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 chart a new course for Australia’s most-awarded builder of luxury motor yachts than highly experienced members of our global family of Riviera owners?
With your valued assistance, we have comprehensively researched how, when and where you use your Riviera … feeding all your experience, knowledge and aspirations into the design process as we strive to create for you the ‘ultimate boating experience’.
What we heard is that you desire to spend more time living aboard your luxury Riviera, and that you dream of cruising even further afield … and that you want real choices – and that this applies equally in terms of navigation and onboard systems as it does to drive packages.
Now, we present to you the supremely seaworthy, easy-to-skipper and absolutely luxurious Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge – in many ways she is your creation just as much as ours.
She is stylish, sophisticated and sublime … and proudly embodies the hallmark dependability for which Riviera is internationally renowned.
Notably, the 57 is available with your choice of either conventional shaft drive or innovative pod propulsion – one of the first yachts in the world to offer owners such flexibility. Of course such world-leading thinking and creativity in design is evident right throughout this world-class Riviera, which has been built to last with global best-practice standards foremost in mind.
You’ll notice her distinctive design – including her fully enclosed flybridge – that has everything in perfect proportion. Indeed, with her contemporary styling and impeccable blue-water pedigree, the robust Riviera 57 Enclosed exhibits powerful and noble lines with a muscular sheer forward and deep topside dimensions, giving her a freeboard akin to a much larger yacht altogether.
The full magnitude is complemented by the fact her hull lines run straight aft from the maximum mid-ship beam of 5.13m (16′ 10″). This, in turn, provides an extremely buoyant lift and an easy planing surface, as well as great stability, enhancing her penultimate blue-water performance.
Indeed, there’s less the sense of a scaled-up 50-footer as there might be of a scaled-down 60-something. (The 57’s overall length with swim platform and bow sprit is actually 60’8”)
Sleek and stylish external design, strong robust hull with keel
The cockpit layout creates an entirely new indoor/outdoor experience, including transom lounge and storage, wet bar with twin BBQ, fridge and ice-maker
Large awning window and sliding glass door set in a strong stainless steel frame connects the modern aft galley with the cockpit
Wide walk-around side decks with thoughtfully placed hand rails for added safety
Large foredeck with optional sun pad or davit for tender
Luxurious internal furnishings with the finest fabrics and leathers, as well as high-end appliances
Sliding saloon windows enhance natural light and cross ventilation
Three-stateroom, two-bathroom accommodation plan. Full-beam master stateroom with ensuite and long fixed hull windows and optional portholes
Feature bed headboards in every stateroom, complemented by subtle LED mood lighting
Reverse-cycle air-conditioning throughout
Luxurious, ultra-modern flybridge enclosed on all four sides, with optional clears to fully enclose the rear deck
Striking ergonomic helm design and centre console, excellent visibility and easy access to all controls, adjusting helm seats
Flybridge docking station with joystick, throttles and steering wheel for IPS, or throttles and bow thruster for shaft drive, with optional EJS
Functional storage solutions
Thoughtful access to key service points
Volvo Glass Cockpit navigation package – 3 x 15” multi-function displays (MFD) with Garmin sounder, transducer, and HD dome radar, with optional 17” or 19” MFD screens
Dynamic Positioning System, Active Corrosion Protection, cruise control and auto-pilot with optional auto-trim
CZone digital switching – with various modes and simple touch-screen operation of onboard systems, with optional iPad connectivity
Your choice of twin Volvo Penta IPS2-950 (2 x 533kW/727hp), IPS3-1200 (2 x 662kW/900hp) or conventional CAT C12.9 shaft drive (2 x 735kW/1000hp)
Maintenance-free battery banks
Mastervolt battery chargers and inverter
Fuel capacity 4000 litres (1071 US gal), water capacity 750 litres (198 US gal)
Water-tight collision bulkhead forward
Riviera’s renowned hallmark built to last philosophy
Backed by 5-year structural warranty
Exclusive membership of a global family of 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.
Over 35 years of building some of the finest luxury motor yachts in the world, Riviera has made an art form of clean and uncluttered cockpits designed both for serious fun, and for serious fishing.
However, the 57 Enclosed Flybridge takes this to a whole new level, with an entirely new cockpit design that really does fulfill the dreams of any cruiser or angler.
For one thing, it’s 13.13 square metres (141.3ft2) in size. You can imagine that when our talented team of designers set out to optimise this space they envisaged an entirely new indoor/outdoor experience – one that is ideal for longer range, live-aboard cruising.
