Street Artist Alec Monopoly's Ride in Venice, Italy, Is a 1969 Riva Aquarama

Street artist Alec Monopoly was one of the many famous names who attended the Venice AmfAR Gala and did so in style. When in Venice, you have to take advantage of the environment, so he arrived in a Riva Aquarama luxury boat.
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New York street artist Alec Monopoly, whose real name is Alec Andon, is all about the lavish lifestyle and high-end things. He loves expensive cars, watches, and trips. And his latest adventure in Venice, Italy was no different.

The Venice AmfAR Gala took place on September 7 and, as usual, it was a star-studded affair. It included names like Marisa Tomei, Jodie Turner-Smith, Ellie Goulding, Rachel Brosnahan, Heather Graham, and more.

And Alec Monopoly was also a guest, and he was there to live it up. He revealed via his Instagram Stories, on September 8, that his ride there was a "1969 Riva boat," which he called "pure class, baby." The model was an Aquarama Special, according to the boat's inscription, which was actually built between 1972 and 1996. The famous shipyard built only such 277 units.

The Aquarama line had been dubbed as "the Queen of Italian powerboats," providing luxury and comfort, with quite a performance. It included several variants, the standard, the Lungo (built in 1972), the Super Aquarama (between 1963-1971), the Aquarama Special, and a one-off Riva Lamborghini.

The Aquarama Special had a length of 28.9 ft (8.8 m) and a beam of 8'5 ft (2.6 m), giving it enough space for eight passengers. It was powered by two Riva V8 engines that put out 350 horsepower each, taking it to a maximum speed of 46 knots (53 mph / 85 kph).

Alec Monopoly is known for traveling in style when he attends an event. Not long ago, he attended the Jacob & Co event at Billionaire Porto Cervo in Sardinia, Italy, and had rented a luxurious ride to take him there. His option was a Rolls-Royce Ghost from the previous generation. While that’s surely a guarantee of a comfortable ride, there’s nothing like arriving on a luxury boat, right?
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