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Am organizat ptr clientul nostru olandez transportul Riva Nuvola Rossa de la Como-Italia ;
alaturi foto din procesul de restaurare a carenei , a motorului , tapiteriei, recromarea hardware punte,
am organizat in final transportul Haarlem-Olanda.

Santierul Riva/Italia este unul dintre cele mai renumite din lume; a produs pana in anii 80 salupe, barci cu motor, de la 5.50 la 10 m lungime ,ambarcatiuni clasice, design absolut unic,perfecte pana in cel mai mic detaliu, cu motoare de pana la 800 cp.

Salupele Riva, Boesch sunt echivalentul Rols Royce si Cadillac din zona auto.

"Nuvola Rossa"-Red Cloud o salupa "timpurie" Riva Super Florida mahon bordaj triplu fund din placaj special; motor benzina Chris Craft 235 cp, cutie viteze Thermocon Develvo, numar constructie 735. /1965, masoara 6,27x2,2m , cantareste 1200 kg.

Reconstructia a inceput in April s-a incheiat in Decembrie ;a durat 9 luni.
O restaurare minutioasa necesita acuratetze deosebita si multa migala ;
Feroneria de punte caracteristica a fost demontata slefuita/recromata.

Arta de executa acoperirea cu lac pentru obtinerea stralucirii specifice este stapanita de un numar foarte limitat de persoane.

Iata aici un film scurt care prezinta o salupa Riva Ariston , pentru a avea o idee despre stilul Riva.

Brief restoration log:

*Windshield frame,Syren, lights support, cleats, all other hardware were taken off ; cleaned and rechromed.
New pads cut to exact shape to be placed under deck hardware.
Chromed side strips , chine copper strips, stern copper strip, metal lettering - Riva insignia are also removed.

*Upholstery restored using Riva materials; front settee, rear settee, cockpit all round white cushioning, engine box cushions.

*The 235 hp Chris Craft gas engine was taken off the boat , taken apart, parts cleaned, gasket set changed , damaged parts ordered from USA.
Pumps taken apart, cleaned , painted; Thermocon Develvo gear box taken apart, cleaned , reconditioned.
The cooling System and exhaust system same ; copper exhaust , welded, treated antirust, exhaust pipes rechromed , exhaust thruhulls.
Gas tank cleaned , painted, gas filter and oil filter changed.

*Engine box, cockpit removable mahogany parts taken off, taken apart.Oars, oar supports, sanded and revarnished.
Engine box white rubber cover replaced with new one, ordered from Riva/Italy.

*Varnish carefully removed from cockpit and interior parts.

*Hull turned upside down, paint removed from bottom, bronze screws taken out, bottom removed.The bottom is mahogany plywood 12mm thick.

*Frames under engine badly damaged&rotten at join to keel.We rebuild&reinforce frames with lateral mahogany reinforcements&epoxy resin.

*Original iron bolts were badly rusted; were replaced by stainless bolts.

*Steel floors in the engine area, are thoroughly cleaned, antirust painted , stainless bolted .

*Topsides varnish removed sanded topsides..

*Screw holes filled with wooden dowels/epoxy putty.

*Laminated new bottom three layers okoume plywood/epoxy resin.

*Lamination completed the bottom is fastened over framing .

*Bottom sanded and faired, impregnated with epoxy .inside and out

*Inside framing sanded, gry paint removed to be coated in new bilge paint.
All cockpit hardware is bronze.hardware was thoroughly cleaned ant treated in antirust.
Remarkably strong and simple bronze steering system cleaned and coated anticorrosive.

*Deck sanded , removed varnish, reinforced , injected in weak spots.

*Dented transom top mahogany beam, routered off , replaced with an identical piece.

*Boat turned again, protected with Riva formula of epoxy coats , anticorosive coats , rubber coats, antifouling .
The nose is white painted in a triangle shape.

*Topsides carefully painted in Riva coat paint formula.

*Topsides receive first coat of varnish+twenty coats varnish follow.

*Engine box , Boarding ladder , coated in clear finish.

*Electrical system reconditioned , new battery, battery cables, lights.

* New set instrument panel gauges from Riva-Italy , new buttons , various hardware parts&cockpit accessories.

*Propeller cleaned and treated with anticorosive , propeller shaft and bearing.

*Propeller shaft was realigned with shaft coupling, engine has set in position.

*The deck is thoroughly sanded.

*The revanishing of the deck carefully carried out -the most difficult and delicate part of the restauration
+ twenty coats varnish.

*The distinctive Riva windshiled frame, syren, lights , insignia, rechromed.

*The broken antimonium steering wheel was welded.The steering wheel is being polished and rechromed.

*Three more pillows were manufactured -to fit the sunbathing compartment between the engine box and rear seat.
Cockpit is upholsetred with original Riva upholstery vinyl, imported frm Italy.The original upholstery satyle, patterns and sewing were respected.

*The green LWL strip was painted , the rechromed hardware was refastened on the boat ;

*Riva Restoration completed; the "Nuvola Rossa" was shipped to Haarlem-Holland Dec 2003.

Here fotos of the "Nuvola Rossa" taken 2007; kindly sent recently by current owner.

Follows an internet article on RIVA SUPER FLORIDA design/model :
"The Florida was a longer version of the Sebino,its broadsides and deck were made from Honduras heartwood. It measured 5,40 x 1,91 metres and was powered by 95-hp or 120 hp Chris Crafts .The 1957 version,with Honduras laminate deck,replaced the Sebino. In 1961 it was fitted with the new 160 hp 8V Chris Craft .The hull finally totalled at 5,59 metres. This model went out of production in 1964. A total of 426 were sold. Current availability on market: Fair ( in Italy ) .

Florida Super & Super Florida
The first Florida Super was built in 1953 and was a larger version of the original,measuring 5,85x 2,15 metres. The 158 hp Chris Craft was replaced by a 175 hp in 1957 .In 1960,the name was changed to Super Florida. This was 5,9 metres long and powered by a 177 bhp Chrysler .
Between 1964 and 1967,it was changed again,ending up at 6,27 x2,2 metres with a Riva model 220 hp Crusader. It went out of production in 1968. 711 were sold in all. "

The restoration proves to be a lesson in boat building.The framing proportions and dimensions are perfect as are the engineering of all parts of the motorboat.Every design and construction solution went towards simplicity , strenght and durability.

IMPORTAM Riva Aquarama sau Super Florida restaurate sau pentru restaurare.
La solicitarea dvs , vetzi primi in cel mai scurt timp prin e-mail oferta noastra actualizata.
Alaturi fotografii reprezentand cateva alte oferte de "runabouts".


carlo riva

super florida deck

super florida fwd

super florida rear

arrived frm italy

before rebuild

before restauration

before restoration in warehouse lake como

before restoration upholstery

made the trip from lake como italy to bucharest romania

original gas engine 234 hp as was

thirsty chris craft 200 hp

hull is turned over

bottom planking as well in bad shape

bottom planking was rotten

paint on bottom and topsides in sorrow condition

stem topsides varnish

bottom framing in bad shape

bottom framing rebuilt reinforced

bottom planking was removed

damaged frames

varnish is completely removed from topsides

new bottom coated in epoxy

bottom was rebuilt in okoume plywood epoxy

propeller and rudder back

transom rebuilt

chris craft was taken apart and cleaned

all deck hardware was re chromed

deck received 20 coats varnish

new upholstery was manufactured using original plans and genuine riva materials

rechromed deck hardware is reinstalled

revarnished forward


deck was varnished and polished

original riva insignia were purchased rechromed and installed

rebuilt revarnished repainted

waits in water

water speed riva super florida

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