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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! »

Saling on

Facts count more than words, and facts show that Rio Yachts is a great example of how with a good entrepreneurial vision it’s not only possible to survive through the storm, but it’s also possible to keep sailing on and improve along the way. From a sentimental point of view, the beautiful thing is that …

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 …

Schoolmates, Boatmates

Fifty years with Rio. My friendship with the family from Sarnico started many years before its business did. It started in school in Cremona (the famous Virgilio Secondary School), when I shared the desk with Carlo Scarani, brother of company’s founder Luigi, who was for many years in charge of design and engineering at Rio. …

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 …

At the helm of the boat

In the 70s my first boat was a Rio 410: a quick and fun way to enjoy the sea freely, and a great alternative to deckchair and umbrella. It was small and fast, with a comfortable sun deck made of mahogany. I could reach the rocks, the little hidden beaches; all I needed was a …

Positive balance at Rio

I started working for Rio in 1971 (40 years ago): I was the « baby », the youngest (just 14!). Here I learned everything I know today. I became part of a large family that made me (and saw me) grow as a person. Mainly, the person I looked up to, and who guided me in this …

The lake from the Lake

I must start by saying that, as much as I love the sea, I am not a « sea man ». But when I think or see a boat, I think of Rio in Sarnico. My first boat was a Rio, back when I moved to Lake Garda from my Tuscany. I bought it second-hand to try …

Sail and Fly

I always thought that there must be something special in the mind of who designs and builds aeroplanes. A special attention to details, that in other fields is – understandably- not so vital, like weight, its distribution, a material’s resistance, specification, connections, welding. This is why every time I see the name Rio I automatically …