ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIFTY YEARS OF RIO WE ASKED TO FRIENDS JOURNALISTS, CUSTOMERS AND COLLABORATORS TO TELL WHAT IS RIO YACHTS FOR THEM. A COLLECTION IS BORN.

The Miraculous Fishing

“Searching” the corners of my mind for pleasant memorise, I remember the lovely moments I spent on Rio boats. I am happy to write these few lines for Anna, who is always in contact with our press office at Pesca in Mare, the magazine once edited by a great architect, the late Alessandro Magrini. Magrini …

The Cook an the Capitan

Humankind has always had the irrepressible instinct to explore the earth, the water and the air. Being able to walk, swim and fly is like setting free one’s primal instincts, to which Nature has associated different degrees of difficulty. To move on earth all we need is our feet; to move in the water we …

Loyalty Photo

In occasion of Rio’s 50th anniversary, I send photographic proof of my “life at sea”. A visual testimony that shows without any doubt my “loyalty to the brand”. As you can see, during the years I have not changed my course: I have kept buying Rio boats. Where do you find loyal clients like me? …

I'm a Rio Fan

It was an honour for me to be able to contribute for quite some time to Rio’s success. Mine is a testimony “from the good old days”! Yes, in 1979 we already were the best. And 30 years later I am still a fan, “GO RIO!”

"Rio Style"

At a time when many talk and very few act, when improvisation and superficiality prevail on experience, it’s a great consolation to be able to celebrate 50 years of activity of a company that started and remains to this day – despite evolving and expanding – a family-run business. I discovered RIO many years ago, …

Thank you Rio

Thank you Rio for making me appreciate and enjoy sailing with Rio 830 and Rio 12.90, and for allowing me to discover the Mediterranean: Greece, Tunisia, Libya, and Côte d’Azur. Many years have passed, but I still treasure the memories of the comfort and pleasure I got from sailing in your boats. I wish you …

Train to Rio

To go from Mantova to Milan you could (and still can) catch a train. On a train we used to go to the “Cattolica” University. Make plans – with Gigi and Anna – for the future. Go on holiday (Lake Fedaia, Rome and Assisi, directed by Don Carlo). Last stop (of the train): graduation. After …

I Had a Dream…

I’ve always loved the sea. I remember when I was young (1949), at the beginning of summer we used to pack and leave, on a truck powered by charcoal gas generator, for our holiday destination: the sea of Versilia. Often, sitting on the beach I would daydream of adventures at sea and of a mysterious …

Quotable Quotes

“The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them”. In occasion of the Rio’s 50th anniversary I like to remember this quote from Charles Bukowsky that makes me think of 25 years ago when as a …