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2023 Riviera 46 Sports Motor Yacht

by Randy Woods
Photo Courtesy of Riviera Yachts
Photo Courtesy of Riviera Yachts

Fresh off its world premiere in December, the all new Riviera 46’ Sports Motor Yacht continues to impress as it arrives to Emerald Pacific Yachts in Seattle.

By Randy Woods / Photos Courtesy of Riviera Yachts

Start 2023 in style with Riviera’s new 46 Sports Motor Yacht. The latest model, created in collaboration with 4D Designs, offers luxury amenities not normally seen in yachts of this size. Multiple entertaining spaces include a long boarding platform, a foredeck sunpad lounge, and a spacious flybridge that can accommodate up to eight guests.

The 61-square-foot cockpit has twin transom doors that open out to the boarding platform, creating one large water sports or entertaining area. A generously sized swim step includes a retractable ladder and an optional high/low hydraulic platform. The wet bar forward on the port side includes an electric barbecue, a sink, a top-loading freezer, and icemaker.

Just up from the cockpit, the alfresco deck includes cushioned outdoor lounges on either side. A folding dining table is situated in front of the port lounge, while the starboard lounge can also be converted to a day bed. A sliding glass door separates the alfresco deck from the salon, but when the salon door is opened, the deck is expanded by 30% for more continuous entertaining space.

The galley, aft to starboard, includes a dual-element electric cooktop, a combination microwave oven and grill, a stainless steel sink and mixer tap, and drawer refrigerators. Forward on the port side, the dining table is surrounded by a U-shape lounge that can seat up to five people. Opposite is an L-shaped second lounge with seating for four adults. An electric-lift 43” TV is discreetly built into the dash forward of the dining space.

Opposite the galley, a staircase leads up to an open flybridge, featuring non-skid GRP flooring, an aft helm to starboard, a wet bar aft, and twin lounges forward. The larger starboard lounge surrounds a dining table, while the port lounge can comfortably seat two people. A tinted wraparound windshield provides some protection from the elements, but an optional clear Strataglass structure can enclose the entire flybridge, if desired.

The helm includes twin sports seats facing a dash equipped with a stainless steel wheel, joystick engine controls, two 12-inch Garmin multi-function displays, and a CZone control panel. Opposite the helm, the wet bar offers an under-bench drawer refrigerator and sink.

Belowdecks, three double staterooms featuring timber cabinetry throughout, and two generous heads provide comfort for up to six people. The owner’s stateroom and en suite head are located forward while guest staterooms are amidships.

Power for the 46 is provided standard by twin Volvo Penta D8-IPS800 engines with IPS pod drives that deliver 441kW (600 hp) each. Optional Volvo Penta D11 IPS950s can be upgraded to put out 533kW (725 hp) each.

Specs & Info:                                                      
LOA 52’2” · Beam 15’7” · Draft 4’9”
Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)
660 gal. / 132 gal. / 40 gal.

Twin Volvo Penta D8-IPS800s

Emerald Pacific Yachts

Photo Courtesy of Riviera Yachts
Photo Courtesy of Riviera Yachts

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