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CUSTOM DESIGN PLUS CUSTOMER DESIGN All Riviera vessels today are designed using state-of-the-art three-dimensional Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems. These virtually allow you to ‘walk through’ a vessel that, as yet, only exists as pixels on a screen or ideas in our designers' minds. Despite such power, the creation of a Riviera does not take place in some ivory design tower. Two very important sets of information are fed into the process. One is engineering parameters; in this case, the propulsion systems and the specifications of various high-technology construction materials. The second set of information is no less important but, in a way, even more complex— and elusive. For the new 53, it amounted to an exhaustive two-year consultation with Riviera owners right across the globe. We were keen to learn even more regarding how owners really use their boats; where they use them; how often; every niggle, satisfaction and desire, to help enhance their experience. These are not feel-good focus groups; all feedback was actually fed back— into the design process. Or, you could say, the enjoyment process.


TURNING UP THE VOLUME Propulsion decisions have played a large part in determining many aspects of the 53’s design envelope. We’ll get into more detail further on but for now the key choice of pod drives has also driven a number of other improvements. For one thing, it has enabled us to run hull lines straight aft from the maximum mid-ship girth (her beam is 5.13m—16’10”). This, in turn, provides a more buoyant lift and planing surface, as well as greater stability: to operate on a more even keel, so to speak. This also allows, in turn, a vessel of greater volume. But the perception of magnitude is perhaps even greater when you’re on board. There’s less the sense of a scaled-up fiftyfooter as there might be of a scaled-down 60-something. (The 53’s overall length is actually 59’5”, so no wonder, perhaps.) Based on her broad stance, the 53 exhibits powerful and noble lines, with a muscular sheer forward and quite deep topside dimensions, which give her a freeboard akin to a much larger ship altogether. Even so, from any angle, everything seems in perfect proportion. The flybridge, whether on the Open or Enclosed, is comfortably in scale. As is the vast cockpit, window ratio and superstructure. Innovative moulded window casings contribute impeccable tailored detail and style— perfect fit and finish— while ushering in 360 degrees of light and showing off water views from every seating position in the living area. Innovative front windscreen panels now butt together in two large sheets instead of three, making a dramatic difference to the sweep of the view forward. Swing your gaze around to the rear of the superstructure and years of design refinement are revealed in a slide-away glass door and hinged awning window, both framed in polished stainless steel, to allow all the light and air (or people, and entertainment) to pass freely between outdoor and main living space.


WIDE OPEN WELCOME Just ahead and above the bar area is the stylish internal staircase that ascends to the flybridge. Carefully designed to minimise any ‘boxedin’ feeling or obscuring of views from the saloon, this floating teak tread staircase is elegantly suspended on polished stainless rails and filigree supports. While this tempts us to head straight up top, we’ll come to the flybridge shortly, because right ahead of the galley and staircase the 53 opens its arms wide to almost smother you with hospitality. To your port is a capital-C shaped dinette (convertable to a double berth) encircling a drop-down table. It can easily wine and dine seven. Opposite, to starboard, is yet another generous C-shaped settee that provides ultimate cruising comfort for at least six. Sink into any of these spaces and you can quickly appreciate the generous depth of padding and tailored upholstery that make the boat feel so plush and sumptuous. From here (as well as from the cockpit) you also have a clear view, not only of the almost 360 degree vista, but the optional massive, wide-screen 50 inch TV that rises electronically from the forward dash, creating a floating sports arena or movie theatre experience enhanced by the all-enveloping, subwooferenriched, 5-speaker high-fidelity audio system.

1 and 3. The saloon design of the 53 is an extremely social and practical space. Forward in the saloon the lounge and dining area to port is apposed by a further lounge to starboard running the full length of the raised dining/lounge area. This space is a real conversation circle. The saloon side windows and forward windscreen are positioned to maximise visibility from the seated position. 2. Opposite the galley on the starboard side is the bar area with concealed refrigeration and ice maker and striking illuminated glass and bottle storage cabinet.

