May 26, 2016

New Model: Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge

I like to call some of the recent motor yachts coming from down under as World boats, due to them of being able to unite the sport-fishing American and European yachting style ways.  Riviera has led the way in this style in the last decade, and its new 52 and 57 Enclosed Flybridge continue to step up into this direction.  The 57 just as the smaller 52 offers a versatile accommodation plan; from a very living sport-fishing inspired aft deck, the Europe must have astern galley, and the enclosed bridge which is a must for long term cruising heavy sun or rain.  A three cabin lower deck has a lot of interesting amenities, including a spacious full beam midships owner room, a VIP fore cabin, and a bunk third cabin.  This last considering the dimensions might be a bit of a let down in this size for some.  Still Riviera does this due to the central position of the engines, with a lot of thought being made for centre of gravity at low planning speed, see near identical range at 31 or 16-21 knots.  The engine position indeed does not change much, whether you choose IPS pod drives or the classic reliability of the line shaft.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.5 m (60.8ft)
Hull Length - 17.2 m
Beam - 5.13 m
Draft - 1.58 m incl props
Displacement - 29360 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 4000 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 725hp, D13 900hp, Cats C12.9 1000hp
Propulsion - IPS pod drives with both Volvo engines or line shafts with the Cats
Speed - 35 knots max, 31 knots cruise with Volvo 900hp
Range - 440 nm at 31 knots
Certification - ISO8666 for dimensions

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