Aquariva CIEL, hull number 6 of the famous reborn Riva series was bought by the current owners in 2015 where she underwent an extensive refit, addressing every slightly tired fabric, used stainless steel, a full repaint and mahogany strip back and varnish with over 12 coats re-applied this season. This outstanding yacht also features state of the art technology, such as the innovative electronically-controlled two-speed gearbox, installed on the standard version, which boosts the acceleration of the twin powerful 370 HP Yanmar engines, enabling outstanding performances (with a top speed of 41.5 knots). And while the 10.07 m long and 2.8 m wide hull is no longer built in wood but in Kevlar composites, thanks to technological evolution, the spacious sun pad at the stern is a faithful copy of the one which hosted stars like Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren in the past.
Her low engine hours are a testament to her careful use as a day boat, and her impressive charter history has covered her annual running costs including berth and fuel season after season thanks to regular and repeat clients. She is kept by a dock manager, who provided preventive maintenance, daily upkeep and cleaning services. Every winter she is stored in a climate controlled, closed conditions including her engines and equipment "winterized". She has served well for this growing family who has decided to move on to a larger model.