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

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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

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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’.”