Seacoast Yachts
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Santa Barbara, California, US, 93109
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2000 Riviera 43 Convertible

location icon Oxnard, California
Year 2000
Length 43 ft

"Serenita" is a ready-to-fish or cruise. She recently underwent a complete refresh at La Costa Shipyard in Ensenada that included new hull and topsides AexSeal LP Paint, New bottom paint, New synthetic teak floors, New cutlass bearings, and shaft seals. Powered by 660 hp Cummins QSM-11 Diesels, "Serenita" will get you to the fishing grounds quickly.

"Serenita" has fished for tuna and billfish as far south as Costa Rica. In 2003 her knowledgeable owner replaced the Cummins Diamond Series 420hp diesels with the Cummins QSM-11 Diesels which gave her a cruise speed of 28 knots with a top speed of 32 Knots.

"Serenita" is set up for serious tuna and billfish with a side scan fishfinder, removable swim step, Rupp Outriggers, Live well,  30 Rocket Launchers, 13-rod holders, and 3 tuna tubes. A 40 Gallon-a-day watermaker and a fish freezer make for extended fishing trips.

LLC Owned 



Year Built 2000
Category Power
Length Overall 48'6 ft
Beam 15'8 ft
Max Draft 4'2 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID RJH43095F900
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 1,320 hp
Cruising Speed 28 kn
Maximum Speed 32 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 832 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 164 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 40 gal
Displacement 35,300 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Cummins
Model: QSM-11
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 660hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2003
Engine Hours: 4000
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Cummins
Model: QSM-11
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 660hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2003
Engine Hours: 4000
Engine Location: Starboard
Riviera Yachts Overview

Take in a peerless view from the top, fishing or blue-water cruising, in a classic Riviera flybridge design offering you fine ‘easy living’ lifestyle, over three levels.

It’s hard to say which aspect of the Riviera 43 Open Flybridge you’ll enjoy most … its capacity for superb entertaining, or great blue-water fishing. Almost certainly the answer will be “both”. Friends and family will revel in the spacious, well designed cockpit (with its ‘stair ladder’ to the flybridge), luxurious saloon, indeed every part of life onboard.

Luxury on a whole other level, class leading for a yacht of this size. Handcrafted, well considered, always welcoming. You’ll love retreating to the accommodation deck boasting your master stateroom and designer ensuite, located forward. Love treating your family and friends also to the full-beam guest stateroom aft, with its VIP ensuite doubling as the day head.


Entering the saloon through a hefty sliding door, you look all the way through the boat into the master stateroom in the bow, giving the impression that the boat is closer to 50 feet than 43. The saloon feels nearly as wide as the 15-foot-5-inch beam, an amazing feat, considering the wide walk-around side decks.

The interior is stunning with its traditional nautical pallet set against beautiful high gloss cherry cabinetry. She has a standard two-stateroom interior layout, featuring two full heads with stall showers. The master suite has a queen size island berth with a huge storage bin underneath and an ample private en suite head. The guest stateroom has very comfortable twin beds, also with its own private en suite head.

The galley, one step down from the salon dinette area and in addition to the listed amenities also has more storage than likely can be filled. The salon layout is very comfortable from its L-shape Australian leather sofa with plentiful storage underneath, to its perfectly placed dinette slightly forward to starboard with matching leather and a high gloss cherry table. Along the starboard side of the salon are found more large storage drawers and an icemaker and bar storage.

Regardless of your boating expectations, you feel right at home from the moment you step aboard the 43. Maybe it's the no-nonsense engineering and quality or the stylish, user-friendly layout that offers something for everyone.

Main Salon

The salon is very spacious and has the feeling of a much larger yacht. The seating areas are all covered in leather and are deep and comfortable to sit in. The woodwork is very nicely done with a combination of high gloss and matt finish. The mid-level galley is two steps down separate but also part of the salon area allowing the chef to still be part of the action. The salon seating area gives you very nice visibility to the outside world, so you can appreciate where you are. You have storage under the seating as well as the Hassock footrest. The Dinette is L-shaped with a nice-sized, high-gloss table that looks very inviting with its leather seating.