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CHEF AS ORCHESTRATOR Just inside that impressive all-glass rear bulkhead is the aft galley station. Its generous and efficient two-person U-space is just off to one side of any people traffic, but is very much the ‘conductor’s podium’— in the centre of the social scene. This galley is almost a display kitchen for the latest in appliances, set off by high gloss timber cabinetry and solid surface bench tops. The warm heart of the galley is the stainless steel cooking array that includes a combination oven/microwave, induction cooktop and electric grill. The Vitrifrigo refrigeration suite features both a drawer fridge and freezer. And the Fisher and Paykel dishwasher is also a backfriendly drawer style. Directly opposite to starboard, almost as an extension to galley catering, is another drawer fridge and freezer, a wet bar with options for icemaker and a full height floor-to-ceiling (or sole-to-deck-head) pullout pantry. This operates, as does all the cabinetry that opens and shuts on the 53, on softclose runners from Hafele, revered German cabinetmakers whose business has been running smoothly since 1923. But then, everything on the 53 is intended to run that way.


HIDDEN TREASURES The cockpit obviously offers a lot more than clear sight and sound from the audiovisual systems. This area is really any cruiser’s or angler’s dream. For one thing, it’s nearly eleven square metres in size. You can imagine there’s plenty of space for a table and, well, numerous chairs. But it’s also large enough to allow a mezzanine level and optional lounge, the ideal platform to take in the fishing action. Or the sunset. Or just an eye-widening view of the awesome, rapidly-vanishing contrail of a 53 foot boat, on song, at full throttle. We’ve almost made such an art form of clean and uncluttered cockpits that, like Transformers, there’s much more than meets the eye. Even more still on the new 53. For instance, the mezzanine has drink holders and underseat refrigeration. The very step up to it also lifts to access a hidden storage cavern. Under the starboard side decking is a bathsize GRP storage tub that can serve as an optional fridge or fish bin. Under the cockpit sink (covered by a flush hatch) is a large locker that can take storage or a rubbish receptacle. The lovely wide coamings conceal recessed cleats in the aft corners, so lines wont snag. Even the corner scuppers below them are covered by handsome flush stainless grates. The cockpit flanks are full of hidden storage for tackle, toys or lines. The transom alone is virtually a magician’s trunk. One ingenious aspect is the transom door; its lift-up bridge and ‘tuna door’ can operate independently, to guard the angler’s safety, yet not hinder the transom BBQ when in use. To explain: the midsection of the transom is a top-loading storage bin but can also become an optional twin-grill BBQ with integrated sink and utensil storage. Or if you really prefer fresh-caught fish over grilled meat, it can also be an optional top-loading live bait tank with high circulation, clear viewing window and LED lighting. Then, there’s the cockpit’s final piece de resistance: the whole mid-section of the cockpit sole raises on an actuator to grant total access to the… But let’s not go there just yet.


