53 Enclosed Flybridge - IPS
POD CASTING

Trade A Boat [Issue 427, May/Jun 2012]

"Riviera's 53 Flybridge is available with Zeus pod drives. The rear-facing prop system is a turnaround on IPS, with some distinct differences, but ubiquitous joystick control all the same.

- John Zammit
courtesy of Trade-a-boat Magazine

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SMALL WONDERS

Sea magazine - USA

"Riviera celebrated its 5,000th build in November. That's a lot of hulls in the water. That's a lot of time to experiment and get things right. It's a lot of time for a builder to evolve from sport-fishing to a cruiser-friendly builder that hasn't forgotten its roots but knows what boaters want and is determined to deliver. The 53 Enclosed Flybridge is an example of a growing breed of yacht on which fishability is a feature, not its identity, allowing it to be many things to many people - a yacht that's cruisworthy with fishing in its DNA.

- Mike Werll
courtesy of Sea Magazine

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SPACE SHIP

Trade-A-Boat - Australia

Some two years in the making, the 53 Enclosed Flybridge takes our iconic boatbuilder to an exciting new realm. The hull is different from your average shaftdriven Riviera - it's fully resin infused for starters - the roomy interior layout is nigh faultless, while the generous accommodation plan breaks altogether new ground. Then comes the fit and finish in keeping with a near-$2 million luxury cruiser."

- David Lockwood
courtesy of Trade-a-boat Magazine

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HIGH FLYER

Ocean magazine -  Australia [Issue 38 July/August 2011]

With the engines positioned way aft under the cockpit floor, with quiet underwater exhausts directly through theIPS legs, and with good insulation to boot, it's also very quiet for an enclosed flybridge boat, where every noise from below somehow makes its way to the top.


"Heading downstairs, the 53's expansive main deck is the culmination of Riviera's current thinking, bringing plenty of light and fresh air from the huge aft cockpit - which doubles as the best spot on the boat with a large barbecue set into the transom - right into the main saloon living space through a sliding glass door and a hinged hopper window.

- Anthony Twibill
courtesy of Ocean Magazine

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BRIDGING THE DIVIDE

Trade-A-Boat - New Zealand

The 53 comes in two helm options: forward and aft. As a keen fisherman, I would favour the aft layout, but I can see why the more cruising-orientated clients would prefer a forward helm station. If the forward option is chosen an aft docking station is provided for via a single joystick control (that's all you need with a pod drive setup).

Taking charge of this vessel's helm truly is child's play. Those unfamiliar with IPS joystick in relation to the dock is controlled with a push or a twist of the joystick. It is actually quite difficult to get the vessel into any trouble and the delivery of horsepower is carefully managed by the computer. Once clear of the dock and in open water the helmsman foregoes the joystick in favour of a more conventional steering wheel and twin lever system.

- Jeff Strang
courtesy of Trade-a-boat Magazine

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