She is a born adventurer, spirited voyager, entertainer and freedom seeker. And she does it all in absolute luxury, powered by silky smooth twin diesel engines that are a real pleasure to command.
Your 45 Open Flybridge offers you the option of outfitting the cockpit for family cruising or serious fishing. Either way, you’ll revel in the luxurious flowing alfresco style – so beloved of Riviera owners – that opens up and links the cockpit and saloon into one fabulous, handcrafted space.
Famous Riviera attention to detail finds beautiful expression in the open flybridge. A powerful meld of luxury and practicality it combines unparalleled visibility and lifestyle appointments with a brilliantly equipped helm.
After a hard day’s cruising, entertaining or fishing, there’s nothing like retiring to the accommodation deck of your Riviera 45 Open Flybridge. The three magnificent staterooms and two designer bathrooms cocoon owners and guests in an environment of pure luxury, reinvigorating all for the next adventure.
Practical and thoughtful. The wide and deep platform has an inbuilt swim ladder with covering lid and grab rail. The perfect swim platform.
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 living space to the platform.
Offering enormous lifestyle opportunities. Introduce occasional furniture, entertain many guests or accommodate a group of keen anglers.
Considerable storage capacity in both the transom storage unit, in the cockpit floor, side coamings and beneath the flybridge staircase.
Concealed beneath two superbly finished hatch covers, you will discover a generous top-loading refrigerated cool box and large sink.
Optional Barbecue Centre and Wet Bar
Electric barbecue, sink with hot and cold water, utensil and drink holder, bench space, LED overhead lighting, rubbish bin and storage compartment, all protected by a finely crafted, moulded lid.
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 extended entertaining space. Open the glass door and the awning window. Both framed in mirror polished 316 grade stainless steel.
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The fabulous moulded flybridge staircase, with deep and wide treads and stainless steel handrails on both sides, makes for very easy access to the bridge or the cockpit.
A very sociable design. The bright and airy and open flybridge features a double-moulded hardtop with stainless steel supports, and all-round clear strata glass with four zippered openings.
The aft helm with twin chairs is located to port. Brilliant visibility and social connection with the forward lounges. The latest in navigation and communication systems are at your fingertips.
Flybridge Forward Lounge
On the port 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 starboard.
Flybridge Wet Bar
Forward of the flybridge staircase you will find a central cabinet with solid surface bench top, drawer fridge, drink holders, sink, rubbish bin and storage.
For sure-footed movement, there are hand rails at the top of the staircase and one continuous overhead grab rail that runs across the helm then forward and across the front of the flybridge.
At the top of the flybridge staircase there is a solid fibreglass hatch that can be closed when underway or locked when the yacht is left unattended.
Sweeping tinted glass windows surround you. Wondrous level of appointments. Deeply cushioned L-shaped lounge to port and apposing L-shaped expandable dinning lounge with richly polished table.
Celebratory drinks are easily catered for with dedicated glassware and bottle storage and refrigeration all beautifully housed in fine cabinetry on the starboard side.
Forward on the port side and opposite the dining area, discover generous counter space and storage, fully equipped with oven, cooktop, exhaust fan, drawer refrigeration and freezer.
Saloon Hand Rail
Following the full centreline of the saloon and recessed into the headliner with a timber accent is an overhead grab rail that assists forward and aft movement when underway.
Located forward, this stateroom is wonderfully welcoming and restorative. Island bed with innerspring mattress, storage beneath, bedside tables, drawers and cedar-lined robes.
Refined and so tastefully detailed – vanity, raised porcelain bowls, mirrors, bench tops, lighting and glass shower recess all beautifully meld to create a luxurious environment.
Your fortunate guests will appreciate the option of two staterooms that both offer twin adult-sized single beds. The port stateroom beds can be converted to a double.
Perfectly concealed from view by handcrafted cabinetry in the companionway, you will discover a combination washer/dryer unit.
