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vivariva

RHS "vivariva" is the official magazine of Riva Historical Society. Issued quarterly, it started in the spring of 2003, thanks to the enthusiasm of a few members. The number of pages has increased since the first issue, as well as the regular articles: the Page of Carlo Riva, the Commentary of Piero Gibellini, RHS News, News from the Chapters, News and reports from the events, Technical info, Mail, Offers and Requests. The letters, emails and photos from members contribute largely to enriching the news and subjects.

Today RHS “vivariva” prints over 2000 copies; half of them are sent to members, restoration yards and specialised press all over the world.

Some titles

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AR Corsaro – European fast commuters – Vespucci – Bund Classic 2015 – A Riva will never be a drone – Miss Detroit III – Rivas in the movies part 3

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The Carlo Riva Port – Riva Bertrams – The American fast commuters – Mohican – The events – My father's war – Rivas in the movies part 2

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Riva Days La Serenissima - Tribute to Carlo Riva – Uncle Pussy Cat – The Matteri Yard Part 2 – Rivas in the Movies - Gar Wood’s airplanes.

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Judges Course – The Fairey Huntsman 28 – The First Time – The Planned Obsolescence - The Matteri Shipyard Part 1 – Gar Wood Bus

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The Christmas Dinner – Measures at Sea – Guido Abbate – Ghibli, Abbate California – RED Part 2 – Restoration Part 2 – The Aquaplane – Maritimo Racing

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Chapter Events – The Bisoli Yard – Sun, Water, Earth – The HMS Achilles – RED part 1 – The Sequence of Work in Restoration part 1 – The Chris Craft Connection – The 825th Anniversary of the hamburg Harbor

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Carlo and Gadgets – Levis are better?! - Riva Days Anni 60 – Saint Tropez – An ancient Riva, Ratin - The Punt –Taroni Part 4 - Silver Yard – Water

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Training of the Judges – A Solo Trip in the Finnish Archipelago - Chrysler Minimodel – The Paddle – Taroni Part 3 –Streamline – My fair Lady – Cars on Show

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Christmas Meeting – Carlo Riva Trophy – a Stone Age Rubber Dinghy – Taroni, Part 2 – The Riva Lamborghini – Barilani – Motorclassica, Australia – Carlo Riva and the Zebra Interior - Trailing a Boat – Cars on Show

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Riva Days part 2 - The Taroni Boatyard part 1 - Never get distracted at Sea (Idiots at Sea) - Events - Chris-Craft Onboard Tools.

vivariva #40 40 Riva Days and other Events – The Cars at the Trophy – Giorgio Barilani – U-22 on Steroids – Sea Superstitions, part 2 – A Vietnamese Outboard vivariva #39 39 RHS meets Istanbul – Red Wilkinson – The most interesting Accessory – Sea Superstitions, part 1 – A Gentleman’s Racer
vivariva #38 38 Christmas Dinner – Events – From Australia – Visit to a first Owner – Another Miniriva, the Olympic – Freshwater, Saltwater – Dry Stone Walls – The Blockbuster vivariva #37 37 Riva Days 170-90-50 A gothic Motorboat, bare essentials for Wooden Rivas – Tahoe Magic – The Chris Craft Connection
vivariva #36 36 Thankyou Carlo – The Training of the Judges 2012, Questions and Answers – Rivas at Koc Museum, Istanbul – The industrial Design at the Time of the Tritone and the Aquarama – The painting, part 3 – Historic Trademarks – The Bridge of the Yard – The Riva Production from 1950 – Take the Helm of an Aquarama vivariva #35 35 Panel Discussion – The Painting, part 2 – Sophia Loren and the Tritone Cadillac – The Week of Records – Outdated and forgotten – A Riva mini-Engine – BF Lungo – Take the Helm, “Finito”, 1955 21’ Chris Craft Cobra
vivariva #34 34 The historic Collaborators – Super AQ #368, the Model – The Painting, part 1 – The Woods, part 2 – Riva Days and other Events – It’s good to be Members – Rudy, Rudy Super, Rudy Special vivariva #33 33 Staining the Sides – The Training Course, Answers – Marine Plywood – The Woods, part 1 – Venice and other Events – Riva, a Motorboat for Parades? – The Serenella Yard in Murano – A Salute to Carlo Riva – Corrosion, simplified
vivariva #32 32 The Value of Rivas – The Training Course, Questions – The Concourse: the Answers to the Questionnaire, the Projects – Lake Dora – The Riva Production, 1964 – Guests on Board, no thank you – 1960 Super Tritone – The Mecum Warner Auction, October 16, 2010 vivariva #31 31

The Museum of Science and Technology – Events 2011 – A Riva in the Bank – Sweet Dreams – Engfals II –Fiberglass Boat Archaeology.

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The Bridge – 2010: a Year full of Celebration Opportunities for Riva – The Influence of Riva Runabouts on the values of Western Civilization – Events 2010 – Nahlin – Slughi – From Australia – Best in Class: Chad, Andrea and Lily Durren.

