Apr 05, 2016

Multiple Premieres for Riviera at Gold Coast International Marine Expo

Australia’s most awarded motor yacht builder Riviera will proudly showcase 12 of its latest luxury designs when it rolls out the red carpet to welcome visitors to the 2016 Gold Coast International Marine Expo in May.

The stunning multi-million dollar display – to be staged right in the heart of the Expo and the 2016 Riviera Festival of Boating at Coomera from 19-22 May 2016 – will include the exclusive World Premiere of the newest addition to the growing SUV collection of luxury motor yachts, the impressive new 575.

For the first time in Australia, the highly anticipated new Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht will be exclusively on display after her acclaimed World Premiere at Yachts Miami Beach in Florida in February.

For the first time in Queensland, Riviera’s supremely seaworthy 57 Enclosed Flybridge will be presented for her exclusive Premiere at Coomera.

The impressive display from Australia’s 2015 Marine Industry Exporter of the Year will also comprise the true blue-water 52 Enclosed, 43 Open and 45 Open Flybridge designs, the stylish 6000 Sport Yacht in both its luxurious four-stateroom and presidential accommodation layouts, the sleek 3600 Sport Yacht, the sporty and adventurous 445 SUV and 525 SUV models as well as the 54 Daybridge from Riviera’s timeless Belize Motor Yacht collection.

Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said the continuous refinement and premium quality of all Riviera luxury motor yachts at the undercover Riviera Marina must be seen to be fully appreciated.

He also confirmed Riviera will announce its next new model exclusively at the Expo and Riviera Festival.

“The Riviera team is driven every day to enhance the fun and enjoyment of our growing global family of discerning luxury motor yacht owners,” said Mr Longhurst.

“Our talented team of 480 people continually strives to create the most beautiful, practical and durable motor yachts possible.

“Our commitment to refining the easy-to-use technology and equipment, and the practical design aspects, of our luxury motor yachts to ensure the joy of boating with Riviera is always a pleasure.”

World Premiere

The new Riviera 575 SUV

Riviera chief executive Wes Moxey said the sporty and adventurous SUV series is the perfect pairing of two legendary designs, each with its own formidable pedigree.

“The SUV collection is opening a whole new world of boating enjoyment for both the avid angler and cruising entertainer,” he said.

The distinctive new 575 SUV design will feature a new alfresco cockpit layout, open saloon, three luxurious staterooms including full-beam master stateroom, two bathrooms and a sports-inspired helm.

“Riviera’s dedicated design team has also integrated the full suite of state-of-the-art, easy-to-use and dependable marine systems into the new 575 SUV, including the full features of the very latest intuitive marine navigation and digital switching systems,” said Mr Moxey.

“The Riviera 575 SUV allows for owners to select their personal preference of either pod or conventional shaft drive propulsion to suit their specific geographic regions.”

There are four choices for a drive package for new the 575 SUV:

Pod drive –

           -IPS2-950 (533kW/725hp x 2) with D11 engines

           -IPS3-1200 (662kW/900hp x 2) with D13 engines

Shaft drive –

           -Volvo Penta D13 Series (662kW/900hp x 2)

           -CAT C12.9 (735kW/1000hp x 2).

“The 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 the very popular Sport Yacht design,” said Mr Moxey.

“The growing family of Riviera SUV owners often remark that it’s a lot like having two boats … in one.”

Australian Premiere

The new Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht

Following her World Premiere at Yachts Miami Beach in February, the 5400 Sport Yacht has been acclaimed as setting a new standard for luxury single-level living, cruising and entertaining yachts in her class.

Mr Moxey said the new 5400 is strikingly spacious and brimming with features that enhance the time afloat of her owners.

“Even before you step aboard you will notice that the award-winning Riviera team has created an entirely fresh design with a sleek new profile along with stylish hull windows and portholes, recessed for enhanced protection and aesthetic appeal,” he said.

“The 5400 genuinely abounds with internal space and volume throughout her massive entertainer’s cockpit, her luxurious saloon and all the way through to the three-stateroom/two-bathroom accommodation deck where a full-beam master stateroom serves as a private retreat for owners.”

The 5400 Sport Yacht has a sports-inspired centreline helm and is powered by twin Volvo Penta IPS2-800 pod-drives and D11 engines (2 x 626hp/441kW), with optional IPS2-950 twin pod-drives and D11 engines (2 x 725hp/533kW).

Joysticks at the helm and in the cockpit enable a skipper, either solo or with a notice crew, to be able to easily maneuver the yacht by simply pushing and twisting the joystick to make the yacht respond immediately, pivoting in place or tracking sideways into a tight berth.

Queensland Premiere

The new 57 Enclosed Flybridge

The three- stateroom/two-bathroom Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge – fully enclosed on four sides of the flybridge, with full-beam master stateroom on the accommodation level and a brand-new cockpit and mezzanine design – is a stylish and true blue-water yacht.