Maximised Storage Solutions
Throughout the entire yacht, there is an abundance of clever storage options including handcrafted cedarlined robes, overhead shelves, lockers, drawers and compartments.
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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 and low fuel consumption from the standard power twin Volvo Penta D11 common-rail fuel injection engines or optional Volvo Penta D8 Shaft drive engines.
Makes docking easy. The Volvo Penta joystick located at the main helm is integrated with the bow thruster.
Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit
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.
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 ***
608 US gal
Water Capacity ***
132 US gal
Holding Tank Capacity ***
40 US gal
Standard Engine Volvo Penta D11-725 (2x)
533 kW ea
725 hp ea
Engine Option Volvo Penta D8-600 shaft drive (2x)
441 kW ea
600 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
Overall, there were some really clever innovations on the 45 Open. Small yet practical things like the stainless steel cut-out on the flybridge utility bar prevents glasses or bottles from going for a slide. This was repeated on the flybridge table. The storage compartment below the galley floor was a real winner and small touches…
The plan of the flybridge layout for the 45 is very different due to a new, fully-moulded external staircase situated on the starboard side, featuring teak treads which are both attractive and provide good grip. This is a major departure from the typical vertical ladder situated to port on other models and is perhaps the…
There's a moulded external staircase rather than a ladder down to the main deck; functional and stylish without losing any usable space inside the cabin area.This arrangement has enabled a flow on effect in design with the incorporation of the stainless hopper window and door which was previously only available on the 56 flybridge. The…
- Shaun Moloney, Transom Magazine
The three-cabin and two-head layout is especially family friendly, with a forward stateroom with island berth, portside cabin with single berths that can be converted to a second double, and a bunk cabin for the kiddies to starboard. As ever, the heads are a highlight, with wonderful separate shower stalls, an improved floor plumbing, Vacuflush…
Cabinet space is ever present inside, with numerous cupboards and drawers located throughout, and the dinette has every feature that you will find in a modern home. Entertainment is a high priority from the LCD television to the indoor-outdoor multi speaker stereo system; this vessel will definitely appeal to a person looking to entertain guests.…
- Shaun Moloney, Trasom Magazine
With another nudge on the electronics throttles, the twin 575hp turbo diesels whisked the 18-tonne hull onto the plane with nary pause or bow lift. Running surfaces, including the prop tunnels, which afford a shaft angle of 11 degrees, come courtesy of Frank Mulder. Efficiency is hallmark. An ocean cruising speed of 17 knots was…
The 45 carries all the amenities we're unable to live without, even on a boat. The galley is equipped with a drawer fridge and freezer, stove-top, sink and rubbish drawer. Given a choice, I would have the local restaurant cook up my catch and not make a mess of the spotless galley had everything you'll…
Latest 3D CAD computer modelling software was used for the entire design process on this model, finally guiding the highly sophisticated five axis router in cutting the plugs for all the moulds. While computer aided design and moulding is not new, the Riviera 45 is a good example of the precise moulding and detailing that…
The cockpit is very fishable - if there is such a word - and with the substantial cockpit refrigeration and underfloor storage bins, an effective draining cockpit and neatly moulded to recesses under the flush side storage lockers, plus an optional live bait tank, this boat is more than capable of being adapted to a…
Indoors the cherry wood joinery had a blemish free mirror finish thanks to the latest Italian robotic varnishing system. The demo boat also had the optional Amtico (hard-wearing mock timber) floor instead of carpet in the saloon. This will lead to an easier boat to keep clean. Open the hopper window and the throng can…
Turning the boat to run beam on, I expected some spray and spray we got but to my surprise, the angle of deflection was very good and not even a drop of water hit the all encompassing and top quality clears. Even into breeze, on our way back in under full throttle, I continued to…
Another innovation for the 45 flybridge is the introduction of a dedicated machinery room amidships, housing many of the important systems on board. Usually found only on much larger boats, the machinery room improves access within the engine room of the midships fuel tank. These include the water heater, air-conditioning handlers and compressors, bilge pump,…