Sep 02, 2015

Riviera set to celebrate with three stunning examples of excellence in New Zealand

Riviera Australia, in conjunction with its New Zealand dealer R Marine Flagship, has announced three striking examples of style and excellence for its $NZD7 million red-carpet showcase of motor yacht luxury at Auckland On Water Boat Show from 24-27 September 2015 on display number M-13.

The models on display will be the marque’s true blue-water classic 63 Enclosed Flybridge, sporty and adventurous 515 SUV and the timelessly classic 54 Daybridge from the Belize Motoryachts collection.

Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said the global Riviera family of owners had long-included a very strong contingent of New Zealanders with an appreciation for the Riviera hallmarks of luxury, innovation, blue-water sea-keeping abilities and unrivalled owner support.

“We are very proud to again be supporting R Marine Flagship with the 17th annual Auckland On Water Boat Show in the magnificent Viaduct Harbour,” said Mr Longhurst. “We will once again demonstrate the evolution of Riviera’s 35 years of building motor yachts that are recognised internationally as being amongst the best in the world.”

Flybridge freedom from Riviera

From its highly regarded Flybridge collection, the Riviera 63 Enclosed is a superbly seaworthy, highly capable, long-range luxury offshore motor yacht.

“She has all the practicalities of a sportfisher although her cockpit can easily be converted to a first-class alfresco dining space aft of the galley, from which a large glass awning window opens to create free-flowing views and space from windscreen to swim platform,” said Mr Longhurst.

“Inside, there is comfortable seating for up to 12 people in the saloon … and panoramic views from each of these seating positions.

“Adjacent to the 63’s U-shaped galley is an internal staircase leading upstairs to the flybridge which is, in effect, a virtual sky lounge. Located here are an electric sliding sunroof and another hinged awning window and glass door also opening to bring the outdoors in, creating one large open space encompassing the modern upholstered wrap-around forward helm, a dinette with lounge seating, wet bar and large-screen TV. Outside, to port and overlooking the cockpit, is a lounge and, to starboard, an aft docking station.”

Below decks is a four-stateroom/three bathroom accommodation plan with a port-side master with queen-sized island bed bathed in natural light and fresh air. The VIP guest stateroom forward also has a queen-sized island bed and, in the optional three-stateroom layout, can be converted into a guest suite complete with writing bureau or private lounge.

Popular power in the Riviera 63 – also available as an Open Flybridge – are 2 x MAN V12 shaft-driven engines (1175kW/1575hp) that have her achieving an approximate cruising range of 409nm at 28.5 knots with 10 per cent fuel reserve.

Stylish and sporty Riviera SUV

Riviera’s rapidly growing crossover SUV series – offering 445, 515 and 575 models – is the perfect pairing of two legendary designs, combining the high-performance, blue-water cruising and fish-raising abilities of the classic Riviera Flybridge with the single-level leisurely entertaining features of the very popular Sport Yacht series – a true bridge between them both.

The 515 SUV model offers myriad options to suit specific boating requirements – from recreational cruising and luxury entertaining to serious deep-sea fishing.

“The innovative pod propulsion systems employed in the SUV series delivers impressive fuel savings as well as notable internal volume from bow to stern, and every inch of extra available space is put to purpose by Riviera’s award-winning designers and engineers courtesy of an intrinsically detailed 3D design process,” said Mr Longhurst.

“The striking exterior profile of the 515 SUV is just the first indication that this is a hallmark design from Riviera. From the moment you step aboard you will sense this new approach in our styling – double transom doors create an island transom BBQ and storage centre aft of an already expansive, Flybridge-scale cockpit … extending it further out to the large teak-laid swim platform as part of the greater alfresco area.

“The 515 also has an amazing sense of light and space, captured through panoramic saloon sliding windows, huge curved glass windscreen, two electric Webasto sunroofs and an awning window opening out and over the cockpit, all of which work in tandem to create a free-flowing space from the helm right through to the boarding platform.”

The tinted, tempered glass awning window also appoints the modern port-side aft galley, complete with modern appliances and a satin-varnish finish, as the hub of the social scene and places the chef right in the heart of proceedings.

