2002 Riviera 4000
|Category||Cruisers, Saltwater Fishing, Sports Fishing Boats|
|Propulsion Type||Twin Inboard|
By Mike GridleyIn 1980, Riviera was launched in New SouthWales, Australia. Since then the company has been building its sales and reputation internationally with a model range from 36 to 75 feet. The 4000 Offshore was a popular model offered in three versions: an enclosed cockpit, a hardtop and open with a radar arch. An enclosed model, our 2001 test boat had an appealing profile with flowing lines and soft curves. Starting at the transom, this Riviera sports a TendâR Roller system mounted to the swim platform to handle the dinghy. Designed for fishing, the large cockpit has a teak sole that has been left natural for low maintenance. A canvas top extends from the hardtop, shading the cockpit so you can enjoy a drink or a snack in comfort. Space meant to handle fishing duties doubles nicely as storage and a cooler. Hatches in the deck open to reveal storage and a fish box. Amenities also include an AC/DC refrigerator/freezer and a sink with hot and cold water. The upper cockpit powers up to reveal the engine room, where access to the Twin Cat 3208 diesels, the enclosed 9kW Kohler generator and other systems is first rate. A hatch in the upper cockpit sole provides quick access for daily checks. Serious railings with safety lines and wide decks provide security moving forward while underway. The foredeck also has plenty of space for relaxing in the sun, especially on the double sun pads. Forward thereâs a massive anchor locker, windlass with pedals and a remote control. Twin anchor rollers allow for serious cruising anchors. Two steps lead from the open cockpit to the enclosed upper cockpit. One of the really great features of the 4000Â Offshore is its wide open space on deck. This is where you are really going to spend your time. You can be under the hardtop with the canvas on the back enjoying the air conditioning, then simply remove it if you want to spread out into the spacious cockpit. The L-shaped seating and facing settee provide ample room for guests, while the removable pedestal table opens up for dining. Under the seating thereâs storage and an icemaker is located under the helm seat. A centre companionway leads below to the salon, where the design, layout and finishes are clean ï¿½ï¿½â almost minimalist -- resulting in a pleasant, easy-to-care-for interior. To starboard is the modern functional galley with ample cabinet space, solid surface counter and moulded sink Appliances include a Sharp microwave, Princess two-burner cooktop and a second AC/DC fridge/freezer. Under the counter there are several drawers and a large locker. To starboard, the comfortable Ultraleather L-shaped sofa converts to a lower double bunk and an upper single. Shelving, lockers and drawers provide display space and storage. On the aft bulkhead there are the entertainment systems, climate controls and the electrical panels. The television has been upgraded to an LCD flat screen with TracVision satellite TV. When you open the stateroom door and fold back the bulkhead, you can watch your favourite TV program while relaxing in the island queen berth. For extended cruising, there are clothing drawers under the berth and a hanging locker with auto lighting. The head has private access from the stateroom and day access from the salon. Features include a shower stall and Vacu Flush head, along with a solid surface moulded sink and vanity. Back up top, I checked out the helm. Featuring triple wipers, the massive windshield will shed water readily in open water. Underway, standing or sitting will be comfortable with
great sightlines. The instruments are both comprehensive and ideally positioned.
|BOAT TEST: RIVIERA 4000 PRO TOURNAMENT |
By: DAVID LOCKWOOD
Date: 15.01.1999Presented by
Combining good looks and cruising comforts with an impressive range of gamefishing features, Riviera's 4000 Pro Tournament offers anglers and their families the best of both worlds, writes DAVID LOCKWOOD...Riviera 4000 Pro Tournament
JANUARY, 1999 - We've all heard fishermen personify their boats. They're almost always a 'he' or a 'she' rather than an 'it'. But can a gameboat be sexy?
Riviera 4000 Offshore Pro Tournament
Riviera 4000 Offshore Pro TournamentCombining the good looks and cruising comfort of Riviera's 1998 BIAA Cruiser of the Year with an impressive range of gamefishing features, the 4000 Pro Tournament offers anglers and their families the best of both worlds
We've all heard fishermen personify their boats. They're almost always a 'he' or a 'she' rather than an 'it'. But can a gameboat be sexy?
It can if it's Riviera's new 4000 Offshore, the fishing version of the Queensland company's 1998 BIAA Cruiser of the Year. It is a vessel that has already received widespread praise for its good looks, fine figure and sporty spice. But only now does it get a wrap for its fishing flexibility.
Fitted with a polished anodised aluminium tower, the 4000 Offshore has evolved into a long, lithe, luscious-looking fishing boat - a model Riviera calls the 4000 Pro Tournament.
The popular sportscruiser can now strut its stuff offshore with a full complement of anglers and tackle, just as proudly as it can parade down a big city waterway where looks are everything.
Indeed, for some patrons of aesthetics, the 4000 Offshore Pro Tournament was the standout new offering at the Sydney Boat Show. Bearing a navy blue hull (Is that Black Watch blue?) and lots of shiny anodised aluminium, it looked every bit the young-and-wealthy man's fishing machine. The Porsche Boxster of the bluewater if you like.
Unlike most cruisers, the 4000 Pro Tournament has been enhanced by the addition of polished (or powder-coated) aluminium rails in place of stainless steel. This is the trend in America where many smart anglers favour an open or canyon runner-style boat over the conventional convertible.
"Basically, the boat was consumer driven," explains Riviera's Peter Jenkins. "The guy who bought it wanted a tower to go fishing. And it's a good boat for fishing. Hopefully, the east coast sportsfishing market in America will pick it up."
When surrounded by clears - including additional storm covers so you can fully enclose what I've decided to call an 'upper saloon' - you get to see more of the outside world as you travel. And when these clears are rolled away, the view is even better.
The other big plus is the social side of this boat. The table seating allows at least six anglers to converse freely while watching the lures, steaming to the grounds or hanging out at the marina. Yet, for all this, the cockpit is never more than a jump and grab of the rod away.
Covered by a fibreglass hardtop, offering full headroom and surrounded by top-shelf Vybak clears, the 4000 Pro Tournament virtually has two saloons, including one alongside its lower station, which is a big attraction to me.
The skipper, who can sit on a two-person helm seat or lift the bolster and drive while standing, faces three tiers of classy walnut veneer-finished moulded dash, each graced with a battery of gauges.
The comprehensive dash adds to the driving pleasure. On the top tier is a neat display of gauges for the twin V-eight 435hp Caterpillar diesel motors. But it's the middle tier (which includes a well-positioned Raypilot 650), where you'll find a terrific array of switches.
If you had any doubts this was a well-equipped fishing boat, you only need play with these. There are a number of light switches, including ones for the instruments (with dimmer), cabin, courtesy, targa, engine-room, anchor and nav. Additionally, there's a switch for the livebait tank and another to drain the built-in cockpit sole fish boxes. There are stop-start buttons for each motor; and, finally, switches for the trim tabs, washer, wiper, anchor w
|The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.|
|Speed and Distance|
|Engine Type||Twin Inboard|
|Hull Shape||Modified Vee|
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