Marc Newson teams up with Riva to create the $1.5million 1960’s inspired mini-yacht


Renowned Australian designer, Marc Newson has decided to lend his design touch to a powerboat. And the company to reap the rewards of the designer’s artistic rendition is the Italian company Riva. The designer’s offering is a unique 1960’s inspired vessel complete with a fake mahogany deck and loud turquoise accents. Newson’s aim while designing this powerboat was to Newson’s intent was to capture and update the glamour of Riva’s mid-century boats. Newson’s model has a sleek Micarta deck (the fake wood), and instead of traditional chrome, hooks and handles are made of anodized aluminum. But just because there is fake wood, don’t expect this high-end designer power boat’s price to be low. All set to set you back by a cool $1.5million, this powerful mini-yacht is for the select few people of power only.

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A limited edition offering, this mini-yacht will be sold through New York’s Gagosian Gallery this fall.
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[Fastcompany]