Riviera’s steadfast commitment to going “first-class” in everything it does extends to the flexible three-stateroom/two-bathroom accommodation deck of the Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge – again there’s absolutely no compromise in terms of quality or on-board liveability and luxury.
Natural light filters into the wide accommodation atrium, courtesy of the massive saloon front and side windows above and is complemented by the accommodation deck’s own clever design elements. You’ll immediately garner a sense of spaciousness as you step down the non-slip, natural timber-finish companionway – the extent of headroom is clearly evident below deck.
The very generous master stateroom aft on the port-side features a contemporary palette of elegant fabric, soft-touch leatherette and satin oak with teak accents – another subtle reminder that you are aboard a world-class Riviera. Natural light is achieved through a large hull window and, although air-conditioned, there’s an opening porthole to bring in extra fresh air.
The master’s massive walk-around queen-sized bed is supremely comfortable and savvy storage solutions include large under-bed drawers and a huge locker under the inner-spring mattress, in addition to the two bedside tables and cedar-lined hanging locker. From the comfort of the master bed, you can watch your favourite movie or television program courtesy of a 26-inch LCD TV and home theatre system.
The joy of joysticks
Having now launched hundreds of pod-driven luxury pleasure yachts, Riviera is at the forefront of a marine revolution offering impressive fuel economy, high performance, quiet operation, more internal space and, of course, joystick control.
The innovative joystick offers slow-speed maneuverability when backing up on a prize catch, in addition to precise docking. Indeed a skipper – either solo or with a novice crew – can simply push and twist the joystick to make the boat respond immediately, pivoting in place or crabbing sideways into a berth that’s just long enough to fit the vessel. There’s also an additional joystick to starboard in the cockpit, the option of having it located on the port-side if owners desire.
The Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridgehas joysticks at the helm and in the cockpit, and there’s an option for a tournament station starboard and aft on the flybridge which also includes a joystick, steering wheel, throttles and, if so you desire, an optional 15” multi-function display.