Jul 11, 2013

Heads Up for Riviera Festival of Boating 2013

Success begets success... Following the interest in last year's Riviera Festival of Boating, this year's Festival will turn up the volume, starting with an on-water ‘red carpet' parade of luxury boats.

Riviera 565 SUV makes her world debut at the Riviera Festival of Boating 2103 - four days of educational and social events 23 May to 26 MayIn this multi-million-dollar display, the world debut of the Riviera 565 SUV will be the starring attraction, alongside Riviera's 5000 Sport Yacht Next Generation, 5800 Sport Yacht, the 63 and 53 model Enclosed Flybridges, 43 Open Flybridge, 445 SUV, and the award-winning Belize 52 Sedan.

The Riviera Festival of Boating is the ultimate boat show experience, says Riviera's director of brand and communications, Stephen Milne, pointing out that this one distinguishes itself by being held in a relaxed, friendly and unhurried environment .

Boating enthusiasts will enjoy being able to get up close and personal with Riviera's latest models and get a true feel for the experience known so well to Riviera owners.

On hand at the Festival, among the many knowledgeable Riviera owners, will be a team of dedicated Riviera professionals who will be able to answer questions and share their experiences.

The new 565 SUV combines the blue water cruising capabilities of the Flybridge with the single-level entertainment features of the popular Sport Yacht series. Its flexible accommodation plan, with sleeping capacity for six to eight adults, offers three cabins and two bathrooms - making this vessel ideal for extended stays aboard with family or friends.

With its clever, aesthetic design, the sleek, low profile hardtop has two large sliding glass sunroof hatches that bring an abundance of natural light and fresh air into the saloon.

The expansive, uncluttered cockpit has plenty of storage including an insulated fish bin, plus clever storage inside the engine room hatch. The mezzanine seating to port also features a top loading refrigerated cool box under the seating.

The 565's large helm station has plenty of room for electronics, including three display screens, controls and the Volvo joystick. Two of the four high-quality helm chairs swivel 180 degrees to allow occupants join the party in the saloon area.

Transom options include a barbecue centre with barbecue, sink, rubbish bin and storage, or optional live bait tank or standard storage bin, as well as an optional hydraulic swim platform for a smaller tender.

Held from May 23 to 26, the Festival will reveal a full interior mock-up of the new Riviera 50 Enclosed Flybridge which is scheduled to make her world debut at the Sydney International Boat Show in August.

The four-day Festival at Riviera's 14-hectare state-of-the-art facility, will also feature 76 educational workshops and social events. The Festival events require registration (see preceding links) to avoid missing out.

The Riviera Festival of Boating is free to enter, parking is free, and there are free ferry transfers to and from Sanctuary Cove.

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.