Best of the Best 2011: Production Boats: Riva Aquariva by Gucci

  • Riva Aquariva by Gucci

    The limited-edition Riva Aquariva by Gucci (+39.0543.787.511, www.riva-yacht.com) is a sharply dressed version of the lithe, 33-foot cruiser that the Italian boat maker introduced in 2001. As part of her company’s 90th-anniversary celebration this year, Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini gave the boat a makeover that included a glossy white hull, a mahogany-lined cockpit, a mahogany deck, and cockpit and sundeck seats covered with white waterproof fabric embossed with Gucci’s signature Guccissima pattern. A green-and-red stripe along the waterline complements the green tint of the crystal-glass windshield.

    The Aquariva by Gucci can match its appearance with its performance. It has a range of 150 nautical miles when cruising at 36 knots.

    The 187-foot yacht marks another avant-garde design approach for the Dutch shipyard…
    Photo by Ghislain Dussart/ Gamma-Rapho/GettyImages
    After a spring and early summer of admiring Rivas and Chris-Crafts at events from Lake Tahoe, Calif...
    The ketch is equipped with all the amenities necessary to guarantee smooth sailing…
    The forthcoming marina will accommodate up to 50 superyachts…
    After a seven-month wait for permission, Numarine’s 78-foot Flybridge yacht crossed in four hours…
    The megayacht includes spacious living areas, a swimming pool, a helipad, and more…
    Photo by Ghislain Dussart/ Gamma-Rapho/GettyImages
    From Rivas to Chris-Crafts, we take a closer look at classic wooden boats and their famous owners...
    The most compact three-person sub is also the only one that can be upgraded to dive deeper…
    The 144-foot yacht includes a spacious master suite, private balcony, and beautiful kitchen…
    Cruise the Galápagos Islands before heading to South America, Central America, or Antarctica…
    The 187-foot yacht marks another avant-garde design approach for the Dutch shipyard…
    Photo by Ghislain Dussart/ Gamma-Rapho/GettyImages
    After a spring and early summer of admiring Rivas and Chris-Crafts at events from Lake Tahoe, Calif...
    The ketch is equipped with all the amenities necessary to guarantee smooth sailing…
    The forthcoming marina will accommodate up to 50 superyachts…
    After a seven-month wait for permission, Numarine’s 78-foot Flybridge yacht crossed in four hours…
    The megayacht includes spacious living areas, a swimming pool, a helipad, and more…
    Photo by Ghislain Dussart/ Gamma-Rapho/GettyImages
    From Rivas to Chris-Crafts, we take a closer look at classic wooden boats and their famous owners...
    The most compact three-person sub is also the only one that can be upgraded to dive deeper…
    The 144-foot yacht includes a spacious master suite, private balcony, and beautiful kitchen…
    Cruise the Galápagos Islands before heading to South America, Central America, or Antarctica…