It is the fastest Riva Aquarama in the world, is nicknamed Lamborghini and is now for sale. If Riva boats are the Rolls Royce of motor boats, the Riva Aquarama Lamborghini is the super sports car in this luxury boat class – and a one-off with a prominent previous owner.
V12 engines deliver 350 hp each
Because for none other than Lamborghini founder Ferruccio Lamborghini the motorboat was launched and delivered on June 7, 1968. In the rear of the Riva Aquarama Lamborghini, the brute force of two V12 engines with a displacement of 4.0 liters each, twelve double carburetors and an output of 350 hp each works. The Lambo boat is said to be so potent at 48 knots (88.8 km / h) – in comparison, the series models with V8 engines delivered 74 km / h (40 knots). The engine donated by the way was the 350 GT – the brand’s first mass-produced sports car.
In addition to the V12 engines, for which the engine compartment had to be adapted, Lamborghini had its Riva boat equipped with a special open exhaust system and a railing.
Riva Aquarama Lamborghini is worth between 2 and 3 million euros
After the death of its second owner, the boat was transferred to a Dutch collector who had the Riva Aquarama Lamborghini completely restored down to the smallest detail. Among other things, the entire hull was restored, the wooden interior prepared, all buttons and switches removed and repaired, the chrome inlays polished and the engines partially rebuilt with original parts.
Interested parties can visit the Riva Aquarama Lamborghini in the Riva World in Uithoom in the Netherlands – all original documents are available, the complete history is documented. The only thing missing is one price. And the owner doesn’t want to name it exactly. According to information from Riva World, this unique piece with its history should be worth between 2 – 3 million euros – the insurance value is currently 2.7 million euros.