January 11, 2013

New Model: Riviera 63 Open Flybridge Series II

Showcasing the project first of an Enclosed Bridge, Riviera was fast to capitulate on this model and launch the new 63 Open Flybridge Series II. This new Riviera which is the current flagship of the Open Flybridge lines is a further development of three previous models; the 56, 56/58, and the recent 61.  Still Riviera has refined this models in various elements taking a lot of cues from the new 75 flagship. and the thing which really stays the same is actually the beam of the hull.  Even its underwater sections have been tuned up by in house designer Alan Dowd who widened the forward planning sections in order to offer easier lift at slower speeds and reduce spray.  The 63 Open Flybridge Series II is offered in two internal layout plans with the standard being a four cabin seven berths three head version.  The option is a three double cabins which increases the space of the forward cabin and makes this become the owners stateroom.  One of the most likable layout details of the 63 Open Flybridge Series II is for sure the main deck plan; which thanks to the astern galley which combined with the mezzanine on the exterior cockpit, becomes a combination of entertainment areas each with own purpose on single level. Standard power is twin Cats 1015hp which give a top speed of 28 knots.  But larger engines are available increasing top speeds by 6 knots up to 34.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.63 m (64.4ft)
Hull Length - 18.6 m
Beam - 5.40 m
Draft - 1.58 m
Displacement - 30,500 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 6550 l
Water Capacity - 1000 l
Accommodation - 7 berths in 4 cabins, or 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat 1015hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 28 knots with Cat 1015hp, 34 knots max with larger engines
Hull Type - modified Vee with 12 degrees dead rise aft
Construction - hand laminated with solid fiberglass bottom
Project - Alan Dowd, Riviera Design Team
Certification - ISO8666