The 27′ Riviera GLE

Elite Craft now offers a new and exciting edition to our line, the New Elite Craft Riviera 27’ GLE (Great Lakes Edition). Named for the region where founder David Smith grew up  and Elite Craft was born, this model  began as a vision between both owners  past and present and took over 3  years in the making.


The 27′ Riviera GLE during testing minus all deck hardware and windshield.

Elite Craft began from the bottom up with the Riviera 27′ GLE. It features a Jim Wynne designed bottom with optional tunnel and lifting strakes.  From the water line up, and from bow to tumble-home, creators David Smith and Eric Smith collaborated designing this boat, giving it the bench mark graceful lines that Elite Crafts are known for throughout the world. This new craft will not disappoint even the most discriminating boater: It has expanded cockpit room, a forward cuddy, and the huge engine bay allows for easy servicing and maintenance. The hull is super-efficient and planes instantly with little power. Pinpoint docking is also possible via thrusters to make tight spaces at the marina stress free.


The 27′ Riviera GLE

This new exciting design delivers the soft ride, grace and power you deserve.  It includes  a full range of options, from bow and stern thrusters to custom interior, power choices and color packages allowing absolute personalization to your craft. Stay tuned for more details (available Fall 2014).



Riviera 27′ GLE

Options Include

  • Custom upholstery/embroidery to customer specification.
  • Custom instrumentation to customer specification.
  • Bow and /or Stern Thruster(s) installed
  • Electric hatch lift.
  • L.E.D. underwater lighting package.
  • G.P.S. navigation /depth finder system.
  • Sound system/ Radio ship to shore.
  • Optional trim color change.


  • Length: 27′
  • Beam: 8’2″
  • Weight 6,250 lbs.
  • Engine : Mercury MerCruiser TowSport V-8 fuel injected 330hp.
  • Draft: 3′
  • Cockpit width: 96″
  • Hull design/type: Modified V
  • Speed : 50+ m.p.h.

Standard Equipment

  • 5 Year Transferable Hull Structural Warranty
  • Wood-grained custom built runabout with composite class construction
  • Deck striping
  • Twelve-volt battery
  • Bilge pump (auto and manual)
  • Dual electric horn under dash
  • Monitor alarm i.e. oil with overheat detectors
  • Running lights
  • Ventilation system that exceeds U.S.C.G. regulations
  • Varnished Mahogany Stern Light
  • Step Pads
  • Wraparound Windscreen
  • Stainless Steel Shaft
  • Bronze Propeller and Rudder with Rudder Indicator
  • Stainless Steel Deck Hardware
  • Workable lifting eyes, bow and stern

Standard Instrumentation

  • Oil
  • Engine Temperature
  • Fuel
  • Voltmeter
  • Hour Gauge
  • Tachometer
  • Clock
  • Note: All instruments are red back lit for night operation

Elite Craft reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice in design, colors, equipment, specifications, materials and prices and also reserves the right to discontinue production of any model without incurring any obligation to modified existing models or incorporate those changes into models then in production.