In its heyday the mahogany Riva motor launch was the Ferrari of the waves, the epitome of the Dolce Vita lifestyle under the Mediterranean sunshine – check out Jackie Kennedy taking a ride on one below.

Brigitte Bardot, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Aristotle Onassis and Gianni Agnelli all owned one.

Italian motorcycle magnate Count Domenico Agusta’s 1970 Riva motor launch

So did aristocratic Italian motorcycle magnate Count Domenico Agusta, head of the MV Agusta marque.

The Count’s personal Riva Super Aquarama built in 1970 is now being offered for sale by Kidston of Geneva at about $440,000.

Both Riva and MV Agusta continue to make extremely desirable machines today, but the convergence of the two legendary Italian names make this a steal at any price….

[via JustLuxe]

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