June 22, 2011

New Model: Riviera 61 Enclosed Flybridge Series II

Riviera launched the new 61 Enclosed Flybridge Series II model a couple of weeks before the recent May Sanctuary Cove boat show, where the sportfish yacht made it's world debut.  The 61 Enclosed Flybridge Series II is a further development for the 2007 launched Series I model designed by Frank Mulder and regarded by many as the best sea handling Riviera.  The new Series II model is easily recognizable outside with new large windows supplying the mid ship cabin being located on the hull sides.  But a full raft of enhancements and engineering changes redefine the 61 Enclosed Flybridge Series II versus its predecessor.  The most recognizable change inside is the reposition of the galley now located astern by the patio door entrance of the saloon, which with Riviera trademark saloon tilting window joins this with the aft deck.  Another interesting feature for this size is the interior staircase for the enclosed flybridge.  Interior choices are for a three or four cabins plan layout.  The owners stateroom is located to mid ship in the four cabins plan, or to fore in the three rooms layout.  Both the third or fourth cabins are bunk berths in both plan choices.  Three heads are featured in both layout choices, two of which are ensuite to the midship and forward cabin.  Power choices are standard 1015hp Cats which give a max speed of 28 knots, with optional 1200hp MTU reaching up to 31 knots.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.63 m (64.5ft) incl bathing platform
Hull Length - 18.60 m
Beam - 5.40 m
Draft - 1.58 m
Displacement - 30500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 6550 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 7 berths in 4 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 1015hp, MTU 8vM93 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 31 knots max 27 knots cruise with MTU 1200hp, 28 knots max with Cats 1015hp
Range - 413 nm miles on cruise speed with MTU
Hull Shape - Vee with deep entry and medium 12.5 degrees dead rise aft
Construction - solid fiberglass hull
Project - Frank Mulder, Neil Mc Cabe