Black is the new black. And it looks as good as it ever has shining on the topsides of the Riviera 61 Enclosed Flybridge.
As to be expected the motor yacht has impeccable manners. Cruising and going nowhere in particular, it runs along at 1500rpm and 18.2 knots.
It’s easy to get up to the Aegean 60’s flybridge: there’s an internal staircase on the starboard side, just aft of the lower helm.
From the flybridge and the lower helm station the corners of the boat can’t be seen, so a third control station is positioned in the cockpit for docking, useful when just 2 of you onboard.
You board via the large duckboard into the 17.7sqm cockpit. This is a massive entertaining space that would make an inner-city apartment-owner jealous.
As tree branches flew across the road, I had my doubts that the Jeanneau crew would risk taking the glistening three-quarter of a million dollar 42s Prestige out in these conditions.