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.
57 Enclosed Flybridge with IPS
|Length:||18.5 m (60' 8")||Beam:||5.13 m (16' 10")|
|Draft:||1.58 m (5' 2")||Standard Power x 2:||533 kW (725 hp each)|
|Range:||379 nm @ 28.4 knt||Sleeping Capacity:||6 persons|