Riviera, Australia’s largest and most awarded luxury boat manufacturer, is now putting the finishing touches on its newest model, the Riviera 53 Enclosed Flybridge. The new motor yacht will be launched at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.
The new 53 Enclosed Flybridge yacht had recently undergone its first sea trial and has now moved into the Fit Out Two stage where the finished timber and cabinetry will be installed.
“Now the boat has had a sea trial, we have been able to assess the data and can now fine tune the 53’s performance. Our engineers loaded the boat with water bags which were put in specific locations to simulate the final weight distribution of the 53 including the owner’s personal equipment and items so that we could get very accurate running information from the sea trial,” said Neil McCabe, Riviera’s new product development manager.
The hull and deck of the yacht have been joined, windscreens and bathrooms fitted, and the cabinetry is well progressed. “We are closely monitoring the final fit out and we are using light weight materials to ensure we meet our finished target weight of 27 tonnes.”
“The boat reached over our desired 29 knots. She is satble and responsive when turning and overall it will certainly be a comfortable costal cruising boat with exceptional fuel economy,” said long time Riviera Skipper Mark Lawson.
Riviera has already received 12 orders ‘off the plan’ for this exciting new flybridge from enthusiasts in Australia, the US and Europe and many potential owners are coming from around Australia and overseas to inspect and sea trial the 53.
“We have already had a significant number of customers place forward deposits and the owners of hull number four have just reviewed the boat and they were absolutely delighted with the aft galley, large cockpit and saloon, full beam master stateroom and enormous flybridge,” Neil said.
Specification of the Riviera 53 Enclosed Flybridge:
Length Overall: 18.2 m/59’8″
Beam: 5.13 m/16?10″
Maximum Draft: 1.25 m/4?10″
Dry Weight: 22,300 kgs/49,160 lbs
Engines: 2 x Volvo IPS, 320 KW, 435 HP each
Fuel Capacity: 3,500 l/925 gal
Water Capacity: 740 l/198 gal
Sleeping Capacity: 6-8 persons
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