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Portofino

1969 Riva Aquarama

THE INFO

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MAKE/MODEL

1969 Riva Aquarama

ENTRY CLASS

Wood Boat Post 1965

HOME PORT

Homewood, California

THE OWNERS

Jeffrey & Linda Peterson

THE HISTORY

Riva Aquarama Hull #313 was originally delivered in 1969 to Colin Will in the city of Lausanne, Lake Geneva Switzerland and was given the name Erue.  Sometime after 1969 the boat was used extensively in the Mediterranean in Monaco.  In 1982 this piece of Italian art was one of the early Riva’s brought over to the United States to Lake Tahoe by Dick Clark of Sierra Boat.  At the special request of Nancy Mueller and her husband, Dick Clark located this very special Riva for the Mueller’s.  The boat was restored and renamed Nancy and spent the past thirty plus years on Lake Tahoe.  Mrs. Mueller in 2015 decided to part with Nancy and asked her long-time boat restorer Tony Brown to find her a good home.  Tony contacted his friend and fellow Minnesotan who was looking for a Riva Aquarama.  After a very brief phone call, the sale was completed!  Jeff & Linda commissioned Northwest Classic Boat to fully restore their newly named Riva, Portofino in May of 2015.  Per Jeff, her name was the easy part.  Linda and Jeff had recently completed a trip to Monaco and Portofino to celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary.  Given the boats history on the Mediterranean along with the majestic beauty of Portofino, her new name was born. In 2016, Portofino was awarded 1st in Class, Best Riva of Show and Best of Show over 23ft.

UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS

Series II boat with a Series III bottom.

THE AWARDS

Best of Show Over 23ft and Best Riva of Show in 2016

ACBS CHAPTER

Lake Tahoe/Northern California

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