“Riva In The Movie” – A Short Film on Luxury Riva Yachts

“Riva In The Movie” – A Short Film on Luxury Riva Yachts

Riva In The Movie


A tribute to the power of imagination and human talent


“Riva In The Movie” short film premiered last week at the 77thVenice International Film Festival.

Starring acclaimed Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino, the short film pays homage to Riva Yachts’ unique relationship with the magic world of film.

Riva classic yachts have been admired on the big screen for more than 77 years, in over 39 films: from classic blockbusters to major Italian hits like Mambo, La Baia di Napoli and Il Sorpasso, and from the James Bond saga and to action movies like Nikita or Men in Black.

“Riva In The Movie” was shot entirely in Venice, against the backdrop of landmark sites like Piazza San Marco, Rialto bridge, the Lido, and the Palazzo del Cinema. Created by Armando Testa and directed by Federico Brugia, it takes you on an emotional journey through the canals and wonders of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Scroll down to enjoy the full Riva In The Movie,  a short film dedicated to the magical power of imagination and human talent.


Bringing 175 Years of Yachting Heritage

Riva Yachts builds world-class sportfly, open, and flybridge luxury fiberglass yachts for sale ranging from 27 to 110 feet. Since 2018, Executive Yacht is proud to be the exclusive Riva Yachts dealer in Canada, bringing 175 years of luxury yachting history to Canadian boaters.

Riva Yachts was founded in 1842 by Pietro Riva, who opened the historic yard in the small town of Sarnico at the coast of Lake Iseo, which remains to date fully operational. There, he launched the first Riva creations, a craft of outstanding personality and class even in those times. Riva Yachts rapidly gained an excellent reputation, and the yard continued to flourish.

In the 1930s, when the business was managed by Pietro’s grandson Serafino, the company was a leading manufacturer of small racing boats. 

During the 1950s, Serafino’s son, Carlo, transformed the business. Carlo Riva’s talent and passion turned the brand into one of the brightest stars in the nautical firmament. Riva yachts attracted the celebrities of the day and became a status symbol for luxury design and lifestyle. Under Carlo Riva’s direction, some of the most iconic Riva yacht models were introduced, including the legendary Riva “Aquarama” model boat.

Joining the Ferretti Group in 2000, Riva Yachts shipyards in Sarnico, La Spezia, and Ancona continue to be a legend not only in the yachting world but also in the global luxury industry. 

A synonym for craftsmanship, unmatchable quality, and innovative design, every Riva yacht has its own personality, with an exclusive layout, sophisticated styling, and unmistakable performance.

In 2014, Riva Yachts signaled its return to the megayacht sector, with the launch of the new Riva Superyachts division, based at the Ancona Shipyard. The dream of creating steel and aluminium displacement Riva Superyachts is inspired by Carlo Riva’s very own ambitions and restless spirit to reach new horizons.

Since 2018, Executive Yacht, Canada’s leading luxury yacht brokerage firm, is honored to be the exclusive Riva yachts dealer across Canada. 

Visit our Riva Yachts brand showroom to discover the stunning fleet of new Riva yachts for sale, and contact us for pricing and delivery information.