The Riva 33 Aquariva is an especially good example of Riva's evolution. Its hull is a monohedron or constant-vee, designed with 16.5 degrees of deadrise and spray rails on the running surface, plus aft side fins for further water deflection. With a beam of just 2.8m, this is a comparatively narrow boat, just like the old race boats of yesteryear. This, and its sharp entry produce a wonderfully smooth and comfortable ride. On the smart navy blue-hulled Aquariva 33 you get a 1950s-era handheld spotlight mounted beside a spoked leather-bound Riva steering wheel with chrome column-mounted gearshifts and a matching revision mirror. The upholstery is leather, of course. The sexy engine vents and flagstaff, not to mention the beautiful windscreen, are among the brightwork and deck gear that hark back to the classic Riva era. The windscreen has wipers and washers and is so well supported that you just step up and over it to access the foredeck. You gain additional support and shouldn't slide off the shiny mahogany bow, thanks to the teak toe rails, but with a supplied windlass and self-stow stainless steel anchor there's no reason to leave the helm anyway. Anchor down; it's time to work on that tan on the two-person sun lounge at the transom.
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