The timeless workshop
The Sarnico shipyard, created in 1842 on Lake Iseo in the heart of Franciacorta, is where it all started, from the construction of the legendary wooden hulls to the current yachts, from 8 to 21 metres.
Sarnico is also home to Riva Classiche, the new Riva division that brings together the inimitable heritage and know-how of Riva RAM, created in 1957, and the unrivalled assortment offered by Marina Riva, the exclusive retailer of original accessories and spare parts for vintage Riva powerboats.
The heart of the shipyard is the office of Engineer Carlo Riva, called “la Plancia”: he planned it considering not only the design, but above all its functionality. For this reason, the studio is located in the centre of the depot’s large vault, with an arch 40 metres wide supported by two other lateral pillars, which also support two overhead cranes, each of which is capable of lifting yachts weighing over 20 tonnes.
The daring and futuristic architecture of this office, protected along with the entire shipyard by the Environmental Heritage Department, is still permeated today by the genius of its creator.