48' Riviera 48 Enclosed Bridge


Priced at $349,900

 50k Reduction – Caterpiller C-12 repower, Fresh paint and new interior. LLC Owned. 

The Riviera 48 racked up some impressive sales figures during her production years, the result of her striking good looks, spacious interior, and a very competitive price. Like all Rivieras, the 48 is heavily built on a solid fiberglass hull with a wide beam and a shallow keel. "FORTUNA" is a proven tournament winner and has been professionally maintained since new.

"FORTUNA" underwent a full interior refit that was completed in January 2018, including all new soft goods, electronics, and a 3-step detail. Don’t miss this opportunity to check out a truly turn key Vessel.


Cruising Speed
16 ft
Max Draft
Fuel Tank
1 x 940|gallon
Fresh Water
1 x 250|gallon
1 x 60|gallon
Double Berths
Engine 1
Engine 2



 The Riviera 48 racked up some impressive sales figures during her production years, the result of her striking good looks, spacious interior, and a very competitive price.

Like all Rivieras, the 48 is heavily built on a solid fiberglass hull with a wide beam and a shallow keel. For an extra margin of safety, a collision bulkhead is forward and two watertight bulkheads are built into the engine room.

Several three-stateroom interiors were offered in the Riviera, and while a lower helm was standard in the early years, later models were delivered with a dinette forward in place of the helm. The master stateroom could be located in the bow or to starboard for those who prefer a quieter ride while underway.

Topside, the Rivierau2019s fully enclosed flybridge offers exceptional visibility in addition to a comfortable seating arrangement for guests to mingle with the captain.

Additional features include cherry interior trim, full entertainment center, leather upholstery, transom door, molded tackle center, swim platform, and cockpit access to the engine room. Cat 660hp diesels cruise in the mid 20s, and 800hp Cats cruise in the high 20s and reach 30+ knots wide open. 


"FORTUNA" underwent a $60,000 refit that was completed 01/2018, and when you step into the salon, you will see that all ultra high end materials were used.

Stepping into the refreshed salon, to port is a new ultra-leader sofa with storage underneath. To starboard is all cherry cabinetry and the electrical panel.

Moving forward and to Starboard is a new ultra-leater settee with cherry dining table. Just forward is a custom Entertainment center with Tracvision satellite, Flatscreen TV on a fold up lift, DVD player and surround sound.

To port is a gourmet galley with a 2-burner electric cooktop, Convection microwave, new Norcold refrigerator-freezer, exhaust fan new dishwasher and ample storage including a pantry under the galley sole.

Te entire headliner was replaced during the refit and all living areas, including the pilothouse are air conditioned and heated.

Stepping down from the galley and to Port is the guest stateroom with over and under bunks and a full hanging locker.To starboard is the master stateroom, complete with island berth, ample storage and ensuite head.

To starboard is the master stateroom, complete with island berth, ample storage and ensuite head.

Across from the Master stateroom is the guest head with separate stall shower. All new sanitation hose was installed as well.

All the way forward is the VIP berth with hanging lockers, port lights and all new headliner.

All mattresses were replaced with memory foam and all new bedding during the refit.

  • Complete refit
  • New headliner throughout
  • All new soft goods
  • Tracvision Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • surround sound
  • Princess 2-burner cooktop
  • New (2018) Fisher and Paykel Dishwasher
  • GE convection microwave
  • Norcold full size refrigerator-freezer
  • Cruiseair AC and heat in every area
  • All new memory foam mattresses
  • New sanitation hoses 

This 48' Riviera has the enclosed Pilothouse, which unlike most manufacturers is fully enclosed on three sides. This enables you to have the best of both Worlds, whereas a traditional Pilothouse on a sport fisher offers extremely limited visibility, the 48 offers exceptional visibility. There are large windows forward and on either side, with the side windows opening as well. Behind the helm is a brand new (01/18) eisenglass enclosure that offers a true tournament view aft.

