Riviera 43 Open Flybridge

4.7 from 3 Reviews


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Extremely well equipped for coastal cruises in comfort

Tony Crawford
Reviewed Oct 2016
The finish of this boat is exceptional with from the teak on the expansive cockpit to the contemporary leather and varnished cherry interior.With the IPS drives on board it has created some amazing space where the normal shaft drives would be located. The Volvo IPS engines are set well aft of the vessel which are covered by a motorised cockpit floor cover.

RIviera IPS enginesThis is great for maintenance and regular checks of the engine bay when you are out on the water. In the engine bay there is loads of room to access the engines and associated equipment which is a massive bonus compared the cramped and dark conditions of many older boats...
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Very sophisticated and well-engineered cruiser

Roger McAfee
Reviewed Sep 2016
The interior of the 43 has more usable salon living space than other vessels of the same size, because there is no interior helm station. The vessel is operated and controlled from the flybridge. To starboard is a comfortable leather-covered U-shaped dinette, complete with a pedestal high-low table. There is plenty of settee space around the table for a half-dozen guests. To port upon entering the salon is a wood-finished bar and entertainment center, complete with a back-lit, glass-door hutch. Forward of that, directly across from the settee, looking like a two-seat sofa, is a pair of chairs that can be pulled separately and become two more dining chairs...
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The smallest boat in the seven strong flybridge line

Pacific Powerboat Magazine
Reviewed Oct 2016
At speed or at rest, especially in the big side swells, when the Seakeeper was on, the Riviera was a different boat. Super stable and rock and roll free. When you are in a docking situation, the benefit of having then PS system comes into play, with either the joystick allowing you to manoeuvre quickly in confined spaces, with the twin pods working in tandem to crab the boat sideways or spin within its length. In the calm water, I managed to see around knots on the GPS and it felt nice and cruisey at around anything from 20-26 knots, depending on the sea state. The economy figures show that at 3200 rpm 23.3 knots, the fuel consumption is 129 lph and gives a range of around 342 nm...
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