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Boat Of The Month – Innovation And Style In Riviera’s 58 Enclosed Flybridge

With all of the strength and security and sea-keeping ability for which Riviera cruiser are renowned, the Riviera 58 has added a new level of lifestyle luxury to cruising.

According to Concept Design manager Neil McCabe: “The interior design is very much a group effort. There are strong European influences with squared sofas and bedheads. The dinette has a lounge-diner feel to it; very contemporary.”

This three cabin/three bathroom cruiser is the first Riviera Flybridge cruiser to include the al fresco lifestyle option of a saloon aft window hinging up to bring the cockpit and saloon together. An aft galley, internal staircase and a range of other design initiatives make this a special boat.

The interior layout is a breakthrough design for Riviera. The galley, dinette and lounge are all on one level. The U-shape galley in the aft port quarter is superbly equipped with a three-burner cooktop, convection microwave oven, two fridges and a freezer mounted under the solid surface benchtop. The dinette, immediately forward of the galley, includes a sliding-top table that opens up to reveal storage for drink glasses. A 32-inch flat-screen television and Bose Lifestyle system in the saloon provide the entertainment. The entire saloon is, of course, air conditioned.

Access to the fully air-conditioned flybridge is via a wide staircase from the saloon with teak non-slip treads. The forward helm position with a companion chair face a full-beam-wide dash that can accommodate three full 15” monitors. A docking station in the aft of the flybridge makes reversing and docking the boat a breeze. Aft of the helm seats is an L-shape lounge and a table with further aft-facing seating behind.

Accommodation includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master stateroom starboard has a particularly light and airy feel with a large porthole in the hull.

McCabe said: “The porthole innovation is a result both of interaction with owners as well as research on overseas trends.”

A walk-around queen double bed has been designed with mitred corners for fitted sheets. There is plenty of storage, with a cedar-lined hanging robe, overhead storage and even more under the bed, with access made simple by gas struts hinging the bed base. The entertainment system includes a 19-inch LCD TV and DVD player as well as radio.

The guest stateroom forward also includes a walk-around double bed and plenty of storage as well as 19-inch TV and DVD player. McCabe explained that mirrors under the overhead storage in this stateroom are designed to give the cabin a special feel of space and light.

Ensuite bathrooms to both staterooms include shower stalls with frameless glass doors, solid surface vanity benchtops with a semi-recessed porcelain basins and Vacuflush toilets. A third bathroom is also equipped with shower, vanity and Vacuflush toilet.

The third cabin, port, enjoys light from a large porthole in the hull and is equipped with a king-size single bunk and a second folding bunk.

Of course, all accommodation and bathrooms are fully air-conditioned.

Standard engines on the Riviera 58 Enclosed Flybridge cruiser are twin Caterpillar C18 diesels rated at 747kW (1,015hp), with electronic controls and quick-shift gearboxes.

The hand-laid hull features full fibreglass below the waterline, a water-tight collision bulkhead forward and mid-ships fuel tank between the engine room and accommodation area to aid sea-keeping and add sound-proofing to the accommodation.

RIVIERA 58 ENCLOSED SPECIFICATIONS

Length Overall (Incl bowsprit and swim platform) 19.30 metres 63’ 4”
Lh to ISO8666 (moulded length) 18.18 metres 59’ 8”
Beam (Incl gunwale) 5.29 metres 17’ 4”
Maximum Draft (Incl props) 1.53 metres 5’ 0”
Dry Weight (approx, depends upon engines, options) 30,000 kgs
66,100lb
Fuel Capacity 4,200 litres 1,100 US gal
Water Capacity 1,000 litres 264 US gal
Sleeping Capacity 6-8 persons
Standard Engines x 2 Caterpillar C18 747kW 1,015hp

 

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Click to enlarge image: Proven seakeeping and high performance can take you anywhere safely.

Proven seakeeping and high performance can take you anywhere safely.


Fully enclosed flybridge – command and entertainment.

Fully enclosed flybridge – command and entertainment.


The master stateroom amidships features a queen double bed.

The master stateroom amidships features a queen double bed.


Lifestyle design brings the saloon, dinette and galley together in one space.

Lifestyle design brings the saloon, dinette and galley together in one space.


The spacious and well appointed galley.

The spacious and well appointed galley.


Ian Reynolds aboard his 58 Enclosed Flybridge, triumphant after circumnavigating Australia in 2008.

Ian Reynolds aboard his 58 Enclosed Flybridge, triumphant after circumnavigating Australia in 2008.


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