Jan 26, 2016

World and Americas Premieres from Riviera in Miami

 

Renowned Australian luxury yacht builder Riviera will present eight inspiring examples of on-water excellence when it rolls out the red carpet to welcome visitors at Yachts Miami Beach in Florida from 11-15 February 2016.

The marque’s stunning showcase at the event previously known as Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show will include the World Premiere of the highly anticipated 5400 Sport Yacht, and the Americas Premiere of the 525 design from the adventurous SUV crossover collection.

Completing Riviera’s luxurious line-up will be the recently released true blue-water 57 Enclosed and 52 Enclosed Flybridges, as well as a 43 Open Flybridge, 445 SUV, 6000 Sport Yacht, and 54 Daybridge from the award-winning Belize range.

Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said the entire Miami display from Australia’s Marine Industry’s 2015 Exporter of the Year will be a beacon of boating excellence.

“The name Riviera is synonymous worldwide with hallmark luxury, blue-water sea-keeping abilities and unrivalled owner support,” he said.

“Our stunning Miami showcase will reflect Riviera’s unparalleled passion for excellence in all areas of design, technology, performance and luxury livability.”

5400 Sport Yacht – The Spirit of Excellence

World Premiere

Riviera’s Florida-based international sales director Chris McCafferty says the 5400 Sport Yacht will set a new standard for luxury single-level living, cruising and entertaining yachts over 50-feet.

The 5400 features a wide hydraulic boarding platform and electric-opening garage with enough room for a 10.8-ft (3.3m) tender with permanently mounted 20hp outboard, which can be easily launched or retrieved at the touch of a button using the built-in electric winch.

The 5400 Sport Yacht’s expansive 122.7ft2 (11.4m2) cockpit includes a large forward-facing transom lounge, with storage for fenders within each of its armrests. Her curvaceous fiberglass hardtop extends well aft to provide shelter and shade from the extremities and an electric sliding sunroof brings extra sunlight and fresh air into the alfresco area when desired.

To port is a wet bar and double barbecue, a refrigerator and icemaker as well as a solid surface bench top with sink. There is an L-shaped lounge/dining area to starboard and a teak table lowers to become a daybed.

“Generous walk-around side decks with well-placed hand rails give safe and easy access for children and pets to her expansive foredeck – a real entertainment zone onboard with two weather-proof speakers under the windscreen brow and connected to the main salon stereo system so the whole yacht can party together,” said Mr McCafferty.

“For total comfort, the upholstered double sun pad will have a folding bimini with adjustable back rests.”

As with every Riviera, all deck hardware aboard the 5400 will be 316 marine-grade stainless steel.

Mr McCafferty said the 5400’s luxurious interior is both welcoming and expansive, and designed to deliver all the delights of a lavish and contemporary life afloat.

“Immediately to starboard is the aft gourmet galley where the transition from exterior to interior merges with a wide glass awning window to bring the outdoors (and entertainment) inside, and placing the chef right in the heart of the party,” he said.

“To port there is a cocktail cabinet with dual refrigeration featuring strong and low-maintenance, stainless steel drawers, as well as a wine cooler and glass and bottle storage. Forward and to port is a large L-shaped leather lounge with highly detailed dinette, with the option of an electric-lift hi-lo table that can be converted to a day bed.

“Air-conditioning is standard to the salon, galley and staterooms however natural breezes can be easily captured through the hardtop’s electric sliding glass sunroof and also through sliding tinted and toughened glass salon side windows.”

Mr McCafferty said the center-line helm of the 5400 Sport Yacht features a deluxe Recaro electric-adjusting helm seat and sports-inspired command console with high-quality leather sports steering wheel and easy to use vessel controls, including a joystick. The sunken backlit dash has comprehensive navigation/engine instrumentation, with ample storage compartments for binoculars, phone, iPad and instrument covers, as well as drink-holders and two 15-inch multi-function display screens.

“We have also designed-in access under the helm to ensure easy and efficient servicing,” he said.

Below, the 5400’s full-beam master stateroom is accentuated by a king-sized walk-around bed, with premium innerspring mattress, while sweeping, fixed, tinted hull windows on both sides of the master suite draw in plenty of natural light. Fresh air is introduced through opening portholes alarmed to the helm in the event they are left open.

The VIP guest stateroom forward features a queen-sized walk-around island bed with storage underneath, while the port-side guest stateroom features adult-sized upper and lower berths. This space can also be an optional atrium lounge, if desired.

The 5400 Sport Yacht will be powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS2-800 (2 x 626hp/441kW) D11 engines and pod drive units as standard propulsion, with optional IPS2-950 (2 x 725hp/533kW) D11 engines and pod drive units. Joysticks at the helm and in her cockpit enable a skipper, either solo or with a novice crew, to able to simply push and twist the joystick and the yacht will respond immediately, pivoting in place or tracking sideways into a tight berth.

525 SUV – The Ultimate Crossover Yacht

Americas Premiere

Mr Longhurst said Riviera’s striking new SUV design is a clear reflection of the growing worldwide appeal of luxury motor yachts with the versatility to meet the requirements of both the avid angler and cruising entertainer.

“The innovative Riviera SUV crossover collection combines the high-performance, blue-water cruising and luxury livability attributes of the classic Riviera Flybridge collection, and the single-level, leisurely entertaining features of the stylish Riviera Sport Yacht design,” he said.

