Description: Carlo Riva was honoured to receive an order for a Riva Tritone from H.H. Prince Rainier and the Monegasque Royal Family. In 1958 Riva started the construction of the Riva Tritone. The superb wooden boat with two fully powered Chris Craft engines was delivered to the Monegasque Royal Family, who called it "VIA". Now, it is available as a FULLY ASSEMBLED model ready to be proudly display as a piece of history. Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings and original plan. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. This beautiful model of the Riva Triton was built using western red cedar and mahogany. There are multiple tones of wood decking on the bow. You can find exquisite details from the leather works to all the realistic gauges. All fittings such as windshield frame, wiper, navigation lights, mirror, and flag pole are made of stainless steel. The cockpit has two hand stitched individual leather seats as well as a rear passenger seat. The swimming platform also comes with stainless steel hand rails. The model rests on a wooden stand for easy display.