03 Jan 2012

The Boating World team is off to the Seychelles next week (Jan 10 -16) to deliver the brand new Riviera 43 Open Flybridge IPS model to her new owners Paul and Allan Stuart.

(Riviera enthusiasts who happen to be in the area at the time can call Boating World to make an appointment to meet up with them there).

The team will make sure that everything is in good working order on this magnificent boat which is to be used for charter purposes.

Special attention will be given to fine-tuning the Volvo Penta 600 powerhouses with IPS pod drives and the amazing array of electronics. (IPS is short for Inboard Performance System featuring twin counter-rotating, three-bladed forward facing propellers for a powerful and smooth ride).

This new 45’ Sport Fisher is ideal for chartering as she is perfect for serious big game fishing far out at sea and great for cruising and entertaining with her friendly alfresco environment.

Importer Derrick Levy of Boating World says this new model has several new features including a hugely increased cockpit space designed to accommodate more anglers (or revellers).

Those preparing food inside need not feel left out as her friendly open-plan configuration allows easy communication between guests in the cockpit and the saloon thanks to a large aft bulkhead window which brings the outside inside.

Just behind this window on the cockpit side is an aft-facing outdoor lounger on a mezzanine level - a brilliant feature and a great spot for relaxing outdoors or for anglers wishing to rest weary legs.

When the fish are biting and no-one wants to go home – onboard barbecues will fill the empty spots and she easily accommodates up to nine people overnight in two large cabins with convertible options in the saloon and flybridge.

Long distances to the deep or exotic destinations are easily reached cruising at 28 knots with a top speed of around 31 knots and a range of 350 - 500 nautical miles from 1800-litre tanks depending on speed.

The 43 Riviera Open Flybridge is a lot of boat with a lot of power for a lot of fun.