Looking at the frozen lake here outside my apartment, I started dreaming that I a yacht I could use to sail around. I remember on 2009 Hermes introduced their amazing beautiful “The Wally WHY boat. “ Apparently last September Gucci introduced their Aquariva yacht.
The Aquariva by Gucci vessel is the exclusive made to order boat created in collaboration between Gucci, Riva, the iconic Italian boat-maker and one of the oldest and most celebrated boat-yard in the world and Officina Italiana Design the renowned boat design studio. Infusing their remarkable heritage with contemporary fashion vision Aquariva by Gucci boat is a model customized by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini. The model was designed to take part in activities marking Gucci’s 90th anniversary in 2011.
“ Frida Giannini, Gucci Creative Director, said, “Over the decades the iconic Riva boat has become without doubt one of the most evocative images of Italian style, sophistication and elegance. It is a symbol of a glamorous lifestyle that sparks fond memories of La Dolce Vita – a golden age when both Gucci and Riva attracted an enthusiastic following among the international jet set. It is therefore especially meaningful in Gucci’s 90th anniversary year to be able to recognize and celebrate the great traditions and values of both Gucci and Riva through the Aquariva by Gucci.”
Defining the Aquariva by Gucci is a fiberglass hull and detailing painted in Gucci’s own hue of glossy white, while Riva’s signature use of mahogany with classic varnish finish – twenty coats in all, ten by brushing, ten by spraying – is also the signature material for the cockpit and walking decks and awning cover hatch. The waterproof fabric covering the seats and sundeck features the emblematic Guccissima print, while the bed upholstery is defined by the beauty of Gucci white cotton. The iconic touch is provided by Gucci’s green-red-green web detailing which edges the floating line, perfectly complementing the unique green crystal windshield. Completing the Gucci customization is a series of exclusive Riva by Gucci accessories
The innovative two-speed electronic gear reveals all the power of the two 380-horsepower Yanmar engines, ensuring an exceptional performance, with a maximum speed of 41 knots and a 150-mile range at cruising speed.
The Aquariva by Gucci is exclusively available on a made-to-order basis through Riva’s dealer network.