The true blue-water classic Riviera 48 Flybridge set a new standard for go-anywhere motor yachting when it was launched in 1993.
The three-cabin motor yacht was offered as either a hard top Open Flybridge or three-sided Enclosed and both versions proved very popular, with 169 of these fabulous flybridge models being built between 1993 and 2004.
The 48 Flybridge was offered with a range of accommodation options, from two double staterooms and twin cabin to a forward stateroom version or forward V-berth with midships stateroom.
The saloon and galley fitout reflected Riviera’s ongoing commitment to constant improvement and luxury appointments. While the original design of a port side saloon lounge and dinette with step-down forward galley remained, the fitout was continually refined over an 11-year production period.
In many ways the 48 Flybridge paved the way for our modern classic – the 52 Enclosed Flybridge that exudes elegant design, state-of-the-art marine technology and true blue-water capability.
Whether her owners were committed sports fishers or families with a love of cruising and water sports, the Riviera 48 Flybridge provided something for every motor yachting enthusiast.
The response to our recent Facebook classic model post reflects the enthusiasm and love owners have for this Riviera.
Here are just some of the comments to our post. And please enjoy our gallery of owners’ photos.
Mark William Beckerman wrote: “Hull 48 was delivered to me on special order in early 2000 at Port Everglades in Florida, USA. The photo was made by helicopter as we head off into our first tournament. I am in the chair. . . After 17 years of Hi Seas adventure SENIOR PROM is still in my hands and getting ready for offshore fishing out of NYC.
Chris Weaver told us that he shares ownership of Geordie Girl with Jaye Weaver, Andrew Robinson and Anna Robinson. “Most weekends over summer she is the ultimate family getaway for our kids at Rottnest Island.”
Stuart Winters described his hull 13 as a “Magnificent boat!”
Angela Langham: “My duck board is the best investment on our Riv 48.”
Hayden Wright has made three voyages to the South Pacific and two to the Wanganella bank, 733 nautical miles off the mid-north coast of New South Wales, on board his 2001 model Riviera 48.
Gary Lange says: “Just love ours….!!!” and Nerida Lange described their 48 as “Our home on water”.