43' 1998 Riviera 43 Convertible


Last Updated: 2024-06-03

  *  Very clean 2 stateroom, 2 head yacht  *

*  New Raymarine GPS Chartlotters at both helm stations  *

*  Low hours on great running Caterpillar Diesels. *

*  Rare Lower Helm Station Model  *

* Riviera quality - excellent rough water handling characteristics  *

The Riviera 43 is one of the most versatile, capable vessels ever made in this price range. The modified deep V hull handles rugged offshore conditions with ease. And the large cockpit is perfect for fishing for 4 to 6 anglers, or gathering with family and friends.

The roomy cockpit features a freezer, storage cabinets, and sink as well as direct access to a spacious, well-arranged engine room. Topside, the flybridge is large for a 43-footer with an L-shaped lounge forward and a re-movable table.

The beautiful interior and yacht-grade accommodations easily handles 2 couples or families with children for extended cruising. Very few vessels in this class offer two complete separate heads with large showers. 

The interior shows beautifully with wool carpets, custom upholstery and drapes, and the centerpiece iis a custom built teak command chair by Tony Ferrari, master shipwright of the San Francisco Bay Area. The seat locks into position, or can be moved anywhere in the salon.

The teak table easily seats 6 guests, and is perfectly proportioned to allow easy movement around the salon and galley without having to unseat your guests at the table.

The brilliant design of the cockpit and deckhouse make accessing the flybridge or side decks easy for small children, or older guests. Heavy duty handrails are perfectly located in key positions, and quality metalwork is evident throughout the vessel.

The ladder to the flybridge is at a gentle angle, with wide steps making it much easier and safer than most vertical metal ladders. Everything has been designed and constructed to be safe and easy to use in rough seas.

The interior accommodations feature a large master suite forward, with walkaround queen berth and separate head to port. Aft of the master suite is the VIP guest suite with two large single berths. This could be easily converted to a single queen if desired. The guest head is directly accessed from this stateroom with a large separate stall shower.

Just aft of the two suites is the large L shaped galley with induction cooktop, microwave, and the large stainless steel over-under fridge. Note this is not just any basic household fridge unit, this is a true holding plate unit with separate compressor mounted in the engine room for reduced noise and increased energy efficiency. The attention to detail is amazing, like the molded-in drainboard for the galley sink, and the custom bar storage racks for bottles and glassware.

Another great design feature is the large central fuel tank under the cockpit, which gives complete access to the outboard sides of both engines. The fuel tank is heavy gauge fiberglass so there are no worries about old corroding, leaking metal tanks. All of the mechanical systems are within easy reach and servicing the engines and equipment is made much easier than having the tanks squeezed in outboard of the engines. The 420Hp Cat engines are clean and tidy, with no major leaks, rust, or visible issues.

Aft of the engine room, there are two huge full-width storage lockers, accessed via the two cockpit hatches. There is super easy access to the steering gear, plumbing, and fuel fittings. 

The twin 420 hp Caterpillar 3208 Diesel engines give a remarkable speed of 14 to 16 knots at a very efficient 10 GPH per engine, and the modified deep V hull provides the perfect blend of planing efficiency and rough water handling. Top speed is over 23 knots, and with nearly 600 gallons of fuel, you have a long range to safely cruise anywhere you wish to travel.

Make: Riviera
Model: 43 Convertible
Year: 1998
Length: 43ft

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Emeryville, CA

  • Category: Power
  • Class: Saltwater Fishing
  • LOA: 48.5 feet
  • Beam: 15.67 feet
  • Max Draft: 4.17 feet
  • Cabin Headroom: 6.5 feet
  • DryWeight: 35300 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 23 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 28 knots
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Caterpillar Diesel
  • EngineModel: 3208
  • EngineYear: 1998
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 1440
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Caterpillar Diesel
  • EngineModel: 3208
  • EngineYear: 1998
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 1440

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 580 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 164 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions

Additional Features

  • TV SET
  • GPS
  • VHF


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Mark Miner

Yacht & Ship Broker

415-290-1347 - mobile
510-254-3665 - office

3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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    For additional information and viewing of this fine quality yacht please contact listing agent Mark Miner. I am always available on my mobile phone at 4152901347 or e-mail me at mark@rubiconyachts.com