Over 35 years of building some of the finest luxury flybridge yachts in the world, Riviera has made an art form of clean and uncluttered cockpits designed for both for serious fun, and for serious fishing.
This area really is any cruiser's or angler's dream.
For one thing, it's 12.40m (133’50”) 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 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 boat, on song, at full throttle.
As you step from the Riviera 57’s large GRP swim platform through the transom door – which has a folding bridge for added safety and conveniently opens out – 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 great volumes of storage – to port there is a large fish bin, with a bath-sized centre locker and direct pod access starboard.
Indeed, the entire yacht is virtually an Aladdin's cave.
Even the cockpit flanks are also full of hidden storage for tackle, toys 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, which conceal 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.
Even the corner scuppers below them are covered by handsome flush stainless grates.
Wide walk-around side decks on the 57 Enclosed Flybridge feature a high 316 marine-grade stainless bow rail with mid safety wire, as well as port and starboard rails above the saloon windows for your safety.
The forward deck 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 at the anchor locker forward of the watertight bulkhead, as well as rope and chain divider, winch and hand-held remote. The self-loading bow roller and anchor are, of course, stainless steel, as is the chain chafe plate that helps protect your investment.