Description: Riviera 43 Open Flybridge 43 (47) Riviera Platinum IPS, Fully Optioned 200hr
With some pride and sadness we offer this 'Pristine' Riviera IPS 43' (47) to the market, fully managed by us and truly in 'as new' condition with only 212 hours on the IPS600's. Under our care she has had all the required genuine Volvo services annually in addition to the available upgrades. She has never run into Australia and her owner like his last vessel is just not getting the use it should with commitments now to the kids sport and development. We have included below our 'On the water ' review which is worth a read, but of course the inspection of her is where you will get the real feeling of space she feels more like a 47 Riv, funnily thats the actual length if the 43IPS.
In addition to the tens of thousands our owner and good mate has spent on this boat, as he has done with all his boats before. This is sooooooo clean you feel a little weird going onboard without having a shower first (we wont insist on that, but clean feeties are a must :)
If you are watchers of our Facebook page [ https://www. Facebook. Com/BoatservicesAustralia/ ] you would have seen her annual trip down to Freo for her annuals.
With a replacement cost of just on M$1.3,[with added options] you are getting an opportunity for a just run in new vessel, all the little things that needed ironing out have been done and any inspection will not disappoint.
So here is the rundown of the legendary Riviera 43IPS................................. ...............
Volvo Penta's Inboard Performance System (better known as IPS) - their version of the increasingly popular pod drive - is the only power option available for this boat.
Pod drives, like IPS and Mercury's Zeus system, are rapidly achieving huge market acceptance and here we find another good reason why. IPS locates the engines much farther aft than conventional shaft drives do, and it leaves a substantial space amidships, which Riviera cleverly utilise with a spacious aft cabin set largely below the saloon. In fact the engineroom is behind the entry door to the salon and gives the boat an amasing balance at speed with no real need to use much tab for trimming as the forward facing props pull the nose down for a strangely comfortable flat run, rather than the engines under the sole of the cabin and fuel under the rear deck.
In the bows, there's the usual stateroom with a queen size bed. It offers ample locker room, including a cedar-lined hanging space, and has a dedicated ensuite. This is all very nice, but whether you'd use it as the master stateroom becomes a very good question when the vee shape of a bow stateroom is compared to the sheer spaciousness of the aft (or more correctly amidships) one.
Admittedly, the ceiling in the aft stateroom is lower, although this is mainly above the bed - so the room doesn't feel cramped. Large windows in the hull sides and a big skylight above the entryway from the saloon, supply plenty of daylight.
A single bunk beside the entryway could easily be changed for bedroom furniture handily located beside a cedar-lined hanging space. Like the one in the bows, the aft stateroom has its own bathroom and a queen size bed mounted on slides for convenience.
Both staterooms can be optioned with their own 10,000 BTU reverse cycle air conditioners (saloon climate is controlled by a standard equipment 16,000 BTU unit.
Up in the saloon, the décor is what you expect from Riviera. Very classy! I doubt that even very particular ladies would be disappointed. The saloon is very, very nice and the neat galley uses minimal space despite being equipped with a dual element cooktop, a microwave convection oven, and a twin drawer fridge and freezer unit.
The bench top is Corian (a non-porous acrylic polymer) with an inset stainless-steel sink big enough to actually wash up in. Stowage in the galley area is one of those perennial premiums in any boat but there's plenty of that too. Speaking of stowage and of things fishing, a rod locker of impressive proportions drops from the saloon ceiling above the dinette at the touch of a button. The table beneath is a neat piece of work, too. It can be folded up compactly or opened out to cater for extra guests. Another neat touch is a portside two-seater barstools that's actually a pair of stools firmly planted to the deck and gives you a great place to see if that perfect cray recipe will be pulled off,
Now, before moving outside, mention must be made of what Riviera call 'C Zone'. From an innocent looking little box with an LCD screen and touch pad beside the saloon door and another at the helm in the flying bridge, this revolutionary system can operate, control and monitor everything electrical onboard.
It talks the same data language as Volvo's IPS system, so engine parameters can be added to power supply, pumps, lights, entertainment and navigation electronics, refrigeration and climate control on C Zone's 'can do' list. It's also extensively programmable, allowing pre-set modes such as 'secure at the dock', 'party lighting' or 'night time fishing' to be selected at the touch of a key pad. Wow!
