Gucci and Riva team up in creation of new cruiser

The Aquariva by Gucci will hit 40 knots and will set you back around €600,000

Italian design house Gucci has teamed up with iconic Italian boatbuilder Riva to create what must be the most glamorous boat on the water in celebration of Gucci’s 90th anniversary next year.

The result is the Aquariva by Gucci, which is being unveiled at the Cannes Boat Show, on now. The 33ft boat is powered by a pair of 380hp Yanmar engines, and will set you back around €590,000 ex VAT.

Unlike the classic Rivas the boat mimics, the hull is constructed from GRP, and features a Gucci signature glossy white gel-coat. The mahogany on show, meanwhile, is all Riva, and is covered in 20 coats of varnish.

Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, said: “Over the decades the iconic Riva boat has become one of the most evocative images of Italian style. It is a symbol of a glamorous lifestyle that sparks fond memories of La Dolce Vita.

“It is therefore especially meaningful in Gucci’s 90th anniversary year to be able to recognise and celebrate the great traditions and values of both Gucci and Riva through the Aquariva by Gucci.”

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