Take in a peerless view from the top, fishing or blue-water cruising, in a classic Riviera flybridge design offering you fine ‘easy living’ lifestyle, over three levels.
It’s hard to say which aspect of the Riviera 43 Open Flybridge you’ll enjoy most … its capacity for superb entertaining, or great blue-water fishing? Almost certainly the answer will be “both”. Friends and family will revel in the spacious, well designed cockpit (with its ‘stair ladder’ to the flybridge), luxurious saloon, indeed every part of life onboard.
Luxury on a whole other level, class leading for a yacht of this size. Handcrafted, well considered, always welcoming. You’ll love retreating to the accommodation deck boasting your master stateroom and designer ensuite, located forward. Love treating your family and friends also to the full-beam guest stateroom aft, with its VIP ensuite doubling as the day head.
World-leading onboard technology makes the 43 Open Flybridge supremely easy to operate and skipper – for novices and experienced hands alike. You’ll have silky-smooth Volvo Inboard Performance System (IPS) to power you, Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit Navigation and multi-function display screens to guide you and fingertip-easy, joystick manoeuvrability. Simply brilliant.
Can be optioned with a hydraulic lifter to allow the
launch and retrieval of a jet ski or small tender. Can
become a beach when partly submerged for water
sports or swimming.
Lift up the transom door bridge, open the door out to
sit parallel to the transom to provide easy access on
the starboard side and instantly extend the cockpit
Offering great lifestyle opportunities. Introduce
occasional furniture, entertain many guests or
accommodate your favourite keen anglers.
A popular haven in all weather. With protection from
the flybridge and rear awning, the opulent lounge has
storage drawers beneath.
Considerable storage capacity in both the transom
storage unit, in the cockpit floor and side coamings.
A large volume storage bin is located in the centre of
the transom. This can be optioned to become a live
Optional Barbecue Centre and Wet Bar
This replaces the transom storage bin. Interchangeable
plates for grilling or sizzling, sink, bench space,
stainless steel splash back, all protected by a finely
crafted, moulded lid.
Engine Room Inspection Access
A gas strut assisted hatch just aft of the saloon door
lifts to provide easy access to the engine room for
Engine Room Service Access
Perfect service access. At the press of a button, the
cockpit floor raises on an electric actuator to reveal the
entire machinery space.
Wide Side Decks
Confident passage to the foredeck is courtesy of wide
side decks, raised toe-kick rail, high side and bow rails.
You can carry your tender here and option a davit for
launching and retrieval. Alternatively, a sun pad can
be optioned transforming the foredeck into another
onboard entertaining zone.
Rear Glass Bulkhead
Transform the cockpit and saloon into one unified
entertaining space. Slide back the glass door and
open the large awning window. Both framed in mirror
polished 316 grade stainless steel.
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The Riviera stair ladder is easy and a pleasure to
ascend. The stylish floating handcrafted teak treads are
wide and deep.
A very sociable design. The bright and airy and open
flybridge features a double-moulded hardtop with
stainless steel supports, and clear strata glass with four
A very commanding console with twin helm chairs
is located to starboard. Brilliant visibility. The latest in
navigation and communication systems are at your
Flybridge Forward Lounge
On the starboard side forward of the helm is the
L-shaped all-weather lounge with self-draining lockers
beneath. A moulded table with integrated drink holders
lowers to create a large daybed.
Take in all the conversation or the spectacular flybridge
views whilst underway or at anchor from the plush
lounge to port.
Flybridge Wet Bar
Opposite the helm you will discover a central cabinet
with solid surface bench top, drink holders, sink,
rubbish bin and storage.
For sure-footed movement, there are multiple hand
rails located at the top of the staircase, on the hardtop
around the helm, forward and either side at the front of
At the top of the flybridge stair ladder there is a solid
fibreglass hatch that can be closed when underway or
locked when the yacht is left unattended.
