Yachting

DOUBLE DUTY

The Riviera 40 Convertibl­e works well as a cruising craft and serious sport-fisher.

- by patrick sciacca

Ispent summer 2001 fishing a riviera 40 convertibl­e powered with twin 535 hp Cummins QSM11 diesels. The 40 cruised around 27.5 knots at 2,050 rpm, and the boat’s solid-fiberglass hull dispatched seas with malice during several 80-plus-mile tournament runs. The yacht’s stout build was juxtaposed with a warm, high-gloss teak interior, a salon with leather settee, the galley down to port, and two staterooms for downtime after a day on the brine. The guest stateroom had three bunks. ¶ At press time, there were eight Riviera 40 convertibl­es on the market, ranging from $223,000 to $490,000.

 ??  ?? 41' LENGTH OVERALL 14'11" MAXIMUM BEAM
41' LENGTH OVERALL 14'11" MAXIMUM BEAM

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