MORE CAPITAL-C COMFORT Turning instead back to the interior staircase and the flybridge: The area upstairs is another complete revelation. At first, you think you’re still down in the saloon, so generous is this space. Blink and check again. No, there’s a helm station up here— set fully forward for the cruiser (a position preferred by many coastal passagemakers). But up here is also another enormously comfy C-shaped lounge and hi-lo table. There’s also a wet bar opposite, with drawer fridges and sink — all serving to keep you refreshed while under way. And all nice and close to the staircase so the galley can easily feed prepared delicacies up to the gathering. Either at anchor, on the marina or on passage, the staircase can be secured for privacy or security. A folding, lockable hidden hatch emerges from beautifully matched varnished cabinetry. But look up; just as subtly integrated is a huge sliding electric sunroof, usually only seen on much larger vessels, which, together with slide-open side windows, create a virtual sky lounge full of light, space and fresh…aaah. The flybridge area also sports a new entertainment system embracing AM/FM/CD and iPod, to offer a personal soundtrack to the view. 1 2 1. The Enclosed Flybridge acts as a second saloon. At anchor this space can become a children's retreat or alternate entertaining space in both good or inclement weather. The large opening sunroof brings light, fresh air and sunshine into the flybridge and with side opening windows, and the roll-up rear clear this is a very open indoor/outdoor space. 2. The Enclosed Flybridge can also become an adults retreat at days end, providing a quiet haven from family or guests. The aft back rest of the lounge cleverly moves forward or aft to allow versatility in the use of the lounge. When the back rest is moved to the forward position, this creates an ideal seated position for guests whilst underway, a prime viewing position when sport fishing or a more intimate space for two. 3 and 4. A foldout hatch covers the top of the flybridge stairs for safety at sea or to provide additional privacy or acoustic separation between the saloon and the flybridge. 5. The Enclosed Flybridge is equipped with all of the luxury appointments of a true sky lounge. Versatile and extensive lounge seating, full wet bar with refrigeration, sink and aft docking station concealed beneath the solid surface benchtop. Note the extensive use of handrails both overhead and at waist height. 6. The large forward helm area has every component and operation at a comfortable arms length. A truly ergonomic design with twin fully adjustable helm chairs that sit amid the L-shaped console.

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COMPLETE RETREAT The Master stateroom itself, 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. This is not on the way to anywhere else. The Master’s king-size island bed is set in the gentle ‘sweet spot’ right amidships, with real dancing room either side; even allowing glossy cabinetry along both perimeters to include a lift-up dressing table as well as builtin writing bureau. The Master not only has full length picture windows but has its own sofa, proper walk-in cedar-lined wardrobe (with full mirror and shoe racks), large TV and adjacent DVD/CD cabinets. Magnetic door catches are a nice touch too. It’s a totally self-contained getaway space. Especially when served by its own separate ensuite, quietly flaunting solid surface nonslip floor (set slightly lower to contain water), vanity unit mounted with porcelain feature sink, separate frameless glass, operatic-scale shower stall complete with teak seat, vacuflush toilet and Grohe fittings. It’s a calming retreat within a retreat.

1. The master stateroom features a jewellery and make-up bureau as part of the extensively equipped forward bulkhead cabinetry. 2. An opening porthole brings daylight and fresh air to the master stateroom ensuite bathroom. 3. The shower stall in the master ensuite is beautifully appointed. 4. Running the full beam of the 53, the master stateroom features large a opening port hole and huge fixed port light window on both sides of the stateroom. To port is a luxurious two-seat leather lounge.

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The Guest stateroom (or VIP suite, if they’re very favoured friends) engenders no envy of the level of luxury in the Master. Located forward, it positions a Queen-size island bed in pride of place, again with good side access, plenty of fragrant, cedar-lined, gown-length hanging space, and its own ensuite bathroom which, with twin entry, easily doubles as the day head. Yet, there’s still room left over; enough for a generous third guest cabin featuring twin Pullman style bunks, but nowhere near as dinky as their romantic train-travel namesakes. These bunks are each 2 metres long and up to 600mm wide with generous access space.

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE 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. Riviera’s engineering team have really come down in favour of fuel efficient pod drives to propel the 53 to an impressive top speed and range. The renowned and proven Volvo Penta IPS system puts twin forward-facing counterrotating props to the fore. And Volvo include traditional lever controls as well as the intuitive joystick that can single-handedly get you in and out of the most sardine-like marina. Volvo claims up to 30 percent improvements in economy, efficiency, acceleration, top speed and quietness for IPS. Hulls are laminated using lighter weight, yet far stronger, vacuum vinylester infusion, and integrate a hand-laid deck and hardtop, to deliver an exceptionally robust structure that will incorporate areas of solid GRP and various specialised core materials as propulsion specs demand. Reliability and reassurance are further built in, in the form of independent compartment modules throughout the hull as well as a watertight collision bulkhead forward. Riviera’s infusion technology also helps to precisely replicate the exact lines lofted from our design software. Accuracy flawlessly reflected in the deep gloss of the final isophthalic gelcoat exterior.

