June 2, 2010

New Model: Riviera 43 Open Flybridge

Australia's largest production boat builder Riviera follows its out of receivership status as of beginning this year with the innovative newly presented 43 Open Flybridge. Launched for the first time in the recent Sanctuary Cove boat show, down under Riviera continues crossover looks joining masculine Sportfish with those of a euro flybridge cruiser. In real terms it is a Sportfish ideally suited for cruising where fishing is possible. From a certain point of view the 43 Open Flybridge tells Europe design. Look into the big view windows of the three berths midship cabin, and the main saloon opening up to the aft deck. But other parts as the aft located helm station on the fly, free aft deck, hardtop, and no lower helm also call for a Sportfish Cruiser identity. The 43 Open Flybridge will also feature a full wrap around windscreen, recently getting back into fashion into Sportfish boats. Other cool optional extras are the scissor double berths in the midship cabin. Another clever element is the flybridge which while this again shows Riviera sportfish heritage for its no extension aft, it is a very well laid out area featuring a small galley wet bar, and L-shaped settee to fore. Below accommodation offers two well sized cabins with two heads and sleeping a total of five berths. Another two berths can also be gained on the main deck in the convertible C-shaped sofa. Power is from twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pods drives giving a 31 knots max speed, and 28 knots of cruise.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.46 m (47.5ft)
Hull Length - 13.61 m
Beam - 4.57 m
Draft - 1.20 m incl props
Displacement - 14,550 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 1800 l
Water Capacity - 460 l
Accommodation - 5 + 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo IPS600 forward looking dual propeller pods
Speed - 31 knots max, 28 knots cruise
Range - 340 nm
Project - Riviera Design Neil McCabe