Riva’s story started in 1842 with the sudden storm that hit Lake Iseo. The local fishermen were left ravaged as all their boats were destroyed. This was a bad storm that Sarnico, Italy had ever seen. But as we always say, ‘There is a reason behind everything that happens!!’ A young craftsman, Pietro Riva, came forward to repair the vessels. He had just moved from Laglio, Near Coma, but in no time won the trust and hearts of the locals in Sarnico. This was the beginning of the making of two legends – Pietro Riva and the ‘Riva Yachts’.