1959 RIVA TRITONE
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Make: 1959 Riva
Engine: Crusader x2 – 8cyl x2 – 220hp x 2
Concours Catagory: Riva & International
Having his eye on the American market, he brought this Tritone, No. 89 to the Miami Boat Show in 1959. It was a huge success and 11 boats were sold at that show. But this Tritone, after a number of years, sadly fell into disrepair, and neglect took its terrible toll. After acquiring the boat, Clay and Patty Thompson took on this painstaking five-year restoration of Thunderball and applying quality and correctness to every detail of this fabulous craft.
Thunderball features twin engines, a hidden full Egyptian Cotton Convertible top and was the first boat to have the eye-catching Zebra print interior, yes, it too is factory correct!