The entire area is climate controlled by a 20,000 BTU Cruiseair Air conditioning and reverse cycle heating unit. The helm has been continuously upgraded and new electronics were installed during the recent refit. A new Furuno radar, Chartplotter, sounder and a big Samsung display for the Furuno sidescan sonar. 2 new Icon VHF radios were installed above the helm and there is a SSB radio under the helm. "FORTUNA" is equipped with a Simrad autopilot and dual Floscan displays keep track of fuel consumption.

To the port side is a sink and a refrigerator. Forward of the helm is where the 48 really shines. There is a large settee to port and an L-shaped settee with a large table to Starboard.

  • Twin-Disc Electronic controls
  • Trolling Valves
  • New Furuno FCV-295 Sounder with 2 KW Transducer
  • New 6kw Furuno Radar
  • Furuno Chartplotter
  • Furuno CH-250 Sidescan sonar
  • Samsung display for sonar
  • (2) Icom IC-604 VHF Radios
  • Muir Auto anchor system
  • Simrad AP-22 Autopilot
  • Jabsco Stainless steel spotlight with remote control
  • SEA SSB Radio
  • Cruiseair Air-conditioning and reverse cycle heat
  • Norcold Refrigerator
  • Sink and Faucet
  • Large settee
  • All new upholstery 
  • Dual Stidd helm chairs

"FORTUNA" has a tournament rigged cockpit and has the catch history to back up the design. On the transom are 4 tuna tubes and a 50 gallon bait tank. In the center of the cockpit is a custom Scopinich Fighting chair that has been reupholstered and that includes new padding as well. Forward to starboard is the cockpit control station, and has Twin-disc engine controls, VHF, Simrad autopilot control and a Furuno repeater for the sounder and radar.

In the center forward is access to the engine room with a freshwater sink and drink cooler to port. There is ample tackle storage throughout the cockpit and large fish holds in the cockpit sole.

Above the forward part of the cockpit is a newly refit sunshade. Moving forward is a full tower with engine controls, Simrad pilot control, Furuno repeater and Pompanette outriggers.

Moving forward are full West Coast rails, an 800 Lb. Davit, Muir windlass, brand new plow style anchor, and 400' of new hi test chain.

  • Simrad AP22 autopilot control in cockpit and tower
  • Twin-Disc engine controls in cockpit and tower
  • Icom IC-504 in cockpit
  • Furuno repeater in cockpit and tower
  • Pompanette Outriggers
  • Scopinich Fighting chair
  • All new canvas
  • Muir windlass
  • 400' New chain
  • West Coast Rails
  • 800 pound davit

This 48 was repowered with Caterpillar C-12 Engines in 2012. Not only were the engines replaced but all new running gear was installed as well. Larger Aquamet 22 shafts as well as larger struts were added. Driving the boat is a set of Veem Propellers and there is a spare set onboard as well.

The motors are coupled to reliable Twin-Disc gear boxes that were also new in 2009 and include trolling valves. The entire engineromm was repainted, rewired, replumbed and shows excellent.

Electrical power is provided by a 20kw Onan generator and is backed up by a 2500 watt Heart interface Inverter. The large battery bank is charged by dual 70 amp chargers, one being 12 volt and the other 24 volts.

For long trips there is a 600 gallon per day Universal Technologies Water Maker w/ U.V. Sterilizers and Remote Kit for operation in the main salon.

  • (2) Caterpillar C-12 motors (2009)
  • 20 kw Onan generator
  • Aquamet 22 shafts
  • VEEM Propellers
  • 2500 watt Heart Interface Inverter system
  • Universal Technologies 600 GPD Watermaker
  • All new (2017) Engineroom lighting
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.

Sales Agent

Peter Giacalone

Peter is a San Diego native born into an Italian-American fishing family. He grew up on commercial and sportfishing boats, most recently as an owner/captain of two long time San Diego charter vessels. His parlay into yacht sales was a natural fit. Peter brings countless hours of real-life, on-the-water experience along with an immense knowledge of navigation, marine electronics, fishing and all things “boat” to his clients.

Contact Phone: (619) 992-8194
Email: [email protected]