Meet the Riviera 46 Sports Motor Yacht

The three-stateroom Riviera 46 Sports Motor Yacht is made to cruise and host.
Riviera 46 Sports Motor Yacht
Riviera offers sport-fishing options for the 46, including a transom livewell and stainless-steel rod holders. Courtesy Riviera

At just over 52 feet length overall, the Riviera 46 Sports Motor Yacht is the Australian builder’s new entry-level model in the series, and it’s set up to host good-size parties and to cruise with friends and family.

For starters, consider the after section of this yacht’s main deck. Between the cockpit and the shaded alfresco deck, there is 115 square feet of socializing real estate. The swim platform has two transom doors leading to the cockpit with a barbecue, a fridge/freezer, a wet bar and an ice maker. Forward, there is a settee on either side, with a folding teak table to port and the option to place a TV in the forward portside corner.

Riviera 46 Sports Motor Yacht
The Riviera 46 Sports Motor Yacht’s alfresco deck has an insulated ice box beneath the portside seating. To starboard, there is a cushion to convert the lounge to a day bed. Courtesy Riviera

The 46’s interior space is set up to serve guests easily too. The galley is aft and to starboard, accessed through a sliding-glass door from the alfresco deck. The galley has a two-burner cooktop, a microwave and a fridge/freezer, along with a C-shaped countertop with plenty of space for meal prep. Plates and beverages can be sent to guests relaxing on the alfresco deck via a starboard-side window that lifts upward or can be brought up to guests on the flybridge by way of portside stairs.

Forward, there is a U-shaped settee to port with a dining table and an L-shaped settee to starboard. This is a good place for lunch with a protected view on days when the weather makes being outdoors uncomfortable.

Riviera 46 Sports Motor Yacht
The 46 Sports Motor Yacht’s forepeak master has an island double berth with two hatches above for fresh air. There are also overhead cabinets and two cedar-lined hanging lockers. Courtesy Riviera

Up top, the 46’s flybridge has virtually uninterrupted, 360-degree views and more gathering spaces. The forward section has a two-seat settee to port and a C-shaped settee with a dinette to starboard. A wet bar in the after portside corner helps serve guests without having to go downstairs.

Belowdecks, there are three staterooms and two heads. The forepeak master has an en suite head to starboard and a portside closet. Then, there are two twin-berth guest staterooms amidships and a day head to port that doubles as the portside accommodation’s en suite head. Riviera also gives owners the option to place a double berth in the portside stateroom.

Riviera 46 Sports Motor Yacht
The 46’s sole helm station is located on the flybridge. With two multifunction displays and two helm seats, it’s positioned in the after starboard corner and offers clean sightlines. There are two seating areas forward for guests. Courtesy Riviera

Standard power is twin 600 hp Volvo Penta D8 IPS800s, with an option to upgrade to twin 725 hp Volvo Penta D11 IPS950s. With the latter power package, Riviera says the 46 Sports Motor Yacht can hit 34.5 knots at 2,560 rpm. At 24.5 knots and 2,100 rpm, range is reportedly 286 nautical miles.  

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