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The Training Course, Answers – Events 2010 – Knots and the Mass in Latin – Summer of Splendor – The Chiavari Boatyard.

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The Riva Boat Services – The Classification of Pleasure Motorcraft – The Training Course, Questions – Events 2010 – The flying Rivas – Herb Pocklington’s “Europe” Adventure.

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The Riva Cruiser - Riva, the boatyard of innovation, part 2 – Christmas Dinner – Were the Egyptians familiar with the internal combustion engine? – About boat design – Junior II series -

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The first GPR Cruiser – Riva, the boatyard of innovation, part 1 – Monaco Classic Week – The Riva book of records - From “My half Word……” the memoirs of Gerard Kouwenhoven, part 4 – Boats under restoration – Wheel, throttle and gearshift… why things happen the way they do whether you want them to, or not.

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The open motorboat was born in Riva – The Riva Days - The Rivascope, part 2 - From “My half Word……” the memoirs of Gerard Kouwenhoven, part 3 – A historic boat, La Capitanio – It’s all about “friend”ship.

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2009, the Year of Anniversaries – The Judges’ Course – The Rivas on the Naviglio of Leonardo - From “My half Word……” the memoirs of Gerard Kouwenhoven, part 2 – The Rivascope – Chris Craft and Riva Connection at Lake Dora – Garryowen Sea Lyon

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The Journal of Carlo Riva – The Decennial Party – 2009 Events – From “My half Word……” the memoirs of Gerard Kouwenhoven - Flags – How to buy a Riva without really trying - A Nation of Collectors

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Riva Days 2008 – Events – Wooden Rivas can be Work Horses. – My Riva Story from the USA – A Partnership begins – Lake Dora Boat Show

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How the Aquarama was born – Ten years – The Carlo Riva Trophy – Events – How to launch a Riva – Keels and Wheels - A Nation of Collectors

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A Tritone at the court of King Farouk – The RHS Certificate and the Carlo Riva Plate – The Scrutineers course – Riva Style – Thirty years with historic boats, the Laura - Perlita Too - Take the Helm of a 1951 Chris Craft 18” Riviera.

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The BQs – A Trip on the River Hudson – The Riva Clinics The Armed Tritone - Ariston 1958/59 – Clayton – On the road from Lake George.

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Red Wilkinson – Monaco Classic Week – Events in Italy – Events in the World – The Caravelle – Varnish Perfection

vivariva #17 17

Priscilla and Armenag Arabian – The 1st Historic Festival – Events in Italy – Events in the World – Advice for the use – The Ariston until 1957 – The Success of Super America – The correct Chris Craft Blue

vivariva #16 16

The Gervasoni Years – RHS and the Registers – Florida, part two – The tender “Riva” Pirelli – A Journey to Ischia, part two – From the book “Noi, la Nautica”

vivariva #15 15

Virgil Exner – Gerard Kouwenhoven – The Historic Festival - The Prototypes of Super America – The Florida – Kathro Water Skis – A Journey to Ischia

vivariva #14 14

SPECIAL PALERMO and VENICE – Freddy Heineken – The RHS Registry, part 3 – The Carlo Riva Plate, part 3 – The Ariston Open

vivariva #13 13

Aristhoteles Onassis – Ingrid Bergman – The Carlo Riva Plate, part 2 – Fibreglass in Vintage and Historic Boats – The RHS Registry, part 2 – Riva Super America

vivariva #12 12

The Carlo Riva Plaque - The Certificate Commission - The Price Guide of Yacht Digest - The RHS Registry - The Riva 2000 for Navy Use.

vivariva #11 11

SPECIALE RIVA DAYS. Carlo Riva ''Personality of the sea'' 2006. - Riva 2000

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The victory of ZOOM, 1972. – The restoration, part two. - Ariston open. - The Ariston is born.

vivariva #9 9

Montecarlo Offshorer Superfast. – The restoration of an historical object, part one. – The forerunners of Ariston. - Saint Tropez, part two. The Riva models.

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Montecarlo Offshorer 28’ and 30. - Runabouts 1946/1949. - Saint Tropez, the fibreglass alternative to Aquarama, part one. – Riva models. – Boats under restoration.

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SPECIALE RIVA DAYS. The first Riva Days. - Riva Olympic.

vivariva #6 6

The Caravelle. - Black Corsair 60. - The Chrysler years. – The hull numbers.

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Serafino and the racing world records. - The value of the boats. - Riva-Junior, a laborious gestation. - The Van Praet collection. – Unleaded fuels and vintage engines. – The New York Show-room.

vivariva #4 4

The historical Judging Score. - The design of Riva-Bertram boats. - The Woods.

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The Berlin Fair. - The two chrome bow-noses of Aquarama. Clear finish for wood, painting your boat.

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Carlo Riva ''First Pioneer of Navigation''. - New York 1964, how the slogan vivariva was born. - The horns on the fore-deck and the lights at the sides.

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The first ''vivariva''.


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