As an island nation, Australia owes its founding to the traditions of the sea, and the country’s boat builders take this heritage seriously. That includes Riviera Yachts, a leading manufacturer of pleasure boats with a line of 14 models ranging in size from 36 to 75 feet. Based in Coomera, Queensland, Riviera is one of Australia's largest luxury boat builders. As such, the company has forged alliances with some of the biggest names in boating to produce a range of world-class products. They include Dutch naval architect Frank Mulder, who contributed running surface designs to many Riviera models. The boats are powered by modern propulsion systems, including pod drives from Volvo Penta and Cummins MerCruiser. According to Riviera, its models are the most awarded luxury boats in Australian history. The flagship 75 was complete in 2012 and is the largest model in the company’s 32-year history.
First there was the Riviera 47, then came the 47 Series II, and now an Enclosed Flybridge model. This long history and these various incarnations is a testament to the 47s huge international appeal and that reflects a host of exceptional features, outstanding craftsmanship and, quite simply, unparalleled value.
Confidence in the seaworthiness of your vessel is the basis of boating pleasure and the solid, hand laid fibreglass hull with integral collision bulkhead has always made the 47 a reassuringly robust vessel. However, todays model accounts for fatigue, corrosion and ease of access for inspection and maintenance like never before.
The exhausts are located underwater for cleaner, quieter operation. And pockets moulded into running surface of the hull house the propellers and shafts: designed by world leading naval architect Frank Mulder, they deliver greater forward thrust and better overall performance including fuel economy. The trim tabs and bow thruster mountings are also moulded into the hull for hydrodynamic efficiency.
All these elements combine to deliver a ride that is soft and dry and handling that is nothing short of sensational. With a series of twin diesel engine options, the ride can also be as exhilarating as you like.
New injection moulding technology enhances the look and structure of small fibreglass parts such as hatches and the swim platform. Our robotic varnishing facility - the most advanced in Australia - also produces timberwork with an absolutely impeccable finish.
Then there are the standard inclusions. With everything from the bow thruster to the Bose Lifestyle audio system (one of three independent audio systems) included, this is undoubtedly one the best-equipped vessels available today.
Being an Enclosed Flybridge model, it caters not only to those with a penchant for comfort and relaxed entertaining, but to the serious long-range cruiser or game fishermen. To that end, it has a standard fuel capacity 2700 litres (713 US Gal) with the option of an additional 1000 litres (264 US Gal).
As you are about to discover, our 47 Enclosed Flybridge also goes the distance when it comes to indulgence and easy on board living, regardless of the weather conditions.