  • Icemaker
  • Air conditioning
  • Very good visibility to the outside
  • Forward windshield
  • Leather seating, very comfortable
  • Footrest with storage
  • Toshiba FLatsceen TV
  • Overhead hand rail on ceiling
  • Opening windows in salon
  • Stereo speakers
  • Overhead lighting
  • High-gloss wood furniture
  • New Lonseal Teak and Holly like Flooring
  • Dinette table in high-gloss wood
  • Storage under seating
  • Magnum Trace Inverter remote panel
  • Fusion Stereo MS-D650
  • Icom Quantum 550X VHF Radio
  • Rod Holders on ceiling
  • The open, L-shaped galley is quite functional, and well organized, offering a Granicoat countertop, molded in single sink, and drain board.  The very large side and forward windows give you a tremendous amount of light during daylight hours.
  • Vitrifrigo 110/12V Refrigerator/freezer 
  • Interactive Microwave/convection Oven
  • 2 Burner Electric Princess  stove
  • Trash bin
  • Glass rack storage
  • Molded sink
  • New Lonseal Teak and Holly like Flooring
Master Stateroom

The Master stateroom is located in the forward part of the boat. It has an Island-style berth with access on each side. It also has a very special feature: the berth was designed to pull out to make it longer for the owner who is about 6’5”. You have two hanging lockers with drawer storage underneath the berth. This room also has good ventilation and has two opening ports and an overhead opening hatch. With private access to the master head.

  • Centerline berth
  • Opening portlights
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Four side lockers
  • Drawers in face of berth
  • Overhead lighting
  • Reading lights
  • Air conditioning with control- (Inoperative)
  • Two hanging lockers
  • Lonseal Flooring
  • Private entrance into head
Master Head

The master head is very spacious for the size of boat. It has a sink that is molded in with a double medicine cabinet above and a storage locker in the face of the sink, a large shower with a shower door, vacuum flush heads, 12-volt lighting, and an opening overhead hatch for ventilation and natural light.

  • Vacuum flush toilet system
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Double medicine cabinet
  • Molded-in countertop and sink
  • Separate shower stall with door
  • Molded-in tile on floor that matches sink
  • Overhead lighting
  • Tasteful woodwork
Guest Stateroom

The Guest Stateroom is very spacious for a 43-foot yacht and has the feeling of a much larger vessel. The bunks are side by side with a small nightstand in the middle. It has an overhead hatch and an opening port to give the Stateroom good ventilation and natural light. The guest head is quite large and has its own separate shower stall, sink, and toilet with an overhead opening hatch. The overhead opening hatch gives light to the head as well as ventilation. If you were to open the hatch in the head and the hatch and the port light in the stateroom, which are adjoining, it would give you wonderful ventilation in this stateroom and head. 

  • Side-by-side bunks
  • Overhead lighting
  • Hanging locker
  • Drawer storage
  • Opening port light
  • Lonseal Flooring
  • Private entrance to head
  • Very nice woodwork
Guest Head

The guest head is quite spacious and has a standup separate shower with a door, as well as a molded-in sink with a medicine cabinet above and a storage cabinet below. It has its own overhead opening hatch, and, best of all, it does not feel cramped.

  • Molded-in wash basin with storage cabinet
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Toilet
  • Opening hatch
  • Overhead lighting
  • 110 outlets
  • Tile-style floor molded-in

The flybridge has a normal sport fishing boat helm with two captain's chairs and a full electronics display. To the port of the helm, we have a sink with a refrigerator. Going forward is a very comfortable guest seating area. To port is a long bench that can be used as a lounge. To the starboard is an L-shaped seating area with a table. The bridge has a full enclosure with a hardtop and overhead opening hatch in the hardtop. She will easily seat 10 people.

