The Riva Tritone hull 62 will be auctioned by RM auctions the 10th May in Monaco.
We restored this royal Riva a few years ago. It took a lot of patience to bring her back in excellent condition. Between 1950 and 1966 just about 257 Tritones were built. During the 60’s the Cote D’Azur was the place to be and a Riva the boat to be seen in.
This Riva boat must have received a lot off VIPs, celebrities and family members of the Grimaldi’s.
This Tritone was build in 1958 for the Prince and was always well taken care off by an engineer at Monaco Boat Service. Years later the Tritone was handed to the engineer who’d planned to take over the Riva. Unfortunately he didn’t have enough time and financial credit to restore her. And so on the Riva was sold to someone who wanted the Tritone for years. Even this client couldn’t fix the Tritone.
The boat was sold again, to the present Dutch owner. Since Prince Rainier & Grace Kelly the boat wasn’t used anymore. It was up to our firm Classic Boats Amsterdam to restore the royal Riva.