Engine room access onboard our 53 was superb, with well over 7 feet of headroom between the Cummins QSB6.7 diesels. Not only was main-engine access virtually unlimited, with dipsticks, filters, and fills at the ready, so was access to the Westerbeke genset, the Marine Air air-conditioning componentry, the Charles Industries IsoBoost50 (which massages and optimizes dockside power), and the two level-wind reels from Glendinning, one for the waterhose and the other for the shorepower cord. You can walk around this engine room like a kid in a candy store.
Meeting the needs of boaters in the U.S. has some builders around the world scratching their heads, but not Rio Yachts. This Italian builder knows what works and what doesn’t, and adds a creative touch and fine finish to differentiate its product from lots of other boats out there.
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