So there’s plenty of space for a table and, well, numerous chairs. But it’s also large enough to allow a mezzanine level and L-shaped lounge, the ideal platform to take in the fishing action … or the sunset.
Or, when underway, just an eye-widening view of the awesome, rapidly vanishing contrail of a 57-foot yacht, on song, at full throttle.
As you step from the Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge’s large GRP swim platform through the transom door – which conveniently opens out and has a folding bridge for added safety – you’ll begin to appreciate just how this clever new cockpit design utilises every piece of available space.
The standard layout features a new-style three-seater transom lounge and storage bin aft, which can be converted to a live bait tank, depending on your specific needs.
Under the cockpit floor you will discover volumes of storage and engineering access – to port there is a large self-draining fish bin, with massive centre lazarette with engineering access panels and a further engineering access hatch to starboard.
Indeed, the entire yacht is virtually an Aladdin’s cave. Even the cockpit flanks are full of hidden storage for tackle, equipment or lines.
Also here in the cockpit are wash-down facilities – both fresh and salt water – a double-action manual bilge pump for the engine room and both flood and courtesy lighting, while optional rod-holders and a padded bolster can be fitted to the cockpit coaming. There are recessed cleats in the aft corners so lines won’t snag, as well as toe kicks for bracing as you reel in your prized catch.
The corner scuppers below the recessed cleats are covered by handsome flush stainless grates.
There’s also a reinforced plate in the cockpit floor for an additional table or future game chair.
The elevated mezzanine features an L-shaped lounge to port with fridge, freezer and storage space under, as well as a folding table with cover. Behind the seat across the rear of the bulkhead is access to the lockable battery control panel and manual bilge pump. To starboard in the forward corner, a double barbecue, fridge, icemaker, rubbish bin and sink.
The cockpit is complete with a covered joystick-control docking station to port for owners who select either of the two IPS propulsion options, and triangular quarter clears both port and starboard are standard, as are the stainless steel grab rails leading forward.
Wide walk-around side decks on the 57 Enclosed Flybridge feature quality 316 marine-grade highly polished stainless bow rail with mid safety wire, as well as port and starboard rails in the cockpit and above the saloon windows for your safety.
The foredeck itself has options for a moisture-resistant closed-cell foam sun pad with stainless steel rails, or low-profile hydraulic davit with a rating of 350kg (771lbs).
There are both fresh and seawater wash-down facilities conveniently located in the anchor locker, as well as rope and chain divider and the winch with hand-held remote. The 100m (328ft) of chain is 10mm (3/8”) in thickness and galvanized, and there’s a chain-stopper fitted to the deck. The self-loading bow roller and 45kg (100lbs) anchor are, of course, stainless, as is the chain chafe plate that helps protect the bowsprit.
Of course all the cleats and fender holders are also marine-grade stainless steel.
As you slide open the glass saloon door, set in a strong, polished stainless steel frame, you immediately sense that you are stepping into a high-end modern apartment – a creative space designed to deliver all the delights of a lavish and contemporary city lifestyle.
Immediately to port there’s the aft galley – a generous and efficient two-person U-space just off to one side of the fore and aft traffic. Here, cockpit connectivity is cultivated with a wide opening glass window that brings the outdoors (and entertainment) inside, and confirms the galley as very much the ‘conductor’s podium’ of the social scene.
The 57’s galley itself is akin to a display kitchen for the latest in premium-brand appliances and conveniences, complemented by satin oak timber cabinetry with teak accents above the solid-surface bench tops. Its warm heart is a stainless steel cooking array that includes a combination oven/microwave, electric three-element induction cooktop and rangehood. The refrigeration suite features both fridge and freezer drawers and the well-placed dishwasher is within easy reach of the stainless steel sink and mixer tap.
Directly opposite to starboard is an extension to the galley with further fridge and freezer drawers. These operate smoothly, as does all the cabinetry that slides open and shut on the 57, on soft-close runners.
But, then, everything on the Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge is intended to run smoothly.
Opposite the galley, to starboard, is the stylish internal staircase that ascends to the flybridge. Carefully designed to minimise any ‘closed-in’ feeling or obscuring of views from the saloon, this floating teak tread staircase is elegantly suspended on polished stainless rails and strong steel supports encased in timber.
While this tempts us to head straight upstairs, we’ll come to the flybridge shortly, because right ahead of the galley and staircase the Riviera 57 Enclosed opens its arms wide to welcome you into the spacious and luxuriously furnished saloon.
