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2005 Riviera 51 Open Flybridge Series

$498,900 USD

  • $498,900 USD
  • Gary Smith
  • Active
  • Used
  • Multi Species Fish Boats
  • 2005
  • Riviera
  • 51 Open Flybridge Series
  • Grand Isle, Louisiana, US
  • Power
  • 51ft / 15.54 m
  • 16ft 2in / 4.93 m
  • Mtu/detroit Diesel
  • Series 60
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 48060
  • 2016-06-21
  • 2016-09-28
  • 2276254

Riviera Flybridge models have reached almost legendary status in the boating world and the 51 has been one of stars of the award winning fleet. 

Kokomo is an outstanding example of intelligent design and quality construction, featuring dozens of refinements over previous models. All of which add up to improved performance and safety, a more contemporary and comfortable environment, and easier on board living.

The refinements are extensive and range from the hinged out door linking saloon and cockpit to the new drawer fridges in the galley; the bathrooms feature stylish and practical Amtico flooring; you’ll find a sophisticated console in the large flybridge.

Riviera operates one of Australia’s most advanced robotic varnishing facilities which means the finish of the woodwork is of the most impeccable quality. 

And all of this is on top of a myriad of smart and convenient pre-existing features - such in-floor safety lights and a standard bowthruster.

The hydrodynamics of the hull that so appealed to purchasers of the 51 is as impressive as ever. The ride is smooth, stable and dry, handling is superb, and if it is exhilaration you are looking for then the wide range of diesel engine options certainly deliver.

Riviera’s renowned solid, hand laid fiberglass hull with forward collision bulkhead is also as robust and reassuring as ever.

The 51 Flybridge was always a boat for those who relish their freedom whether that be through fishing or relaxation, entertaining, indulgence or adventure.

The Riviera 51 is one of the finest boats of the line and we invite you to discover a pleasure boat that takes pleasure that much further.

Yard Maintenance completed June 2016
Including new bottom paint, prop speed on running gear, full wax job, service crane, and major generator service

Priced significantly below comparable yachts of this quality.  

Owner is motivated to sell / Priced to Sell Quickly!


•Elegant Living- Below decks there are two elegant staterooms with queen berths, plus a cabin housing Pullman-style bunks, two bathrooms and a well concealed laundry with a quality separate washer and dryer.  The boat has a KVH tracvision satellite TV system with dual receivers for on-the-go entertainment.

•Sumptuous Saloon- The unsullied joinery presentation, 47 inch flat screen TV, Blu-Ray DVD player, icemaker, cooler, deep lounge, and generous dining area all contribute to an air of contemporary elegance.

•Connoisseur’s Galley- The galley features are impressive.   Newly installed top of the line dual stainless vitrifrigo refrigerators.  Just a single step down from the main saloon and dinette, it features all the equipment and room you need to prepare the most elaborate of dishes.  

•Cater For The Crowd- There’s plenty of seating in the flybridge, and special features such as glass racks, garbage bin, a trash compactor, wet bar, fridge and Grand Prix style helm.

•Outdoor Living- When you feel like a change of mood, make your way down to the expansive cockpit, where you can indulge in some serious entertaining or equally serious game fishing.

•Large Foredeck- Every part of the 51 Series II is multi-faceted, with the foredeck dedicated to the sun worshippers. It is big enough to accommodate you, your friends… and a sizeable UMT davit and dinghy which is a 15' Mitzi flats fishing boat.

•Peace Of Mind- The solid hand-laid fiberglass hull together with a collision bulkhead inspires confidence. The hull, designed by leading naval architect, Frank Mulder, with a tunnel hull which returns higher speeds and better fuel efficiency while using far less draft.

•Less Exhaust Emissions- Exhaust outlets are located below the waterline at the stern, resulting in greater forward thrust and better overall performance – including fuel economy.


Riviera's interior designers have redesigned the saloon and the result is the epitome of elegant, contemporary living.

High Gloss Teak interior with a spectacular mirror-like finish; the huge L shaped lounge with Alcantara upholstery (plus there’s an optional Mukes separate bed under the saloon lounge); a new 47" LCD TV on swing arm with massive storage behind… the list goes on and includes modern styled pelmets in the forward brow.

The sense of space and overall flow of the furnishings and fittings is delightful and the range of inclusions impressive: everything from the Bose surround sound system to the beverage cooler and ice maker tells you that this is a five star vessel.

To enhance that bright, indoor-outdoor ambience,  a large hinged-out door between the saloon and cockpit and all LED lighting.


The galley will please you too. Positioned in such a way that the chef is very much part of the party, it features ingenious storage under galley sole from side to side, all the room you need to prepare the most elaborate of dishes and everything you need to do it:  a large convection microwave oven, drawer style dual stainless Vitrifigo refrigerator and stand alone freezer, an induction cook top and water purifier.

As part of the re-design, the galley features new appliances, new style solid surface bench tops with a no-splash lip, and stylish non-slip Amtico flooring.

Of course, there is generous proportions of the dining area, the high ceiling, the grab rail neatly recessed into the ceiling… and on the subject of ceilings, an electrically controlled section folds down to reveal a home for your fishing rods.


