When our highly talented team of designers and engineers first set out to create a completely new Riviera – one befitting membership of our exclusive Flybridge collection – they immediately turned to our loyal legion of blue-water cruising aficionados.
After all, who better to help steer Australia’s most-awarded builder of luxury motor yachts into exciting new waters than highly experienced members of our global family of Riviera yacht owners?
Now, after this comprehensive consultation process, we present to you the supremely seaworthy, technologically advanced and absolutely luxurious Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge.
This new addition to our classic flybridge collection certainly does stand as testament to a growing worldwide affection for Riviera’s hallmark passion for excellence – she more accurately reflects the international standards nomenclature, and enhances Riviera’s competitiveness on the world stage.
And while she retains the distinct indoor/outdoor characteristics for which Riviera is internationally renowned, the new 52 Enclosed Flybridge is much more than mere model refinement – in fact we’ve seized the opportunity to incorporate a wide range of standard inclusions that, in the past, might have been considered optional upgrades.
Of course, this thoughtful consideration is a key part of our ethos of doing all we can to help our valued owners achieve … ‘the ultimate boating experience’.
Sleek and stylish external design with contemporary hull windows and opening portholes
Wide walk-around side decks with thoughtfully placed hand rails for added safety
Large foredeck with optional sunpad or davit for tender
Full-scale 9.90 square metre (106.6 ft2) no-nonsense cockpit, with large transom and mezzanine lounges, clever storage, BBQ and wet bar
Large awning window and sliding glass door set in a strong stainless steel frame connects the modern aft galley with the cockpit
Luxurious internal furnishings with the finest fabrics and leathers, as well as premium-brand appliances
Spacious and sumptuous saloon, with opening side windows and massive front windows enhancing cross ventilation of fresh air and natural light
Flexible three-stateroom, two-bathroom accommodation plan. The master stateroom, with ensuite, can be located forward or aft
Feature bed headboards in every stateroom, complemented by subtle LED mood lighting
Luxurious, ultramodern flybridge enclosed on three sides – with L-shaped lounge and dining table aft and to port, wet bar, refrigeration and premium entertainment system – a virtual saloon in the sky. The rear is enclosed by strata glass from the hardtop to the deck and there’s an option for a fully electric sliding sunroof
Sporty helm with ultramodern technology and fully adjustable helm and companion chair as well as forward lounge, with glass bridge navigation features and C-Zone digital switching system as standard
Joystick controls x 2, with optional flybridge aft tournament station
IPS2-950 propulsion system, twin 533kw/725hp D11 engines and drive units as standard propulsion
Clever storage concepts abound
Thoughtful access panels to all key service points throughout the yacht
Maintenance-free battery banks, Mastervolt battery chargers and inverter
Fuel capacity 3500 litres (925 US gal), water capacity 750 litres (198 US gal)
Watertight collision bulkhead forward
Riviera’s renowned, hallmark built to last philosophy
Strong, robust hull with keel, backed by a 5-year structural warranty
Exclusive membership of a global family luxury motor yacht owners
Riviera has, over the past 35 years, launched almost 5200 luxury yachts that today cruise the seas, oceans, lakes and rivers of the world.
Befitting a pleasure boat of this calibre, the Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge incorporates clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts and ultramodern technology with luxurious appointments … not to mention enhanced serviceability, savvy storage and an exacting eye for detail from fit to finish that reminds you that she is nothing less than an Australian-built Riviera.
You will sense our hallmark passion for excellence from the moment you step onboard – double transom doors allow better access from both the port and starboard sides in effect adding the large swim platform to what is already a full-scale, no-nonsense cockpit and creating a walk-around transom lounge with additional storage bin for swimming and diving gear.
The swim platform, with lift-out stainless steel rails, also has a number of options to suit individual owner requirements, for example: custom rod holders and a bait preparation station can be fitted for the angler, as well as a 400kg hydraulic lift to assist with tender storage.
Owners have the option of a longer transom lounge, or even a live bait tank with glass front, depending on requirements.