“We are extremely proud of the way this collection is being embraced by boating aficionados worldwide.”

The 525 SUV offers new fixed transom seating, with options for storage or live bait tank, as well as a comfortable three-seater cockpit mezzanine lounge to port. There is also an optional integrated and interchangeable table to provide a versatile alfresco entertaining area, which can also be converted to a daybed.

To starboard there’s a lift-up lid with gas strut that reveals a double BBQ with stainless steel splash-back and LED lighting, ice-maker, sink, solid surface bench top and even more storage.

“The rear bulkhead of the 525 SUV is tinted, tempered glass set in a highly polished, marine-grade stainless steel frame, adding to the sense of light and space as you step into her spacious and luxurious salon,” said Mr Longhurst.

“To port is the modern and highly equipped U-shaped galley from which a huge glass awning window opens out and over to the cockpit, in effect opening up the rear of the boat and linking the cockpit and salon as one space,” he said.

“The 525 SUV’s sumptuous salon features a large L-shaped lounge to port with a hi-lo dining table which folds and lowers to become a coffee table. Adjacent to the dining area is an optional three-seater settee in which the middle seat base can slide out as an ottoman and form additional seating around the main dining table – also handy for family games nights. An additional table then lifts out from the settee and sits between the two remaining seats, forming additional dining or workspace.

“Forward of the three-seater settee is a 32-inch LED television and high-end sound system, secured out of the way in its own dedicated compartment to starboard. The TV rises elegantly and electrically at the touch of a button, and swings for viewing from every salon seating position.

“Opening, tinted side windows and two huge electric sliding sunroofs built into the solid GRP hardtop bring light and fresh air into the salon whilst the huge windscreen looking out over the forward deck and bow draws in more light below to the accommodation deck.”

This new SUV model features a modern, elevated wrap-around helm with two large and luxurious low-back leather helm seats, each with sports flip-up cushion for bracing in rough seas. The console has enough room for two 17-inch multi-function display screens as well as a wide range of standard inclusions that, in the past, might have been considered optional. These include the innovative Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation and CZone digital switching systems.

Below, the 525 SUV has a flexible accommodation plan that comprises three staterooms with portside master and forward VIP guest stateroom, two bathrooms, premium quality entertainment systems, all with supreme levels of comfort. The forward stateroom can be the master if owners desire, while the third stateroom is also very generous in size with full adult-length side-by-side single beds and ample storage.

Mr Longhurst said the 525 SUV has joysticks as standard at the helm and to starboard in the cockpit, and is powered by the proven twin IPS2-800 pod configuration with D11 engines, each delivering 626hp/441kW and achieving a cruising range of 355 nautical miles at 23.9 knots.

Owners have the option of upgrading to the popular IPS2-950 pod drive package, wherein each engine delivers a powerful 725hp/655kW.

Passion for excellence

Riviera is renowned internationally for its willingness to embrace new technology and this will certainly be on display with all its latest models in Miami as part of Yachts Miami Beach (formerly Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show) on Collins Avenue.

Riviera chief executive officer Wes Moxey says all the marque’s latest models feature a wide range of standard inclusions that, in the past, might have been considered optional, including the innovative touchscreen navigation systems which integrate seamlessly with the intuitive CZone digital switching technology embraced by Riviera and now available on every new model built.

“All Riviera models on display in Miami showcase how we are striving to make boating even easier and more enjoyable for experienced boaters and also those aspiring to take the helm to enjoy the unique and truly rewarding lifestyle that only the boating lifestyle can offer,” he said.

  • Riviera and Belize owners are invited to be among the first in the Americas to inspect the latest luxurious models of Riviera excellence at the marque’s distinctive red-carpet display at Yachts Miami Beach on Collins Avenue from 11-15 February 2016.


The new Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht – the spirit of excellence.

An entirely new cockpit design enhances the 5400 Sport Yacht’s indoor/outdoor entertaining and lifestyle credentials.

Welcoming and expansive, the 5400 Sport Yacht’s spacious salon is designed to deliver all the delights of a lavish lifestyle afloat.

The 5400’s full-beam master stateroom, with king-sized walk-around bed, offers a luxurious and private retreat for her fortunate owners.

The VIP guest stateroom forward features a queen-sized walk-around island bed with storage below the bed and on either side.

The center-line helm of the 5400 Sport Yacht features a deluxe Recaro electric-adjusting helm seat. To port opposite the helm is an L-shaped lounge providing luxurious comfort and all-round vision for guests.

Riviera 525 SUV - leverage the luxury lifestyle

Riviera 525 SUV - sporty and adventurous

Riviera 525 SUV - clever cockpit design

Riviera 525 SUV - sports-inspired, state-of-the-art command centre

Riviera 525 SUV - dual electric sunroofs and an opening awning window built into the rear bulkhead in a strong stainless steel frame bring the outdoors into the sumptuous salon.

Riviera 525 SUV - the master stateroom features a raft of innovative storage solutions.

Riviera 43 Open Flybridge - very versatile

Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge - supremely seaworthy

Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge - the future is now

Riviera's 6000 Sport Yacht - the Ultimate Entertainer

Riviera 445 SUV - stylish and sporty

Belize 54 Daybridge - timelessly classic

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.