Riviera 77

Norris Comer New Boats

Riviera 77The all-new 2017 Riviera 77 is a recent addition to the brand’s fleet and is, at the time of this writing, the largest Riviera in existence. There’s something undeniably sport fishing oriented about the large cockpit (that almost qualifies as a working deck), generous foredeck with seating, and pair of outriggers. Yes, the 77 definitely hails from the commercial/sport fishing lineage of Riviera, but with a length overall of over 80 feet, there’s plenty of luxury living aboard.

The large volume of the 77 allows for a standard four-cabin and four-bathroom layout. Of course, the master stateroom features the royal treatment with a king-sized berth. The galley of the 77 also has just about everything: microwave, combination oven and grill, espresso machine, dishwasher, drawer-style fridges and freezers, four-burner electric cook top, etc. One of the compelling features of the 77 is also the enclosed “Flybridge Penthouse” that is loaded with a helm and nav station, sun roof, wet bar, and generous lounge space.

As one moves to the exterior, it’s clear that the large cockpit was designed with the fishing junkies in mind. A rod storage locker, ice-box, eutectic freezer, sink, extended fish locker, live bait wells, and more are at the owner’s service. The 77 is powered by a pair of 1,900-horsepower MAN 2862 LE476 turbo diesel engines, and the manufacturer claims a large (but unspecified) range thanks to the 2,496 gallons of fuel-tank space.

Interested? You can contact the local Riviera dealer, Emerald Pacific Yachts, for pricing and additional information. The Riviera 77 is not currently at their docks, but more information is available at emeraldpacificyachts.com.

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Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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