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1070 Marina Village Parkway Suite 108
Alameda, California, US, 94501
Tel:(562) 684-3040 or (510)522-2153
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2004 Riviera 42 Flybridge

location icon Alameda, California
Year 2004
Length 50'10 ft

An all-around perfect design – what many say about the iconic Riviera 42 – one of the most desired models in the Riviera line.  Faster Horses is a Riviera 42 Fly Bridge with all the bells and whistles. From stem to stern – every ounce of space is quite smartly utilized to provide comfort, utility, storage, safety and accommodation with an elegant ambiance.

She is at heart a sport fisher with full foredeck non skid and all the standard cockpit accoutrements any angler could want, such as a deep freeze, bait sink, tackle drawers, lit livewell and a rigging station.  Plus she has six in-gunwale rod holders augmented by rocket launchers across the back of the flybridge rail and 110V outlet for trap pulling. With local and offshore cruising fishing in mind she has a stowable cockpit bimini and off-season cockpit cover.

A graceful easy-to-scale ladder leads to the flybridge with sunscreen protected 360 degree visibility in recently replaced Isinglass flybridge enclosure.  The flybridge features a complete navigation station with all new Simrad electronics, Halo Radar and VHF/AIS radios and her ample sun/line bench and helm seating has recently been upgraded as has the flooring.

Grace and an airy lightness mark the salon with cream leather upholstered seating, outstanding joinery and high gloss teak finishes, well protected with upgraded sunscreen and table covers.  An ample dining table and ottoman/cocktail table serve family and friends along with a mini-fridge and icemaker and cocktail bar.  A flush mounted entertainment center and built-in wide screen TV powered by Dish TV round out the amenities.

With a recent upgrade of teak laminate flooring throughout, the master stateroom features an island berth with recent custom bedding and an ensuite head. The three bunk guest cabin has a separate full head with both heads having recently rebuilt Vacuflush toilets. A linen closet and washer/dryer combo augments a galley with pantry storage convection/microwave oven, electric cooktop and refrigerator/deep freeze, able to serve up gourmet meals for many.

Twin CAT9 motors with engine synchronization make for excellent handling maneuvers both at low and high speeds, and she’s had a recent engine/generator service along with recently replaced house and engine batteries and ignition/battery switch.

Faster Horses has been professionally maintained and is in absolute tip-top shape with her extensive upgrades – most completed within the last 2 years – including full bottom job, replaced shaft bearings and stuffing boxes along with several plumbing electrical and mechanical upgrades.  Her new owner will enjoy a carefree investment.


Year Built 2004
Category Power
Length Overall 50'10 ft
Beam 14'11 ft
Cabins 2
Electrical System 110 V
Double Berths 1
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID RJH42040C405
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 1,020 hp
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 311 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 119 gal
Dry Weight 30,900 lb
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: C9
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 510hp
Type: Inboard
Engine Hours: 1580

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar
Model: C9
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 510hp
Type: Inboard
Engine Hours: 1580
Manufacturer Provided Description

Wherever you look on the Riviera 42 Flybridge Convertible you'll find the most meticulous attention to detail. It's there in the transom's top mounted cleats that make tying up so much easier. It's there in the quality of the leather upholstery, the finish of the timberwork and the ergonomics of a new style cockpit. This is a boat for the entertainer, for those who love to set sail with family and friends. Dine al fresco on a generously proportioned deck, cook up a feast in a surprisingly large and superbly equipped galley, relax in a saloon that is as elegant as it is spacious, watch a show on the large flatscreen TV - it's a standard inclusion, along with the VCR, DVD and CD player.



  • Teak Laminate Flooring
  • Large Leather L-Settee with storage sleeper
  • Custom Bar Behind TV
  • 3 drawer cocktail cabinet w/ built-in glass holders and glasses
  • Icemaker
  • High Gloss Teak Interior
  • 42" widescreen TV
  • Dish TV
  • Dinette Table High Gloss
  • Roll up scrim sunscreen/shading throughoiut
  • Sunscreen table covers


  • Upright 2-door refer/freezer
  • VDO water tank level gauge
  • Panasonic microwave convection oven
  • Corian counter top & sink
  • Generous storage cabinets & drawers
  • 2-burner electric cook top
  • Pull-Out spice rack
  • Trash bin in counter
  • Exhaust fan
  • Teak laminate flooring
  • Comb-O-Matic Washer & Dryer

Master Stateroom

  • Ensuite Air/Heat 
  • (2) Lighted hanging lockers
  • Queen berth w/custom bedding
  • Bomar circular hatch w/screen
  • Drawer Storage under berth
  • (2) Reading lights    

Master Head

  • Vanity w/faucet one piece moulded granicoat bench top, sink & floor
  • Tank Watch 4 monitor
  • Towel holder
  • Stall shower w/glass partitions & Grohe fixtures
  • Vanity Cabinet
  • Towel holder
  • Dometic by Sealand head (Vacuflush) rebuilt 2021
  • Exhaust fan
  • Bomar circular hatch w/screen
  • Mirror

Guest Stateroom

  • (3) Single berths with foam mattresses
  • Lighted hanging locker
  • Ensuite Air/Heat 
  • (3) Reading lights
  • Bomar hatch w/screen
  • Linen closet to starboard with wash/dryer & storage

Guest Head

  • Stall shower w/glass partitions & Grohe fixtures
  • Vanity Cabinet
  • Towel holder
  • Dometic by Sealand head (Vacuflush) rebuilt 2021
  • Exhaust fan
  • Bomar circular hatch w/screen
  • Mirror
  • Simrad Instrumentation system (new 2021)
  • including AIS (new 2021)
  • Simrad Halo 4 radar
  • Autopilot
  • Ritchie Compass
  • VHF - AIS Radios
  • Cellular signal booster
  • Windlass w/ bow foot controls & helm controls
  • 6 stainless rod holders with drains
  • 2 quartz cockpit lights
  • Transom door
  • Lighted livewell
  • Fish boxes with drains and storage on port & starboard 
  • Electronic single lever engine controls
  • Cockpit Freezer
  • 110 Outlet 
  • Stowable cockpit bimini 
  • Off Season Cockpit Cover
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Swim Boarding Ladder
  • Navigation Station

  • Single lever engine controls
  • Twin captain's chairs with foot pedestals
  • New Isinglass Flybridge Enclosure (2021)

  • Upgraded wrap around sun and line bench settee (2021)
  • Upgraded flooring (2021)
  • Sink with mini-fridge
  • Speakers
  • 40 amp battery charger

  • 5 batteries (house and engine) - replaced 2022

  • 11kw diesel generator

  • 2 fuel tanks: Forward tank is 143 gal. Aft tank is 480 gal
  • Battery parallel system
  • Engine synchronization
  • Ignition/battery switch - replaced 2022
  • Bonding system

  • Full engine/generator service 2021
  • Fuel water separators for main engines & generator

  • Fuel transfer pump

  • Water separating vent system for engine air intakes

  • Double action manual bilge pump for engine room

  • (2) 30 amp cords
  • 50 amp cord with including pigtails for multiple shore power access


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.
Additional Contact Information

Bill Colombo | | 510-523-8500 (o) | 510-773-8015 (m)