Saloon access from the cockpit is through a sliding glass door. To starboard in the cockpit, against the cabin bulkhead, there's a comfortable lounge, which would be a great place to watch lures from, above this we have mounted a smaller version of the Raymarine gear upstairs so you can have the sounder, plotter, radar or even the camera monitors selected, but reall its great for bottom dropping and drift fishing
Above the lounge is a feature sure to win approval with the social set - a window opening out from the cabin. The bridge ladder is to port and while a bridge ladder is a bridge ladder, I thought this one notably easier than most to negotiate - thanks to a sensible angle and big, chunky teak step treads. You couldn't quite call it a set of stairs, but I think it will keep those folk cautious about flybridge ladders very happy.
Speaking of the social set, our boat has a flash barbecue, centrally located in the transom moulding, beside a generous transom door. My (and your) thoughts are obvious here; this is where a livewell should go. Sure enough, replacing the barbie with a livebait well big enough for me to bathe in is amongst Riviera's options if you wanted to change it out.
Now, for something you don't suspect until someone in the know shows you. The cockpit's entire deck raises itself on a ram to reveal the pair of Volvo IPS 600s in all their glory. Anyone who has ever crammed into a tiny engine room to do fluid checks or carry out routine maintenance, has to love having everything so easy to access and open to inspection; dipsticks, filters, drive belts - there they are.
Upstairs, the so called 'open' flybridge actually includes a moulded hardtop and a full set of the very necessary clears, which are standard. Our boat has a wet bar with refrigeration along the portside beside a moulded, lockable hatch closing off the ladder. Forward of the helm, a lounge with stowage underneath occupies most of the space.
Navigation and fish finding duties in our boat were taken care of by an integrated Raymarine package, displaying its wares on what, today, I suppose are the usual pair of 14-inch display screens in front of the helm. Raymarine's suite included a 4kw radar and an ST70 SPX-Can autopilot, DSM-300 sounder and LP125 mapping GPS unit.
Out on the water, the 435hp Volvo IPS 600s will move the boat along effortlessly to a top speed around 31 knots, depending on load and sea conditions. Riviera claims a range of 340 nautical miles from the 1800 litre fuel capacity.
At speed, the IPS system's electronic, variable rate power steering, make running the 43 Open Flybridge easy.
At low speeds within the confines of a marina, the IPS system's joystick made manoeuvring into marina pens and fuelling docks easier than playing some kid's computer game. Volvo also offers an optional 'fishing' mode with IPS. This allows more revs to be used than normally available on the joystick, greatly facilitating fish fighting and any other situation where more power becomes necessary for more radical moves than appropriate in a marina. Ive actually watched an 80 year old woman keep a Maritimo 55 in one spot with the joystick as every man on the boat dove in to save some stunner from the summer, just yelling back 'its ok Mum, just push it the way you want to go', she was having a ball after the initial 'skin you alive and cook you' looks!!
Innovative amidships cabin configuration
Extremely nice interior decor
Great cruising/family/social boat that also fishes well
Additional 8000K Led Lights around exterior of hardtop
Fuel - 1800 litres
Fresh Water - 460 litres
Holding Tank - 150 litres
Material - GRP composite laminates, hand laid GRP below waterline, cored laminates in topsides and deck.
Length - 14.46 metres
Beam - 4.57 metres
Draft - 1.13 metres
Deadrise - n/s
Weight - 14.2 tonnes
Make/model - Volvo IPS 600 - D6 (x 2)
Type - 24 valve inline 6 cyl turbocharged, aftercooled marine diesel
Rated hp - 435hp
Displacement - 336cu. In
Weight - 900kg
Gearbox ratio - 1.82:1
Propellers used for test - Volvo Duoprop T2
SPECIFICATIONS: Riviera 43 Open Flybridge
Options fitted: Standard Equipment Inventory 2 x Volvo IPS 600s, Volvo Active Corrosion Protection system, Onan EQD 9.5kw gen set, electric trim tabs, C Zone system, 16,000 BTU climate control system, LED DC lighting, twin ring cooktop, convection microwave oven, 2 drawer fridge/freezer, exhaust fan, electrically actuated engine room access, audio/visual system. Optional Equipment Inventory Individual 10,000 BTU climate control for staterooms, extra 300 litre fuel tank, high pressure wash down system, underwater lighting, GRP moulded hardtop and clears, 32" LCD TV and DVD, Raymarine Electronics Package Number 4 (2 x 120W 14" displays, LP125 GPS antenna, DSM-300 sounder, B164 1kw transducer, ST70 SPX-Can autopilot, engine room camera, Raymarine hub) flybridge rod holders, teak cockpit deck, electric BBQ, swim platform, dishwasher, ice maker, flybridge fridge, cockpit awning, leather upholstery, Amtico flooring ingalley and saloon, soft furnishing package, roller blinds.
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