Our History

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Under the same family ownership structure since 1979, RIVA Motorsports & Marine has grown from a "mom & pop shop" to a two-story, 5-building powersports superstore, recognized both locally and internationally as the premier source for personal watercraft performance parts and accessories.

Our primary superstore, located in Pompano Beach, FL, USA, offers sales, parts, and service for Yamaha, Honda, Sea-Doo, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Can-Am, and KTM products. Our second store, located in Key Largo, FL, USA, offers sales, parts, and service for Yamaha, Suzuki, Sea•Doo, Kawasaki, Sailfish, Southwind, Carolina Skiff, Vespa, and Piaggio products. Our newest store, located in Cutler Bay (Miami), FL, offers sales, parts, and service or Yamaha, Sea-Doo, Suzuki, Can-Am, Sailfish, Southwind, Carolina Skiff, and Kymco products.

Along with our complete line of RIVA Racing PWC Performance Products & Accessories, we offer custom built modified craft for the serious enthusiast or racer. Our strong line of performance products has helped our in-house pro's, as well as many others, capture over 40 National & World Titles, as well as a World Water Speed Record.

If ever you're in the area, please be sure to stop by and see our newly expanded facilities in Pompano Beach, Cutler Bay, or Key Largo, Florida.

Thanks and ride safe!
- RIVA Motorsports

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1979

After moving down from New Jersey Steve & Lynn Bamdas open a small business in Pompano Beach, Florida. Showing their passion for motorsports they name it Lambretta South after the Lambretta scooter line.

Product Lines: Lambretta Mopeds & Motorscooters; Kody Karts; Manco Go Karts.

  

1983

Lambretta picks up Yamaha's venerable 'Riva' scooter line and adopts the name to become RIVA World.

Products, Brands or Lines: Yamaha 'Riva' Scooters; Negrini Mopeds; Batavus Mopeds; Malaguti Mopeds; Murrey Puch Mopeds; Motron Mopeds; Carter Go Karts; Manco Go Karts; Kody Karts; Yamaha Racing Carts.

1984

It didn't take long to run out of room with so many lines of scooters and karts. RIVA World needed a bigger facility. A large piece of property was available just blocks down the road. The family knew this was their passion and so construction began. The new larger showroom, parts department and service center allow gave RIVA the room needed to become one of the top dealers in south Florida.

Product Lines: Yamaha 'RIVA' Scooters; Negrini Mopeds; Batavus Mopeds; Malaguti Mopeds; Murrey Puch Mopeds; Motron Mopeds; Carter Go Karts; Manco Go Karts; Kody Karts; Yamaha Racing Carts.

1987

Soon after moving into their new and larger facility Yamaha approached RIVA World with an exciting proposition. Sell WaveRunners (sit down pwc) in a stand-up dominated market. It didn't take long before RIVA World made both the WaveRunner 500 and WaveJammer huge successes! In no time RIVA becomes the top WaveRunner dealer.

Product Lines: Yamaha "RIVA" Scooters, Puch Mopeds, General Mopeds, General Bicycles, Carter Go Karts, Manco Go Karts, Kody Karts, Racing Karts.

Other: Son David adds a skateboard shop to the mix. Naturally, it too becomes a huge success.

1992

To better serve their customers and rental accounts in the Florida Keys RIVA opens a "south store" in Key Largo, Florida.

Products Lines: Yamaha WaveRunners

1993

RIVA becomes a full line Yamaha dealer. Following the fortune of the Yamaha line, RIVA World changes its company name to RIVA Yamaha.

In 1995 Yamaha produces its first "muscle craft" pwc called the WaveRaider. It was a natural fit for their in-house pro watercraft race team. Aboard a RIVA prepped WaveRaider 1100 "Dangerous" Dan Fitzgerald wins not only the U.S. National Tour but the World Championship bringing home Yamaha's and RIVA's first ever Pro Runabout titles in the same year.

Product Lines: Full Line Yamaha; Carter Go Karts; Kenbar Go Karts; Racing Carts.

1997

Yamaha designates RIVA as its official Factory Race Team. Team managers quickly begin building a 'super team' that goes on to capture a record number of U.S. National and World Championship titles becoming the winningest team in personal watercraft racing history. In the Pro Runabout 1200 class team rider Chris MacClugage set an unprecedented record by winning 10 out of 11 rounds on the U.S. National Tour.

Team Riders: Chris MacClugage (Pro Runabout 1200 & 785), Jeff Jacobs (Pro Stand-up), Dustin Motzouris (Pro Runabout 785 / Pro Sport), Tera Crismon (Pro Women's Stand-up / Pro Mens Stand-up), Daniel Yonan (Expert Runabout 1200 Mod)

Product Lines: Full Line Yamaha

1998

As the business grew so did the need for space. Not wanting to stray too far from home RIVA Yamaha breaks ground on a new "Superstore" just a few blocks further down the street. Soon after the grand opening RIVA takes on Honda motorcycles and Sea-Doo personal watercraft.

Product Lines: Full Line Yamaha; Sea-Doo PWC's & full-line Honda.

2007

Never one to back down the Bamdas family acquires several more powersports lines bringing the total to 7. Now it's time to get serious. RIVA Motorsports expands its facility to 40,000 sq/ft making it the Ultimate Motorsports Super Store.

Product Lines: Yamaha WaveRunners & Sport Boats, Motorcycles, Dirt Bikes, Scooters & ATV's; Honda Motorcycles, ATV's & Scooters; Sea-Doo personal Watercraft & Sport Boats; Kawasaki Motorcycles & ATV's; Suzuki Motorcycles, ATV's & Scooters; Can-Am ATV's; Segway.

2010

RIVA Motorsports Miami opens in Cutler Bay (Miami), Florida.

Products Lines: Yamaha WaveRunners & Sport Boats, Motorcycles, Dirt Bikes, Scooters & ATV's; Sea-Doo personal Watercraft & Sport Boats; Can-Am, ATV's, Spyders & Side x Sides; Suzuki Motorcycles, ATV's & Scooters.

2011

RIVA's gone fishing!! We decided it was time to take things to the next level, so we brought in the complete line of quality-built Sailfish fishing boats as well as the complementary lines of Southwind and Carolina Skiff. Powered by Yamaha & Suzuki outboards these new additions make RIVA Motorsports the Ultimate Marine Super Store.

Available at all three South Florida stores with some exceptions. See specific store's information page for offerings.