1. The forward guest VIP stateroom. 2. The two-way forward bathroom serves as the VIP guest stateroom ensuite and as the day head. 3. The starboard guest cabin features two full adult-size single pullman style berths.

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NOT BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER Because the new 53 is essentially built around her pod propulsion, the compactness that brings has a profound effect on space saving, starting with the engine room itself; not only providing more height, volume and access, but leaving enough room over to allow the option of a separate workshop. The freedom to place fuel tanks mid-ships, right across the centreline, from keel-tosaloon-sole, creates a complete sound-barrier wall to the master stateroom, while providing better centre-of-balance to the vessel during cruising, or indeed at anchor, when exposed to passing wash. (Because we think every small improvement counts toward enjoyment, we should also mention that having a single central tank keeps the boat nice and trim as fuel burns off.)

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LETTERS OF MERIT CAN, or Controller Area Network, is a revolutionary digital system that grants access and control for all the 53’s AC and DC power tentacles, from masthead to underwater lights, from navigation to entertainment. What it provides is nothing less than intuitive control of all aspects of electrical operation, via touch screens installed both at the helm station and the electrical control centre in the saloon. When we say control we mean, by way of example, DC current protection to within 100 milliamp accuracy. And the displays tell you as much.

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4 and 5. The engine room of the 53 is laid out in exacting detail and access to all operation systems is practical.


CRAFTED WITH PASSION Riviera is an Australian success story and a major international marketer of luxury pleasure boats. Our growth over more than 34 years has resulted in a company that today creates and manufactures three individual model collections and supports an international dealer network that spans more than 60 countries. We are also Australia’s most awarded pleasure boat manufacturer. The secret of our success is an absolute commitment to quality. Be it our 400 strong team of people, our work practices, materials, tools and technology, environmental responsibility or after sales service, we are rigorous in pursuing the highest standards. Our craftspeople consult world-leading naval architects, engineers and designers. Our employment and training practices have also earned us many local and national awards. Riviera operate the largest luxury boat building facility in the Southern Hemisphere and boasts some of the most sophisticated technology available.

AWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE Riviera's vast collection of industry awards is a reflection of the pride and passion our master craftsmen put into every model in our premium range of Australian-built luxury pleasure craft.

34 YEARS OF RIVIERA SINCE 1980

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The home of Riviera. The 14 hectare state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on the Gold Coast in Queensland. This is the largest facility of its kind in the Southern hemisphere.


RIVIERA’S ETHOS INSPIRES CONFIDENCE The quality of our service is commensurate with the quality of our boats and is something we are passionate about. The experience of purchasing your Riviera, from the selection of the electronics and décor, to the regular service and maintenance will all be carried out reliably, promptly and smoothly. In fact, you can count on us, and our global dealer network, for the life of your boat. It is this consistent quality that has created Riviera’s enormous and ever-growing international appeal. Today there are over 5000 Riviera luxury boats located in all corners of the globe. A sensational and growing choice of models, an impeccable pedigree, excellent value and outstanding service: now more than ever, Riviera’s reputation for quality with integrity inspires confidence in boating enthusiasts the world over.


The growing Riviera global network of dealers now spans 60 countries. Find a dealer near you at RivieraAustralia.com


Electronics play an ever-increasing role in the pleasure, performance and safety of luxury boats, and the choice of equipment that is available today is vast. In fact, selecting the equipment that meets your needs can be a very challenging task. R Electronics is here to help: we source the best systems and products from around the world, we are experts at matching technology to individual requirements and work closely with Riviera's design team and Riviera's global Dealer Network to create systems that maximise your pleasure and safety. RElectronics.com.au