Located centrally to the outdoor and indoor living
spaces. Generous counter space and storage, fully
equipped with oven, cooktop, exhaust fan, drawer
refrigeration and freezer.
Adding to the social aspect of the galley, for food
preparation, meals for two or cocktails with friends, you
will discover a bar with two stools forward of the galley.
Sweeping tinted glass windows surround you.
Wondrous level of appointments. Deeply cushioned
lounge with richly polished table that lowers to create
an additional berth.
Celebratory drinks are easily catered for with dedicated
glassware and bottle storage and refrigeration all
beautifully housed in fine cabinetry forward of the
Saloon Hand Rails
Following the centreline of the saloon and recessed
into the headliner is an overhead grab rail that assists
forward or aft movement.
Located forward, this stateroom is wonderfully
welcoming and restorative. Queen-sized island bed
with innerspring mattress, storage beneath, bedside
tables, drawers and cedar-lined robes.
Refined and so tastefully detailed – vanity, mirrors,
bench tops, lighting and glass shower recess all
beautifully meld to create a luxurious environment.
Your guests will appreciate the full-beam stateroom.
Three adult-sized single beds. The port side beds slide
together to create a queen. Hull windows and port
lights are on both sides.
Perfectly concealed from view by handcrafted
cabinetry in the guest starboard stateroom, you will
discover a combination washer/dryer unit.
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Technology & Performance
Blue-Water Hull Design
Created by the international Riviera design team to deliver a soft, dry and sure-footed ride. The ocean-tested and proven structural strength of a Riviera hull will inspire great confidence.
Class-leading power-to-weight ratio, enhanced
torque, impressive fuel efficiency, quiet, smooth and
exhilarating performance from the standard power twin
Volvo Penta D6 IPS 600 delivering 440 hp each.
Makes docking a breeze. Steering a joy. Effortless
accuracy from one of two Volvo Penta joysticks located
at the main helm.
The standard in navigational excellence. The world’s
most advanced, easiest-to-read-and-operate
touchscreen navigation system will empower. Updates
continually. Imparts great confidence.
CZone Digital Switching
Easy, intelligent switch management. Networked
CZone digital fixed switch interfaces provides ultimate
control of all onboard electrical systems.
Entertain, party, relax. Large LED TV in the saloon, CD
surround high-fidelity sound and iPod interface in the
saloon and flybridge.
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Length Overall (inc. swim platform and bow sprit)
Hull Length (Lh to ISO8666) *
Beam (inc. gunwale)
Maximum Draft (inc. props)
Dry Weight (approx.) **
Fuel Capacity ***
528 US gal
Water Capacity ***
122 US gal
Holding Tank Capacity ***
40 US gal
Standard Engine Volvo Penta D6 IPS 600 (2x)
324 kW ea
440 hp ea
* Length of the hull (Lh) to ISO8666: Includes all structural and integral parts (ie. the moulded length of the hull). It excludes parts that can be removed in a non-destructive manner without affecting the structural integrity of the craft, (eg. pulpits, outdrives, driving platforms, rubbing strakes).
** Dry weight represents the estimated minimum weight of a yacht with standard engines and options, no fuel or water on board, no equipment or provisions and no personnel. The stated dry weight may be exceeded.
*** Denotes net tank capacity. For useable capacity do not rely on more than 90% of tank capacity. Actual capacity will vary according to yacht trim and sea state. Speeds are subject to normal weather conditions, fuel and/or water levels, passengers and equipment loads.
From the minute you step onto the huge boarding platform, through the transom door with its lift-up bridge and into the cockpit you can’t help but be impressed … The unified flow from the transom to the forward windscreen is obvious and it works so well
She gets onto plane almost immediately with virtually no use of the trim tabs. Cornering is tight and sure and she has a very smooth, soft ride even at pace. Even in huge swells she lifts gradually and gently settles into the troughs. She is a fabulous combination of luxury and practicality
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RIVIERA'S 43 OPEN FLYBRIDGE
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