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Riviera 505 SUV world premiere headlines seven-yacht display at Miami Yacht Show in February 2020

by Riviera Australia 6 Jan 22:09 PST
Very high freeboard is evident, as is the distinct chine to reduce spray - Riviera 505 SUV World Premiere © John Curnow

An outstanding showcase of seven luxurious, master-crafted motor yachts from Australia's premier motor yacht builder Riviera, will take pride of place at the prestigious Miami Yacht Show in February 2020.

Exceptionally designed and handcrafted, all of these renowned motor yachts are finely suited to Florida's famed sun-loving nautical lifestyle, which mirrors that of Australia's Gold Coast, the home of Riviera.

This exceptional display will be headlined by the keenly awaited world premiere of the all-new, ingenious Riviera 505 SUV. A further six models will make their first appearance at the Miami Yacht Show. These include the ultra-luxe Platinum Edition 6000 Sport Yacht and 4800 Sport Yacht Series II, the graceful and superbly appointed Belize 66 Daybridge, the sporty and adventurous 575 SUV and 395 SUV and the new style flybridge 39 Open.

Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst is immensely proud of these yachts, hailing this generation as simply the finest Riviera's created as the company prepares to celebrate 40 years of boat-building excellence and the launching of almost 5,600 yachts in 2020.

"I am proud to say that our current model range of 20 individual yachts is the most refined that Riviera has ever created. This truly is testament to our team's in-depth research and development processes and the relentless pursuit of quality and excellence," he said.

"Our passion is to deliver the boaters boat. The most seaworthy, comfortable and opulent boating experience, both at anchor and at sea.

"I am very much looking forward to 2020. We have three world premieres scheduled for the year as part of our 40th year celebrations which all start in February in Miami Florida.

"Boat owners the world over have enthusiastically welcomed our new models which further inspires us to continue to innovate and create quality yachts of distinction," said Mr Longhurst.

Riviera 505 SUV - World Premiere

Having created a unique market segment with the SUV Collection, Riviera has taken this to a higher level with the all-new 505. This multi-functional cruising yacht integrates a number of the distinctive Riviera "big-boat" attributes while staying faithful to the SUV pedigree.

This ingenious cruising yacht boasts a three-stateroom/two-bathroom configuration with full-beam master stateroom, along with a raised and fully covered mezzanine seating area that redefines luxury and privacy.

Here, there are two supremely comfortable built-in lounges either side - the starboard seat can fold out to become a daybed. While the hardtop extends fully over the mezzanine, twin sliding sun hatches allow filtered light and air to flow from above. The mezzanine is a cool, calm and protected place to read, relax and enjoy alfresco dinning and entertaining.

Standard power is twin six-cylinder Volvo Penta D8 IPS 800 turbo diesels developing 600hp (441kw) apiece, mated to joystick controls (helm and cockpit) and twin 16-inch Volvo Penta Glass Bridge screens. The power plants may be upgraded to optional 725hp (533kw) D11 IPS 950s.

"Whether it's fishing, diving, paddle-boarding, or simply relaxing with family and friends in the total luxury of the mezzanine, the new 505 SUV offers the best of all worlds and will be widely-welcomed when she is unveiled at the Miami Yacht Show from February 13," Mr Longhurst said.

Belize 66 Daybridge - Miami Yacht Show Premiere

In giving boaters an exceptional opportunity to relish more of the bespoke living, entertaining and cruising attributes of this unique design, the Belize team have achieved wonders in bringing this new 66 Daybridge model to life.

The interior layout options and remarkable internal volume, the superior level of appointment and craftsmanship, along with her exceptional planning and offshore performance, really set Belize apart. The Belize 66 offers a choice of three or four stateroom designs with three luxury bathrooms and option of an additional crew quarters or utility room.

Daybridge access is via internal stairs adjacent to the aft galley and offers optimum vision and comfort when under way. Large forward helm with three separate captain's chairs, twin lounges, dining table, refrigeration and icemaker and optional twin-grill make this a very popular location onboard both under way and at anchor.

