A Proud Heritage
Riviera has a proud heritage of launching almost 5,600 yachts in its 39 years of operation.
When Riviera’s highly-skilled design team set out to create their newest addition to the SUV Collection their first and foremost objective was to make the best of both world’s even better.
The result is the spectacular new Riviera 505 SUV. The same pedigree of a single level alfresco entertainer with thrilling blue-water ability but with the added dimension of the mezzanine: a beautiful wining, dining and relaxing space offering privacy and protection from harsh sun and weather all year round. Escape par excellence.
The SUV concept demands a generous cockpit, low to the water to maximise the action and adventure of the full spectrum of water sports. And that’s what the cockpit of the 505 delivers. Picture yourself cruising the great waterways of the world, diving in the Bahamas, or fishing on the Reef. Anything and everything is possible on board your Riviera 505 SUV.
World famous, ocean tested, Riviera build quality and strength underpin spirited, enduring performance and retained resale value.
And no motor yacht could be more luxurious or better appointed.
From bow to boarding platform, you’ll relish the Riviera attention to detail, handcrafted luxury and astonishing operational technology. This is cruising on an unprecedented scale of comfort and ease.
And the 505 SUV adds a new dimension to refined living below decks with a full beam master stateroom, private ensuite and walk-in robe as well as two guest staterooms with shared bathroom. And then, of course, there is the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation system and silkysmooth and economical performance of twin Volvo Penta IPS turbo diesels with fingertip easy joystick control.
Escape, explore, relax and unwind.
Step aboard. New adventures starts here
The generous cockpit is near the waterline which opens up a whole world of sporting opportunities from sports fishing to diving to paddle boarding or kayaking. Before you step aboard, you’ll notice the swim platform is extra large with a fixed hob from the transom to allow free access when your tender or jetski is secured. An hydraulic lifter makes it easy to launch or retrieve watercraft and the swim platform serves as a beach when partly submerged, perfect for water sports or children. Step easily from the dock and enter via either of the outward opening transom doors.
In typical Riviera fashion, a wealth of practical, well considered features are built into this wide, welcoming cockpit space. The cockpit is self draining and all the hatches have gas struts for easy access and heavy duty lock downs.
There’s a hand held, hot and cold freshwater shower as well as an outlet for salt water wash-down.
You can never have enough storage and you’ll find volumes in both the cockpit floor and the transom. There is a large pump-out fish bin locker in the cockpit floor and a storage bin in the transom can be converted to a serious live bait tank with a window and light.
Either side of the centre steps leading up to the mezzanine you’ll find the barbecue station, wet bar and sink as well as a large lift-up fridge freezer and separate icemaker, so you are all set to entertain your guests with the freshest seafood and ice cool drinks.
Picture the whole family now: it’s dusk at anchor in the islands. Refreshments have just been served in the cockpit. A pod of dolphins cruise by, as happy in their element as you are in yours…..
Safety for all on board
Riviera 505 SUV owners are invariably popular people, so we’ve gone out of our way to ensure everyone on board is safe and sure-footed at all times. That includes your children, grandchildren, friends of all ages, even your beloved pets ...and it applies to all parts of this amazing vessel, in particular the forward deck.
Life up here holds tremendous appeal. At anchor, you are above it all. Literally. And with typical Riviera attention to detail, everyone can be confident and comfortable making their way forward.
First we designed wide side decks with raised, toe kick bulwarks and the sure-footed grip of non-slip surfaces. Then, to ensure complete safe passage, we’ve incorporated high stainless steel side rails working in harmony with conveniently placed hand rails. The end result? Safety, above all, for all on board.
On the 505 SUV, the bowsprit has been replaced by a modern through-the-bow design giving the Ultra anchor more prominence – a highly polished stainless steel jewel adorning the bow. With deep anchor lockers cleverly concealed from view storing a range of equipment, there’s nothing to obscure your outlook. Relaxing on the raised, deeply cushioned double sun bed, you can be at one with nature and sunsets often seem close enough to touch. There are handy storage lockers either side and a thoughtful non-slip walkway between the sun bed and the windscreen taking the hard work out of removing or attaching the windscreen sun cover.
Once again, thoughtful Riviera design makes boating easy.
