From aircraft manufacturer to boat builder:
Luigi and Anna Scarani found the shipyard.

The Rio Espera is the first motorboat, made of mahogany, to be launched on the market.

The Rio Colorado follows shortly after.


Participation in the first boat fair.


Spanish King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia at Rio.


The Rolls-Rio is the iconic model from an exclusive collaboration with Rolls Royce.


From wood to plastic: the Rio 310 is born and over 50,000 pieces are produced.


The construction of wooden motor boats is discontinued.

The 80s

Anna Scarani employs her network for social engagement and also collects money from celebrities such as Luciano Pavarotti.


European meeting with 440 dealers.


Rio develops "Defense and Patrol Boats."


Rio introduces the hard top with the 12.9 and 16.9 models.


Piergiorgio takes over the company from his father as CEO.


Founder Luigi Scarani passes away.


The 50th anniversary of Rio Yachts SRL.


Rio Yachts celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Rio still exports to France, the USA, and the United Arab Emirates, entering new markets such as Spain and Germany.


Rio Classic Boats go online and become home to all owners and lovers of the legendary Rio legends. On Lake Garda we produce video recordings that have never been seen before: Rio Colorado, Rio Espera and Rio Colorado Grand Tourismo in full swing.


At the "Interboot" on Lake Constance, Rio classics are present at a trade fair for the first time in almost 50 years.


The CEO of Rio Yachts Piergiorgio Scarani - son of the company founder Luigi Scarani - will be at the largest of its kind in the world, the "BOOT" in Düsseldorf. 250,000 people visit the fair. The feedback from visitors to the Rio Classic Boats stand in Hall 3 is overwhelming.

Sommer 2024

World premiere! For the first time this year there is a Rio Club event: For August we are currently preparing a three-day program on Lake Garda for all Rio friends. With the old Rio legends on the lake, lunch & dinner at selected locations, golf & wine tastings - and exciting conversations among like-minded people. There will be more information soon!