Mar 19, 2015

Riviera's luxury motor yachts will make their presence felt at Palm Beach International Boat Show

Riviera’s passion for perfection will be presented at the 30th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show in Florida next week, with a spectacular $US5 million red-carpet showcase of motor yachts representing each of the luxury marque’s model collections.

The iconic Australian yacht builder has good reason to be feeling enthusiastic ahead of its impressive Palm Beach on-water display – it comes hot on the heels of the recent Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show where 11 new owners were welcomed as members of the global Riviera family.

The luxurious Riviera line-up for Palm Beach – 26-29 March 2015 – includes the stylish new 6000 Sport Yacht, the adventurous 515 SUV, the supremely seaworthy 43 Open Flybridge, as well as the classically inspired 54 Daybridge from our Belize Motoryachts collection, and will be held in conjunction with Riviera dealer Grande Yachts.

Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said that renewed confidence in the Americas is certainly contributing to the growing global affection for Riviera and Belize yachts, the premium quality of the yachts themselves have to be seen to be appreciated.

“Riviera and Belize motor yachts are renowned worldwide for their superior blue-water capabilities, premium levels of luxury, alfresco lifestyle design, state-of-the-art technology and build-to-last qualities, with great attention to detail from bow sprit right through to swim platform,” said Mr Longhurst.

“In Miami, just two of the 11 new purchasers were existing Riviera owners and this was strong confirmation of the growing international affection and appreciation of the Riviera and Belize marques. This has been achieved with the enthusiastic assistance of our worldwide dealer network, through which Riviera offers a superior level of customer care for its owners.”

Mr Longhurst said the commitment to owners is at the core of what is known globally as The Riviera Experience, and includes exclusive invitations to educational and social events, and unique cruising experiences right around the globe.

“The fact is that our Riviera family is getting bigger – we have now crafted over 5100 yachts throughout the past 35 years – and our commitment to members of our global family extends way beyond the purchase of a new boat.”

Appearing in Palm Beach for the first time this year will be the sophisticated 6000 Sport Yacht and extremely popular 515 SUV models, both of which have proven very popular since their world premieres in Australia last year.

The Sport Yacht flagship – the 6000 – is described by many boating aficionados as ‘the ultimate entertainer’. She is supremely comfortable with clever alfresco lifestyle designs, 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 maneuverability capabilities, a flexible three or 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.

Riviera has now recorded 16 sales of the 6000 in the seven months since her world premiere, including five with the new ‘presidential’ accommodation layout.

The extremely popular 515 SUV, meantime, also joined 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 extremely proud of the way this collection is being embraced by boating aficionados worldwide.”

Step aboard the yachts representing the entire Riviera model collections at the Riviera and Grande Yachts display at Palm Beach International Boat Show – 26-29 March 2015 – which will be located off Ramp 7 and directly opposite the Central Cocktail Barge.

Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht - the ultimate entertainer.

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 43 Open Flybridge - supremely seaworthy.

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.