5000 Sport Yacht with Zeus
PERFORMANCE PLUS

Docklines Magazine - Australia

"... the [Riviera] 4700 was deemed good enough to win the AMIF Marine Awards Australian Boat of the Year and Modern Boating magazine's Cruiser of the Year titles.

"... Now renamed the 5000 SY and sporting twin Cummins Mercruiser QSC 600s driving Zeus pods, it achieves an impressive 31.9 knots.

As we passed a special-purpose crane ship on Sydney Harbour, which had the words BIG LIFT emblazoned on its topsides, it occurred to me that the Zeus pods had elevated the 5000 SY hull to new heights in performance, handling and space utilisation."

- Mark Rothfield


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Trade a Boat magazine - Australia

"If you need any further example of why Rivieras are so popular with Australian pleasureboaters then cast your eyes over the new 5000 Sport Yacht. Here's a boat that follows in the footsteps - and indeed replaces - the popular 4700 Sport Yacht power by twin 575 to 715hp diesel engines with traditional shaft drives. But the changes are many, not least being the fact that this is the first production boat in Australia to feature Cummins Marine Diesel's revolutionary Zeus drives.

Named after the king of the gods, Zeus comprises twin steerable underwater drives linked by fly-by-wire technology to a joystick controller that is, well, a godsend for docking. Shunt the joystick where you want the boat to go and the boat obeys. Twist the knob on the top of the controller and the boat pirouettes. Put the throttles to the dash and you will experience a sporty ride, indeed.

But Zeus has other things going for it, notably Skyhook, an invisible anchor that, at the press of a button, maintains your boat's position and heading by checking with satellites and automatically shifting the engines in and out of gear. Engage Skyhook and you can fender-up, prepare the moorings lines, and then dock a boat like this on your own.

Zeus also features an integrated trim tab system and autopilot for hands-free cruising in fine fettle."

Conclusion

Proving that innovation and utility can be good bedfellows, the new 5000 Sport Yacht is a great example of why Riviera still holds sway. Not that the Australia boatbuilder is reinventing the wheel. True blue, dinky-di, a good sport - the 5000 SY ticks a mountain of boxes and is destined for an anchorage near you."

- David Lockwood


Club Marine magazine - Australia

Performance - Plus

"... ..the performance almost defies imagination. There's no planning transition, just gentle acceleration until the turbos kick in. If you're in a hurry, hole-shot ability is brilliant.

... ..it travels flat and fast and at full stick into a 1.5m sea, the ride softness and noise suppression were apparent. To chew only 50 litres per side at 30km/h (16 knots) is pretty darn good, while to use 180 litres total at a bit over 50km/h (28 knots) is exceptional for a 50-footer weighing 18 tonnes.

Conclusion

The finish and aesthetics remain ever sleek and sophisticated.

- Mark Rothfield


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