Riviera hosted a spectacular online launch for the world premiere of its new 50 Sports Motor Yacht on Friday evening, September 4. The Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht is the latest addition to Riviera’s growing Sports Motor Yacht collection following the popular 64 Sports Motor Yacht premiere in June this year.
For the wellbeing of guests, dealer representatives and staff, Riviera unveiled online the magnificent new 50 SMY to a worldwide audience, live from its Gold Coast production facility.
Hosted by Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst, the live launch will be among the many highlights of the company’s 40 years of evolution in 2020 that have driven the superior design and engineering refinements of today’s Riviera’s motor yachts.
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The 50 SMY takes her cues from her highly acclaimed and popular sisterships the 72, 68 and 64 Sports Motor Yachts which are now cruising the waters of the world. The 50 is a spacious motor yacht with extensive water sports capabilities and designed for extended coastal passages or weekend escapes that can easily serve as a luxurious family, entertainer or adventure yacht.
“We are immensely proud of every new model that we launch and it’s always gratifying for our team to showcase their innovative design, engineering excellence and premium luxury,” said Mr Longhurst.
“We’re humbled by the demand for our motor yachts globally, and the 50 Sports Motor Yacht is no exception. She is in a league of her own.
The 50 SMY takes her cues from her highly acclaimed and popular sisterships the 72, 68 and 64 Sports Motor Yachts
“Under normal conditions, we would be showcasing our models in boat shows around the world, however, that is not possible at the moment.
“The current conditions in many ways have required us to adapt to such challenges and our team have taken a safety-first approach to launch this new model premiere.”
The 50 SMY world premiere launch was broadcast on all Riviera social and online channels, including Riviera TV.
The launch featured the very first reveal of the motor yacht followed by a tour of the 50 SMY. Part two of the premiere was streamed on Saturday, September 5, demonstrating the performance and sporting pedigree of this outstanding new model.
Accessed from a generous (optional) hydraulic swim platform via dual transom doors, the rear cockpit boasts 6.5 square metres (69.9 square feet) of outdoor living space and accommodates a barbecue/wet bar and fridge/freezer compartment, along with ample storage.
Wide and deep walk-around side-decks safely connect the foredeck, which in turn offers both an entertainment and lounging zone and can transform to carry a tender. A walkway beneath the windscreen allows easy washing or attaching covers.
The bowsprit integrated into the flared hull enhances functionality and reflects a contemporary design.
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In the fully covered alfresco deck are two comfortable day lounges either side – the starboard lounge can also convert to a sunbed. There is simply no better place to relax, enjoy a meal, take in the view or all the cockpit action.
Convenient access to the engine room is via a large hatch in the alfresco floor with a stainless-steel ladder beneath.
Joining the alfresco deck with the galley and saloon are a tinted glass sliding door and servery window set in a superior stainless-steel frame. A gourmet galley resides immediately to port, with the internal staircase to starboard, incorporating beneath a large freezer, liquor cabinet and glass storage.
As one of five luxury living zones, the saloon also offers two opposing lounge areas that can seat six to eight guests in total comfort.
4D Designs, in collaboration with the Riviera design team, has also excelled with the accommodation plan with a full-beam master suite bathed in natural light from large hull windows, a queen-sized island berth, chaise lounge, walk-in robe and ensuite. Guests are afforded a VIP stateroom with ensuite/day head forward and twin bunk cabin, all in exceptional luxury.
The three-sided enclosed flybridge offers superb all-round visibility and indulges its occupants in complete comfort. There is a supremely comfortable lounge opposite the main helm to starboard, perfect to stretch out, relax and chat to the skipper whilst underway. With an extended awning, the Flybridge is open at the rear and strata glass clears can then fully seal this area. An optional aft helm is available for convenience when fishing or docking.
The luxurious full-beam master suite with large hull windows that bathe it in natural light during the day
Take the helm
The main helm station offers twin pedestal-mounted leather seats and places controls, screens and switches close to hand and in clear view.
From here, the captain can command the choice of two highly efficient power and drive options, being twin diesel Volvo Penta IPS 950 (533kW/725HP) or twin diesel MAN i6-800 (588kW/800HP). Both deliver a smooth, quiet and efficient ride.
The 50 SMY delivers over 30 knots at WOT with full load with the MAN i6-800 shaft drive package. With this power option, she has a range of 336nm at 22 knots with 10 per cent reserve fuel.
Superb all-round visibility and complete comfort on the flybridge
The 50 SMY demonstrates her impressive performance and sporting pedigree
The official launch of the 50 Sports Motor Yacht will be followed by her world premiere tour which will include Australia and the United States. The first 50 SMY is now being shipped to the US. For tour details visit https://www.rivieraaustralia.com/models/50-sports-motor-yacht/