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Riviera 53 EFB

Boat Tests


Builder: Riviera

Model: 53 EFB

Model Year: 2011

Boat Type: Sportfisherman

Cabins 1 master, 1 VIP, 1 guest

LOA: 59'8"

Beam: 16'10"

Draft: 4'10"

Weight: 49,160 lbs. (dry)

Standard Power: 3/435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600s

Optional Power: 2/900-hp Volvo Penta IPS1200s; MTU and CAT diesels to 1,015 hp w/ ZF 4000 pods

Fuel Capacity: 925 gal.

Water Capacity: 198 gal.

Layout Diagram

Riviera 53 Enclosed Flybridge - Internal Boat Layout Diagram


olvo electronic steering and controls
infused hull
102,000-Btu A/C
4/bilge pumps
ER fire-suppression system
2/duplex fuel-water separators
3/Vacuflush MSDs
programmable DC circuit control
17.5-kW Onan genset
1.2-kW inverter
2/Glendinning CableMasters
fresh- and saltwater anchor washdowns
cockpit chair reinforcement
40" and 32" LCD TVs
Bose Lifestyle system
central vacuum
2/ice makers
3-element induction cooktop
microwave-convection oven
2/fridge drawers
Strataglass bridge enclosure (aft)
2/Pompanette helm chairs
docking joystick
aft docking station (w/ aft helm)
bottom paint


forward helm
cockpit joystick
771-lb. davit
6/rod holders
teak cockpit sole
transom barbecue
swim platform
26-, 19-, and 15-inch LCD TVs
3/master stateroom ports
cockpit awning
hull color
windshield cover
2/Raymarine E140 MFDs, DSM depthsounder, LP-125 WAAS GPS, ST70 autopilots w/ repeater
4/Aqualuma underwater lights

This article originally appeared in the September 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.