Riviera Yachts- Open Flybridge 43 with IPS

Riviera Yachts- 43′ Open Flybridge

The new Riviera 43 Open Flybridge, is the latest in flybridge design from Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder.
This exciting new model incorporates great function and style within a supremely comfortable, sea-kindly hull. The most striking aspect about Riviera’s latest creation is its design approach: a thoroughly modern methodology that will progress flybridge boat design into a new generation of boating enjoyment.
Designed exclusively using Riviera’s Unigraphics three dimensional CAD software system, the result is a superbly considered boat with abundant use of light and space. The new 43 Open Flybridge brings the outdoors in, creating an alfresco environment with a seamless transition between the expansive cockpit and the contemporary leather and varnished cherry interior.
The main saloon is both beautiful and practical, with seating for seven in a U-shape lounge to starboard around a generous sized, timber folding table. To port is a two-seater leather lounge that can be brought forward to the saloon table as two separate dining chairs. When not required, the chairs are stowed neatly between the bar and open plan galley on the port side.<
Below decks there is sleeping accommodation for up to six in two large cabins.
The forward master stateroom features a queen sized two metre long double bed, with a cedar-lined hanging robe, extensive storage and an ensuite bathroom.
The aft, full beam cabin has large port lights with optional portholes either side for natural light and cross ventilation. A large skylight under the forward saloon windscreen provides additional light to this cabin creating a very bright and welcoming space.
The flybridge, accessible from the cockpit via a new design ‘stair-ladder’, offers 360 degree vision with minimal interruption, thanks to a new structural hard top canopy.
Swivel companion and helm chairs allow finger tip console control while there is seating for four in an L-shape lounge in front of the helm around a weatherproof table. A wet bar with settee opposite on the port side completes the flybridge comforts.
When it comes to propulsion, the proven Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) has allowed Riviera designers to create a fresh accommodation layout on the new 43 Open Flybridge. With all major engineering positioned well aft, enormous gains are made with beam-width space amidships.
Twin counter-rotating, three-bladed forward facing propellers drive ahead of the pods in what is turbulent-free water to deliver a powerful yet smooth ride. The installation of these pods has allowed Riviera’s New Product Design Manager, Alan Dowd to create a high performance running surface that is extremely fuel efficient.
Cruising at 28 knots with a top speed of around 31 knots, the 43 Open Flybridge has a range of 340 nautical miles from its 1800 litre tank.
Of course handling the new 43 Open Flybridge in close-quarters is made care-free via the use of the integrated joystick control.
The hull and deck construction is solid hand-laid fiberglass below the waterline and core materials in the hull topsides and superstructure. This composite laminate design makes good use of weight where it is needed most, to deliver a solid feel and soft ride offshore.
Controlling all onboard electrics is the digital CZone system. A revolutionary solid state Controller Area Network (CAN) bus design, that allows for the ultimate in customisation and finger-touch control of all aspects of electrical operation, from entertainment lighting to navigation equipment.
There are multiple custom settings for easy operation and the CZone system allows for the ability to ‘drill down’ within each setting in order to control or change specific operations.
In fact CZone talks the same data language as the Volvo Penta IPS system, so all your engine parameters are metered through the same monitoring system.
The new Riviera 43 Open Flybridge makes use of all the best attributes of an incredibly skilled, experienced and talented team.

Length Overall (inc. swim platform & bow roller)
47′ – 5″ Feet
44′ – 8″ Feet
Beam (inc. gunwale)
15′ – 0″ Feet
Maximum Draft (inc. props)
3′ – 8″ Feet
Dry Weight** (approx., depends on engines & options)
31,300 lbs
Fuel Capacity***
476 gallons
Water Capacity***
122 gallons
Holding Tank Capacity***
40 gallons
Sleeping Capacity
6 – 7 persons
Standard Engine Volvo IPS
435 hp each
Generator Brand
Generator Output
13 hp
*Length of the hull (Lh): Includes all structural and integral parts (ie. the moulded length of the hull). It excludes parts that can be removed in a non-destructive manner without affecting the stuctural integrity of the craft, eg. pulpits, outdrives, driving platforms, rubbing strakes.
**Dry weight represents the estimated minimum weight of a boat with standard engines and options, no fuel or water on board, no equipment or provisions and no personnel. The stated dry weight may be exceeded.
***Denotes net tank capacity. For useable capacity do not rely on more than 90% of tank capacity. Actual capacity will vary according to boat trim and sea state.
*Subject to change at anytime without notice
Legendary Quality, Innovative Thinking
More than any other of style of boat, Riviera is famous for its Flybridge range. In almost three decades we have produced numerous models and literally thousands of vessels… and all the knowledge and skill acquired along the way is to be found in this exciting model.

