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2016 Riva Rivarama Super

Beaufort, North Carolina



The 44’ Rivarama Super is the 21st century version of the classic Riva Aquarama, built between 1962 and 1996 in Sarnico, Italy, by the famed Carlo Riva, who was inspired by American-built muscle cars and Chris Craft boats. Its sleek lines, fine craftsmanship, and speed attracted the attention of wealthy businessmen, royalty, and Hollywood stars including Brigittte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Sean Connery, and George Clooney, and has become a status symbol of a luxury lifestyle that spans the test of time.

This 2016 44’ Rivarama Super is a mid-sized open cruiser, with twin 800 hp MAN engines allowing for 32 knots cruising speed, perfect for a daytrip with friends, or a romantic getaway with your loved one. She features two large sun pads, perfect for lounging, ample seating, a wet bar including a sink, refrigerator box, icemaker, and even a grill. Unique to this yacht is an upgraded retractable bimini, custom cockpit enclosure and helm A/C unit, offering the captain a welcome respite from the heat at the helm. There is access to a small captain’s cabin, complete with a head, which would also work perfectly as a kid’s bunk. With one luxurious master cabin below, it is known as a “floating suite”, that offers luxurious amenities, including cozy salon seating, a functional galley with a stovetop and microwave oven, ample storage space, and a stylish and spacious master head.

Some functional upgrades have been made, including sturdier handrails and non-skid on the bow, making this Riva Rivarama Super a perfect choice for a safety conscious yachtsman who still wants the style and performance of a “Ferrari on the Sea”.

True to the Riva luxury experience, some decadent features include a champagne and flute chiller, Bose sound system, silver-plated Riva-branded cutlery, four place settings of Richard Ginori porcelain china, glasses for 12, two sets of monogrammed linens, and a custom embroidered suitcase.

This 2016 Rivarama Super has low hours, been professionally maintained, and just completed her 1,000-hour service on both engines, as well as generator and turbo overhauls.  She is currently located in Beaufort, NC, but has plans to return to Florida in time for the Palm Beach Boat Show. She is turnkey and ready for her next owner now.


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Blue Oceans Yachting.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: St. Peter
Make: Riva
Model: Rivarama Super
Year: 2016
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Riva
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: XFARRRC4I516
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 230.16 mi


Length: 44 ft / 13.41 m
Length Overall: 43'11 ft / 13.39 m
Waterline Length: 36'5 ft / 11.10 m
Beam: 12'9 ft / 3.89 m
Range: 755'1 ft / 230.16 m
Max Draft: 3'5 ft / 1.04 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'2 ft / 1.88 m
Dry Weight: 34,259.84 lb
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: R6-800 CRM
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 800hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: R6-800 CRM
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 800hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,600hp
Cruising Speed: 32 kn
Maximum Speed: 38 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 383 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 53 gal


Maximum Number Of Passengers: 10
Heads Count: 1
Total Liferaft Capacity: 10
Drive Type: V
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Cuddy Cabin
More Info : Manufacturer Website

Detailed Description

Updates and Upgrades

The previous owner removed the slippery varnished mahogany and replaced it with non-skid coated custom fiberglass panels, making the bow a more practical and safe space for docking, mooring, and anchoring maneuvers. He also added taller, sturdier hand-rails to make the journey from the cockpit to the bow easier and safer for guests, while taking great care to maintain the esthetics of the yacht. To create a more comfortable, temperature-controlled helm, a custom enclosure was designed and fabricated, and a helm air conditioning unit was installed. St. Peter has been lovingly cared for and all services are up to date, including the 1,000-hour service on both engines, and overhauls on the turbos and generator. (January 20th, 2023)

  • Custom non-skid bow deck area – installed by previous owner
  • Custom stainless bow rails – installed by previous owner
  • Custom polycarbonate enclosure and helm air conditioning unit – installed by previous owner
  • Custom heavy duty retractable Sunbrella bimini top – installed by previous owner
  • Engine maintenance and services up to date, including 1,000-hour service on both engines
  • Low hours on engines
  • Bottom painted and new zincs installed Winter 2021



“St. Peter” is powered by her reliable twin MAN 800 hp diesel engines and ZF transmissions and cruises at 32 knots, topping out at 38 knots. Electric hatches under the sun pads in the aft of the cockpit open for ease of access for maintenance. She is powered by a Kohler 8.5 KW 60 hertz (US Spec) generator. Impeccably maintained, she just completed her 1,000-hour service on both engines on January 20th, 2023, a near $40,000 value.

