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"Towed Back" By my Memories

« It was at the beginning of the 70s – when Rio was already a well known brand – that I, who didn’t belong to the boating world, became fascinated with that amazing new world. From an editorial point of view, my interest for Rio coincided with me discovering a new world: seas, rivers and lakes …

You Never Forget Your First Rio

In life, by chance or choice, to follow the customs or a family tradition, you may find yourself joining a club, an association, a supporters group, the local butterfly hunters team or the Chinese vase collectors. Maybe even a sect! In my case, despite being born in a place where the sea is not exactly …

…May the wind be at your back!

For the past 40 years, the boats that have come out of Rio’s shipyard have been the « tools » for my holidays, the milestones of my professional and personal life. My first Rio boat was a RIO 380, a reward from my parents for passing the anatomy exam – a real stumbling block during the first …

The Lady and the Lighthouse

For the past thirty years the sea has been the background of my photographs, therefore many of my adventures took place in the sea… there is one story in particular I like to tell, probably as a way to try and forget the panic that on that day twenty years ago, I have to admit, …

On the Sebino Lake

I met the Scaranis in Milan at the press conference for the presentation of the Rolls Rio, an elegant powerboat that made its début at the Genoa Boat Show in 1964. That year my curiosity forced me to go and see that boat as soon as I set foot at the Boat Show. What a …

The Rio model and Simonetta the model

I work, with alternating fortune, in the recreational boating world since 1984. I think that in the opinion of many in this business, I have kept working as a photographer by choice and as a journalist out of necessity, but I don’t mind. A few months after I started what feels like an endless journey …

I Think Rio

When I think of a Rio Yacht I inevitably think of Italian entrepreneurs. Because Rio’s history is so similar to the history of Italy and of all those people who believe in what they do. Entrepreneurs with small, medium and large businesses of all sorts, all working with the same spirit: Entrepreneurs with a capital …

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? …

First is was Anna

It started with Anna. Anna Scarani. I met her for business purposes when I followed recreational boating. I was shy back then. And didn’t know much about boats. I was impressed immediately by Anna’s kindness but mainly by the friendly atmosphere that she is able to create when talking to someone. She doesn’t deal with …