The windscreen, with it’s chrome plated frame, held the four glass pane sections but, as with later models this became a single wrap-around frame.
The chequered upholstery was trimmed with a yellow vinyl. Electronic gauges for engine revs, petrol reservoir and water temperature were introduced. The cockpit had a green removable canvas cover together with a removable frame – considered to be the forerunner of the hoods to be fitted to later Riva models.
A total of 257 boats were built between 1950 and 1966, and there were three versions in addition to the basic model. From 1954 it was fitted with twin Chris-Craft engines which were coupled to the Chris-O-Matic electrohydraulic controls.
The Super Tritone was slightly longer with more powerful engines; 21 were built between 1960 and 1963. The Tritone Cadillac, meanwhile, was powered by twin 250hp Cadillac engines; ten were built between 1956 and 1960.
The Tritone Aperto, upon which the Aquarama design drew directly, had an open sunbathing area at the stern.