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Riviera 53 EFB

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 3/435-hp Volvo Penta IPS600s

Transmission/Ratio: Volvo IPS marine gears w/ 2.10: 1 ratio

Props: Volvo P3 propset

Price as Tested: $1,855,137

The Numbers

Riviera 53 EFB - Final Boat Test Numbers:
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 1000 8.77.62.33.783.293,1492,738581.0
150010.08.7 7.9 1.271.101,054916591.5
200012.210.6 17.20.710.61588511613.5
250016.714.530.60.540.47453394636.0
300024.821.544.60.550.48462 402676.0
358033.829.466.30.510.44424369676.0

Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Raymarine GPS. GPH taken via Volvo electronic display.

Range 90% of advertised fuel capacity.

Decibels measured on A scale. 65 dB-A is normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

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
galleyware
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.

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