Feb 14, 2016

Enrich your luxury on-water lifestyle with 
Riviera at Dubai International Boat Show

Highly awarded luxury motor yacht builder Riviera has announced three inspiring examples of on-water excellence for this year’s Dubai International Boat Show – the largest marine luxury, leisure and lifestyle event in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Francesco Pitea of SF Yachts, the marque’s dedicated dealer based in the United Arab Emirates, says Riviera is synonymous on an international scale with hallmark luxury, innovation, blue-water sea-keeping capability and superior owner enjoyment.

“Riviera is driven to enhance the fun and fulfillment of its global family of discerning luxury motor yacht owners and also those aspiring to take the helm,” says Mr Pitea.

“Our stunning on-water display at Dubai International Marine Club from 1-5 March 2016 will feature the supremely seaworthy 77 Enclosed Flybridge, the stylish 3600 Sport Yacht and the timelessly classic Belize 54 Daybridge.

“Each distinctive design reflects Riviera’s hallmark ethos of excellence that has positioned them amongst the global leaders of their field.”

Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst says the team of 480 talented designers, engineers and master craftsmen at Riviera’s world-class facility on Australia’s Gold Coast continually strives to refine the easy-to-use technology and equipment, and the practical and hands-on operational design aspects, that make the joy of boating with Riviera a sheer pleasure.

77 Enclosed Flybridge - on display
The largest and most luxurious Riviera ever

The palatial flagship of Riviera’s high-performance fleet, the 77 Enclosed Flybridge features a brilliant blend of luxury cruising and fishing capabilities with all the comforts of a world-class luxury resort.

The first three models of the distinctive 77 design are now being enjoyed by their fortunate Middle Eastern owners while the fourth is now in build at Riviera’s world-class production facility on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Complementing her sleek lines, sweeping sheer and sports-inspired targa, the 77 Enclosed has striking safety glass feature panels that visually link her contemporary, recessed hull windows to provide a sophisticated and stylish hull finish.

“Stepping aboard, you’ll appreciate the 77’s expansive 193.6 square-foot (17.99m2) cockpit, elegant 49.5 square-foot (22.59m2) mezzanine and four staterooms including full-beam master, along with four bathrooms and an optional, self-contained crew cabin,” says Mr Longhurst.

“The state-of-the-art, fully enclosed flybridge features a forward helm while an external rear tournament station on the rear deck ensures clear cockpit observation when docking, or when the fishing action is underway,” he says.

“An optional massive and lavish sun pad and casual dining/sitting area can be located on the foredeck, enhancing her luxury lifestyle and relaxation attributes even further.

“There is also upgraded air-conditioning throughout to cater to the extremely high temperatures in the Middle East and our owners also appreciate the fact that all exposed structural areas have undergone additional heat-curing treatments so they can withstand the harsh climactic conditions of the region.”

With an overall length of 81’2” (24.74m), a beam of 20’9” (6.32m) and featuring a fuel capacity of 2496 US gallons (9450L), the 77 Enclosed Flybridge is powered by twin MAN V12 shaft-drive engines (2 x 1900hp/1397kW) which, under full load, achieve a cruising range of 556 nautical miles at 26.4 knots with 10 per cent fuel reserve.

Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht – on display
Functional and fashionable

The 3600 Sport Yacht epitomises easy living and an idyllic environment to share leisure time with family and friends.

“She has clean lines, an innovative lifestyle design, a rich interior, proven technology and a real emphasis on relaxed single-level entertaining,” says Mr Longhurst. “Of course all this is perfectly blended with Riviera’s legendary sea-keeping capabilities and always spirited performance.”

The 3600 Sport Yacht features Riviera’s hallmark rear awning window between the cockpit and the stylish saloon and aft gourmet galley to create the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience.

“Accommodation for the Riviera 3600 consists of a master stateroom forward with a large island bed and an aft full-beam guest stateroom with a double and single bed, catering for up to five adults on the lower deck,” says Mr Longhurst.

“The 3600 Sport Yacht features easy joystick maneuverability which enables a skipper – either solo or with a novice crew – to simply push and twist the joystick in the required direction to make the yacht respond immediately, pivoting in place or tracking sideways into a berth that’s just long enough to fit the yacht.”

