Refreshingly different, reassuringly Riviera
Decades of building thousands of flybridge boats and a philosophy of constant refining and innovation has fashioned a vessel that offers an extraordinary combination of comfort, performance, reliability, safety and value.
The 45 features fully moulded steps complete with teak treads and a storage locker underneath. The rear bulkhead window and door open out into the cockpit to create a large living space between the saloon and cockpit. The saloon is an integrated living space, with the u-shape galley forward with dining area opposite and an aft lounge.
We've included an electrically operated overhead locker in the saloon headliner for safe and convenient rod storage. The finish on the timberwork throughout the saloon and accommodation deck is both impeccable and astonishingly durable.
Down the new moulded steps (complete with LED lighting in the risers for night time safety) you'll find an equally well-equipped and ingeniously designed cockpit. The transom door is just one example. Not only does the door open outwards to keep the cockpit clear, but the top bridge hinges up to provide safety for the angler and crew when bringing large fish aboard. You'll also appreciate a swim platform that includes a ladder with cover and grab handle.
Made for the pleasure seeker
Storage abounds. From the optional live bait tank built into the transom to the various coaming lockers and twin large removable bins in the cockpit floor, there's a place for everything.
For your convenience, cockpit floor hatches are gas strut assisted, lockable and fitted with rubber seals - another case of little features that make a big difference. Being such a sizeable area, the cockpit serves two key features. For the game fisherman it is a well conceived and functional platform. For the cruising family it is the social hub. To support both these pursuits we've included a cockpit sink with drain board and, next to it, a large cool box.
Everything is designed to please the eye and enhance your boating pleasure. Why not have it all?
Beneath the new generation profile, lightweight hardtop you'll find a most hospitable flybridge. Large, light and airy, it is where you and your friends are sure to gather both while running and at rest.
The large, open plan flybridge features lounges that comfortably seat six adults (including one that converts to a day bed), a wetbar complete with sink, mixer tap and drink holders and an optional fridge. The flybridge also has its own independent sound system to that of the saloon.
The new helm design puts you in a very commanding position: the seats are luxurious, the view all-encompassing and the ergonomics of the new console design are outstanding. This includes top-mounted, twin-lever electronic engine control units and a choice of different formats to suit the electronic display options you want installed.
Before leaving the flybridge, note the additional security and safety of a lockable GRP hatch that closes the flybridge off from the stairway. The 45 is a remarkable boat and it is the combination of hundreds of individual features.
Some of these are major features, like propeller tunnels that provide greater forward thrust and an underwater exhaust system that minimises engine noise and fumes. Others are small but contribute much to the overall appeal of the 45. One example is the recessed cleats in the aft corners of the cockpit with their optional clip-on covers; a design that creates a smooth profile and prevents fishing lines getting caught.
The computer aided hull design is certainly one of the major features. This is largely responsible for the exceptional hydrodynamics: quick to plane, stable yet delightfully responsive, and truly robust.
You will also note the engine room is a very open and functional space. This is the result of creating a separate pump room that houses air-conditioning compressors, fresh water pumps and other associated equipment. This compartment is accessed via the portside guest cabin and aids maintenance accessibility.
In the world of mid-sized luxury flybridges, this is the boat that raises the bar; this is the boat that says 'yes, you can have it all'.
Created for the connoisseur
The saloon is striking in its spaciousness, generous headroom, intelligent layout and warm yet contemporary fittings and furnishings. The combination of large tinted windows, handcrafted timberwork and rich leather seating is an invitation to relax and indulge.
Watch a movie on the large LCD screen, pop your iPod into the high-fidelity sound system, enjoy the comfort of reverse cycle air-conditioning... and if you take up the option of the lower saloon helm, you can even steer your vessel in loungeroom comfort. What a view it is too, as you look through the vast, seamless windscreen.
The Master Stateroom, forward, is clean and uncluttered with subtle timber styling. The island queen bed has a quality inner spring mattress and the entire bed lifts up, on gas struts, to give you additional storage. There's no shortage of hanging space either, and the lockers are cedar lined to keep your clothing fresh.
Great care has gone into creating your ensuite. From the high quality vinyl flooring to the solid-surface vanity top with porcelain basin through to the frameless glass shower stall, your comfort is assured even on the longest of voyages.
The starboard guest cabin provides accommodation for two with upper and lower bunks and the portside cabin features twin beds with an infill for an optional double bed. In both cabins, you'll find the level of comfort and amount of storage space will exceed your expectations for a vessel this size.
Of course, there is a second bathroom for day use and to serve the two guest cabins - and it has the same luxury features as the master en suite.
There is no doubt that the Riviera 45 Flybridge excels on style, but it's a boat with a strong heart too - the solid hand laid fibreglass hull with its separate compartments and collision bulkhead forward are just two of the integrity features of it's construction.
The Riviera 45 is a boat that has it all... and it is all here for you.