Mikelson Yachts

2330 Shelter Island Drive, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

Compare: Mikelson 43 Sportfisher vs. Riviera 43 Open Flybridge

Mikelson 43 Sportfisher Exterior Aerial View

 

Mikelson 43 Sportfisher

Quick Specs

Riviera 43 Open Flybridge

Cummins 6.7-liter QSB-550 Power Package Engines Volvo Penta D6-IPS600 x 2
Cummins Zeus Propulsion package Propulsion System Volvo Penta D6-IPS600 propulsion system
Twin 550-horsepower QSB Cummins “Common Rail” diesels Power Twin 435-horsepower Volvo IPS 600 diesels
600 gallon *Option for 800 gallon* Fuel Capacity 476 gallon
200 gallon Water Capacity 122 gallon
60 gallon Holding Tank 40 gallon


Compare Mikelson 43 Sportfisher and Riviera 43 Open Flybridge in San Diego, CA

There is no denying that both the Mikelson 43 Sportfisher and the Riviera 43 Open Flybridge are beautiful yachts with great design. However, when comparing the Mikelson 43 Sportfisher and the Riviera 43 Open Flybridge, there is a clear winner in terms of looks, functionality, and dependability- that one is the Mikelson 43 Sportfisher for sale here at Mikelson Yachts, located in San Diego, CA. We proudly serve Southern California as well as Arizona, Nevada, and Florida.

Compare Mikelson 43 Sportfisher and Riviera 43 Open Flybridge Performance

Both the Mikelson 43 Sportfisher and the Riviera 43 Open Flybridge have impressive power behind them. The Riviera boasts twin 435-horsepower Volvo IPS 600 diesel engines. Our Mikelson, on the other hand, has impressive twin 550-horsepower QSB Cummins “Common Rail” diesels, as part of the Cummins Zeus propulsion package. These engines are clean and quiet Quantum engines with thru-hub exhaust and offer greatly reduced noise and vibration to improve the boating experience. The Zeus system also comes with an intuitive joystick system which provides effortless docking.

Compare Mikelson 43 Sportfisher and Riviera 43 Open Flybridge Interior

The interior designs of both the Mikelson and Riviera have different aesthetics. The Riviera boasts seating for seven in the U-shaped lounge of the saloon, and can also accommodate 6 in terms of sleeping quarters. They also used cedar-lined hanging closets, have an ensuite bathroom in the master stateroom, and have included extensive storage, among other design choices. Our Mikelson, however, not only has just as impressive interior design choices, but also gives you the option to customize to your specifications. We here at Mikelson pride ourselves on being a semi-custom yacht builder, and will go through several revisions of the layout with you to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for. We offer an in-house design team that will guide your ideas into a comprehensive and cohesive design. We also use high end finishes everywhere you can think of, include the Galley, Salon, Flybridge, guest staterooms, and master staterooms. Some of these finished include deluxe vinyl headliners, wood entrance doors, Cherrywood gloss or satin interiors, anodized aluminum/glass entryway locking door, and more. We also place a high emphasis on making the Mikelson extremely efficient in terms of design for fishing, which is evidenced by some of our design cues, include large side decks, dual bait tanks, and large open foredeck for light tackle fishing. This also comes into play in terms of interior space- we employ a wider beam and have an overall open feel due to the 360 degree windows. Everywhere you look you will see design choices aimed at enhancing your experience and your fishing expedition.

The Verdict: Mikelson 43 Sportfisher vs. Riviera 43 Open Flybridge

When choosing a fishing boat that impresses both in the engine room and on the open seas, the Mikelson 43 Sportfisher surpasses the Riviera 43 Open Flybridge. With a stronger engine, 550-horsepower to the Riviera’s 425-horsepower, and great capacity for fuel and water, you can dependably rely on the engine to power you through all types of weather conditions, and not run out on you if you choose to extend your journey. Our Mikelson also offers a Zeus engine system, which has clean and quiet engines to greatly enhance the yachting experience. Hear what your guests are saying, not your engine. Also be impressed by the intelligent design decisions Tom Fexas chose when designing the 43, some of which being high-end finishes and functionality aimed at efficient fishing. Want to learn more about the Mikelson 43 Sportfisher? Contact us here at Mikelson Yachts! We are semi-custom yacht builders located in San Diego. We proudly serve Southern California as well as Arizona, Nevada, and Florida. Contact us today or request information to learn more.