Rio was built in aluminium by US yard Broward and delivered in 1990 with an unusual cappuccino-coloured hull. An extensive refit in 2013 included a new paint job, overhauled mechanical systems, new navigation equipment and a complete revamp of the interior. 10 guests are accommodated in four nearly equal-size cabins. The master suite has a queen-size bed and full entertainment system while her en suite bathroom is accented in marble and has a bathtub. The VIP suite is a mirror image of the master and can serve as a second master. Two identical twin cabins both have Pullman berths and en suite facilities.
The expansive main saloon has large windows, comfortable relaxation in newly upholstered sofas and a 42-inch flat screen TV with an entertainment system. Forward is a formal dining area with seating for eight guests. An all-new galley has Broward’s trademark ‘country kitchen’ layout with solid granite counter tops, new wooden floors, a stainless steel fridge/freezer and overhead accent lighting.
Moving outside, a large open aft deck has a teak table and offers al fresco dining for eight. The flybridge is ideal for casual dining, cocktails at sunset or relaxing on adjustable sun loungers. Twin 1,450hp Detroit Diesel engines power Rio to a cruising speed of 19 knots and a top speed of 23 knots.
Lying in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,Rio was asking $999,000.