RIVIERA 43 CONVERTIBLE with Full Marlin Tower

year: 1997  Price: US$249,000.00  Stunning condition for year

Twin CAT 3196T/A fully rebuilt just 670hrs

Game Chair, Riggers, many extras, a great boat, Turnkey!

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The Australian built Riviera 43 was built for six model years from 1997 thru 2003. The Riviera 43 was very popular as it resembled many US built models with a very wide beam for her length at 15'8". "Moody Blues" is the C-shaped dinette model. T/3196 Cat diesels were installed for the year of 2002, with only 670 hrs since new.(660hp ea.) 12.5Kw Onan Genset, Full Tuna Tower w/3 station controls, Rupp Outriggers,Transom Door, Cockpit Freezer,3 side Flybe enclosure, Epirb, SeaSafe 8 Man raft, Muir Windlass, Eng.Room access from cockpit,Lower helm controls, 2 Zone A/C, Custom hardwood flooring throughout, Recent Cat eng.service,Salon Ice Maker, ZF trolling gears, Garmin 7212 Chartplotter,Simrad Auto Pilot, Icom VHF and much more. Many items newer than 1997. This low houred 43 Convertible looks and shows like new.



LOA: 43 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 8 in


Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Year Built: 2002
Engine Model: 3196B
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 670
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 660 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Year Built: 2002
Engine Model: 3196B
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 670
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 660 HP


Number of heads: 2


LOA: W/pulpit..48'6"     Beam:..15'8"...Draft..4'2"

Weight:..36000#   Fuel:580gal...Water...164 gals

Clearance: Waterline to hardtop...17'   Headroom...6'6"

Modified-V Hull

Cruise Speed...25 knots...Top Speed...30 knots


Forward Stateroom: Queen berth forward on centerline. Ample storage under berth. Attached master head with stall shower and corian counter top: Overhead deck hatch for light, intercom hook up, 2-Hanging Lockers, Custom woodwork, Air/C w/reverse heat..

Guest Stateroom is starboard side amidship with side by side twin bunks. Hanging locker with drawer space, overhead deck hatch, Guest head w/stall shower..ample overhead storage.

Salon: Bright and airy windows on all four sides with screens. C-shaped dinette portside aft, Overhead rod storage, JVC TV with Magnavox 4 head stereo and DVD Recorder, Magnificent all teak interior with custom hardwood flooring throughout....5 storage lockers along starbd side of salon with a U-Line ice maker. Air Conditioning/heat...Lower fully functioning controls w/gauges and overhead electronics


Norcold Upright Refrigerator...GE Microwave, Multiple GFI outlets

Corian Counter Top...Great hull storage under sole...2 Bnr Princess stove top

Single sink


12v-110v 50amp service panel in main salon on forward bulkhead...Dual 50amp..125v shorecord service hook up in cockpit

2 Charles 30amp Battery chargers...4-8D Gel Batteries outboard of both engines...Group 24 genset battery

12.5Kw Onan Genset with 1433hrs on meter

Fishing Equiptment

Rupp Sr.Gold outriggers...Full Tuna Tower w/2 station controls, Flybridge Stern Seat...Cockpit Freezer...Cockpit Sink

4 recessed rod holders, Tower base rod holders...Recessed stern cleats...Downrigger bases...Transom Door...Washdown pump...Mounted fighting chair

Overhead rod holder storage in salon.


Twin 3196 Cat diesels installed new for January 2002...670 original hrs on meter. Former engines were removed...ZF transmissions (model IRM311A) with trolling gears...

Custom Hynautic 3 station clutch and throttle controls installed. Both engines have had very recent oil and filter changes...

The 3196B is a six cylinder in-line four stroke engine at 732 cubic inches. Max horsepower is 660hp at 2300rpm.

Engine numbers: 2XRo4452



Lower helm..Icom M802 Single Side Band

                     Icom M504 VHF 

                    Safety Monitor

                     Simrad Auto Pilot AP24

                     Garmin 7212 GPS Map

                     Standard Horizon RP Repeater

Flybridge: Icom M604...SSB

                 Icom M504

                 Sony Marine MP3

                  Garmin 7212

                  ACR Spotlight....Simrad Auto Pilot...Flybridge Intercom

                  Chartplotter on Tower    





Alden Marine 406 Epirb...Buoy Light ACR Distress Signal...Engine Room Access Door from Cockpit..Cockpit Awning with life Jacket zippered storage compartment...

Fresh water deck hook up...Cockpit Engine oil fill...Sea Safe 8 man liferaft ...Muir Cheetah windlass w/chain...Deck and helm switch...Flybridge 3 sided enclosure(appears new)

Cockpit lights...Swim platform...Mesh window covers on all windows...W/Wipers...Cockpit shower...Kidde Halon System 

Additional Information

"Moody Blues" was recently hauled (October 2018) and bottom pressure washed and props balanced. 

The current owner has owned this 43 Riviera for 90% of it's life and has gone above and beyond to maintain the vessel to it's highest standard. 

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