Here, to port, is a capital C-shaped deluxe dinette (convertible to a double sleeping berth) encircling a drop-down table that can easily wine and dine six. Opposite, to starboard, is a generous L-shaped settee that provides ultimate comfort for at least five people.
Sink into any of these lounges and you can quickly appreciate the generous depth of padding and tailored upholstery, including the headlining, which make the yacht feel so plush and sumptuous.
You’ll be forgiven for not noticing the storage underneath the lounge, but then this is all part of the clever, unobtrusive way the 57 delivers clever lifestyle solutions.
From the saloon seating arrangements, (as well as from the cockpit) you also have a clear view not only of the almost 360-degree water-view vista, but the massive, wide-screen 48” LED TV that rises electronically from the forward dash, creating a floating sports arena or movie theatre experience that is enhanced by the Yamaha AV receiver with two zones and party function and subwoofer-enriched, 5-speaker Bose high-fidelity audio system, with Apple TV and WiFi router.
If you wish, you can open the sliding glass side windows to enhance the flow of fresh air and, in tandem with the huge windscreen forward, draw in plenty of natural light to heighten the sense of saloon spaciousness, but can also be screened for privacy.
Or you may prefer to relax in air-conditioned comfort, which is also a standard feature throughout all living areas of the luxurious 57 Enclosed Flybridge.
The extent of natural light filtering through the saloon and into the atrium also flows through to the 57’s wide companionway and into the accommodation deck.
Here, concealed behind the beautiful satin oak cabinetry yet very accessible when it’s needed, is a combination washer-dryer to ensure your complete comfort whilst enjoying extended time aboard, and even more shelf space for storage or, if desired, for a separate dryer.
The master stateroom, again defying convention for a vessel of this size, luxuriates right across the full beam. This sanctuary is accessed by its very own short, half-turn private staircase, continuing below the main companionway.
The master’s king-size island bed with innerspring mattress and upholstered headboard detailing is set in the gentle ‘sweet spot’ right amidships, with real dancing room either side; even allowing storage cabinetry along both perimeters.
The master also has long hull windows each side with optional opening portholes, as well as its own sofa, 32” LED TV integrated into a home theatre system and full walk-in cedar-lined wardrobe with full mirror and shoe racks.
Magnetic door holders on all doors are a nice touch too.
This stately master is a totally self-contained getaway space, served by its own private ensuite with solid surface non-slip floor (set slightly lower to contain water), vanity unit with porcelain feature sink with premium-brand fittings, as well as a separate frameless glass, large-scale shower stall.
Indeed, all the comforts of home.
The forward guest stateroom (or VIP suite, if they’re very favoured friends) mirrors the level of luxury in the master.
Positioning a queen-size walk-around bed with innerspring mattress in pride of place, again with good side access, the VIP stateroom has plenty of fragrant, cedar-lined, gown-length hanging space, bedside tables with timber tops and also its own ensuite bathroom which, with two-way entry, also serves as the day head.
Natural light filters into the VIP stateroom courtesy of fixed hull windows with tinted, tempered glass with blinds for privacy, while fresh air is delivered through two hatches, which can also be screened for privacy, complemented by reading and overhead lighting.
The air-conditioned VIP also has a 22” LED TV/DVD combination unit and stereo with iPod interface, including two speakers.
The starboard guest stateroom is also air-conditioned and features adult-sized upper and lower beds, also with innerspring mattresses.
This stateroom also has a mirror and drawers, a hanging locker with LED lighting and drawers below, a hatch with Oceanair blind, reading and overhead lighting.
Here there’s a choice for a 19” LED TV/DVD combo and stereo with Bluetooth interface, including two speakers.
The Riviera 57’s fully enclosed flybridge is another complete revelation and, at first, you’ll think you’re still down in the saloon … so generous is the space.
But blink and check again – there’s a superbly crafted helm station up here, set fully forward for the cruiser and comprising state-of-the-art technology that includes the full features of the innovative glass bridge navigation and CZone digital switching systems.
We shall go into detail on this state-of-the-art technology when we sit you at the fully adjustable skipper’s seat shortly, but first try the flybridge’s enormously comfortable L-shaped lounge, which has convenient and clever rod or general storage underneath, table and slumber seat with fridge forward, which is ideal for relaxing in total comfort whilst passage-making.
