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Miniature Riva-ish outboard

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Miniature Riva-ish outboard

Post by bparker » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:01 pm

Gentlemen, I have recently acquired a 12'6" Italian outboard with almost no paperwork and little history. I'm guessing 1960 +/- a few years. Camuffo is the maker. From what scant internet info I can find, Cantiere Camuffo is/are the oldest surviving boatbuilder(s) in the world, and the tenth oldest family operated business of any kind! I still couldn't find any examples of their older boats.
This little thing looks a lot like a pocket sized early Riva. Just cute as heck. As far as construction goes, it's got oak frames, and I think molded mahogany ply hull.
Anybody familiar with this maker or got any idea on value for this tiny boat?
The last body of water it was in was probably in northern Italy awhile back. It's a little dried up, but I think an easy restoration.
I'll try to post a few photos.
Sorry for using this forum and not being a real Riva, or having any connection to Chris Craft, but you guys really seem to know your stuff, and I have no idea where else to go. ANY feedback is welcome.
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Post by Don Ayers » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:42 am

I've sent a message to my Italian friends. Will post if they can help.

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Post by bparker » Sat Dec 19, 2009 8:32 pm

The Riva Scoiattolo looks very similar
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Post by Don Ayers » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:55 am

Here is a comment from RHS just sent to me:


Dear Don,
A series of boats like the one in your photos was built around 1958. Camuffo promised us some photos and a catalogue from their archives. Please tell your friend to be patient. With 600 years history on their shoulders they are allowed to be slow.
Mariella
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Post by jfrprops » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:46 am

Now THAT is a really COOL boat!!!!

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Post by bparker » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:15 am

Don, thank you so much for the update. I will wait patiently for whatever turns up. I must say, this site is wonderful, and the people who frequent it are among the most responsive enthusiasts in any group I know. Really, just wonderful!

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Post by bparker » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:10 pm

Hi Don, well.. six months have passed and I'm guessing the good folks at Camuffo may have forgotten about the request for info on the little outboard. I certainly do not want be pushy, but could a reminder hurt?
I really am not in any hurry, but it seemed that we were onto something there in January, and don't want to lose that little bit of momentum.
ANY info on the boat is more than I have now. Thanks, BP

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Post by Don Ayers » Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:38 pm

BP;

I would just reach out to Mariella directly on this boat.

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