“The 57 Enclosed Flybridge is the embodiment of innovation, from her fresh-thinking design to her state-of-the-art navigation systems, and right through to her final fit-out and luxuriously polished finish,” said Mr Moxey. “Her inspiring new cockpit and mezzanine layout creates an entirely new indoor/outdoor living experience that takes flybridge yacht design to another level.”

Standard propulsion in the 57 Enclosed Flybridge is via twin IPS3-1200 pod drives with D13 engines (2 x 662kw/900hp) with three joystick controls. There are two engine options available for this model – twin IPS2-950 (2 x 533kW/725hp) pod drives with D11 engines (also with three joysticks) or the new CAT C12.9 (2 x 735kW/1000hp) engines and shaft drives with bow thruster and optional Express Joystick System.  

All propulsion options for the Riviera 57 offer innovative touchscreen navigation and CZone digital switching systems.

Riviera’s 2016 festival of fun and learning

Record numbers of registrations are being received for the 2016 Riviera Festival Boating from 19-22 May 2016.

With a greater focus than ever before on broadening the boating knowledge and skills of luxury motor yacht owners, the 2016 Festival includes 17 brand-new, informative and very hands-on workshops created to build boating safety and confidence.

This is in addition to fully refreshed formats for a host of popular workshops to be delivered over the four action-packed days of the Festival, providing in-depth training in specific areas of nautical interest.

“The Riviera Festival of Boating is open to all luxury motor yacht owners, and aspiring owners,” said Mr Longhurst.

“It doesn’t matter if you are brand-new to luxury motor yacht ownership or you have been boating all your life, even the most experienced offshore skipper will discover something new and informative at this year’s Riviera Festival of Boating,” he said.

“Of course, the Festival is just as much about fun and celebration as it is about education and showcasing our latest designs and we invite luxury motor yacht owners to a special Festival Friday Fashion & Fine Food Ladies Luncheon at Marina Mirage and Fellini Restorante e Bar, as well as our Saturday night Viva Las Riviera gala cocktail marina party, that will be followed by a spectacular dinner show to be attended by over 500 guests in a special section of the Riviera factory that promises to, as always, be something truly memorable.”

Registration for the Festival’s educational workshops and social events is essential, and places are limited. Please visit FestivalofBoating.com or contact your nearest Riviera and Belize dealer for further information.


Sporty and adventurous - the 575 SUV from Riviera.

Clever cockpit design ensures an amazing alfresco experience for the 575 SUV from Riviera.

The 575's innovative cockpit layout creates an entirely new indoor/outdoor experience, including transom seat and storage, wet bar with twin BBQ, fridge and ice-maker.

The full-beam master stateroom of the 575 SUV features a king-sized bed and contemporary styling.

The forward VIP guest stateroom of the 575 SUV features volumes of storage and a queen-sized walk-around bed.

The Spirit of Excellence - the Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht has a stylish profile and superb sea-keeping capabilities.

The 5400 Sport Yacht's confident poise is complemented by sleek lines and practical design considerations, including her wide, hydraulic swim platform and large tender garage.

The forward deck of the 5400 Sport Yacht is a real entertainment and relaxation zone, with adjustable backrests on her double sunpad and a fold-up bimini for respite from the sun when desired.

The 5400 Sport Yacht has a spacious entertainer's cockpit with a free-flowing feel through and into her luxurious saloon.

The luxurious saloon of the 5400 Sport Yacht from Riviera offers a remarkable volume of space, as well as panoramic vistas through her large windows.

State-of-the-art, easy-to-use technology is at the skipper's fingertips from the leather, centre-line helm seat of the Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht.

The 5400 Sport Yacht's full-beam master stateroom has a king-sized walk-around bed as well as long, fixed hull windows and opening portholes.

Light and space abound on all decks of the Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge.

Cruise to secluded anchorages in supreme luxury aboard the Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge.

State-of-the-art navigation and monitoring systems are one of many key features of the 57 Enclosed Flybridge.

A spacious saloon and all the comforts of home aboard the 57 Enclosed Flybridge.

The full-beam master stateroom is an exclusive retreat for owners of the Riviera 57.

Registrations for Riviera's Festival of Boating are now open! The Festival returns in 2016 from the 19th to the 22nd of May.

The Ladies Skipper program is extensive at the 2016 Festival, covering everything from line-work to taking command of the helm.

Offshore navigation will be covered in even greater detail at the 2016 Riviera Festival of Boating.

The Ladies Skipper programs were very popular and a chance to gain the confidence and skills to achieve the ultimate boating experience.

Training the next generation with the comprehensive Riv Kids program, covering tender handling, marine safety and so much more.

Saturday night's gala dinner and show is sure to be another memorable experience at the Festival.

Guests enjoy the Riviera showcase, where the latest luxury on-water designs are presented under lights on the undercover Riviera Marina.

The world-class Riviera factory will feature a red-carpet showcase on new luxury motor yachts … and much more.

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.