Ferruccio Lamborghini Speed Boat Restored with Twin V-12 Engines

By Matthew Askari | October 13, 2013
The sporty Riva Aquarama once owned and piloted by Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the celebrated sports car brand, has been restored 45 years after it was first commissioned. Lamborghini's boat was hidden away under a tarp for years, remaining idle. A Dutch Riva collector had tracked the boat down, and commissioned Riva World to restore the iconic sport boat.
During numerous trips to the Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum in Italy, the owner of Riva World, Sandro Zani, documented details of the original boat before beginning the restoration. One of the boat's original engines was on display, but couldn't be acquired for sale. "That is why we bought two other V12 engines, one of which in the U.S., and converted them so they would be fully suitable for use in a boat," said Zani. The two 4.0-liter engines make a total of 700 hp. The wooden hull was meticulously repaired, undergoing a thorough sanding process, with 25 separate coats applied to help restore the Aquarama's original glory.
The Ferruccio Lamborghini Speed Boat performed a few test runs in the Netherlands, before being transported to Italy. Riva World says the boat has a top speed of 48 knots, or about 55 mph. You can also check out the video below to learn more.

Source: Riva World