Power is twin Volvo Penta in-line 6-cylinder, twin-entry turbocharged diesels D13-IPS 1350, 1000hp (735kW) with excellent joystick manoeuvrability.

Riviera 6000SY and 4800SY Series II Sport Yachts Platinum Edition - Miami Yacht Show Premieres

The Riviera marque is synonymous with ultra-stylish design and performance, and there is no purer example than the 6000 Sport Yacht in its exuberant Platinum Edition.

Externally, you see the unmistakable addition of hardtops and targa arches accented in Platinum, along with an upholstered sunbed on the foredeck. Beauty also runs deep with premium, state-of-the-art finishes such as Sunbrella fabrics, warm high-gloss walnut timber cabinetry and trim as standard, and plush pure wool carpet in the staterooms. With a choice of three or four staterooms, three bathrooms as well as a utility room or optional crew cabin, the 6000 is a very accommodating yacht.

Twin 10.8-litre Volvo Penta IPS 950s 725hp (533kW) reside in the 6000's stunning engine room, and they simply purr as the majestic hull accelerates all the way to her top speed. This is an ocean thoroughbred for the driver who appreciates performance.

With a profusion of model refinements, the 4800 - offers new cockpit wet bar, new galley benches, new saloon and cockpit lounges, new headlining, new fabrics, and much more which is why Riviera has designated it a Series II.

She's right in the sweet spot for cruising couples and young families, whether it's Sunday brunch or a relaxing weekend or week away.

Further rewards are in store below as cabin floor space has been increased in the forward premier stateroom, along with a larger starboard hanging locker, three-drawer chest and 32-inch TV. For a perfect night's sleep, a warm and inviting second cabin amidships accommodates three single berths.

Twin Volvo Penta D8 IPS 800 600hp (441kW) complete with joystick control powers the 4800 in exhilarating style.

Riviera 575 SUV - Miami Yacht Show Premiere

The Riviera 575 SUV has distant horizons in her sights. Perfect for fun-filled adventures, thanks to her superbly seaworthy hull and powerful Volvo Penta diesels, she also has a softer side - with three sensational staterooms, two designer en-suites, and luxurious handcrafted touches from stem to stern.

The saloon is alive with light and filled with invigorating fresh air courtesy of sliding windows and two large overhead sunroofs, while connectivity with the cockpit is seamless.

The whole design concept is to make skippering a Riviera 575 SUV as easy as driving a luxury modern car, complemented by the option of up to four forward-facing helm seats. Twin Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1200 diesels, delivering 900hp (662kW) apiece, make it plane sailing all the way.

Riviera 395 SUV - Miami Yacht Show Premiere

The 395 SUV is an alluring option for newcomers to boating, or a downsizing alternative for 'empty-nesters'. She puts fun into driving, freedom into weekends and entertainment into a luxurious, single-level lifestyle.

There's a high degree of refinement and big-boat thinking writ small in the 395 SUV's hull - a generous barbecue unit, foredeck sunbed, raised bulwarks, plus the latest in technology such as Glass Cockpit navigation, C-Zone digital switching and joystick control.

Power comes from twin Volvo Penta D6 IPS 600 turbo diesels developing 440hp (324kW) each.

Riviera 39 Open Flybridge - Miami Yacht Show Premiere

Created for family yachting adventures in true Riviera style, this nimble 39-footer is big on looks, performance, living areas and accommodation.

There's smooth, quiet Volvo Penta IPS performance and economy from twin Volvo Penta D6 IPS 600 turbo diesels developing 440hp (324kW) each.

Along with joystick manoeuvrability that ids literally a joy to behold. Two superbly appointed staterooms and a designer bathroom complete the picture.

"We look forward to showcasing our latest yachts at Miami Yacht Show from February 13 to 17, 2020 particularly to see so many premiere models," Mr Longhurst adds. "This will allow all boaters to experience for themselves our superior new models that are among the very finest in the world."

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