  • (2) MAN D2876LE426 800 hp
  • Kohler 8.5 KW 60 hz generator
  • Racor fuel/ water separators for main engines and generator
  • Bow thruster
  • Trim tabs
  • Twin Disc steering system


Deck Equipment

The previous owner improved upon the practicality and safety of the original Riva bow design by removing the slippery varnished mahogany and placing it with non-skid coated custom fiberglass panels, as well as adding taller, sturdier hand-rails, making the journey from the cockpit to the bow easier and safer for guests. Large matching sun-pads on the aft deck make for comfortable lounging. Beneath them is the engine compartment, accessible by electric actuators that raise and lower the sun-pads. On the transom, you will find the shore power hook up, line storage, and hot/cold freshwater shower to rinse off with. Boarding is a breeze with a retractable hydraulic teak passerelle, controlled at the helm. The hydraulic swim ladder, located just below the waterline, makes getting into and out of the water effortless.

  • Stainless-steel bow rails - installed by previous owner
  • Bensenzoni hydraulic teak passerelle with handrail and stainless-steel stanchions (previous owner upgraded hand rope and fittings)
  • Hydraulic stainless steel swim ladder
  • Recessed freshwater hot/cold shower on aft deck
  • Teak swim platform and cockpit
  • (6) Stainless-steel docking cleats (2) forward, (2) mid-ship, (2) aft
  • Courtesy lighting
  • Lofrans 12 V DC windlass
  • 35 lb polished steel plow anchor
  • 150’ of ¼’ galvanized anchor chain


Helm/ Cockpit

As you board "St. Peter", walk past the massive twin sun pads, and enter her climate-controlled cockpit area, you have excellent visibility all around, and a variety of comfortable seating options. A folding dinette table sits between two L-shaped sofas to port and starboard, which together, comfortably seat 4-6 individuals. A small refrigerator, ice machine, and access to the helm AC unit are all found to port as you move ahead. Your access to the crew/guest rooms is on the starboard side, followed by an electric grill and hand sink, and two sizable storage lockers below. The ship's electronics and controls are centrally located, and her helm chair can be adjusted to accommodate up to (3) adults. Forward and to port is the cabin entrance, and overhead is a custom heavy-duty retractable bimini top made of Sunbrella.

  • Garmin Electronics package
  • Expandable helm seat – seating for up to 3 adults
  • (2) L-shaped sofas – seating for 4-6 adults
  • Folding dinette table
  • Electric Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Crew quarter access
  • Custom heavy duty retractable Sunbrella bimini top – installed by previous owner
  • Rigid polycarbonate cockpit enclosure – installed by previous owner
  • Helm 16,000 BTU air conditioning unit – installed by previous owner

Salon Main Cabin

Adjacent to the galley, on the starboard side, is the salon area complete with a small settee and table -  a cozy place to enjoy a cocktail with your loved one afterhours. Her roomy interior (6 ft. 2 in. headroom) is cooled by 23,000 BTU’s of air-conditioning and features a full A/V package with a flat screen TV, Blu-ray, and Bose surround sound stereo. Included in the sale is the original Riva silver-plated cutlery, four place settings of Richard Ginori porcelain china, glasses for 12, and two sets of monogrammed linens. The china and stemware are stowed in custom cabinet areas, and the cutlery has its own upholstered drawer. With one master cabin, the Rivarama Super was crafted as a romantic “floating suite” for a couple with the comfort and timeless elegance only found in the Riva brand. The “night area” features plenty of storage for personal belongings, including hanging lockers with floor to ceiling mirrors, (8) overhead storage cabinets, and a large slide out drawer under the berth where the Riva embroidered suitcase can be stored. The head is both functional and spacious with a separate head and stand-up shower stall, and classically modern in design with a glass and stainless-steel recessed sink and teak flooring in the shower.

  • Wine and glass chiller
  • Riva branded silverware, stemware, china, linens, and suitcase
  • Island Queen berth
  • Flat screen TV and Bose surround sound
  • Separate head and shower stall



The AC/DC breaker panel is immediately to port as you first enter the main cabin, followed by a large hanging locker and galley. The galley is equipped with elegant and efficient appliances including:

  • GE microwave oven
  • Bosch 2-burner cook-top
  • Gagganeau electric grill (cockpit)
  • Ice maker
  • Refrigeration: 2 x Frigonautica cold plate beverage cooler (1 inside and 1 in cockpit)
  • Built-in wine and glass chiller
  • Overhead storage
  • Exhaust fan
  • 110 V outlet


Safety Equipment

  • Life Rafts: 2 x 6-person Eurovinal valise packed life rafts
  • Life Ring: 24” in crew storage area
  • Life Jackets: 6 x Type 1 life jackets with reflective material
  • Fire System: Fire Boy Automatic
  • Fire Extinguishers: 5 x hand-held (4 x KIDDE, 1 x AMEREX)



  • Garmin 8512 MFD Chart plotter, sounder, radar
  • Garmin handheld VHF radio
  • Garmin autopilot smart pump
  • Garmin GHC10 digital speed, depth, and temp
  • (3) MAN digital engine displays: 2 engine screens and 1 ships monitoring screen
  • Ritchie compass
  • Samsung flatscreen (Salon)
  • Bose surround sound system
  • Navigation lights
  • Horn

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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