Jan 29, 2013

Riviera Stages Miami Debut for Four New Models

Riviera's newest models featuring the latest in pod drive propulsion technology will make their Miami debut at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show held from February 14 to 18.

This new wave of boats from Australia's largest and most awarded luxury boat builder, include the new 445 SUV, next generation 5000 Sport Yacht with twin Zeus, 5800 Sport Yacht, and 53 Enclosed Flybridge. All four models feature twin pod drive installations.

Riviera's International Sales Director, Chris McCafferty says Riviera's latest models will impress the American market with their sheer internal volume, high powered performance, world-leading quality, and robust Australian design.

Americans are renowned for their love of all things ‘big' and Riviera's latest designs have certainly made great use of all on board space with all of the models on display featuring enormous cockpits, spacious well-appointed aft galleys, large master staterooms with the much sought after hull windows, and single level living and large entertaining spaces, Mr McCafferty said.

I look forward to showcasing the new 445 SUV and next generation 5000 Sport Yacht for the first time in Miami, and the recent sales successes of these new models is testament to their innovative design and build quality.

Riviera has sold eight new 445 SUVs since its world release in July 2012, which is a fantastic achievement for a new model series. The 445 SUV was also celebrated as Riviera's 5000th boat at a special gala event held in November last year.

The launch of our 5000th boat is a major milestone in Riviera's 32 year history and in celebration of this significant achievement, we will host a special commemorative evening for our international owners on the Saturday night of the Miami show.

The new 445 is a true crossover between Riviera's individual model series, combining the high performance, blue water cruising capabilities and large open cockpit of the classic Flybridge with the fish raising capabilities of the Offshore Express, and the leisurely single-level entertaining features of the popular Sport Yacht series. With the SUV series, Riviera has created a vessel like no other, which is a true bridge between all of them.

Riviera's director of brand and communications Stephen Milne said the new twin engine configuration for the 5800 Sport Yacht and 53 Enclosed Flybridge was the way forward in terms of performance and efficiency.

The twin IPS 900s maintain performance under load, making this engine configuration perfect for longer range cruising. We have owners that cruise each year from the Great Lakes to Florida, a distance of some 1400 nautical miles.

To undertake such extensive cruising you need economic fuel efficiency and the ability to maintain consistent boat speed often under full load conditions.

Greater horsepower gives greater fuel efficiency, stronger joystick performance, more torque, larger propellers, and is the way forward for Riviera, Mr Milne said.

Both the 5800 Sport Yacht and the 53 Enclosed Flybridge have excellent accessibility in the engine room, which will make servicing and routine inspections easy. Twin IPS in the 53 also makes provision for lazarette storage, similar to a shaft drive boat but with the performance and fuel efficiency of pod drives, giving owners the best of both worlds.

Recent sea trials of these two vessels produced impressive results, with the 5800 Sport Yacht delivering a cruise speed of 25 knots with a fuel burn of 180 litres per hour. The 53 Enclosed Flybridge also comfortably cruised at 25 knots with a gyroscopic stabiliser fitted.

Riviera has held a strong presence at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage show and in its 13th year will retain its impressive Collins Avenue display, which is the first display at the southern end of Collins Avenue near the road bridge.

As one of the world's largest and most prestigious boating events, the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show spans 1.2 million square feet in the heart of Miami Beach.

Riviera will exhibit six of its latest models including the new next generation 5000 Sport Yacht, new 445 SUV, 5800 Sport Yacht, 63 Enclosed Flybridge, 53 Enclosed Flybridge, and the 43 Open Flybridge.

With such an impressive line up of new models on display, we are looking forward to a strong show, Mr McCafferty said.

Riviera will also have information on the bespoke Belize Motoryacht range, which was recently named ‘most innovative new builder' at the inaugural AIM (Active Interest Media) Marine Group Editors' Choice Awards in Fort Lauderdale, USA. The Belize 52 is available in two models, the Sedan or Daybridge.

