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