The solid and robust Riviera Flybridge collection is the evolution of a rich 35-year heritage in building world-class luxury motor yachts that are pedigree-proven in some of the most challenging seas and oceans in the world.
In fact, Riviera Flybridge motor yachts have even safely and comfortably circumnavigated entire continents.
Vital to the growing global affection for our true blue-water classic Flybridge design is the realisation that man does not live by fishing alone – a boat must be able these days to also be the consummate entertaining vessel, the ultimate passage-maker, the total family getaway, even the perfect home away from home where owners can enjoy extended living aboard without pining for any shore-side comforts.
The Riviera Flybridge collection combines superior sea-keeping capabilities and clever alfresco lifestyle designs, ultramodern technology and luxurious appointments – reflecting Riviera’s position amongst the best luxury motor yachts in the world.
This in no small measure is due to Riviera’s passion for excellence in everything we do as we strive to help owners achieve ‘the ultimate boating experience’.
The dawn of an entirely new luxury boat is rapidly approaching
A striking and completely new design that is unlike any flybridge ever created - The all new Riviera 50' Enclosed Flybridge will premiere in the Northwest January 2014! This innovative new model demonstrates the quality of the craftsmanship and engineering of Riviera. Seatrials have also proven her capability with characteristics more like the Riviera Sport Yacht than a traditional flybridge boat. The interior design is exceptionally well considered in its clean design and functional arrangement. Access to the engines and generator is excellent for routine inspections and maintenance. Every square inch has been considered and maximized to create a refined interior space.
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Sleek and stylish external design with contemporary hull windows and opening portholes
Wide walk-around side decks with thoughtfully placed hand rails for added safety
Large foredeck with optional sunpad or davit for tender
Full-scale 9.90 square metre (106.6 ft2) no-nonsense cockpit, with large transom and mezzanine lounges, clever storage, BBQ and wet bar
Large awning window and sliding glass door set in a strong stainless steel frame connects the modern aft galley with the cockpit
Luxurious internal furnishings with the finest fabrics and leathers, as well as premium-brand appliances
Spacious and sumptuous saloon, with opening side windows and massive front windows enhancing cross ventilation of fresh air and natural light
Flexible three-stateroom, two-bathroom accommodation plan. The master stateroom, with ensuite, can be located forward or aft
Feature bed headboards in every stateroom, complemented by subtle LED mood lighting
Luxurious, ultramodern flybridge enclosed on three sides – with L-shaped lounge and dining table aft and to port, wet bar, refrigeration and premium entertainment system – a virtual saloon in the sky. The rear is enclosed by strata glass from the hardtop to the floor and there’s an option for a fully electric sliding sunroof
Sporty helm with ultramodern technology and fully adjustable helm and companion chair as well as forward lounge, with glass bridge navigation features and C-Zone digital switching system as standard
Joystick controls x 2, with optional flybridge aft tournament station
IPS2-950 propulsion system, twin 533kw/725hp D11 engines and drive units as standard propulsion
Clever storage designs
Thoughtful access panels to all key service points throughout the yacht
Maintenance-free battery banks, Mastervolt battery chargers and inverter for quiet nights
Fuel capacity 3500 litres (925 US gal), water capacity 750 litres (198 US gal)
Watertight collision bulkhead forward
Riviera’s renowned, hallmark built to last philosophy
Strong, robust hull with keel, backed by a 5-year structural warranty
Exclusive membership of a global family luxury motor yacht owners
Riviera has, over the past 35 years, launched over 5100 luxury yachts that today cruise the seas, oceans, lakes and rivers of the world.
Befitting a luxury yacht of this calibre, the Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge incorporates innovative and convenient alfresco lifestyle designs and ultramodern technology with luxurious appointments … not to mention enhanced serviceability, clever storage and an exacting eye for detail from fit to finish that confirms she is nothing less than an Australian-built Riviera.
You will sense our hallmark passion for excellence from the moment you step onboard – double transom doors allow access from both the port and starboard sides, in effect adding the large swim platform to what is already a full-scale, no-nonsense cockpit and creating a walk-around transom lounge with additional storage compartment for swimming and diving gear, or optional live bait tank with glass front if you prefer.
The swim platform, with lift-out strong stainless steel rails, also has a number of options to suit individual owner requirements, for example: custom rod holders and a bait preparation station can be fitted for the angler, as well as a 400kg (882lb) hydraulic lift to assist with tender storage.
In the floor of the 9.90 square metre (106’6”) cockpit are separate hatches – with marine-grade stainless steel lock-downs – providing direct engineering access, as well as a large, central, self-draining moulded lazarette locker to store furniture and water toys, and deep fish bins to port and starboard.
