Step inside from the balcony and the helm-forward, air-conditioned enclosed bridge offers a comfortable perch protected from the elements. The captain won't be lonely, for there is a large settee and wet bar with refrigerator. The helm is one area where Riviera's designers seem to have liberated themselves from convention. With her sweeping, wrap-around form, she seems more sport boat than fish boat, but call me old-fashioned. There is plenty of room for electronics and you get firm grip on reality seated at the helm. The power steering is a plus, and the 60 responded instantly, executing hard turns predictably. Our test boat was fitted with the optional 10-cylinder, 1,520 hp MTUs, with which I recorded a maximum speed of 36.9 knots. With the throttles set at 2100 rpm, the 60 sped through the light chop at 32 knots as the engine electronics indicated a fuel burn of 110 gallons per hour. While sea conditions were mild, I have faith that her hull design by Dutch naval architect Frank Mulder will deliver the goods.