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"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, …

Rio: The evolution of the species

When one talks about Rio, one talks about the history of Italian boating. I have known the Sacrani family for almost forty years now, since we started « playing » at testing boats that nowadays would be considered tiny, built following the dream of giving a boat to every Italian family. I remember the thermoplastic materials, that …

Flying above the waves

I have always been passionate about aeroplanes. This is probably why as a child I was fascinated by the name « Avionautica Rio ». I started visiting boat shows in the early days, first in Milan, my city, at the Idroscalo where the on-water testing took place; then in Genoa, where as Paolo Conte says (in the …

Two different Rios

There are two different Rios (both with a capital R). There is Rio de Janeiro with its famous carnival and Rio in Sarnico with its famous fleet of small and large boats. They have in common the joy with which they do what they do. On one side the desire to party, on the other …

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 …

Born under the sign of boating

The Scarani family entered the boating industry at the same time as we launched the magazine « Nautica », born from Carlo Marincovich and Mario Sonnino’s idea, put together from a journalistic point of view by Vincenzo Zaccagnino, and reinforced over the years by the person who is writing. We created a completely new type of magazine, …

50 Years of "Family Passion"

My passion for boats started about twenty years ago. At the time, I was working on a tourist resort project on Lake Garda and I met the owner of a shipyard who, even if I wasn’t planning to, talked me into buying a RIO 750. Water – and everything to do with it – has …

Rio, my First Love

My earliest memory is in connection with the « a boat for everyone » campaign: the famous little boats made in ABS and produced in large numbers. On Monday mornings we picked up the piles of orders that the retailers from Milan had left with the receptionist on Sunday. I remember the train wagons booked for destinations …

Three Words « Ad Personam »

…Rio, me too… three words that probably… no, for sure, describe me as a person, as a professional, an enthusiast, a friend, part of a family… I could write and write to explain how and why I am so fond of this brand and these people, but instead I prefer to tell briefly my story… …