The 515’s spacious saloon also features all the comforts of home, including plush leather lounges both port and starboard, clever design concepts that create extra seating around the hi-lo dining table, and a 32-inch television and entertainment system which rises at the touch of a button for viewing from every saloon seating position.

All critical navigation electronics, comprehensive engine instrumentation and vessel controls are within easy reach of two leather Navigator helm seats in the 515’s sports-styled command console which has the latest in marine technology, including joystick control for slow-speed manoeuvring and precise docking, and clever C-Zone digital switching.

“Below deck, the 515 SUV offers a flexible three-stateroom/two-bathroom accommodation layout – and again there is absolutely no compromise in terms of onboard luxury and liveability, with full headroom throughout as well as Riviera’s renowned satin varnish cabinetry, and hard-wearing yet stylish timber-finish flooring,” Mr Longhurst said. “The very generous master stateroom aft on the port-side has a queen island bed with innovative storage space underneath, a large hull window with opening port hole to bring in extra light and fresh air, as well as an exquisitely elegant ensuite with luxurious fixtures and overhead deck hatch with Oceanair screen to ensure maximum privacy. The forward VIP guest stateroom is every bit of luxurious as the master, with an ensuite mirroring the master and, in fact, this stateroom can be the master if desired. The starboard twin single berth cabin also has a large hull window and an opening port hole to ensure the complete comfort of all guests.”

The 515 SUV on display in Auckland is powered the new-generation twin Volvo IPS 950’s (533kW/725hp), achieving a cruising range of approximately 348nm at 29.1 knots, with 10 per cent fuel reserve.

“The SUV series, in particular, opens up a new world of boating enjoyment for both the cruising entertainer and the avid angler. Indeed, our valued owners tell us it’s like having two boats … in one," said Mr Longhurst

“Our dealers, R Marine Flagship, have one 515 SUV available for immediate delivery and this model will be on show in Auckland.”

The totally new tradition of Belize

Also on display in Auckland will be the distinctive new Belize 54 Daybridge, inspired by timeless design and incorporating Australian practicality and superior sea-keeping with the latest in technological innovation from around the globe. Her sophisticated styling, opulent interior, clever storage concepts and high-performance hull are key attributes that sets Belize apart.

“The 54 Daybridge – with large tender garage under the cockpit as well as three staterooms including full beam master – has the ability to transfix an entire bay of modern craft when she glides in,” said Mr Longhurst. “She was designed to cater for the growing affection for high-end luxury motor yachts that boast an nostalgic design, blending traditional elegance with the latest in marine technology.”

Powered by twin Cummins Zeus 600 pod drives (442kW/600hp), the 54 Daybridge has a cruising range of approximately 304nm at 21.1 knots, with 10 per cent fuel reserve and is available for immediate delivery in Auckland.

Inspect these beautiful new boats at the Riviera and Belize floating display at the 2015 Auckland On Water Boat Show from September 24 to 27, which is being exhibited by R Marine Flagship, Riviera’s and Belize’s New Zealand dealer.

The long-range and luxurious Riviera 63 Enclosed Flybridge - supremely seaworthy.

The Riviera 63 Enclosed Flybridge blends a virtual sky lounge with a modern and luxurious helm.

The spacious saloon of the Riviera 63 Enclosed Flybridge has spacious luxury living, dining and entertaining features.

Sporty and adventurous - the clever 515 SUV crossover yacht from Riviera is proving extremely popular around the world.

Dual sliding sunroofs enhance the sense of light and space in the sumptuous saloon of the Riviera 515 SUV.

Riviera's 515 SUV features a modern galley with window awning opening out and over the large cockpit, creating a unique indoor/outdoor experience.

The Belize 54 Daybridge from Riviera - timelessly classic.

The sports-styled helm of the Belize 54 Daybridge features state-of-the-art marine navigation systems.

The Belize 54 Daybridge has the ability to transfix an entire bay with her timelessly classic design.

Rodney Longhurst - Riviera chairman and owner.

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