Super Ariston #765


Super Ariston #765 is one of 26 Super Aristons built in 1966, a period that many consider the apex of production period of Cantieri Riva, and was delivered to the actor Peter Sellers in Monaco in 1967 with the name BlueBottle II. The Super was the top model in the Ariston Series and differed from the Normale Ariston with a more powerful Riva/Crusader 320 HP (GM 427 CID) which makes the boat more responsive and increases the top speed to 80 km/h (50mph). A larger fuel tank was mounted and the boat’s length was increased by 6 inches giving it a sleeker bow profile.

A previous owner purchased the boat in 2008 in need of a total restoration, and entrusted that work to the famous Riva restoration facility, RAM, in Sarnico Italy. From 2008 to 2010 the comprehensive restoration was undertaken. The major work included new hull sides, transom, margin boards, dashboard, seats, decks, bottom panels, repair/replacement of internal hull structures, complete re-chroming of all hardware, new upholstery, flooring, cabriolet, engine room painting, bottom and waterline painting, complete engine & transmission overhaul, engine gauges and electrical accessories overhaul, 18 coats of varnish.

In 2016 the following maintenance work was performed: Recoat of 8 coats of varnish, renew antifouling paint, bilge cleaning and repainting, service & tune motor. The boat was then put in storage and remained unused from 2018 to 2021.

Since it’s import to Canada in 2021, Stradivarius has been used for  approximately 20 hours. Engine hours are believed to be less than 100 since RAM restoration.

Stradivarius is truly a Turn Key Riva, in fine condition and is available for immediate fun on the water, and display as a Riva showpiece.

Super Ariston Specs:

Length Overall: 6.75 Mt (22’ 2”)
Beam: 2.16 Mt (7’)
Draft: .47 Mt (1.5’)
Weight: 1,500 Kg (3,300 lbs)
Engine: Riva/Crusader 427 CID 320 HP V8 (with Electronic ignition)
Seating capacity: 6
Fuel tank: 195 liters (43 gallons)
Range: 5 hours at 2500 RPM
Max speed: 80km/hour (50MPH)


Riva VDO dashboard engine gauges
Riva 12V siren
2 Ignition keys w/Riva floating rings
Folding cabriolet top
Riva Bow Pennant
Stern Pole w/Italian Yacht Flag
2 Original Riva wooden paddles
Original mahogany boat hook
Custom indoor mooring cover
Riva mahogany swim ladder
Original factory operating manual
CO2 Fire extinguisher under front deck Folding pilot seat


Chrome windshield mounted Spotlight
Docking lights
Automatic 12V bilge pump
Chrome water ski pole
2 Automatic fire extinguishers in eng. room
Lifting straps
Custom dual-axle trailer
4 Mooring lines
Sunbathing mattress w/Riva beach towel
Anchor and chain
3 Fenders with matching turquoise Riva-embossed fender covers


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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