Fuelling your boat can be a time-consuming process, and like any job you do regularly, it is easy to start taking shortcuts. What many skippers seem to forget is that re-fueling a boat can be a dangerous activity, so safe fueling measures need to be adhered to.
It is vital to shut down the engines and make sure the boat is tied securely to the dock before you begin pumping. Next, make sure all hatches and doors are closed to prevent fumes from entering the boat to avoid the risk of combustion. Although it may be tempting to use a tennis ball or another object to hold the trigger in place, you must always handle the pump as overflow often results in spills which is a fineable offense.
It is important to understand how your vessel consumes fuel at different speeds to plan longer trips safely and accurately. Having a Riviera that is IPS driven generally results in slightly better fuel economy, with the 5400 Sport Yacht achieving efficient cruising speed at 26 knots consuming roughly 270 litres per hour. However, at lower displacement speeds, the 50 Sports Motor Yacht in the MAN V-drive option edges out its IPS counterpart, achieving a range of 2060 nautical miles compared to 1750 nautical miles based on a 3300 litre capacity.
If you have any questions about the fuel consumption of your particular boat, safe fuelling practices, or are unsure whether you are getting the best fuel economy out of your Riviera, our team at R Marine Sydney is more than happy to assist.
We highly recommend using R Marine Sydney Fuel Treatment.