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Rivieras are generally held in high regard for their enduring eye appeal, roomy layouts, and near-bulletproof construction. The 51 Convertible reinforces that reputation for quality and toughness while setting a standard for luxury not previously associated with boats from this Australian manufacturer. Built on a semi-V hull with moderate beam and a solid fiberglass bottom, the Rivieras elegant cherrywood interior is roomy, comfortable, and impressively appointed. The salon and dinette blend easily into a single open space, and the forward VIP stateroom is nearly as spacious as the master. For kids or crew, a second guest cabin has upper and lower berths. One of the highlights of the Riviera 51 is her spacious flybridge with its ergonomic helm position, wet bar, and L-shaped lounge seating. The teak-soled cockpit offers a full array of fishing amenities, and the engine roomwhile snugoffers good access to all maintenance points. Additional features include an overhead rod-storage compartment in the salon, washer/dryer, hardtop, forward collision bulkhead, and bow thruster. An enclosed bridge was optional. MTU 825hp (or 800hp Cat) diesels cruise in the mid 20s (about 30 knots top).