The shipyard in Sarnico, created in 1842 on the shores of Lake Iseo, gave life to the whole Riva story. 
Its beating heart is Carlo Riva’s office, called the ‘Wheelhouse’, which he designed himself with meticulous attention to functionality. It is situated at the centre of the facilities, flanked by two columns supporting a 40-metre arch with two cranes able to haul boats of up to 20 tons in weight.
Key to the construction of each trademark Riva yacht is craftsmanship, quality, and innovative yet functional design.

Riva’s extensive range of models – open, coupé, flybridge versions and superyachts – is conceived by Officina Italiana Design, founded by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta, along with the Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Marketing Department, together with the Ferretti Group Engineering Department.

From beginnings in Sarnico, Riva Shipyards are now based across strategic locations in Italy to include La Spezia in 2003 and Ancona since joining the Ferretti Group. 

Ferretti Group
Since 2000 Riva has been a member of the Ferretti Group, a world leader in the luxury yachting sector. The Ferretti Group added new life to the shipyard; the Riva range was completely refreshed and remodelled by producing a new model almost every year.

Riva launched 50m Race in 2019 - the first model of its superyacht division - marking a new frontier for the historic Italian brand with the strength and support of Ferretti Group to propel it forward.