Below decks you’ll find two elegant staterooms, plus a cabin housing Pullman style bunks, two bathrooms and, in the companionway, a laundry with separate washer and dryer discreetly located behind louvered doors.

The cabin and staterooms all have the comfort of reverse cycle air conditioning and, along with the heads, feature deck hatches fitted with Mk 5 OceanAir blinds. These provide privacy, assist in airflow and keep flying insects out.

The Master Stateroom, starboard, is a wonderful retreat: spacious, rich in woodwork, and now featuring an even larger bed – with a beautifully tailored headboard. A mattress keeper is in place to hold the innerspring mattress in place and the entire bed lifts on gas struts to provide an enormous storage area underneath.  For entertainment the Master is equipped with a TV and stereo.

Bedside tables, pigeon lockers and a large cedar-lined hanging locker give you more than ample space for your clothes and other personal items on long voyages. 

The en suite has a locker, a solid surface vanity top, above bench wash basin, and even a chrome shower pole. The look is clean, fresh and ultra-modern.

The second bathroom is of a similar standard, only with ingenious two door access so that it can serve as an en suite for the second stateroom or for general use off the companionway.

Your guests will be more than comfortable in the second stateroom, forward. It too has a queen size bed, a similar entertainment system to that found in the Master Stateroom, and is equally stylish.  Even the cabin offers an excellent level of comfort.

Sleeping easy comes naturally to Riviera owners. Not only do they have confidence in the seaworthiness of their boat, they have the certainty of having made a wise investment in the quality of their lives and leisure time. Given the outstanding track record of the Riviera 51, the Series II is surely nothing short of a dream and sleeps up to 10 in the AC comforts.  (2 Master, 2 Guest, 2 bunk room and 2 in the Salon.)


The flybridge offers the best of both worlds: the outdoor experience with all the indoor comforts. The robust stainless steel supports and solid fiberglass hard top to contribute to a very substantial feeling.

To cater to your family and friends, there’s generous seating, wet bar and fridge, and a first class audio system. The helm station is complemented by two immensely comfortable and fully adjustable Navigator helm seats and is fully air-conditioned.

The helm includes controls for engines, bow thruster, night vision, spotlight, anchor winch as well as accessories like the chain counter, VHF radio, intercom to galley and engine room, autopilot, depth sounder system and safety monitoring panel.  All total 3 multifunction displays which allow for separate viewing of GPS, Radar and Sounder.

The enclosure around the flybridge allows for serious all-weather cruising... and in the lap of luxury. The enclosed hardtop flybridge also features air conditioning or open air fold up enclosures for outside air when weather permits.

Engines / Electronics / Fishing Equip / Miscellaneous Equipment

  • TWIN MTU / Detroit Series 60 - 825HP (3200 hours as of June 22, 2016)  All services complied with and up to date.  Most of run time is at trolling speeds.
  • 21.5 kW Onan Generator
  • Twin Disc MG-5114-A Gears 1.75 to 1 ratio
  • Custom S&S 5 Bladed Nibral Props coated with prop speed (06/2016) as well as shafts
  • 4 bladed S&S spare props
  • 2012 Mitzi Skiffs M-15 with Yamaha 40HP 4-stroker with Minn Kota Electric trolling motor & Garmin GPS Map 441s
  • Triple Spready Rupp Outriggers
  • Fighting Chair with Rocket Launchers
  • Tackle Station
  • Rocket Launcher 
  • Rod Holders (7)
  • Live Well with 1200 GPH pump
  • Cockpit Freezer
  • Cockpit Washdown
  • Transom Door
  • Bait Prep Station
  • Fenders
  • electric oil change system
  • dockside phone / TV hookup
  • KVH M5 Trac Vision Satellite with dual receivers 
  • Fuel Transfer Pump
  • Side Power Bow Thruster
  • UMT Marine Dinghy Davit
  • Spare Lines
  • Boat Hook
  • Underwater Lights
  • Glendenning Cable Master
  • Cockpit Deck Lights
  • Fiberglass Hard Top for Flybridge
  • Strata Glass Curtains
  • Custom cockpit Canvas with Stainless lift poles. (allows for view over transom
  • Canvas seat and console covers
  • Electronic Engine Gauges
  • Engine Alarms - Oil, Water Tem, Exhaust Temp, Neutral Safety
  • Emergency shut downs
  • ICOM IC-M602 VHF
  • Northstar 15 inch 6000i GPS
  • Raymarine C120 (2) Radar, Fathometer
  • M Series FLIR Thermal Imaging for night vision
  • Simrad AP 26 Autopilot
  • 4" Ritchie Compass
  • Ships Bell
  • Bottom Painted 06/2016 with Interlux Micron CSE
  • Sea Fire First suppression system 


The cockpit has been created with equal care and attention. Here you can really stretch out or do some entertaining or serious fishing; it’s a wonderfully large open space and, naturally, equipped with a fridge, sink with hot and cold water, and masses of storage for fold-away furniture and watersports accessories.

Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate features like the live bait tank (with bait preparation surface) in the transom and the cockpit floor that has been reinforced with an alloy plate for a the fighting chair.


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.

For Sale By Sarasota Yacht & Ship Services, Inc.

Main Office 1306 Main Street
Sarasota, Florida, 34236
United States