Living la vita Riviera
Should you choose the 43 Open as your next boat, you would be choosing a boat that itself has been chosen – to lead the Riviera Flybridge lineage into the future.
Vital to this has been the realisation that man does not live by fishing alone. A boat must be able these days to also be the consummate entertaining vessel; the ultimate passage maker; the total family getaway; even the perfect home away from home, to afford extended living aboard, without pining for any shoreside comforts.
The main advancements embodied in the 43 Open can be painted in three broad and beautiful brushstrokes.
The first is the propulsion system.
The 43 is powered by the Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS).
Quite simply, our experience with IPS convinces us of its quantum benefits, now proven over many years and tens of thousands of sea miles.
We've seen the future, and it faces forward.
This links directly to the second sweeping brush-change:
One of the huge benefits of IPS is that it is just so compact and flexible. Unlike shaft drives that demand engines be placed right in the centre of the most valuable real estate on the boat, these powerplants can be positioned fully aft.
This immediately opens up huge possibilities for guest accommodations which, on the 43, can now dominate amidships, extend beam to beam, and offer the possibility of up to four additional berths; a generosity of accommodation previously only attained on much larger vessels.
Our third broad brush-stroke covers the area directly above this— the entire saloon, galley, lounge and cockpit— where we’ve simplified and rationalised amenities.
Instead of dividing the space into a number of small, less-connected areas, we've brought them all together into a unified, flowing, single-level lifestyle space that runs, unimpeded, from swim platform to windscreen.
This makes enormous sense. As we've found from our Sport Yacht owners (for whom this 'alfresco flow' is the very core benefit of the one-level layout) today's boating usage isn't the least bit compartmentalised.
You don't prepare a meal, all go to the galley; eat a meal, all sit together in the dinette; TV time, all go to the lounge area; nor, come fishing or barbeque time, all head out to the cockpit.
In the real world, many (or all) of these activities can be happening at the same time, and do. Often in a glorious chaos of many guests.
Hence, the 43 Open. The multitasking vessel for today's lifestyle afloat.