New Boats - Riviera announces new 50 Enclosed Flybridge
Riviera has officially released details of its new 50 Enclosed Flybridge that it describes as the “most modern, sophisticated and elegant cruiser in its class”. The new model is currently under construction and will make her world debut in 2013.
The Australian builder said the 50EF’s design was based on boat-owner input, gleaned and distilled over the past two years at specifically-held owner forums.
Powered by new-generation fuel-efficient twin Cummins QSC Zeus 600 pod drives, or alternatively twin Volvo Penta IPS 900s, Riviera said the 50EF should top 32kts, cruising between 25 and 28kts, and delivering a range of 400 nautical miles.
Created in-house on Unigraphics 3D software, Riviera said its team of designers and engineers focused on absolute maximisation of design and space, so they can see the exact size, space and scale of the vessel in the computer long before a single piece of timber is cut for the plug work.
An additional 1.7m of overall living space between the bow and stern has been made available through the incorporation of pod drives as compared to a similar-sized shaftdriven boat.
Riviera CEO Wes Moxey said this new model was bristling with surprises: “All round, this boat feels bigger and fuller than similar-sized vessels, which can be attributed to the openness and an abundance of natural light, and we know from experience that it will perform well with its standard engine package.
“When you step aboard the new 50 Enclosed Flybridge, you instantly enter a world of the most modern technology encased in time-honoured craftsmanship.
“Our design team has been very innovative with the internal plan providing exceptional accommodation without compromising the height or exterior lines of the boat,” he said.
The 50EF features three “luxuriously appointed” staterooms and two bathrooms, Riviera adding that acoustic fabric panelling combined with varnished cabinetry creating a feeling of contemporary elegance.
A washer and dryer are concealed behind varnished cabinetry in the companionway.
In a first for Riviera, there is the option to have the master stateroom forward or aft on the port side. The aft portside option offers a scenic outlook from the large hull window with opening porthole, as well as being in a quieter and more stable part of the boat being closer to the centre of gravity. The full-width master stateroom forward boasts windows either side, under-bed storage, a cedar-lined wardrobe featuring book-ended panelling, inbuilt bedside tables and a timber vanity.
“With that in mind, this new vessel is also the perfect size for three couples or a large extended family.
At 50 feet, it fits into standard-size marina berths without compromising on space and the hallmark qualities of Riviera,” said Moxey.
Riviera continued the new 50EF features a “huge cockpit” with aft barbecue centre or optional bait tank or fish bins. The barbecue is located aft centre in the middle of the transom with doors either side.
The cockpit’s mezzanine seating has been lowered to allow for a fridge and freezer to be positioned between the galley window and mezzanine seat. There is also a removable table opposite the mezzanine lounge that can be rearranged depending on entertaining requirements.
It can be positioned in front of the mezzanine lounge to take in the views or one leg can be lifted and repositioned by turning the table 180 degrees so that a group of people can sit around the table.
Two steps up and you enter the saloon through the full-length sliding glass door. To port is a huge U-shaped modern galley with polished Corian solid-surface benchtops, European appliances and accoutrements and Amtico flooring. Forward of the galley is a U-Shaped dinette to port and plush L-shaped lounge to starboard, with several ottomans allowing for extra seating around the dinette or which can be pushed against the settee to create a large chaise.
An internal staircase adjacent to the galley leads to the flybridge featuring a helm station forward on the port side with an adjacent L-shaped lounge allowing guests to easily converse with the skipper. A wetbar is located behind the helm chairs and aft in the flybridge is an enormous C-Shaped lounge that runs full-beam of the flybridge, making a great entertaining space underway and at anchor.
“The vision from the three-sided enclosed flybridge is second to none and we look forward to the world release of this exciting new model in 2013,” said Moxey.
From a technological point of view, Riviera says the new 50EF will have the latest in LED lighting and C-Zone digital switching, allowing the monitoring of all entertainment, electronics and lighting with the touch of a button.
Every engineering detail in the design and construction of this new model has been considered from the engineroom with standing headroom and white gelcoat finish, to the location of the cockpit switch panel at eye-level.
Riviera said it has already taken several orders off-the-plan for the new vessel.
For more information, go to www.riviera.com.au
NEW DESIGN ASPECTS
Riviera said its design team has retained the unique Riviera look, while introducing some new design aspects, such as:
*Double-side transom doors for better access from both the port and starboard sides
* Cockpit mezzanine seating with integrated table
* Enhanced cockpit storage, with a self-draining moulded lazarette bin integrated into the sole
* Tender storage on the swimplatform
* Increased sidedeck access
* Large aft C-shaped lounge that runs the width of the flybridge
* Flexible accommodation plan
* Full headroom in the two aft cabins
* Attractive enhancements to the exterior profile lines balancing the flybridge and saloon window
* Huge hull windows with opening portholes on both sides providing the two aft cabins with an abundance of natural light and fresh air.
Top photo: Riviera says attractive enhancements to the exterior profile lines balance the flybridge and saloon windows on the new 50 Enclosed Flybridge.
Created in-house on Unigraphics 3D software allows designers to see the exact size, space and scale of the boat.
CAD design technology enables Riviera designers to consider every minute detail in the design process.
An internal staircase leads up to the flybridge, which features a large C-shaped lounge that runs the full-beam.
The new 50 Enclosed Flybridge offers a flexible accommodation plan with the master aft and huge hull windows.
An option to have the master forward with opening portholes on both sides gives an abundance of natural light.