July 29, 2011

Project: Riviera 53 Open Flybridge

After launching the Enclosed Flybridge version during the Sanctuary Cove boat show, Riviera presents the project for the 53 Open Flybridge model.  So far no launching date is given for this model, but seeing the success of the enclosed flybridge version I would not think this to be a long wait. The 53 Open Flybridge will feature many of the elements of the enclosed bridge version with some distinctive differences and most of all a more sportfish dedicated layout.  This is shown especially on the flybridge with the helm located to stern for supervising the game fisherman during combat times.  Other differences for this new 53 Open Flybridge are also to be found in the staircase located outside instead of inside as for the enclosed bridge version.  A stylish fixed hardtop covering all the fly is also to be found up top which also features a C-shaped dinette, and wet bar.  Down below the layout continues the spacious plan of the new 53 with a full beam owners stateroom with en-suite head and walkin wardrobe, VIP suite, and twin bunk guest cabin. A crew cabin to midships is also available.  The main deck interior continues the practical layout with an astern galley, and two settees located to fore.  Power is from triple standard Volvo 435hp, and optional twin 900hp, or Cats 1015hp engines.  Propulsion is always coming from pods drives in a triple first generation IPS600, to other options as IPS1200 or ZF aft looking versions coming with the larger engine choices.