In the deck of the 9.90 square metre (106’6”) cockpit are separate hatches – with stainless steel lock-downs – providing direct maintenance access to either of the pod drives, as well as a large, central, self-draining moulded lazarette locker to store cockpit furniture and water toys, and also deep fish bins to port and starboard.
Forward there is a comfortable three-seater cockpit mezzanine lounge to port – upholstered in high-quality weather-proof vinyl – and there is an optional integrated and interchangeable table to provide a versatile alfresco entertaining area, and which can also be converted to a day-bed.
Behind the cockpit lounge is a double-plated refrigerated cool box and self-draining recycling bin, as well as manual bilge pump access and lockable cabinet containing battery switches and AC/DC control board.
To starboard there’s lift-up lid with gas strut which reveals a double BBQ with stainless steel splashback and LED lighting, ice-maker, sink, solid surface bench top and even more storage – enough to impress even the most discerning chef.
The cockpit’s innovative joystick docking control is also to starboard, although owners have the option of having it located on the port-side. This control is protected from the elements in its own enclosed fibreglass compartment.
Stretching out and over the cockpit is the flybridge deck, which can be extended even further with a stainless steel and acrylic canvas awning for shaded protection from the sun and extremities. There’s also the option of a rear-mounted camera, should owners desire.
Having now launched hundreds of pod-driven luxury pleasure yachts, Riviera is at the forefront of a marine revolution offering impressive fuel economy, high performance, quiet operation, more internal space and, of course, joystick control.
The innovative joystick offers slow-speed maneuverability when backing up on a prize catch, in addition to precise docking. Indeed a skipper – either solo or with a novice crew – can simply push and twist the joystick to make the boat respond immediately, pivoting in place or crabbing sideways into a berth that’s just long enough to fit the vessel. There’s also an additional joystick to starboard in the cockpit with the option of having it located on the port-side if owners desire.
The 52 Enclosed Flybridge has joysticks at the helm and in the cockpit. There is an option for a tournament station to starboard and aft on the flybridge which also includes a joystick, steering wheel, throttles and, if so you desire, an optional 15” multi-function display.
Ascending to the modern flybridge via a stylish floating internal staircase with teak treads, you start to gain a full appreciation of the thought and consideration behind this new-generation Riviera 52.
The flybridge enclosed on three sides is ultra-modern, spacious and sumptuous, with the rear enclosed by strata glass from the hardtop to the deck with side and rear zip opening panels.
The flybridge helm features and inspired dash design, two fully adjustable helm seats, forward lounge with storage underneath and large L-shaped lounge to port, which also has a lift-up base for even more storage.
The bright and breezy atmosphere here in this virtual sky lounge is achieved through the large, opening side windows and massive windscreen – all of which come with covers. There’s a lockable hatch above the internal staircase and stainless steel ladder to the hardtop – and there’s even an option for an electric sliding sunroof with integrated blind to open up the flybridge even further, should you desire.
Thoughtfully placed overhead grab rails and a padded, upholstered headlining are a nice touch too, as is the wet bar including solid surface bench top, refrigerator, drink holders, sink with hot and cold water … all serving to keep you refreshed while underway. The internal staircase is nice and close to the galley which can easily feed prepared delicacies up to the gathering – simply send your request via intercom.
And if you desire your own personal soundtrack to the panoramic view, the Riviera 52’s flybridge also sports an AM/FM stereo, CD/DVD player with iPod interface and four speakers, with the option of including an integrated 26” LED TV.
Volvo, through the revolutionary IPS pod propulsion, already offers the ease of joystick maneuverability, Dynamic Positioning System for station-holding while preparing lines and fenders or while waiting off a fuel jetty, as well Anti-Corrosion Protection and Auto-Pilot.
The 52’s Glass Cockpit takes the overview and control of engines and navigation, including charts, sonar and radar (even auto-pilot), to extraordinary new heights … and all in one place, and also includes auto-trim and full slow-speed steering, SportFish mode and Clear Wake.
The stylish and sophisticated command centre of the 52 Enclosed Flybridge is truly testament to its superior design and Riviera’s passion to both source and embrace the latest in marine technology.
