10 Jul 2015

This is your golden opportunity to invest with Riviera, Australia's most awarded luxury motor yacht builder and 2015 marine industry exporter of the year.We have made this possible for you with an exciting 2012 Riviera 43 Open Flybridge. Experience the ultimate of boating enjoyment on a top class quality fishing and cruising machine as the owners have purchased a larger Riviera.

The Riviera 43 Open Flybridge, which is based in the Seychelles, has come back on the market and the airwaves have been jam-packed with enquiries ever since the news broke of this luxurious game fisher becoming available – with much interest from existing Riviera lovers interested in upgrading and new clients.

Boating World Cape Town sales representative, Greg Alice, is ecstatic about the prospect of having this gorgeous craft back on the market- having had first-hand experience onboard. Greg and Mike Wade spent a week in the Seychelles working with her during the delivery to her first owners. They completed the pre-delivery inspection and put her through her paces on the beautiful waters around Mahe island - Seychelles .

During their delivery, the team found some time to experience a Riviera the way she was designed to be experienced. The weather was outstanding and they headed for the Drop Off near Maha (a popular fishing spot) where they caught Barracuda, lots of Skipjack and had the thrill of a Marlin strike.

During that time Greg had plenty of time to assess this luxury craft in action.

“She has a very smooth, soft ride even at pace and I’ve been told that in huge swells she lifts gradually and gently settles into the troughs. You can enjoy a fast cruise of between 28 and 31 knots - which may be necessary especially if you’ve got to go a long way to get to the deep. (She has a range of 350 - 500 nautical miles from 1800-litre tanks depending on speed). She sets a bench mark for the game fishing market in Africa and surrounding countries.

“We could barely hear the twin Volvo IPS motors which are ultra-quiet - and the IPS system is great for trawling.” Greg said. “ The latest in technology IPS joystick controls allow for simple docking in tight spots or for beginner skipper"

The motors have zero vibration, no diesel smoke and the IPS Fish mode makes her more agile when backing up on a fish!

He went on, “The Riviera 43 Open has a very wide beam and the cockpit is huge which gives lots of room for a number of anglers to fish together - even with the fighting chair in place.

“Another great feature is having a Bimini over the mezzanine seating in the cockpit as you can sit outside in the shade and watch the tackle. And when you do hook a big fish and there’s a fight going on – the gunnels have bolsters (cushioning) which are easy on the thighs when you’re leaning against the side.

“It gets humid in the Seychelles as in KZN and when we got too hot we jumped into the water or enjoyed the cool air-conditioned interior. She has a huge platform at the rear which makes it so easy to dive into the water and get back on this boat, you could even fish from here!” Greg said.

The extra large platform is an ideal spot for climbing back onboard from the tender (there is a davit crane to put the tender on its spot on the bow) and it’s perfect for putting on skis, wakeboards or handling other water toys in comfort.

This Sport Fisher is ideal for chartering as she’s made for serious big game fishing or cruising.  She comfortably sleeps 6 – 7 people in luxurious accommodation below decks.

Her many state-of-the-art features include a huge live-bait well, outriggers in the gunnels, rocket launcher rod holders fitted onto the flybridge and much more.

Night fishermen can fish all night targeting broadbill and a whole variety of bottom fish and they’ll appreciate the Blue LED underwater lights at the transom. These transform the water behind the boat into a cauldron of teeming fish – ripe for the catching.

She boasts all the comforts and niceties one would expect for luxuriously comfortable cruising. There are stunning 360-degree views from the flybridge which seats four people - who can enjoy the contents of the wet bar while they relax together.

The Riviera 43 Open Flybridge is the most versatile option for serious anglers hosting a fishing expedition or those simply wanting to entertain family and friends. There’s just no limit to the fun!

Contact us for details on her investment value.