Advancing the Sport Utility Vessel

Launched during the recent Sydney International Boat Show, Riviera’s new 43 Offshore Express is already proving to be a popular design.

Equally at home as a game fishing machine or a family entertainer, this new model is the first in this line to utilise Volvo Penta IPS propulsion. Purpose-built for this system, the boat includes a full-beam aft cabin, as well as a double master stateroom forward and a single bathroom.

Volvo Penta IPS – Inboard Performance System – is a revolutionary new propulsion system. With dramatically increased efficiency, Volvo Penta IPS offers fast acceleration, quiet running and significantly reduced fuel consumption.

The boat has a rugged sophistication while maintaining the luxurious and functional interior typical of all Rivieras, The hydrodynamics are exceptional, with running surface and chines optimised for a soft, dry ride.

The 43 Offshore Express is offered in three distinct configurations:

  • An Open boat without a targa or coverings to the helm and deck area, suited to an after-market fishing tower.
  • A version with stylish, forward-raked targa and removable bimini creating an open boat feel for great entertaining under the Sun, with the addition of protection from the weather. Clears to the sides and rear storm curtain are included.
  • A three-sided hardtop with a rear curtain to enclose the helm deck forward of the mezzanine.

The cockpit is a game fisherman’s dream; spacious and functional, providing everything for the most demanding angler. The wide coamings feature recessed hawses holes through the aft corners to access cleats to give a clean surface for fishing lines.

The entire cockpit floor lifts, hinged forward, on an electric actuator to provide access to the engine room. The cockpit floor is double sealed.

An aft-facing mezzanine lounge covers a large cool box.

Forward of the cockpit, the raised helm deck area is unencumbered and spacious, allowing lounge seating for six adults as well as the standard Pompanette Tournament helm and companion chairs.

The helm itself is vast and practical. It has plenty of room for a complete array of marine electronics and the standard comprehensive engine instrumentation.

From the helm deck through a lockable sliding door, the saloon is dominated by an L-shaped lounge/dinette covered in premium leather.

The galley layout features plenty of cupboards, above and below bench for storage as well as a convection microwave oven and a two-door fridge/freezer. The galley benchtop is contemporary styled solid surface and includes a stainless steel sink and dual element induction cooktop.

High quality Amtico flooring has been used throughout the saloon and galley and features a large hatch in the saloon to access storage space below.

The master stateroom forward is equipped with a queen walk-around bed with inner spring mattress. The bed is hinged and supported by two gas struts so that it may be easily lifted to reveal a large storage space underneath. There are also cupboards and drawers under the bed for additional storage.

The cabin opens up to the saloon with a hinged door and sliding room divider.

The bathroom features a Vacuflush toilet and a shower stall with frameless glass door and a non-slip tile pattern floor. It includes a satin finished chrome shower pole and a quality shower head on a slide bar. The vanity has a solid surface benchtop and contemporary porcelain sink.

The full beam aft cabin includes a queen double bed athwartships and a single along the port side. A hanging locker is cedar lined and includes automatic lighting. The cabin has an opening porthole in the port side. Split cabin entrance doors and combination sliding and hinged so the cabin opens out to the saloon.


Length overall (incl swim platform and bowsprit) 15.04 metres 49’ 4”
Hull length 13.79 metres 45’ 3”
Beam 4.72 metres 15’ 5”
Maximum draft (incl. props) 1.12 metres 3’ 7”
Dry weight (approx) 12,500 kg 27,600 lbs
Fuel capacity 1,500 litres 396 US gal
Water capacity 460 litres 122 US gal
Holding tank capacity 132 litres 35 US gal
Generator Onan EQD 9.5 kW
Standard engines x 2: Volvo Penta IPS 500 272 kW each 370 hp each
Sleeping capacity 5 persons
Click to enlarge image: Riviera 43 Offshore Express.

Riviera 43 Offshore Express.

Master Stateroom.

Master Stateroom.