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M400 Sport Cruiser

The fun begins with the tour of the decks. There's a big boarding platform with room to hang out on the teak deck, plus handy stainless-steel grabrails, a concealed swim ladder, and the option of fitting Weaver snap davits for toting your rubber ducky.

The transom has a big storage locker, easily-accessed built-in baskets carrying two fenders, and a hot/cold deck shower.

Non-skid panels on the hardtop suggest you can walk around up there and hose the bird calling cards off the gelcoat. Kids will doubtless put their mind to finding a way to climb up to the hardtop and dive into the briny. One route would be through the twin oversized quick-released sliding hatches in the hardtop that make cool sunrooves.

The M400 is packaged with anchoring gear: a windlass with foot switch and dash control, self-stow bowroller and sprit, 18kg stainless-steel anchor with 55m of chain, and a saltwater deck wash.

Though some might rue the lack of walkthrough opening windscreen, the wide sidedecks are covered in non-skid and designed to be very easily negotiated by mum and the kids. There are handrails and moulded steps in the cockpit, plenty of rails along the rooftop, moulded toerails and a bowrail with intermediate wire.

The foredeck is big and flat and equipped with a sumptuous sunpad with sculptured foam headrest, traced by stainless-steel grabrails and four drinkholders. As such, the bow becomes a lifestyle area where you – or the teenage recalcitrants – can catch some rays, sip on a drink and enjoy the sea breeze.

 If you're really lucky you'll get an invitation to the party in the cockpit. Chances are there will be one, because no other 40-foot single-level sports conveyance can match the M400 for entertaining space

Riviera M400 Sport Cruiser is the ultimate Sport Cruiser. With a large cockpit featuring a large lounge with wet bar and cockpit table done in teak stainless insert you can easily fit the whole family around for lunch.

Another quality listing by Troy Hughes from R Marine Jones

I offer tuition and berthing lessons. The idea is to make sure you are comfortable with your new boat purchase and are happy to use your boat without hesitation. For further information or an inspection regarding this vessel Please contact Troy Hughes on 0417 006093 orth@rmarinejones.com.au