Rio Classic Boats - Rolls-Rio


The "Rolls-Rio" is the most prestigious boat in the Rio range and results from a cooperation agreement with the English Rolls-Royce company.

The "Rolls-Rio" is based on the "Rio Espera" as well as the "Rio Real“
and is powered by a Rolls-Royce engine with 240 hp.

The "Rolls-Rio" is 6.7 m. long, with two folding front seats and a bench at the rear.
Every conceivable extra is included as standard.

The Rolls-Royce engine has one rather unusual characteristic: Before starting the engine, the oil pressure has to be built up manually by activating a pump installed in the cockpit. Failure to do this, results in the engine breaking down immediately as the valves do not work properly.

The very first version of the Rolls-Rio had a built-in vinyl record player for 45 records, followed by a black and white television.

The "Rolls-Rio" and its 2-engine sister "Real" were not produced for long and these models did not feature in the final years of Rio's wooden boat era.

Four Rolls-Rio have been identified as in existence today. The first was reported in Sweden, the second was found in France, the third was reported by its owner from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the fourth again from Sweden.

Standard configuration

  • Anchor with cable
  • Gas suction device for engine compartment
  • Fuel dipstick
  • Flagpole
  • Rio flag
  • 2 Marine batteries
  • Spark plug wrench
  • Ritchie compass
  • Retractable soft top in white
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Searchlight
  • Oil filters
  • Gasoline auxiliary filter
  • Boat cradle
  • Position lamps
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Onboard instruments:
  • Ammeter
  • Tachometer with operating hour meter
  • Oil pressure gauge
  • Water temperature display
  • Electric fuel indicator
  • Folding seats
  • Backrest with fold-out tables with mirror
  • Automatic drainage valve
  • Rope
  • Silencer
  • Radio
  • Rear view mirror
  • Tarpaulin
  • Electric horn