Built by RIVIERA the Australia’s largest boat builder and exporter, the ever-popular 4000 Offshore is a classic in the making. Featuring shaft drives, twin legendary Volvo Penta TAMD74EDC 480HP turbo diesel and timeless go-fast lines. But the beauty of this boat isn’t its looks but its sheer offshore capabilities. In other words, the Offshore half of the title is a big part of the boat's attraction. The hull has a narrow entry to slice the waves, a very prominent flare in the top sides to shed water, and a keel to keep it tracking down swell like a greyhound chasing a bunny.
Down through the sliding hatch hides a different world. The cabin is long but surprisingly wide, with full headroom, deep lounges, a useful U-shaped galley immediately on the port side, so you can serve back up into the cockpit. The pantry and drawers are well-made, and the whole area looks smart, fitted with microwave, two-burner ceramic stove, fridge and a reasonably sized sink for washing up. The big bathroom with a new Tecma Vacuflush toilet and the separate standing-height shower is on the port side just in front of galley.
While the dinette converts to a second bed with an additional bunk over, the owner's cabin in the bow is big enough to have an island berth, and ample hanging space.
Underfloor are twin storage tanks for fish or fenders or livebait, while the cockpit sides are graced with a number of compartments for keeping the odds and ends in place along the way. To the port side there are a large electric fridge, and a second one brand new mini fridge for drinks, on the starboard side of the steps up, a sink with room for an ice-maker.
Two steps from the cockpit you are into the upper cockpit. There's a two-person bench seat behind the skipper's two-person bench, and a huge L-shaped lounge on the port side with a custom conversion of the table to low on three Besenzoni stands and reform to a double berth. The deck around the helm lifts up on hydraulic rams to reveal the engines. Access to them is excellent, with room for Generator, Desalinator and air-conditioning units. To get to the bow, simply step up and stroll around the wide bulwarks flanking the cabin.
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