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.
Your love of the boating life is about to be reinvigorated.
Following in the wake of our hugely successful 3000 and 4000 Offshore series, the 48 Offshore Express boasts so many refinements and such magnificent performance characteristics it will thrill the most seasoned enthusiast.
The hull, based on Rivieras tried and tested 47 Open Flybridge, delivers the softest and driest of rides. And with twin diesel options,
the ride is exhilarating.
As with all new generation Rivieras, propeller tunnels and underwater exhausts provide superior forward thrust and cleaner, quieter operation so you can sit back and enjoy all the luxuries and intelligent features of this remarkable vessel.
The steps to the side decks are illuminated for safetys sake. Hawes holes are recessed into the wide coamings to prevent fishing lines snaring on cleats. The complex and ingenious moulding of the transom door provides an open out tuna door for better access. The American Cherry timberwork is not only superbly crafted but features an astonishing finish thanks to our new, state-of-the-art robotic varnishing facility.
Fortunately, the 48 is a boat built for all sorts of boat lovers thanks to a choice of configurations.
It is firstly an ideal angling vessel and the open boat configuration, without targa or coverings to the helm or deck, is designed for an after-market fishing tower. For alfresco entertaining yet protection from the weather when needs be, another version offers a stylish targa, removable bimini, side clears and rear storm curtain. Finally, for comfortable all-weather cruising, you can opt for a three-sided hardtop plus rear curtain for a completely enclosed helm deck.
However, no matter what model you choose you can count on Rivieras structural integrity. Our solid hand-laid fiberglass hull and watertight collision bulkhead, forward, is a proven match for the toughest conditions.
So the thrilling choice is also the safe choice.