Macatawa Bay Boat Works Restoration 

1965 Riva Super Ariston

The Super Ariston differed from the standard Ariston model because it was about a foot longer depending on year and had generally a larger horse power engine.  There were only 181 Super Aristons produced between 1960 and 1974 compared to 804 standard Ariston models produced between 1950 and 1972.  This Super has a length overall of 22.1 feet. 

This is a remarkably well preserved Super Ariston with low original hours (less than 350 hours) original Riva-Chrysler 413 V-8 engine with dual quad intake (dual four barrel carburetors).  It was originally purchased new by the Morton Salt family for use on at their home on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. 

We are in the process of building multiple coats of varnish over the entire boat. 

When varnish work is complete, it will be reassembled with other components being restored to show quality including rebuilt engine and mechanicals, new interior, rechromed hardware everything to make a complete show quality boat that is turn-key and ready for enjoyment.  This Super Ariston is for sale as a completed restoration project.  Please contact Jon Reus at email: or telephone 269-857-4556 to inquire for more information or click here to view listing on our brokerage page. 

Please check back for more progress photos as the restoration continues...


Macatawa Bay Boat Works, Inc.
297 S. Maple Street  Saugatuck, MI 49453
Phone:  (269) 857-4556  Fax: (269) 857-4218

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