With twin helm seats and a forward lounge, there’s absolutely “no compromise” in terms of comfort at the command console, which itself has a distinct automotive inspired feel.
Of course there’s excellent visibility through the expansive windscreen that has freshwater outlets at its base and heavy-duty pantographic windscreen wipers with intermittent controls.
All critical navigation electronics, comprehensive engine instrumentation and vessel controls are within easy and ergonomic reach of the skipper’s seat, including the helm’s sporty steering wheel, the 3.5-inch CZone digital switching panel, the remote control for the hardtop-mounted spotlight and the helm joystick control.
There’s even room for up to three 17” navigations screens, and it’s here that we are delighted to say that the full features of the innovative Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation and CZone digital switching systems are standard inclusions with the Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge.
The rear saloon bulkhead of the 52 Enclosed Flybridge is tinted, tempered glass set in a strong, highly polished stainless steel frame, adding to the sense of light and space as you step into her luxurious saloon. To port is the modern and functional U-shaped galley from which the huge glass awning window opens out and over to the cockpit, in effect opening up the rear of the boat and, at the same time, affirming the galley as the central entertaining hub of the 52.
The galley has the option of a contemporary two-pack finish to the overhead cupboards, complementing the satin-finish American oak timber cabinetry, which also comes with the options of high-gloss or satin cherry, satin teak or satin beach. Standard features include a two-burner electric cook-top with in-built pop-up fiddles to secure pots, a convection microwave oven and an optional drawer dishwasher within handy reach of the stainless steel sink. The solid surface bench top includes sink-cover that doubles as a cutting board, while the mixer tap conveniently swivels so you can wash down the self-draining bin compartment to port.
In the headlining above the galley is a rod locker, confirming the 52’s incredible pragmatism, and to starboard are two drawer fridges and a freezer, as well as a drinks cabinet (of course, with easy access from the cockpit) which has built-in drawers for glass and bottle storage.
The 52 Enclosed’s spacious saloon features a large L-shaped lounge to port with a hi-lo dining table which folds and lowers to become a coffee table. Adjacent to the dining area is an optional three-seater settee in which the middle seat base can slide out as an ottoman and form additional seating around the main dining table – also handy for family games nights or friendly raft-ups. An additional table also lifts out from the settee and sits between the two remaining seats, forming additional dining or work space.
Forward of the three-seater settee is a 40-inch television and high-end sound system, stored out of the way in its own dedicated compartment to starboard. It rises elegantly and electrically at the touch of a button, and swings for viewing from every saloon seating position.
Opening, tinted side windows and the huge windscreen looking out over the forward deck and bow bring in more light and fresh air. The foredeck of the 52 Enclosed Flybridge can be accessed via wide side decks with high handrails on either side of the yacht. The options for the foredeck include of a large sun pad to add to her versatile entertaining capabilities, or single-boom davit with a 350kg (771lbs) rating.
Again, another way you can personalise your Riviera.
Riviera’s steadfast commitment to going “first-class” in everything it does extends to the flexible three-stateroom/two-bathroom accommodation deck of the 52 Enclosed Flybridge – again there’s absolutely no compromise in terms of quality or on-board liveability and luxury.
Natural light filters into the wide accommodation atrium, courtesy of the massive saloon front and side windows above and is complemented by the accommodation deck’s own clever design elements. You’ll immediately garner a sense of spaciousness as you step down the non-slip, natural timber-finish companionway – the extent of headroom is clearly evident below deck.
The very generous master stateroom aft on the port-side features a contemporary palette of elegant fabric, soft-touch leatherette and satin oak with teak accents – another subtle reminder that you are aboard a world-class Riviera. Natural light is achieved through a large hull window and, although air-conditioned, there’s an opening porthole to bring in extra fresh air in both the port and starboard staterooms.
The master’s walk-around queen-sized bed is supremely comfortable and savvy storage solutions include large under-bed drawers and a huge locker under the inner-spring mattress, in addition to the two bedside tables and cedar-lined hanging locker. From the comfort of the master bed, you can watch your favourite movie or television program courtesy of a 26-inch LCD TV and home theatre system.
