since then, four generations of the Riva family have stood proudly at the helm. In the 1920s, Serafino Riva made the visionary decision to focus on pleasure crafts, before Carlo Riva’s leadership in the 1950s and 1960s really cemented the brand as the pedigree in luxury boat building. Associated with legendary film stars, world champion athletes and suave aristocracy, Riva embodies “La Dolce Vita”. Now, with 212 Yachts you can enjoy Riva boat rental on the French Riviera and across the Mediterranean. We are the industry leaders in luxury day boat rental on the Cote D’Azur, with an exciting fleet of Riva boat rental options:

Riva Rivamare 38’

Riva Rivale 52

Rivarama 44

We also offer all Riva Yacht Charter options available on the market, including:

Vespucci (30.5m CRN Ancona built for Carlo Riva in 1978 and fully refitted in 2018. Please enquire for details)

Riva Opera 85’ (please enquire for details)

Riva 86 Domino (please enquire for details)

The Riva Rivamare 38 showcases the classic style of Carlo Riva's vision, while embracing the most modern of comforts and technologies.


Riva Rivamare 38′: Brand New Riva Cannes

Delivered in 2017, the Rivamare 38’ is the perfect option for Riva boat rental in Cannes. ‘Roxy’ is the very first Rivamare available for charter in France, available exclusively with 212 Yachts. Her striking shark grey hull is sure to turn heads. Complimented by delicate stylings including a chrome-plated horn, pinstriped Mahogany and stainless steel grilles. Despite her suave embodiment of classic Riva class, this Riva is delightfully modern. With twin 400 HP Volvo Penta engines, she can reach an impressive 40 knots. While her cruising speed of 31 knots offers great comfort and fuel efficiency. With joystick control, manoeuvrability is a dream, while captaining this vessel is enhanced with a sleek fiberglass cockpit and state-of-the-art touch-screen navigational equipment.

Comfort is paramount, seating up to 7 guests in a social deck layout. Which is protected from spray by the iconic wraparound windshield and large retractable bimini. To enjoy more sunbathing than the large aft sun-pads allow, the swimming platform reveals 2 additional sun-pads that neatly retract from the hull. The Riva Rivamare 38 is available for rental in Cannes. It truly embodies the “sun, sea, joie de vivre” lifestyle that Carlo Riva championed through the mid to late twentieth century.

For more details on this Riva for rent in Cannes, contact our team.

212 Yachts offer Riva yacht charters across the Mediterranean, including France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Turkey.

Riva Yacht Charter

In 2000, The Ferretti Group acquired Riva. This move gave Riva the infrastructure to build larger yachts. With the shipyard’s first superyacht launch in 2010 in the beautiful form of the Riva 86’ Domino. A number of models are now available on the superyacht market, including the attractive 85’ Opera. And of course the yard’s flagship model, the Riva 116 Mythos, which was launched in 2015. Fortunately, there are several great options available for Riva yacht charter. Including several 85’ Operas and 86’ Dominos across the Mediterranean. A CRN Ancona, designed for Carlo Riva himself, is also available for charter on the French Riviera. That is after having enjoyed an extensive refit in 2018.

For Riva Yacht charter options, 212 Yachts service the entire Mediterranean. Including the French Riviera, Italy (Amalfi, Sardinia, Sicily, Portofino), the Balearics (Ibiza, Mallorca), Croatia, Greece and Turkey.

To explore Riva yacht charter options, please contact our team of charter brokers today. We are most happy to explore Riva options and and propose additional boat builders. This to ensure you have the best possible selection available for your yacht charter.

With an office and Riva boats based in Port Canto, Cannes, 212 Yachts are the leading suppliers in Riva day charters in the region.

Riva Cannes Day Charters

For all things Riva Cannes, 212 Yachts will be happy to help. With our main office in Port Canto Cannes, we are ideally suited to assist with Riva Cannes enquiries. For day charters from Cannes, we have several Riva boats for rental perfectly based in Port Canto and ready to charter. Guests love the Riva Rivamare 38 with its gorgeous layout, generous sun-lounging space and ample sun-shade. Our Riva Cannes day charter options are offered with professional captains and can include food and beverages at an extra cost. With the stunning bays of Cap Ferrat and Monaco, the electric atmosphere of Saint Tropez and Pampelonne Beach or the laid back Esterel and Cannes Islands all within reach, a day charter from Cannes on-board a stylish Riva boat is hard to beat.

To discuss Riva Cannes rentals, please visit our office for an espresso and a chat with our team of brokers. You are more than welcome.

Written by

Jenny Caird, originally from Ireland, is the founder and CEO of 212 Yachts (and charter expert), applying her passion for customer service, with incredible client satisfaction, to create an ambitious, highly reputable and respected business. Whatever your query is, Jenny offers solutions with a smile. With her motivation and dedication to ensuring the yacht owners and clients 212 Yachts work with are 'wowed', Jenny and her team add the extra degree in yachting.

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