Oct 07, 2016

Annapolis Premieres from Australia’s Riviera at United States Power Boat Show

Australia’s favorite and most-awarded luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, has announced two model Premieres as part of an alluring showcase for the United States Power Boat Show in Annapolis from 13-16 October 2016.

On display for the first time in Maryland, USA will be two impressive examples from Riviera’s very stylish Sport Yacht collection – the 5400 and 3600 designs – as well as the adventurous Riviera 445 SUV and the elegant 54 Daybridge from the timelessly classic Belize Motor yachts collection.

Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said the 500-strong Riviera team was delighted to be a part of the Annapolis luxury display presented by Riviera and Belize dealer Grande Yachts International.

“Since 1980, Riviera luxury motor yachts have been well and truly proven in the wide range of boating conditions throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas,” he said.

“Our Annapolis showcase will reflect how we continually strive for excellence, for exceptional blue-water sea-keeping capabilities and for a totally fulfilling boating experience.”

Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht – The Spirit of Excellence

Annapolis Premiere

Riviera’s new 5400 Sport Yacht has attracted a great deal of acclaim from the global boating media for her superior luxury cruising and entertaining design, and has received glowing comments from visitors to Riviera’s boat show displays around the world.

“We continually hear visitors to our boat show displays commenting that Riviera’s design and hand-crafted finishes are the best at the show,” said Mr Longhurst.

“With key design cues reflecting the stylish Sport Yacht collection, the three-stateroom, two-bathroom 5400 model is an inspiring evolution of the luxury indoor/outdoor, single-level lifestyle for which Riviera’s Sport Yacht series is highly awarded.”

Riviera’s international sales director Chris McCafferty said the 5400 Sport Yacht is very popular with boating aficionados who appreciate quality design and build.

“There are so many spaces to enjoy being outdoors and indoors – from the forward deck sun lounge to the cockpit where the sunroof slides open at the touch of a button so you can also enjoy the convertible day bed out of the wind,” he said.

“This true entertainer’s cockpit flows freely through to the aft gourmet galley and spacious salon courtesy of a large awning window, set in a strong stainless steel frame, that opens out and places the chef at the centre of the social scene.

“As you slide open the glass salon door you immediately sense that Riviera has created a luxurious yacht that is both welcoming and expansive, and designed to deliver all the delights of the contemporary lifestyle.

“Immediately to starboard is the aft gourmet galley – a generous and efficient U-space just off the to the side of fore and aft traffic – which boasts the very latest in premium appliances and conveniences, complemented by twin breakfast bar stools forward and a cocktail cabinet to port which has dual refrigeration. Forward and to port is a large L-shaped leather lounge with highly detailed dinette, and the option of an electric-lift hi-lo table that can be converted to a day bed, as well as a further forward facing lounge for complete comfort of your guests and crew.

“The 5400’s accommodation deck features a luxurious full-beam master stateroom with ensuite, a spacious VIP guest stateroom forward and the option for either a portside guest stateroom with upper and lower berths or an accommodation atrium lounge – it’s all a matter of individual choice.”

The sports-inspired centre-line helm console of the 5400 Sport Yacht has excellent visibility and ergonomics so that all critical navigation electronics, comprehensive engine instrumentation and vessel controls are within easy reach of the central, deluxe Recaro electric-adjusting helm seat.

Here, you’ll be impressed by state-of-the-art technology including the easy-boating features of Glass Cockpit navigation and systems monitoring which is integrated with two joysticks, one at the helm and one in her cockpit.

Base power for the 5400 is the Volvo Penta D11-IPS800 propulsion system with twin D11 engines and IPS20 pod-drives (2 x 441kW/626hp). Owners have the option of the D11-IPS950 system featuring twin D11 engines and IPS20 pod-drives (2 x 533kW/725hp). Both engines carry commercial ratings of Class 4 and Class 5 respectively for peace of mind.

Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht – Functional and fashionable

Annapolis Premiere

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

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

The 3600 Sport Yacht features Riviera’s hallmark rear awning window between the cockpit and the salon and aft galley to create a welcoming 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 McCafferty.

“The 3600 Sport Yacht features easy joystick maneuverability which enables the skipper 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 D4-IPS400 system with twin D4 engines (2 x 221kW/300hp) and IPS10 pod-drive units that have a Class 5 commercial rating approving them for pleasure craft use as well as high-speed planing craft approval in commercial applications.

Riviera’s growing global appeal

Represented by an international dealer network spanning the globe, Australia’s largest and most-awarded builder of luxury motor yachts continues to expand its international footprint, with support from the world-class factory on Australia’s Gold Coast.

In the Americas, Riviera has a headquarters in Stuart, Florida, where a talented team of highly regarded owner care, service and sales staff led by international sales director Chris McCafferty provides support for both owners and dealers in every market outside Australasia.

In Barcelona, Spain, Riviera has recently appointed European sales manager Jan Van Oostenryck to further strengthen and enhance the service and support offered to both existing and prospective owners.

International owners are also offered the opportunity to take delivery of their new luxurious Riviera in Australia, exploring the Queensland and NSW coastlines aboard their motor yacht and taking in iconic destinations including Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef.

“Riviera’s global commitment is to ensure the premium customer care enjoyed by Riviera and Belize owners throughout Australasia is delivered across the world, creating an even more rewarding boating experience for the Riviera Family of yacht owners,” said Mr Longhurst.

New model development

Riviera has this year released the 5400 and 4800 designs in the stylish Sport Yacht range, as well as the 575 SUV in its adventurous collection of crossover yachts. All three new models have received high praise from boating aficionados and respected boating media.

The marque has also announced an entirely new model collection – the long-range and luxurious Sports Motor Yacht – that will be available in both 68 and 72ft designs. The very first 68 Sports Motor Yacht makes her World Premiere in May 2017 and details will be available at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The Riviera Advantage

Riviera is recognized as being at the forefront of the luxury motor yacht market, not only in terms of superior design and build quality but through fully embracing innovative and easy-to-use systems and technology onboard its internationally acclaimed designs.

“A 5-year warranty on all Volvo Penta systems is now standard with every new Riviera and Belize, spanning Volvo Penta helm stations, steering and propellers as well as the major componentry of their high performance drivelines and fuel-efficient engines,” said Mr Longhurst.

“Available worldwide, this extended warranty complements the Riviera and Belize 5-year structural warranty and provides even greater peace of mind for our valued Riviera boating family of owners,” he said.

“Riviera has a rich 36-year heritage of enhancing the fun and fulfillment of our global community of luxury motor yacht owners.

“The Riviera Family enjoys exclusive invitations to fun-filled social and boating education events, inspiring cruising experiences as well as special offers on genuine parts, electronics and our premium Riviera lifestyle collection of clothing and accessories.

“The Riviera showcase in Annapolis will reflect how Riviera continues to reward owners with ‘the time of their lives’.”


The Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht sets a new standard for luxury single-level living, cruising and entertaining yachts in the over 50-foot category.

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

The Riviera 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.

The Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht - stylish, sophisticated and proudly featuring Riviera’s premium luxury and spirited performance.

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

The entire glass rear of the Riviera 3600  Sport Yacht opens from the salon to create a free-flowing feeling from the boarding platform through to the front windscreen. 

The Riviera 445 SUV is in all respects a true embodiment of Riviera heritage. By this we mean that all the familiar— and reassuring — aspects of classic Riviera boatbuilding are there.

Riviera’s distinctive Belize collection reflects an age of tradition, individuality, style and refined character. An elegant blend of classical charm and state-of-the-art marine technology as well as a high-performance hull that boasts serious sea-keeping capability.

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.