"All one's personal and best ideas should be fulfilled while there's still time to enjoy them.
I have been involved in engineering (through the family business) since the nineteen-fifties, together with boat building as a hobby. My vivid memories of water-skiing behind a Riva on Lake Geneva are as strong as ever. Later encounters in the South of France, Positano and Levanto were equally as special.
It was the combination of these three factors which led me to establish Riva Revival (UK) Ltd which specialises in the sale of Riva 'classic' wooden boats. We are also able to handle all the necessary renovation, restoration and re-engineering work required to bring these wonderful craft back to their former glory.
I am also delighted to announce that we have been appointed sole distributors in the U.K., the Channel Islands and Eire for the superb range of Columbo Boats - classic designs very much in the Riva tradition of elegance, performance and quality.
Gleaming, varnished woodwork and glistening chrome fittings combined with elegant Italian styling, luxurious interiors and fabulous performance have elevated the Riva 'classic range' to iconic status.
The choice of kings and film stars, the wealthy and the influential, classic Riva's are now in constant demand and represent exceptional value. They rarely depreciate if carefully maintained and we are proud to be amongst the few specialists able to offer a frequently changing choice of high-quality examples ready for your instant use and enjoyment. As our name implies, Riva Revival are also actively involved in maintaining and restoring classic Rivas and examples of our work have been favorably compared with the finest and most authentic examples anywhere in the world.
Superb examples of the Italian boatbuilder's craft, the Colombo Indios 24 and Colombo Romance 32 offer all the panache and performance of a Riva 'classic' combined with modern construction and technology.
Both models feature many of the values and characteristics of Riva's classic designs yet are highly practical performance powercraft. Their superb 'retro-classic' styling offers a complimentary alternative for the connoisseur of traditional elegance.
Established by Giacomo Colombo in 1962 at Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy, Cantiere Nautico GIACOMO Colombo & C. S.p.A. has over fifty years experience the construction of high-quality sportsboats and luxury power craft and has acquired a world-wide reputation for innovative design, high-quality finish, reliability and the use of "state-of-the-art" materials.
Riva Revival (UK) Ltd and it's sister company Colombo Boats Sales (UK) Ltd are sole distributors of the Colombo range in the UK, Eire and the Channel Islands. For further information, please call on 01550 777537.