The master ensuite forward also features generous headroom, luxurious bathroom fixtures, ample storage cupboards, overhead and vanity lighting, solid surface bench top as well as a contemporary porcelain sink and mixer tap. The large frameless shower-stall has a teak-lined seat and showerhead on a slide bar, while the bathroom floor is a high-quality, non-slip, timber-finish platform enabling excess water to drain quickly, ensuring that owners remain dry and comfortable. Maximum privacy is assured here – an overhead deck hatch brings in additional light and fresh air but, when it’s needed, an Oceanair block-out screen slides across.
Depending on the owners choice, the aft master stateroom can be configured as a guest stateroom featuring full-length, adults-sized twin beds, with the forward stateroom becoming the master.
In keeping with its commitment to going first-class, the air-conditioned VIP guest stateroom boasts all the luxuries of the master – indeed there’s the option for it to actually be the master stateroom with its own private ensuite. This forward stateroom also has a comfortable queen-sized walk-around bed, cleverly placed overhead cabinets with positive locking hardware and gas support struts as well as large his and hers cedar-lined hanging lockers. Expansive hull windows and dual deck hatches maximise natural light to the VIP guest. Entertainment to this guest stateroom is via an optional 22-inch LED TV and home theatre system.
Of course, the premium finish philosophy equally applies to the ensuite, which mirrors the luxurious master bathroom, complete with overhead deck hatch and Oceanair block-out screen. In the standard layout,
the starboard guest ensuite doubles as the day head.
There’s an opening port hole and large hull window in the starboard aft twin stateroom as well, bringing further light and ventilation to the accommodation deck.
Consistent with the “nothing less than the best” philosophy at Riviera, there is full headroom and adult-sized twin beds, as well as cedar-lined hanging locker, drawers and under-bed storage. At the entrance to the starboard aft stateroom there’s a large and convenient storage compartment which accommodates the laundry centre and optional 22-inch LED TV and, again, premium brand home theatre entertainment system.
This neatly brings us to what may well be the really heroic aspect of this boat – the engineering department that makes all this performance and generosity possible.
The Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge comes standard with the proven and popular twin IPS2-950 pod configuration with D11 engines, each delivering 725hp.
Quiet operation is achieved through under-water exhausts, an effective silencer, state-of-the-art turbocharger and an air filter with improved insulation.
At the same time, the robust engine design and mountings contribute to minimising on-board vibration. And in addition to superior handling maneuvering in tight quarters, IPS2 also offers excellent power-to-weight ratio, impressive fuel efficiency, long cruising range and high top-end speed.
The renowned Volvo Penta IPS system puts twin forward-facing counter-rotating props to the fore. Volvo includes traditional lever controls as well as the intuitive joystick that can single-handedly get you in and out of the tightest of marina berths.
Enter CZone: which extends the touch-screen monitoring and control to a suite of other onboard systems, including lighting, pumps, batteries, entertainment systems
There are two CZone panels on board the Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge – one in the galley and one at the helm – with the option of additional iPad connectivity.
C-Zone allows owners to operate multiple circuits at a touch, energising all lighting and electrics depending on your requirements. It comes pre-programmed with three Modes – “entertaining”, “cruising” and “dock unattended” – and these modes can be customised by the owner so the system works exactly how you want.
There’s also a “service” mode that shuts down all power and systems. Other user-friendly features include interior light-dimming, timer controls, automated circuit control, wiper speed and wash functions.
Additionally, ensuring you can fully tailor you’re your Riviera experience, there is a comprehensive range of optional and innovative factory-fitted electronic packages and custom fitments are also available through Riviera Electronics – everything from state-of-the-art fish-finders to cameras and underwater lighting.
The “no compromise” approach is certainly evident in the flow-coated engine room, where the volume of space cannot be understated – access is gained through a hatch with gas strut located on the mezzanine step at the entrance to the saloon, thoughtfully opening forward to enhance passenger safety and, at the same time, maintaining walk-through access to the saloon from the cockpit when the hatch is open.
