Certificate no 2681
Status Archived


Function Leisure Craft
Subfunction Yacht
Location Germany
Vessel type Cutter
Archive reason Overseas Watch List
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required No


Builder Sibbick, Charles & Co, Cowes
Built in 1898
Hull material Wood
Rig Gaff Cutter
Number of decks 1
Number of masts 1
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Diesel
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
38.06 feet (11.60 m)
Breadth: Beam
8.53 feet (2.60 m)
5.58 feet (1.70 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed


RIVA is a yacht of timber construction built in 1898 by Charles Sibbick of Cowes Isle of Wight. She is fitted with a Lombardini diesel engine.

One of the last 13 remaining yachts built by Charles Sibbick in the world. Restored in fully authentic appearance. Hull with all original planks still intact.  Restoration started from a derelict hull in 1996 and was completed in 2002; she was restored to her original appearance and rig using only the same materials and fittings as built. 



Key dates

  • 1898

    Built by Charles Sibbick of Cowes Isle of Wight

  • 1996

    Found as derelict hull, restoration started

  • 2002

    Restoration completed

  • 2013

    Purchased by present owner

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