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Rivieras top selling model for several years, the 47 Convertible splits the difference between fishing and cruising by combining a cockpit big enough for serious fishing and the interior accommodations for up to three couples. Like all Riviera models, the 47 rides on a modified-V hull whose solid fiberglass construction includes a watertight collision bulkhead forward and separate compartments throughout the hull. Notably, the 47 is one of just a few convertibles under 50 feet to feature three private staterooms. The galley-up floorplan includes a dinette to starboard as well as leather salon seating, quality galley appliances, and built-in entertainment center. A transom livewell, tackle center, transom door, and fish box are standard in the cockpit. Topside, an L-shaped lounge and table are forward of the helm console. Additional features include overhead rod storage in the salon, Corian galley counters, and truly exceptional range. The engine room, however, is a tight fit. Series II models (starting in 2005) have prop pockets and underwater exhausts. Cat 715hp C12 diesel cruise in the mid to high 20s (30+ knots top).