Forward there is a comfortable three-seater cockpit mezzanine lounge to port – upholstered in high-quality weather-proof material – and there is an optional integrated and interchangeable table to provide a versatile alfresco entertaining area, and which can also be converted to a day-bed.
Behind the cockpit lounge is a double-plated refrigerated cool box and self-draining recycling bin, as well as manual bilge pump access and lockable cabinet containing battery switches and AC/DC control board.
To starboard there’s lift-up lid with gas strut which reveals a double BBQ with stainless steel splashback and LED lighting, ice-maker, sink, solid surface benchtop and even more storage – enough to impress even the most discerning chef.
The cockpit’s joystick docking control is also to starboard, although owners have the option of having it located on the port-side if desired. This control is protected from the elements in its own enclosed, moulded compartment.
Extending out and over the cockpit is the GRP hardtop, which can be extended with a stainless steel and acrylic canvas awning for further protection from the sun and extremities.
There’s also the option of a rear-mounted camera, should owners desire.
The rear saloon bulkhead of the 52 Enclosed Flybridge is tinted, tempered glass in a highly polished, marine-grade stainless steel frame that adds to the sense of light and space as you step into her spacious and luxurious saloon.
To port is the modern and functional U-shaped galley from which a huge glass awning window opens out and over to the cockpit, in effect opening up the rear of the boat for a free-flowing feel all the way from the windscreen to the swim platform and, at the same time, affirming the galley as the central entertaining hub of the 52.
The gourmet galley has a contemporary two-pack finish to the overhead cupboards, complementing the satin-finish American oak timber cabinetry with options of high-gloss or satin cherry, satin teak or satin beach. Standard galley features include a premium two-burner electric cook-top with in-built pop-up fiddles to secure pots, a convection microwave oven and an optional drawer dishwasher within handy reach of the stainless steel sink. The solid surface bench top includes sink-cover that doubles as a cutting board, while the mixer tap conveniently swivels so you can easily wash out the self-draining rubbish bin compartment to port.
In the headlining above the galley is a rod locker, and to starboard are two drawer fridges and a freezer, as well as a drinks cabinet (of course, with easy access from the cockpit) which has built-in glass and bottle storage.
The 52 Enclosed’s spacious saloon features a large C-shaped lounge to port with a hi-lo dining table which folds and lowers to become a coffee table. Adjacent to the dining area is an optional three-seater settee in which the middle seat base can slide out as an ottoman and form additional seating around the main dining table – also handy for family games nights. An additional table also lifts out from the settee and sits between the two remaining seats, forming additional dining or work space.
Forward of the three-seater settee is a 40-inch television and high-end sound system, stored out of the way in its own dedicated compartment to starboard. It rises elegantly and electrically at the touch of a button, and swings for viewing from every saloon seating position.
Opening, tinted and tempered side windows and huge windscreen looking out over the foredeck and bow draw in more fresh air and natural light.
Riviera’s steadfast commitment to going “first-class” in everything it does extends to the flexible three-stateroom/two-bathroom accommodation deck of the 52 – again there’s absolutely no compromise in terms of quality or on-board liveability and luxury.
Natural light filters into the wide accommodation atrium courtesy of the massive saloon front and side windows above, and is complemented by the accommodation deck’s own clever design elements.
You’ll immediately garner a sense of spaciousness as you step down the non-slip, natural timber-finish companionway – the extent of headroom is clearly evident below deck.
The very generous master stateroom aft on the port-side features a contemporary palette of elegant fabric, soft-touch leatherette and satin oak with teak accents – another subtle reminder that you are aboard a world-class Riviera. Natural light is achieved through a large hull window and, although air-conditioned, there’s an opening porthole to bring in extra fresh air.
The master’s massive walk-around queen-sized bed is supremely comfortable and clever storage solutions include large under-bed drawers and a huge locker under the innerspring mattress, in addition to two beautifully crafted bedside tables and cedar-lined hanging locker. From the comfort of the master bed, you can watch your favourite movie or television program courtesy of a 26-inch LCD TV and home theatre system.
The master ensuite forward also features full headroom, luxurious bathroom fixtures, generous storage cupboards, overhead and vanity lighting, solid surface bench top as well as a contemporary porcelain sink and stainless steel mixer tap. The large frameless shower stall has a teak-lined seat and stainless showerhead on a slide bar, while the bathroom floor is a high-quality, non-slip, timber-finish platform enabling excess water to drain quickly, ensuring owners remain dry and comfortable. Maximum privacy is assured here – an overhead deck hatch brings in additional light and fresh air but, when it’s needed, an Oceanair block-out screen simply slides across.
Depending on specific owner requirements, the aft master stateroom can be configured as a guest stateroom featuring either the queen-sized bed or full-length, adults-sized twin beds, with the forward stateroom becoming the master.