From the creative use of space to the use of maintenance-free batteries, every tiny facet of the 38 Open Flybridge has been subject to the most rigorous consideration. The result is a vessel that inspires confidence and delivers an incomparable standard of pleasure.

For a designer, nothing is more satisfying than that which functions perfectly while being aesthetically pleasing. On this vessel examples abound: the swim platform with its cleverly integrated rail around the aft edge not only makes re-boarding easier, but looks terrific; the low-profile hardtop makes for a more sleek appearance, providing all-weather protection to the generous-sized flybridge; and the new, sweeping, tinted windscreen not only offers maximum visibility but adds to the 38’s elegant, unencumbered lines.

vIn keeping with our larger Flybridge models, the exhausts have been moulded into the hull design and are located underwater to minimise both fumes and noise. The pulpit also features a heavy-duty, through bowsprit anchor launch and retrieval system: similar to that used on larger models, it provides better protection to the bowsprit and a far more sophisticated look when the anchor is housed.
Few vessels of this size incorporate so many innovative features or benefit from such advanced technology. And in its class, no other vessel offers such outstanding quality.

A Fresh Look at Interior Design
The saloon is a fine example of our New Generation interior design. It’s lighter, brighter and altogether more contemporary. And the options in terms of fabrics and finishes has never been wider or more exciting.

From the timber pelmets and sumptuous leather lounge to the stylish bar fridge and drinks cabinet, the ambience is both elegant and easy-going. American Cherry timber is used extensively throughout the vessel and is noteworthy for its impeccable high-gloss finish, the result of Riviera’s advanced in-house robotic varnishing facility.

A new, low servery creates an easy and open flow between the saloon and galley – an extremely well-equipped galley it is too, with leading-brand appliances, a solid-surface benchtop, generous cupboard space and an integrated benchtop garbage bin.

Below decks you will find a comfortable guest cabin with two berths and an impressive Master Stateroom. It boasts a large island bed, feature mirrors running the length of the cabin, handy pigeon lockers and ample hanging space in cedar-lined lockers. It’s the sort of cabin you would feel happily at home in even after many, many nights aboard.

The Stateroom also has en suite access to the bathroom. Even here you will find contemporary styling with inclusions like satin chrome fittings, a solid-surface vanity top and Amtico flooring.

Deck hatches not only provide light to both cabins, but refreshing airflow for the entire below-decks area.

The lessons learnt in our long history are evident everywhere. This is not just another Flybridge, it is a fresh expression of an unerring commitment to make your boating experience as safe, indulgent, easy and as fun-filled as possible.

Inclusions that Inspire Confidence
You will relish the sense of control as you sit at the helm with your hands on the stainless-steel Edson steering wheel. The layout of the console has been radically rethought and includes an impressive range of standard instrumentation, including a VHF radio, fuel gauge and electronic engine instrumentation.

The high-backed helm and companion chairs – pivoting, adjustable and complete with arm and footrests – couldn’t be more comfortable, either.

There are plenty of big-boat features on the 38, including QL series interceptor trim tabs: operated with a push-button control panel at the helm, and featuring easy to read LEDs, the system provides low drag trimming of the boat.

As you might expect, this isn’t all that is responsible for the 38’s delightful performance. The styling of the hull contributes to an especially stable, dry ride – yet the handling is surprisingly agile.

With a wide range of diesel-engine options, it can be a very thrilling ride too.

Plus, with a large fuel-tank capacity you can enjoy the ride for a long time before refuelling.

And on those long, lazy voyages, the flybridge is an ideal spot to relax and socialise. It has its own independent audio system and a wonderfully comfortable, forward-facing lounge.

This level of comfort makes the hardtop option, complete with clears, all the more appealing.

Of course, the cockpit is also ideal for those playful days with family and friends. It’s a great size, there’s lots of storage space for tables, chairs, fishing gear and so on, and that huge swim platform with its fold-away ladder is an ideal launch-pad for water sports.

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