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THUNDERBALL

1959 RIVA TRITONE

THE INFO

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THE OWNERS

Clay Thompson
Altus, Oklahoma

THE SPECS

Make: 1959 Riva
Model: Tritone
Length: 27′
Engine:  Crusader x2 – 8cyl x2 – 220hp x 2
Hull #TR089
Concours Catagory: Riva & International

 

THE FIND

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.

THIS TRITONE

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!

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