In keeping with its commitment to going first-class, the air-conditioned VIP guest stateroom boasts all the luxuries of the master complete with its own private ensuite. This forward stateroom also has a comfortable queen-sized walk-around bed with innerspring mattress, cleverly placed overhead cabinets with positive locking hardware and gas support struts as well as large his/hers cedar-lined hanging lockers. Expansive hull windows and dual deck hatches maximise natural light and ventilation. Entertainment to this guest stateroom is via an optional 22-inch LCD TV and home theatre system.
Of course, the premium finish philosophy also applies to the VIP ensuite, which mirrors the luxurious master bathroom, complete with overhead deck hatch and Oceanair block-out screen. In the standard layout, the guest ensuite starboard, with two-way entry, also serves as the day head.
There’s an opening porthole and large hull window in the starboard aft twin stateroom as well, enhancing the abundance of light and ventilation throughout the accommodation deck.
Consistent with the “nothing less than the best” philosophy at Riviera, there is full headroom and adult-sized twin beds, as well as cedar-lined hanging locker, drawers and under-bed storage. At the entrance to this cabin there’s a large and convenient storage compartment which accommodates the laundry centre and optional 22-inch LCD TV and, again, premium brand home theatre entertainment system.
Ascending to the modern flybridge via a stylish floating internal staircase with teak treads on the starboard side of the saloon entry, you start to gain a full appreciation of the thought and consideration behind this new-generation Riviera.
Enclosed on three sides, the ultra-modern flybridge is both spacious and sumptuous, with the rear enclosed by strata glass from the hardtop to the floor with marine-grade U-shaped opening zippers, and complemented by a highly polished rear, marine-grade stainless steel railing.
Guests and crew will relish relaxing in this virtual sky lounge courtesy of the large L-shaped lounge to port, which also has a lift-up base for even more storage, soaking up the bright and breezy atmosphere achieved through the large, opening side windows and massive windscreen – all of which have covers.
Thoughtfully placed overhead grab rail and a padded, upholstered headlining are a nice touch too, as is the wet bar including solid surface bench top, refrigerator, drink holders, sink with hot and cold water … all serving to keep you refreshed while underway, and nice and close to the staircase so the galley can easily feed prepared delicacies up to the gathering – simply send your request via intercom.
There’s a lockable hatch and stainless steel ladder to the hardtop – and there’s even an option for an electric sliding sunroof and integrated blind to open up the flybridge even further, should you desire.
And if you desire your own personal soundtrack to the panoramic view, the Riviera 52’s flybridge also sports an AM/FM stereo, CD/DVD player with iPod interface and four speakers, with the option of including an integrated 26” LED TV.
The ultra-modern dash of the 52 Enclosed features an array of the very latest marine technology and it’s all in one place, and all within fall of hand, from the skipper’s fully adjustable helm chair.
The companion’s helm chair is also fully adjustable, while a forward lounge with storage underneath ensures those who share a passion for skippering a state-of-the-art, world-class motor yacht are able to observe or learn – or simply admire the view out through the massive windscreen and opening side windows – in complete comfort.
Volvo, through the game-changing IPS pod propulsion, already offers the joys of joystick maneuverability, Dynamic Positioning System for station-holding while preparing lines and fenders or while waiting off a fuel jetty, as well Anti-Corrosion Protection and Auto-Pilot.
However, the Glass Cockpit which comes standard in the 52 Enclosed takes the overview and control of engines and navigation (even auto-pilot), to extraordinary new heights. The range of options spans charts, sonar and radar, night vision, even auto-pilot, as well as auto-trim and full slow-speed steering whilst underway, in addition to the outstanding flexibility of SportFish mode and the clean presentation of bait using the exhaust bypass features of Clear Wake.
The fully integrated C-Zone digital switching system extends the touch-screen monitoring and control to a suite of other onboard systems, including lighting, pumps, batteries, entertainment systems and appliances.
There are two C-Zone panels aboard the Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge – one in the galley and one at the helm – with the option of additional iPad connectivity.
C-Zone allows owners to operate multiple circuits at a touch, energising all lighting and electrics depending on your requirements. It comes pre-programmed with three Modes – “entertaining”, “cruising” and “dock unattended” – and these modes can be customised by the owner so the system works exactly how you want.
There’s also a “service” mode that shuts down all power and systems. Other user-friendly features include interior light-dimming, timer controls, automated circuit control, wiper speed and wash functions.
The new Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge comes standard with the proven and popular twin IPS2-950 pod configuration with D11 engines, each delivering 725hp.
Quiet operation is achieved through under-water exhausts, an effective silencer, state-of-the-art turbocharger and an air filter with improved insulation.
