The ‘Aquariva by Marc Newson’ was Marc's first fully realised nautical design. Drawing on the contemporary Aquariva and its predecessor of the 1960s, the glamorous Aquarama, Marc fused the classic Italian model with his streamlined and forward-looking style while preserving its characteristic features. His subtle yet distinctive innovations include the use of phenolic textile composite - a durable laminate made from linen and resin that made its first appearance in Marc's furniture designs in 2007 - in place of traditional mahogany for the deck; anodised aluminium for discreet hooks, cleats, handles, and holds; a streamlined instrument panel; and a wrap-around laminated windscreen made from a single sheet of glass. The modified interior - upholstered in a choice of bright bold colours including a vivid turquoise as an update of the Aquarama's original tone - includes separate driver and passenger seats, and a functional dining area. The ‘Aquariva by Marc Newson’ was custom-built in the original Riva boatyards in Italy.