carries a long history in building boats and yachts. In 1842, Pietro Riva made the lengthy journey from Laglio, Italy to Sarnico, Italy upon the request of a stranger to fix his boat, when no one in Sarnico would try. Pietro gathered attention from others, and they eventually asked for new boats. Today, Riva rivals other shipyards in being one of the oldest, well-known yacht shipyards and is part of the Ferretti Group. The sizes of Riva yachts vary from 44 feet to 84 feet overall in length. Customers of Riva yachts through the years have included kings, sultans, emperors, actors, and entrepreneurs, making Riva a worldwide name for yacht beauty and high status. Riva is famous for a superior hull constructed from high quality resins, which produce a Riva-unique cream shade.