A passion for quality and good design steers everything we do at Riviera — and that is reflected in our exclusive range of clothing, accessories and decor items. If you love your Riviera, you’ll feel at home with the Riviera Collection: casual yet stylish, comfortable, practical and made to withstand the rigours of boating life. The Accessory and Decor Collection ranges from a storm jacket to stylish crockery. Riviera has the total leisure and style solution. To make your boat truly your own, we offer a wide choice of fabrics, finishes and color schemes that allow you to customise your Riviera. Of course, we also have experienced designers who can advise and assist with your individual selection. It is a real pleasure to own and use things that are aesthetically pleasing, work well and last – and because it is only appropriate that such qualities are found on board a Riviera, we supervise each individual interior scheme from creation to installation. RivieraParts.com.au


THE RIVIERA EXPERIENCE When you buy a Riviera, you are really joining a family. Indeed, this “Riviera Experience” is something we take very seriously and value very highly – we believe our core duty is to help owners of our world-class, Australian-built luxury pleasure craft to achieve the ultimate boating experience. So you can imagine how proud we are that this commitment is something highly valued by members of our Riviera “family” of owners too. With exclusive invitations to special adventures, social events and educational workshops, the “Riviera Experience” runs much deeper than owning a striking, sophisticated and stylish boat which not only looks a cut above the rest but also delivers in terms of superior sea-handling and innovative on-board technology. Perhaps our passion is best reflected in the words of our Riviera owners: “I had not even turned the key on my new 445 and I already felt part of the Riviera family. I’ve owned a number of boats and maybe I’m a slow learner … I should have bought a Riviera earlier!” “We really enjoy coming together as the Riviera community. We’ve been on a couple of the Experience trips and there’s a real safety aspect of going offshore and being around other Riviera owners, who know their boats and your boat too.” And one more … “Riviera goes over and above all expectations to make sure owners enjoy a great experience for the entire life of their boats. That lifelong commitment is something that really makes a difference.” Yes, they are glowing endorsements and they are all from long-time Riviera owners who share something truly unique – they share the truly unrivalled “Riviera Experience”.


53 Enclosed Flybridge with IPS Flybridge 53 Enclosed SPEC I F I C A T I ONS (inc. swim platform and bow sprit)

Lh to ISO8666 * Beam (inc. gunwale) Maximum Draft (inc. props) Dry Weight ** (approx.) Fuel Capacity *** Water Capacity Holding Tank Capacity Sleeping Capacity Cockpit Area Mezzanine Deck Total Bridge Clearance Standard Engine – Volvo Penta IPS950 x 2 *Specifications may vary on a regional basis.

18.20 m

59’ 9”

17.20 m 5.13 m 1.25 m 28,915 kg 3,500 L 750 L 273 L 6 persons 2.60 m2 9.80 m2 12.40 m2 5.73 m

56’ 5” 16’ 10” 4’ 1” 63,700 lb 925 US gal 198 US gal 72 US gal 28.0 ft2 105.5 ft2 133.5 ft2 18’ 10”

533 kW

725 hp each

Riviera Clarification of Specification *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 stuctural integrity of the craft, eg. pulpits, outdrives, driving platforms, rubbing strakes.

Speeds are subject to normal weather conditions, fuel and/or water levels, passengers and equipment loads. Refer to your Riviera Owner’s Manual and your Dealer for height to hardtop and maximum height details.

**Dry weight represents the estimated minimum weight of a boat 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.

The specifications in this document are not complete or definitive and are subject to change without notice and therefore may not be current. Riviera will not be liable (in contract, tort or otherwise) for any loss resulting from the inaccuracy of any information contained in this document.

***Denotes net tank capacity. For useable capacity do not rely on more than 90% of tank capacity. Actual capacity will vary according to boat trim and sea state.

Specifications may vary on a regional basis. Some images in this brochure may include non-standard or after-market options.

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Warnings Riviera is committed to building the best luxury cruisers, tailored to suit specific countries and their individual compliance laws and regulations. Riviera equipment and build specifications approved for one country may not be compliant with another country’s safety and equipment regulations and as such those cruisers may have no recourse to Riviera extensive manufacturer’s warranties. Each country and State has different safety equipment standards. It is important that you ensure the requirements in your jurisdiction are met prior to the vessel being used.

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