Feb 11, 2015

Riviera’s passion for perfection on show with latest in luxury yachts at Miami

A strengthening US dollar has iconic Australian luxury yacht builder Riviera in a buoyant mood ahead of the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show in Florida starting next week (12-16 February 2015).

Revered right around the globe for the legendary sea-keeping abilities of its yachts and a hallmark passion for perfection in everything it does, Riviera will present the latest in nautical design, marine technology and on-water luxury at its largest Miami display for five years.

Headlining the luxury marque’s $US10 million, red-carpet on-water showcase are two very exciting models: the stylish and sophisticated new Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht and the sporty and adventurous new 515 SUV crossover yacht.

Each being seen for the first time in Miami, the series flagship 6000 Sport Yacht and the new 515 SUV have received worldwide acclaim since their world premieres in Australia, translating into strong sales results for Australia’s most-awarded boat-builder ever.

Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said Miami visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand how 35 years of experience and a continual process of refinement is achieving recreational yachts that are amongst the very best in the world.

“We are looking forward to featuring beautiful yachts from each of our luxurious Riviera model collections – SUV, Sport Yacht, Flybridge and Belize – at our prime position at the southern end of Collins Avenue in Miami,” said Mr Longhurst.

“And while we are excited by the strong interest in our yachts even before the boat show, we are also very much looking forward to welcoming our growing loyal family of Riviera and Belize owners, many of whom are flying into Miami from around the world to see first-hand how we are continuing to deliver yachts that are not only built to last, but also built to allow owners to live the ultimate boating experience.”

On display in Miami from Riviera will be 445, new 515 and 565 models from the extremely popular SUV collection, the Sport Yacht flagship 6000 and a 5000 Sport Yacht, a 43 Open Flybridge, 50 Enclosed Flybridge and 53 Enclosed Flybridge, as well as a Belize 54 Daybridge.

The Sport Yacht flagship – the 6000 – is described by many boating aficionados as ‘the ultimate entertainer’. She is supremely comfortable with clever alfresco lifestyle concepts, ultramodern technology and palatial appointments.

“The 6000 Sport Yacht is a high-performance yacht akin to a luxury five-star resort,” said Mr Longhurst.

“Proudly carrying Riviera’s legendary blue water sea-keeping bloodline, the 6000 features a sports-styled helm with the joystick manoeuvrability capabilities of IPS, a flexible four-stateroom accommodation layout with full beam master, three bathrooms, contemporary and stylish hull windows and portholes, dual electric sliding sunroofs and fixed salon skylights … as well as a large, open cockpit with BBQ centre and undercover seating and dining areas,” he said.

“That’s a lot of luxury for just over $US1.5 million.”

Riviera recorded 12 sales of the 6000 in the final three months of 2014, including one for an Australian owner with the new ‘presidential’ accommodation layout – the details and design of which will be revealed publicly for the first time in Miami.

The extremely popular 515 SUV, meantime, will also be seen publicly for the first time in Miami after joining Riviera’s impressive stable of crossover craft in 2014.

“The adventurous SUV collection – which also includes the sporty 445 and 565 models – is the perfect pairing of two legendary designs, each with its own formidable pedigree,” said Mr Longhurst.

“The crossover SUV series combines the high-performance, blue-water cruising and fish-raising abilities of the classic Riviera Flybridge collection, and the single-level, leisurely entertaining features of our luxurious Sport Yacht design,” he said.

“The entire SUV range has proven immensely popular since we launched the collection with the world premiere of our 5000th yacht – a 445 – a little more than 18 months ago.

“We have now sold almost 60 yachts with Riviera’s SUV badge and we are thoroughly excited with the way this collection is being embraced by boating aficionados worldwide.”

Riviera welcomes you to come and view our largest Miami display in five years at our $US10 million red-carpet, on-water showcase at the southern end of Collins Avenue, Ramp 40, Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show (12-16 February 2015).

The Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht is supremely comfortable, with alfresco dining concepts, a palatial interior and ultramodern technology

The Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht's luxurious full-beam master stateroom

The sporty and adventurous Riviera 515 SUV

Riviera's 515 SUV features a state-of-the-art, sports-styled helm with IPS

Riviera's 515 SUV offers clever and luxurious alfresco lifestyle concepts

Riviera 53 Enclosed Flybridge - built to go to sea

Riviera 50 Enclosed Flybridge - innovation, technology and luxury

Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht - ideal for coastal cruising

Riviera 565 SUV - very versatile

Riviera 445 SUV - it's like having two boats in one

The timelessly classic Belize 54 Daybridge from revered Riviera

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.