You’ll notice that, where possible, every wire, loom and plumbing line is coded, coloured, numbered and saddled neatly to ensure easy access for servicing. All fittings to the hull skin are double hose-clamped on or below the water line and the GRP 3500L fuel tank has both sight and electronic gauges. Additionally, each engine has Raycor fuel filters, with an option for dual filters. Emergency fuel shut-off valves can be accessed from outside the engine room for
Acoustic and thermal insulation linings are key features of the 52 Enclosed Flybridge, as is the impressive commercial air intake system helping to keep the engine room temperature at 10 degrees less than the maximum recommended by the engine manufacturer, and also reducing fuel consumption even further.
The air-conditioning units are mounted high so gravity feeds condensation water out the side, while a mist elimination system with veins draw additional moisture from the air. Four automatic bilge pumps with manual override are located at various points throughout the hull and pump directly over board, as opposed to the common drain lines located on either side of the boat that drain aft.
The 52 Enclosed Flybridge’s maintenance-free batteries ensure carefree boating and are housed in special battery boxes in accordance with American Boating and Yacht Council standards. The yacht also includes individual start battery banks for increased reliability with emergency parallel function. All battery banks are individually isolated at the main battery panel located in the cockpit, providing peace of mind in the unlikely event that one engine shuts down.
Watching television while at anchor or in the marina is now whisper-quiet through Mastervolt on-board DC-AC inverter for all installed televisions.
LED lights also provide trouble-free boating while reducing electrical current draw. The lamps use less than 10 per cent of the power required to run a bulb lamp – no bulbs mean no maintenance and long service life.
Also, Residual Current Device/Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (RCD/GFCI) protection over the entire boat complies with international standards fore safer boating.
And the 13.5kW Onan Marine Generator provides peace of mind and superior performance and features state-of-the-art diagnostics and sound shields to minimise noise
The 52 Enclosed Flybridge’s confident poise is just as evident offshore as it is at anchor – her solid and robust hull with keel is the evolution of Riviera’s rich 35-year heritage in building world-class luxury motor yachts that are proven in the tough Australian blue-water conditions.
Our leading-edge technology and legendary build quality combines super-strong hand layups with solid GRP hull from the waterline down, structural core material in the hull flanks, main deck and hardtop, as well as precisely fitted, lightweight resin transfer-moulded small parts that are pre-fitted for a perfect seal when all major components are bonded together.
However, even before a single piece of timber was cut for the plug work, the 52 Enclosed Flybridge was created in-house using industry-leading Unigraphics 3D computer software, allowing Riviera’s team of talented and passionate designers and engineers to put to purpose every inch of available space, with a firm focus on convenient access to every key maintenance point – any issues can be quickly identified and addressed, and service costs are kept to a minimum.
Of course, this thoughtful consideration for our Riviera family of owners is a key part of our ethos of doing all we can to help our valued owners achieve … ‘the ultimate boating experience’.
|Length Overall (inc. swim platform & bow roller)||17.26 m||56′ 8″|
|Lh to ISO8666*||16.15 m||52′ 12″|
|Beam (inc. gunwale)||5.01 m||16′ 5″|
|Maximum Draft (inc. props)||1.40 m||4′ 7″|
|Dry Weight** (approx., depends on engines & options)||24,960 kg||55,000 lbs|
|Fuel Capacity***||3,500 L||925 US gal|
|Water Capacity***||750 L||198 US gal|
|Holding Tank Capacity***||400 L||105 US gal|
|Sleeping Capacity||6 persons|
|Cockpit Area||8.50 m2||91.5 ft2|
|Mezzanine Deck||2.47 m2||26.6 ft2|
|Total Cockpit Area||10.97 m2||118.1 ft2|
|Bridge Clearance||5.30 m||17′ 5″|
|Standard Engine x 2 – Volvo Penta IPS950 x 2||533 kW||725 hp|
|Range||378 nm @ 25.3 knt|