Riva Aquarama 27 foot.

Possibly the most famous wooden boat worldwide, the Aquarama was an intricate design with a ground breaking approach to both comfort and quality.

She was designed with a bizarre frame set up ranging from 6 inches and up, most likely to accommodate the running gear of the time.

This version has all frames spaced at 18″ and the double stringers for twin V8 installation! Each frame has its own full size plan so NO LOFTING required! 3D models are also provided as a visual aid in examining the construction. This version is from the original sheet plans and a full size building jig is also included.

Builders may also scale down the plans to create a proportionally smaller craft, even down to model size, say 1:10.

Floors and cockpits are full defined as is the anchor well, rear sun lounge, transom and rear deck skid.

It’s a very seaworthy and proven hull for those looking to build a large offshore boat for friends and family. I can’t see any advantage in trying to replicate the vessel historically as fittings and hardware if sourced would be overly priced and ill-fitting. At 27 feet a single Mercruiser coupled to a Bravo II should be ample to launch and power this proven hull. Please email us for inquiries regarding custom stringers, transoms and swim platforms.

For those looking to buy rather than build, David Pearce restorer and builder in Portugal is onto his second Riva, this one at full size 27 feet and ready to be optioned up. Please follow the link to Davids website, Wooden Boat Workshop https://www.woodenboatworkshop.com/


Build Images 23 and 27 Aquarama



USD $350