There’s also a wet bar aft with sink and secure glass bottle storage, all serving to keep you refreshed while under way. Nice and close to the staircase, the galley 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 view: the air-conditioned flybridge area also sports an entertainment system embracing 28” LED TV, AM/FM/DVD/CD and iPod interface stereo with 4 speakers and a remote to the helm.
Now look up: just as subtly integrated is a huge sliding electric sunroof which, together with slide-open side windows, creates a virtual sky lounge full of light, space and fresh air.
You will also notice the padded headlining above the helm has red night-vision lighting.
Aft is a rear awning window and sliding door – also set in strong and highly polished stainless steel frames – that open out to the teak-laid rear deck of the flybridge, where there is a large lounge and aft docking station with joystick, throttles and steering wheel for IPS, or throttles and bow thruster for the shaft-drive model. Clears, with zipper-opening panels, can be fitted here should you wish to expand the flybridge space even further.
The impressive and ergonomic helm of the 57 Enclosed Flybridge features two fully adjustable chairs – one for the skipper and one for their companion – each with arm and foot rests and from which all essential navigational and systems controls are within easy reach of the skipper.
Here you will also find convenient drink-holders, a centre console and a moulded recess forward for mobile phones, ensuring everything is right where it should be when you need it.
Looking out through the three massive clear, tempered glass windscreens, you’ll find excellent forward visibility.
Then divert your eyes to the console and dash, which has enough room for three massive 19” multi-function display screens, as well as dedicated switches for the horn and pantographic wipers with intermittent settings, the overhead and navigation lights and also the intercom to both the galley and engine room.
The 57 Enclosed features advanced onboard systems as standard inclusions, including the innovative glass bridge. However, we also understand that specific electronics can be very much a personal choice and for this reason we offer a comprehensive range of factory-fitted electronic packages – everything from futuristic fish-finders and state-of-the-art radars to underwater lighting and night vision cameras.
State-of-the-art glass bridge navigation systems very much confirm Riviera’s commitment to emerging technology with dependability and easy-to-use functionality – all designed to enhance your time aboard. And it certainly places the supremely seaworthy Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge at the very forefront of world-class recreational motor yachts of this size.
IPS already offers the joys 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, and optional auto-trimming features.
However, the glass bridge takes the overview and control of engines and navigation, including optional charts, sonar and radar (even auto-pilot) to extraordinary new heights … and all in one place.
In the case of IPS, it also extends to auto-trim and full joystick steering whilst under way, as well as the outstanding maneuverability of SportFish mode, and the clean presentation of bait using the bypass exhaust features of Clear Wake.
The shaft drive 57 Enclosed Flybridge models – also with glass touch-screen navigation features at the bridge – have twin controls operating bow and stern thrusters both at the helm and aft flybridge docking station, as well as Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) levers integrating with cruise control, low-speed mode and single-lever mode.
Courtesy of the Quickshift gearboxes, owners of the 57 Enclosed shaft drive models with CAT C12.9 engines also have the choice to incorporate Twin Disc’s Express Joystick System (EJS) which smoothly and simultaneously actuates and controls engines, transmissions, propellers and thrusters, enabling a skipper to easily, precisely and confidently manoeuvre the yacht in challenging docking situations.
The fully integrated CZone digital switching system enhances the ease of monitoring and operation of the Riviera 57’s onboard systems even further, extending centralised touch-screen control to lighting, pumps, batteries, entertainment systems and appliances.
CZone 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.
There are two CZone panels on board the Riviera 57 – one in the galley and one at the helm with the option of additional iPad connectivity.
The power is yours – pod or shaft drive
The Riviera 57 allows for owners to select their personal preference of either pod or conventional shaft drive propulsion to suit their specific geographic regions.
There are three choices for a drive package for the 57 Enclosed Flybridge:
Pod drive options
– IPS2-950 (533kW/725hp x 2) with D11 engines
– IPS2-1200 (662kW/900hp x 2) with D13 engines
Shaft drive options
– CAT C12.9 (735kW/1000hp x 2) shaft drive propulsion
CZone’s state-of-the-art technology also encompasses monitoring of the Riviera 57’s maintenance-free battery banks which are individually housed in special battery boxes in accordance with American Boating and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards, as well as the European Union’s CE conformity mark, which incorporates the International Organisation for Standardization’s ISO guidelines.
The 57 Enclosed Flybridge includes six house batteries, self-monitoring Mastervolt charging system, plus dedicated engine alternators for each battery bank.