At the same time, the robust engine design and mounting system contribute to minimising on-board vibrations. And in addition to superior handling maneuvering in tight quarters, IPS2 also offers excellent power-to-weight ratio, impressive fuel efficiency, long cruising range and high top-end speed.
The renowned Volvo Penta IPS system puts twin forward-facing counter-rotating props to the fore. Volvo includes traditional lever controls as well as the intuitive joystick that can single-handedly get you in and out of the tightest of marina berths.
Having now launched hundreds of pod-driven luxury pleasure yachts, Riviera is at the forefront of a marine revolution offering impressive fuel economy, high performance, quiet operation, more internal space and, of course, joystick control.
The innovative joystick offers slow-speed maneuverability when backing up on a prize catch, in addition to precise docking. Indeed a skipper – either solo or with a novice crew – can simply push and twist the joystick to make the boat respond immediately, pivoting in place or crabbing sideways into a berth that’s just long enough to fit the vessel. There’s also an additional joystick to starboard in the cockpit, the option of having it located on the port-side if owners desire.
The 52 Enclosed Flybridge has joysticks at the helm and in the cockpit, and there’s an option for a tournament station starboard and aft on the flybridge which also includes a joystick, steering wheel, throttles and, if so you desire, an optional 15” multi-function display.
The “no compromise” approach is certainly evident in the flow-coated engine room, where the volume of space cannot be understated – access is gained through at hatch with gas strut located at the mezzanine step at the entrance to the saloon, thoughtfully opening forward to enhance passenger safety and, at the same time, maintaining walk-through access to the saloon from the cockpit when the hatch is open.
You’ll notice that, where possible, every wire, loom and plumbing line is coded, coloured, numbered and saddled neatly to ensure easy access for servicing. All fittings to the hull skin are double hose-clamped on or below the water line and the GRP 3500L fuel tank has both sight and electronic gauges. Additionally, each engine has Raycor fuel filters, with an option for dual filters. Emergency fuel shut-off valves can be accessed from outside the engine room for added safety.
Acoustic and thermal insulation linings are key features of the 52 Enclosed Flybridge, as is the impressive commercial air intake system helping to keep the engine room temperature less than the maximum recommended by the engine manufacturer, and also reducing fuel consumption even further.
The air-conditioning units are mounted high so gravity feeds condensation water out the side, while an advanced mist elimination system with veins draw additional moisture from the air and feeds directly overboard. All onboard drains including air-conditioning compressors feed into the common drain lines located on earth side of the yacht and drain aft and four automatic bilge pumps with manual override are located at various points throughout the hull and pump directly overboard.
The 52 Enclosed Flybridge’s maintenance-free batteries ensure carefree boating and are housed in special battery boxes in accordance with American Boating and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards, as well as the European Union’s CE conformity mark, which incorporates the International Organisation for Standardization’s ISO guidelines.
The 52 also includes individual start battery banks for increased reliability with emergency parallel function. All battery banks are individually isolated at the main battery panel located in the cockpit, providing peace of mind in the unlikely event that one engine shuts down.
Watching television while at anchor or in the marina is now whisper-quiet through Mastervolt on-board DC-AC inverter for all installed televisions.
LED lights also provide trouble-free boating while reducing electrical current draw. The lamps use less than 10 per cent of the power required to run a bulb lamp – no bulbs mean no maintenance and long service life.
Also, Residual Current Device/Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (RCD/GFCI) protection over the entire yacht also complies with international standards for safer boating.
And the 13.5kW Onan Marine Generator provides peace of mind and superior performance whilst at sea – it features state-of-the-art diagnostics and sound shields to minimise noise and deliver better sound quality.
The 52 Enclosed Flybridge’s confident poise is just as evident offshore as it is at anchor – her solid and robust hull with keel is the evolution of Riviera’s rich heritage in building world-class luxury powerboats that, since 1980, are proven in the tough Australian blue-water conditions.
Our leading-edge technology and legendary build quality combines super-strong hand layups with solid GRP hull from the waterline down, structural core material in the hull flanks, main deck and hardtop, as well as precisely fitted, lightweight resin transfer-moulded small parts that are pre-fitted for a perfect seal when all major components are bonded together.
Even before a single piece of timber was cut for the plug work, the 52 Enclosed Flybridge was created in-house using industry-leading Unigraphics 3D computer software, allowing Riviera’s team of talented and passionate international designers and engineers to put to purpose every inch of available space, with a firm focus on convenient access to every key maintenance point – any issues can be quickly identified and addressed, and service costs are kept to a minimum.
Of course, this thoughtful consideration for our Riviera family of owners is a key part of our ethos of doing all we can to help our valued owners achieve … ‘the ultimate boating experience’.