  • Hardtop 
  • New White Stamoid with Strataglass Bridge enclosure (July 2022)
  • Sink
  • Refrigerator
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Helm
  • Captain’s chairs
  • L-shaped seating
  • Bench/lounge seating
  • Large fixed table
  • Full Electronics
  • Full Engine Controls
  • Storage lockers
  • Intercom (inoperative)
  • Muir Cheetah electric windlass with in-deck and flybridge foot control
  • Dual anchor rollers
  • Delta 44 plow primary anchor with 200'  of chain, and 150' of rode (lengths approximated)
  • Fortress FX-16 secondary anchor with chain and rode
  • Snubbers
  • Newer Nick Jacobs power rotation DAvit Crane (2019)
  • Auxiliary 50amp, shore power connection
  • S/S dinghy cradle on center
  • AB Hardbottom tender with steering station and 20hp 4 stroke Tohatsu Outboard.
  • Raw water faucet in anchor locker    
  • Rod Holders  

This cockpit is large enough to satisfy both the fisherman and the cruiser.

  • Cockpit Freezer
  • Swim platform
  • Cockpit controls 
  • Self-bailing cockpit
  • Molded-in nonskid
  • Transom door
  • Boarding steps on port and starboard side
  • Fly bridge ladder
  • Storage lockers in transom
  • Storage lockers in sides of cockpit
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Wash down sink that swings away to become the engine room door
  • Engine room access
  • Cockpit shower
  • Deck hatch
  • Step box
  • New Underwater Lights (2022)
  • 12 Rod Holders
  • 3 Tuna Tubes
  • 30 Rocket launchers
  • Large molded in baitwell with pump and macerator
  • Cockpit Freezer
  • Fresh and Salt Water Washdowns
  • Rupp Double Spreader Outriggers
Mechanical and Sytems

Rivera's distinctive Australian pedigree and personality goes on display once the 43 is away from the dock. Though it's a muscular 35,000 pounds, the boats responds to a light touch, rewarding every command with well-synchronized, athletic moves, rising onto plane almost instantly with very little assistance from the small trim tabs. Cornering is crisp and assured, with no pounding and just the right amount of banking, even in beam seas.

  • (2) Cummins QSM-11 660 hp diesels with approximately 4000 hours
  • New Turbochargers (2022)
  • Recent "Green" oil samples
  • Halon fire control system
  • Bilge blower
  • Engine fuel shut-off valve
  • (1) 16000BTU Cruise Air Conditioner (additional 1 inoperative)
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Emergency engine stop
  • (3) Bilge pumps
  • Dual Racor EH0766 fuel filters
  • Trim tabs
  • Electric single lever controls on the flybridge
  • Acoustical insulation
  • Engine temperature alarm
  • Raw water sea strainers for mains, gen.& A/C



  • 12.5 KW Onan Generator
  • 110 V AC electrical system with panel
  • 12 V DC electrical system with Panel
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Glendinning cablemaster
  • Battery charger
  • (4) 8D Batteries
  • Dockside electric cable
  • Seaward 11 Gallon Hot Water Heater
  • New Underwater Lights (2022)
  • Furuno Nav-Net 36 Mile Array Radar
  • Furuno WAAS GPS Chart plotter
  • Northstar 952X Chartplotter
  • Simrad AP 24 Autopilot
  • Furuno FCV-295 Fishfinder
  • Furuno CH-250 Side Scan Sonar
  • Icom M604 VHF Radio
  • Furuno Sea Temperature
  • Sony Stereo
  • Ritchie 3.5" Compass
Additional Information
  • Full USCG Safety Gear
Recent Upgrades

Serenita spent May and June 2022  in Ensenada undergoing a complete refresh including

  • New Cutlass Bearing 
  • New PSS Shaft Seals 
  • Fresh Bottom Paint 
  • Hull and Topsides repainted with AlexSeal LP Paint
  • New White Stamoid Flybridge Enclosure with StrataGlass WIndows
  • Carpet removed and new LonSeal Flooring installed
  • New Underwater Lights
Excluded Items
  • Fishing Rods, Tackle, and Gear
  • Owner's personal items excluded.  Exclusions include, however, are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding, and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

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.

Owner's personal items excluded.  Exclusions include, however are not limited to, Seller's personal possessions, loose items, binoculars, handheld radio(s), charts, tools, fishing equipment, spare parts, clothing and foul weather gear, galley equipment, linens/bedding and any items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.

Additional Contact Information

Please Contact Bob Nahm (805) 666-9676 or Vicki Van Hook (805) 689-0504 to schedule a viewing of this very well-equipped Rivieria 43 Convertible.