Additionally, 24-volt house power with house battery bank measuring 675Ahr AGM allows for simpler charging, lower current draw and smaller cables, providing reduced weight when compared to equivalent 12-volt systems. All battery banks are individually isolated at the main battery panel located in the cockpit, providing security in the unlikely event that one engine shuts down. This peace of mind is enhanced by the emergency paralleling switches between all battery banks … just in case you are ever faced with a flat battery bank.
The 57 Enclosed’s standard Mastervolt AC-DC inverter (5kW 230V 50HZ/4kW 110V 60HZ) provides power to the icemaker, entertainment systems and all outlets onboard, ensuring watching television while relaxing quietly at anchor or in a marina is now whisper-quiet.
The air-conditioning, cooking appliances and many more comforts of home are powered by the Onan 17.5kW (75 Amp 50HZ) generator, which features a water separating muffler, sound shield, remote stop-start function, diagnostics and hour meter.
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 means no maintenance and long service life.
Additionally, Residual Current Device/Ground Fault Circuit interrupter (RCD/GFCI) protection installed throughout the entire yacht complies with stringent international standards for safer boating.
The flow-coated engine room, with acoustic and thermal insulation and LED lighting, can be accessed through a hatch in the cockpit mezzanine floor which, even when open, maintains walk-through access to the saloon.
Stepping down the stainless steel ladder, you will begin to appreciate the careful consideration for which Riviera is renowned globally in terms of its engine rooms. With plenty of room to move, you’ll note that all through-hull fittings on or below the waterline are fitted with ball valves, all hoses are double clamped, and all the wiring coded, numbered and assembled in looms to ensure hassle-free maintenance and repairs.
You will also find a fresh water tap and hose, feeding off a 750-litre (198 US gal) freshwater tank which has a 230V (110V) AC pump powered from the inverter, as well as a back-up freshwater pump (24VDC).
The Riviera 57, which has dual Racor fuel filters as standard, has a massive fuel capacity of 4000 litres (1071 gallons), including a long-range tank forward under the master bed that can be easily transferred to the two wing day tanks via two pumps, and which are balanced to a further day tank. The fuel gauge is connected to and monitored at the helm via the Glass Cockpit, and there’s also a sight gauge on each wing tank for added peace of mind.
The impressive commercial air intake system of the 57 Enclosed helps to keep the engine room temperature well below the engine manufacturer’s formal recommendation, and also helps reduce fuel consumption even further, while the air-conditioning units are mounted high so gravity feeds condensation water out the side.
An advanced mist elimination system with veins draws moisture from the air and feeds directly overboard. All onboard drains including air-conditioning compressors feed into the common drain lines located on either side of the yacht and drain aft. Four automatic bilge pumps with manual override are located at various points throughout the hull and pump directly overboard.
There’s even plenty of space for a gyroscopic stabiliser – yet another example of how Riviera is ready to embrace all innovations that make boating even more enjoyable.
The 57 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 below the waterline, 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.
Reliability and reassurance are further engineered in, in the form of independent compartment modules throughout the hull as well as a watertight collision bulkhead forward.
Riviera’s moulding technology also helps to precisely replicate the exact lines lofted from our design software, and this accuracy is flawlessly reflected in the deep gloss of the final isophthalic gelcoat exterior.
Even before a single piece of timber was cut for the plug work, the 57 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 amount of available space, with a firm focus on convenient access to every key maintenance point so 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)||18.5 m||60′ 8″|
|Lh to ISO8666*||17.2 m||56′ 5″|
|Beam (inc. gunwale)||5.13 m||16′ 10″|
|Maximum Draft (inc. props)||1.58 m||5′ 2″|
|Dry Weight** (approx., depends on engines & options)||29,360 kg||64,700 lbs|
|Fuel Capacity***||4,000 L||1,057 US gal|
|Water Capacity***||750 L||198 US gal|
|Holding Tank Capacity***||500 L||132 US gal|
|Sleeping Capacity||6 persons|
|Cockpit Area||9.53 m sq||102.5 ft sq|
|Mezzanine Deck||3.60 m sq||38.8 ft sq|
|Total Cockpit Area||13.13 m2||141.3 ft sq|
|Bridge Clearance||5.91 m||19′ 5″|
|Standard Engine x 2 – Volvo IPS 950||533 kW||725 hp|
|Engine Options x 2 – Volvo Penta IPS1200||662 kW||900 hp|
|Engine Options x 2 – CAT C12.9 Shaft Drive x 2||735 kW||1000 hp|
|Range||379 nm @ 28.4 knt|