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Take home a piece of history this Christmas with Riva Boutique

By Bradley Wicks on 30th November 2018

More than 70% of our planet is made up of oceans. And from as early as 1842, the currents of these great waters have carried the historic beauty and elegance of Riva Yachts.

Today, Riva’s fine crafts are synonymous with luxury boating. While the jubilation of a voyage on one of these elite yachts is only likely to be experienced by aristocracy, million-dollar businesspersons and movie stars, Luxury Lifestyle Magazine is pleased to share with you a grand opportunity to own a piece of boating history this Christmas, courtesy of Riva Boutique.

From premium clothing pieces to lavish home décor, Riva Boutique is home to a unique selection of luxury merchandise, all of which follows Riva’s guiding vision to use only the finest materials while paying attention to the smallest of details.

Below, our experts have put together their top choices for the discerning yacht enthusiast this Christmas.

Stocking fillers

Riva Collection Cap

On the hottest, most windless days at sea – when the sun is highest in the air – it’s crucial for any sailing enthusiast to have a fashionable way to shelter themselves from the sun’s powerful rays. Of course, you could dive below deck, but you’ll undoubtedly miss all the fun!

Instead, Riva’s Collection Cap offers men and women the perfect way to stay rooted in the experience while remaining stylish. Fixed with a cap retainer cord and a pocket on the back, this sleek accessory is as practical as it is sophisticated. Thanks to the inclusion of breathable technical fabrics and a minimalistic Riva logo, this cap also becomes incredibly desirable for the sporty fashionistas of the world.

Riva Waterproof 16GB USB Drive

When it comes to finding a safe place to save your treasured memories, as well as your future voyage plans, you should look no further than the super sleek and minimalistic design of Riva’s memory stick. The outside flaunts a satin-finish metal case with a laser-engraved version of the Riva logo, as well an aquamarine waterproof seal. The case that’s now responsible for the safekeeping of your happiest times is also water resistant at depths of up to 100-metres! Inside, your photos, videos and data are quickly accessible thanks to USB 3.0 technology.

Riva Keyring

Riva’s iconic steel logo has been proudly displayed on every yacht model to make a maiden voyage since the fifties. While simple and elegant in design, this keyring carries with it a wealth of history and pride. For those that belong to the Riva family, it’s a must-have accessory that reminds fans that life’s about the journey, not just the destination.

Under £100

Riva Mugs

These stylish mugs were created exclusively by Villeroy & Boch with the specific intention of paying homage to Riva’s vast history. Their aquamarine colour and platinum logo will help to complete any Riva collection. With a lifetime chipped edge warranty, they also promise to be the perfect travel companions on board, no matter what the sea throws at you.

Riva iPhone Cover

The world’s most popular smartphone deserves to be dressed in the branding of the world’s most luxurious yachts. Available in the brand’s signature aquamarine colour, as well as an always fashionable black, these premium cases are made of sweet mahogany and maple woods – just like the luscious decks they pay homage to.

Riva’s iPhone Cover is available in sizes to fit all models from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone X.

Under £200

Riva Polo Shirts for men and women

Riva is a brand that’s built on quality, and this attention to quality doesn’t stop at the hull of its prestigious speedboats. Right down to its clothing range, an attention to detail can be seen that demands respect. And we all know that respect is earned.

For women, Riva has developed a tasteful polo that features the colours of its history – aquamarine/white. For men, the reverse of this colour scheme makes for a smart polo that can be worn with many garments. Both shirts are decorated with white mother of pearl buttons and a chrome metal logo.

Riva Toys – Rivarama

Riva’s ‘Collector’s Items’ feature an array of impeccably produced scale models that speak as much to children as they do to adults. The intricate details and nostalgia of these historic pieces make them a perfect gift for Christmas. Perhaps the best example of this is the brand’s best-selling Rivarama model.

Using a combination of mahogany and ash, this inspiring scale model has demonstrated commercial success since its launch in 2002. The successes of this piece can be put down to its fusion of aesthetic beauty and pin-point accuracy, both of which create a smoothness that sees this model sail past its competition.

The Rivarama also comes with a detailed instructions handbook that adds value thanks to educational pages on nautical terms and the boat’s main components and accessories.

Under £500

Riva Aquarama Scale Model

In North Italy, November 1962, Riva built what was to become arguably one of the finest and most beautiful boats ever produced. Known as the Aquarama, this runabout would fast become synonymous throughout the boating world for quality, innovative design, and sheer beauty.

Today, those that idolise this iconic craft are able to take home a scale model, made entirely in pure metal with delicate splashes of colour. Every detail of the real boat has been unmistakably recreated, from the 1950s American car-inspired steering wheel to the natural beauty of the handcrafted wooden deck.

Over £1000

Aquariva Lamp

The beautifully crafted Aquariva lamp is a refined design that’s inspired by the classic searchlight of Riva yachts from the 1960s. In 2001, this searchlight was also included as standard on a speedboat in the same name as this lamp.

From head to toe, this illuminating masterpiece pays tribute to classic Riva designs: Its tall, elegant stem is finished in the same luxury material (black Mambo) as the upholstery on all Riva yachts; its base features three overlapping sections of steel, creating an illusion of a boat’s propeller; and its head is a carbon copy of the searchlight its themed upon.

With three brightness settings, this lamp promises to be a beacon in the night for those lucky enough to own it.

Riva Mounted Half-Hull Relief Sculpture

The ultimate collector’s item for any Riva fan, this mounted half-hull demonstrates the artistic capabilities of a lifetime of yacht making supremacy.

Originally, ornaments like these were only accessible in shipyards, yacht clubs, sailing clubs and museums. But over time they have become an alluring presence upon the walls of quintessential yachting locations, where they are proudly presented above smaller masterpieces.

For those that take their affiliation with Riva and the seas seriously, this is a must-own item that encourages the caressing of varnished mahogany.