Powered by the IPS2-400 configuration with twin D4 engines (2 x 224kW/300hp) and pod-drive units, and under full load, the 3600 Sport Yacht design achieves a cruising range of 222 nautical miles at 29 knots with 10 per cent fuel reserve.

Belize 54 Daybridge – on display
A totally new tradition in motor yachts

The distinctive Belize 54 Daybridge from Riviera is inspired by timeless design and incorporating Australian practicality and superior sea-keeping with the latest in technological innovation.

Her sophisticated styling, opulent interior, clever storage concepts and high-performance hull are key attributes that set Belize apart.

“The 54 Daybridge – with large tender garage under the cockpit as well as three staterooms and two bathrooms including full-beam master – has the ability to transfix an entire bay of modern craft when she glides in,” says 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.”

The Belize 54 Daybridge now offers owners the choice of twin Cummins Zeus 600 (2 x 442kW/600hp) engines and pod-drive units, Volvo Penta’s IPS2-800 with twin D11 engines and pod-drive units (2 x 460kW/626hp) or IPS2-950 with twin D11 engines and pod-drive units (2 x 533kW/725hp).

Each Belize 54 Daybridge propulsion option offers innovative glass bridge navigation and monitoring features as well as three joysticks – at the main helm, at the daybridge helm and in the cockpit on the port-side.

With the IPS2-950 power package, the 54 Daybridge achieves a cruising range of 337 nautical miles at 29.1 knots, under full load and with 10 per cent fuel reserve.

World-leader in innovation

Mr Longhurst says visitors to Riviera’s Dubai display will also be able to inspect the plans for the first model in the new Sports Motor Yacht collection – the new 67 design – which is scheduled to make her World Premiere in 2017.

“The new 67 Sports Motor Yacht is a refreshingly astute design with sports performance and spacious cockpit that appeals to experienced luxury motor yacht owners who desire to take their boating further afield whilst still being able to fish effectively,” he says.

“This impressive new design offers fantastic interior flexibility and a wide array of luxury lifestyle features, as well a fully flexible accommodation plan with a choice of three or four staterooms and four bathrooms, including full-beam master stateroom with private ensuite.

“There are options for a gym, teenager’s retreat, crew quarters or dedicated sporting equipment stowage, depending on specific owner requirements and preferences.

“Riviera’s built-to-last philosophy, coupled with our genuine desire to make boating easier and completely fun for both experienced boaters and those wishing to enter the boating life, is what we like to call: ‘the ultimate boating experience’.”

The majestic Riviera 77 Enclosed Flybridge - the flagship of the renowned Riviera fleet.

The 77 Enclosed's opulent interior delivers all the comforts of a world-class luxury resort and Riviera's hallmark flexibility help owners truly persoanlise their yacht.

A gourmet galley with premium appliances and high-end finish will impress even the most discerning chef aboard the palatial Riviera 77 Enclosed Flybridge.

The 77's luxurious and spacious flybridge is a state-of-the-art command centre and luxurious saloon in the sky.

The Riviera 77 Enclosed Flybridge's large flybridge deck features an aft tournament station, while there's plenty of room for a sun bed or even an aft-facing lounge.

The 77 Enclosed's full-beam master stateroom is unashamedly indulgent.

The 3600 Sport Yacht - stylish, sophisticated and with Riviera's always spirited performance.

The 3600 Sport Yacht has a distinct free-flowing feeling from the boarding platform through the saloon all the way to the front windscreen.

The sporty helm of the Riviera 3600 Sport features easy-to-use technology including a joystick for slow-speed manoeuvring.

The Riviera 3600's master stateroom features a large island bed and generous headroom, cupboard and hanging space.

Timelessly classic - the Belize 54 Daybridge from Riviera.

The rear of the 54 Daybridge opens up to bring the outdoors in and create the ultimate alfresco experience.

The main helm station in the Belize 54 Daybridge saloon takes the skipper's experience to inspiring new levels.

The daybridge of the Belize 54 offers ultimate comfort, premium luxury and a very impressive forward helm.

The 54's master stateroom - with king-sized walk-around bed - luxuriates across the full beam of the yacht.

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.