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March 29, 2009

Riva Featured At The Triennale Design Museum

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

From late March 2009, Riva will be taking part as an exclusive representative of the Italian nautical industry in the re-opening of the Triennale Design Museum, managed by Silvana Annicchiarico. The occasion is the Serie Fuori Serie exhibition, curated by Andrea Branzi and set up by Antonio Citterio and Partners. It features an illustration of the contemporary landscape of Italian design which, from experimental research, reaches mass markets, using both artisan materials and advanced technology. It encompasses both recently established companies and large globalised enterprises.

Riva will be exhibiting Sebino; the model which carries the old name for Lake d’Iseo where the shipyard’s historical seat has been located since 1842. Created in 1952 (and produced through to 1957), Sebino was built entirely of mahogany and marked a revolution in the nautical industry. Indeed, she was the very first inboard designed explicitly so that the pre-fabricated pieces could be assembled along a strictly organised line. Standardised production allowed price control, making this model accessible to a more extensive clientele – a veritable revolution for that period. Moreover, the Sebino was the very first model to bear her own name, rather than the letters which had been used until then, marking a new custom at Riva.

TECHNICAL DATA

Engine Chris Craft model B, 2175 cc, 3200 rpm, 60hp

Maximum Speed 27 knots (50 km/h)

Overall lenght 4,93 mt.

Max Beam 1,88 mt.

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Depth under propellers 0,42 mt.

Max on board 5 people

Fuel capacity 60 lt.

Range at cruising speed about 5 hours

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