Feb 11, 2014

Riviera announces the 2014 world premiere of the new 515 SUV - the very latest addition to the SUV Collection

Riviera, Australia’s favourite and most awarded luxury boat builder has just announced its new 515 SUV, which will have details on display at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show, ahead of her world release at the Riviera Festival of Boating in May 2014.

The new 515 SUV has been crafted with Riviera’s rich-heritage in mind to create a vessel like no other. The SUV Collection combines the popular features of the Sport Yacht and Flybridge to create a unique new cross-over model series, which is both a high performance, long range cruiser and a single-level entertaining vessel in one.

Riviera’s chief executive officer Wes Moxey said the new 515 SUV featured a host of clever and versatile design innovations.

“The elevated helm area provides excellent visibility and enough space for two 16 inch display screens, as well as a steering wheel position just off the centre line. The helm features two Navigator low-back helm chairs,” he said.

The hardtop features two impressive Webasto sunroofs above the saloon area that open electrically with the push of a button. Webasto is a highly regarded Dutch company, which was established in 1901 and pioneered the first steel sunroof to Daimler-Benz in 1956.

The incorporation of this new sunroof design marks another exciting development in the 515 SUV’s DNA, which includes purposeful lines, hefty scantlings, the solid feel in a seaway, spacious layout and Euro-style luxurious décor. And of course, a full flybridge-size cockpit.

“The spacious saloon features an L-shaped lounge to port with a hi-lo dining table which folds and lowers into a coffee table. Adjacent to the dining area is a three-seater settee in which the middle seat base can slide out as an ottoman and form additional seating around the main dining table. An optional smaller dining table can be fitted that lifts out from the settee and sits between the two remaining seats to form a work space or additional dining capacity.

“Forward of the three-seater settee is the television and Fusion sound system stored beneath the dash on the starboard side for all your onboard entertainment needs. The television can be viewed from all seating positions.

“The modern and functional U-Shaped galley features a modern two-pack finish to the overhead cupboards, which compliment the satin finish American oak timber cabinetry. There is an awning window that opens out to the cockpit area that in effect opens up the rear of the boat to the cockpit. In the headlining above the galley there is a rod locker complete with clips for rods and reels, making this the ideal vessel for the avid angler or cruising entertainer.”

Riviera’s chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said the design team had retained elements of the distinctive Riviera look while introducing myriad new design aspects. The striking exterior profile of the 515 SUV is just the first indication that this is an entirely new style of Riviera.

“Double side transom doors in the cockpit allow better access from both the port and starboard sides, plus we have a number of different transom door options to suit different boating applications for cruising or sport fishing,” Mr Longhurst said.

The cockpit features an island storage centre which offers space for an optional additional barbecue or live bait tank with filter and glass front. The cockpit seating features an optional integrated and interchangeable table, which provides a versatile alfresco entertaining area. There is a freezer and recycling bin located just behind the cockpit lounge for convenient access while entertaining.

The 515 SUV also features extensive cockpit storage with a central self-draining moulded lazarette bin that has been integrated into the cockpit floor, tender storage is on the boarding platform and there is the option for a hydraulic platform which can be fitted to the boat on which a large rigid bottom tender can be mounted.

Side deck access has been enhanced with grab rail and optional extended bow rail. This boat also features an impressive commercial air intake system designed to keep the engine room cooler and thus reducing fuel consumption.

Below decks is a flexible accommodation plan featuring three very generous sized staterooms and two bathrooms. The master stateroom can be located either forward or aft and has an ensuite bathroom in both optional layouts to allow owners to truly personalise their boat. The two aft cabins offer full headroom while large hull windows with opening portholes on both sides bring an abundance of natural light and fresh air below. Optional hull port lights are available for the forward stateroom.

Be among the first in the world to view details of this striking new 515 SUV at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show held from February 13 to 17. The Riviera display is located at Ramp 41 on Collins Avenue.

Riviera offers 15 different models from 36 to 75 feet across three model series Flybridge, Sport Yacht and the new SUV collection.

In 2012 Riviera celebrated the launch of its 5000th boat, the 445 SUV, a significant achievement in the company’s rich 34-year history.

Riviera also offers the bespoke Belize Motoryachts. Inspired by classic luxury details and timeless style, Belize Motoryachts has recently released the new 54-foot Sedan and Daybridge models.


Riviera has announced details of the new 515 SUV

The striking new 515 SUV offers enhanced side deck access with grab rail and optional extended bow rail

The 515 SUV accommodation plan showing master stateroom and ensuite aft

The 515 SUV's accommodation plan showing the master stateroom and ensuite forward

The 515 SUV's elevated helm area provides excellent visibility and enough space for three 16 inch display screens

The Riviera 515 SUV's enormous cockpit is perfect for deep sea fishing or alfresco entertaining

Riviera's new 515 SUV features a spacious master stateroom which can be located forward or aft

The 515 SUV engine room showcases Riviera's world-class engineering standards

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