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Go where Rio takes you

Rio: the ability and the pride to always look forward, combined with the satisfaction and pleasure of looking back at a wake that is now 50 years long and tells the story of one of the most beautiful adventures of Italian boating industry. No need for me to say that Rio represents one of the …

RIO VIPS: So many lovely people

Meeting Gianna Nannini During a lovely summer in the 80s… As a consequence of her huge success, thanks to the hit « America » that really launched her career, the singer Gianna Nannini was contacted by Piaggio in Pontedera to promote the RIO/Piaggio 400 Jet model, a powerboat with a water-jet engine made by Piaggio. The singer …

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 …

Passing the Baton

A 50-year anniversary is a great achievement, especially in the nautical world, and I was delighted to accept Anna Scarani’s invitation and to offer my contribution to this celebration; it’s a real pity that Luigi Scarani, the « Dottore », could not celebrate his shipyard’s important birthday in such a perfect location: the Genoa Boat Show. This …

A Nice Story

When a journalist is asked to celebrate a 50th anniversary in his professional capacity, it can mean three things: first, that journalist himself has been around the block quite a few times; second, that in this world full of drama, catastrophes and wars there are still reasons to rejoice, and the celebration of someone’s success …

Rio on Video

I’ve been a « Rio man ». Not the one on TV advertising the brand of tuna that goes by the same name and used to be more famous, I mean Nautica Rio, with its shipyard, headquarters and family villa in Sarnico on Lake Iseo, near Bergamo. Oh God! Should I say « I have been »? Or would …

Proud

It is a reason of great pride for me to have been one of the first people to realise the scope and the potential of your Company. I wish you all the best and yet more success in future.

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 …

Touring with Rio

After serving in the military, in 1973 I started studying at the university in Milan, my city, and during the week my brother let me crash at the flat he shared with a friend. Financially I survived, like many in my situation, thanks to the help of my parents and a few little jobs here …