75 Enclosed Flybridge - Shaft Drive

The Brief was simple: create the largest, most luxurious and technically advanced Riviera ever. For our designers, engineers and craftspeople, it was an invitation to express their talent and creativity like never before - and they responded magnificently.

New 63 Enclosed Flybridge

Riviera is proud to announce the launch of its new 63 Flybridge with a raft of engineering and design enhancements based on its predecessor, the superb 61 Flybridge.

63 Open Flybridge

Riviera is proud to announce the launch of its new 63 Flybridge with a raft of engineering and design enhancements based on its predecessor, the superb 61 Flybridge.

New 53 Enclosed Flybridge with IPS

Designed from the keel up, using Riviera’s Uni-Graphics NX three dimensional CAD software system, the new 53 has been developed in-house after nearly two years of detailed consultation with boat owners across the globe.

New 53 Open Flybridge - IPS

Designed from the keel up, using Riviera’s Uni-Graphics NX three dimensional CAD software system, the new 53 has been developed in-house after nearly two years of detailed consultation with boat owners across the globe. The result is a fresh approach, signalling a new generation of Riviera prowess and efficiency. The 53 is a vessel of considerable internal volume, allowing Riviera’s designers to create unprecedented living spaces, elegant amenities and unrivalled performance.

New 50 Enclosed Flybridge

The stunning new 50 Enclosed Flybridge is expected to prove equally enticing as her big sister, the 53 Enclosed Flybridge. The new model is currently under construction and will make her world debut in 2013.

45 Open Flybridge - Shaft Drive

Anyone investing in a luxury pleasure boat has developed certain lifestyle standards and an aversion to compromise. If you relate to this, welcome to the world of Riviera… and in particular welcome aboard the 45 Open Flybridge.

43 Open Flybridge - IPS

The new Riviera 43 Open Flybridge, is the latest in flybridge design from Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder.

5800 Sport Yacht - IPS

It is a luxury boat beyond anything previously developed by Riviera, Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder. The exciting Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht, is the latest and most dramatic of the company’s European-style Sport Yacht series.

5000 Sport Yacht - Zeus

Embarking on the development of an entirely new style of boat is one of the most challenging and exciting projects we have undertaken in recent times. The inspiration for our Sport Yacht series, came from recognising the changing values and lifestyles not just of boat owners, but people everywhere – changes that are reflected in such domains as contemporary architecture, interior design and the styling of prestige cars.

4400 Sport Yacht Series II - IPS

In our long history we have produced many new vessels, but none has challenged traditions or questioned the assumptions on which boats are generally built quite like our Sport Yacht series.

3600 Sport Yacht Series II - IPS

It is a luxury boat beyond anything previously developed by Riviera, Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder. The exciting Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht, is the latest and most dramatic of the company’s European-style Sport Yacht series.

New 565 SUV

From the immediate acceptance and success of the 445SUV, the 565 will be a great all round entertainer. Lockable sliding rear door, 3 sided enclosed hardtop with sliding side windows as standard makes for a comfortable boat in all types of weather.

New 445 SUV

Bearing Riviera’s classic hallmark design, the new 445 SUV has been crafted with Riviera’s rich-heritage in mind. Combining the high performance, blue water cruising abilities and large open cockpit of the classic Flybridge with the fish raising abilities of the Offshore Express, and the single-level leisurely, entertaining features of the popular Sport Yacht series, has created a vessel like no other, a true bridge between all of them.

Belize 54 Daybridge

All the amenities of the Sedan but with extra benefits on top. For those who relish open-air boating, or live where the warm season is short and want to make the most of it. Arcing deep-tread stairs lead up to saloon-like amenities including large L-shaped lounge, hi-lo table, wet bar with sink and fridge, and a second day helm.

Belize 54 Sedan

One continuous level of luxury with everything to hand - helm. galley, saloon, dining, bar - in a comfy, roomy weather-proof space. The Sedan is all Sport Yacht style; less about catching fish as catching up. Rear hopper window and sliding door extends entertaining to the open air. As does the giant sliding sunroof, either at anchor or under way.