The sheer magic of the mezzanine
A beautiful space, offering protection from harsh sun and weather, the mezzanine is the entertaining centre of your luxury motor yacht. Two teak inlaid steps lead up from the centre of the cockpit and now you’re in the lap of luxury. To appreciate the full glory of this clever design, open the tinted glass door, then open out the large tinted glass awning window, both framed in highly polished stainless steel. Now the mezzanine connects and flows through to the saloon and galley, one big beautiful alfresco living plan.
Two tinted sunroofs above provide soft atrium light and slide open to invite a refreshing sea breeze. There are two supremely comfortable lounges located either side of the mezzanine. The port side lounge features a folding table and a large insulated ice-box under the seat. And you’ll love the occasional day bed, folding out from the starboard lounge, perfect for reading and relaxing. The easy proximity to the galley means snacks and meals are never far away.
In concert with the golden coloured teak decking at your feet and soft concealed lighting above you’ll savour the central mezzanine ambiance day and night. Completing the picture of this relaxed luxury lifestyle is a portside, four speaker LED TV that folds down from above for those important sporting moments that must be seen live. And the fixed lounges mean there is no need to dig out occasional furniture for the mezzanine – it’s all weather and always ready for company. Relaxing and entertaining on the mezzanine has never been easier - one of the many outstanding design features that have added a new dimension to the 505 SUV.
Far more than a galley
The layout, standard of cabinetry, décor and appointments of your Riviera 505 SUV galley put it firmly in the class of a fine designer kitchen. This ultra modern galley is flooded with natural light and in exactly the right place, midway between the saloon, mezzanine and cockpit. So here in this social and yes, well appointed hub, expect lots of company from your guests and the best kind of kitchen ergonomics from our highly-skilled Riviera design team.
Contemporary stainless steel appliances are all within easy reach, integrated into handcrafted, stone finish benchtops and superbly hand varnished Riviera joinery. Additional storage lockers with positive locking hardware are built in overhead, along with large pull-out drawers below, all on commercial grade runners. You’ll find everything you need to create gourmet meals in no time including a Miele combination oven and microwave, 2-element electric cooktop with pot keepers, rangehood, sink and two refrigeration drawers.
The option of a drawer style dishwasher completes the wishlist.
And take a look at those views, forward, port, starboard and astern….you’ll be surrounded by inspiration. Central to the saloon, with the large glass awning window connecting you to the mezzanine, you are in the true heart of the moment... entertaining, conversing, laughing and sharing life, forward and aft... doing it all with grace, style and ultimate ease.
Settle into the luxury
The further afield your travels take you the more you will luxuriate in all the refinements and comfort of your saloon. The large forward windscreen and sliding saloon windows reveal a constantly moving panorama of sky and sea, natural and exotic. Here our talented designers have captured a wonderful ambiance, always peaceful and quiet through the skilful integration of sound dampening fabric and leatherette panelling plus the comfort of reverse cycle air conditioning. You’ll notice a stainless handrail above, following the centreline of the saloon and recessed into the headliner. That’s to keep guests sure-footed when your 505 SUV is showing all its glorious blue-water ability.
Opposite the galley to starboard is the L-shaped lounge dining area with a polished timber table mounted on striking stainless steel posts.
This lounge transforms into a cosy media room at the press of a button with a 43-inch LED TV rising into view aft of the helm. There’s a Blu-ray player and home theatre sound system hidden in the cabinetry powering concealed surround sound speakers. Forward of the galley and port side of the helm is another sumptuous L-shaped lounge for guests to enjoy the scenic cruising and keep the skipper company or simply stretch out and relax whilst at anchor.
The saloon is a space you’ll be drawn to time and again: A space to dine, unwind, converse, plan itineraries, marvel at nature, share precious moments and, above all, enjoy.
If you’re comfortable behind the wheel of a contemporary luxury car, then you can confidently take command of a beautiful Riveria 505 SUV. Cast off and explore a world full of new ports, secluded bays, friends, entertaining and recreational possibilities - a world that runs at a different pace, your pace.
The helm is located starboard, with premium captain and companion chairs and a console brimming with amazing technology. It truly is a state-of-the-art command capsule with outstanding visibility through the curved, toughened glass windscreen. Sitting behind the sports-inspired steering wheel everything feels just right, as it should, because the functionality of all the operating systems, helm controls and touchscreens have been ergonomically designed and engineered for total ease and efficiency.
Even if you’re a seasoned skipper, you are about to experience next level operational ease. Total performance control, total navigational control, and fingertip-easy joystick maneuverability.
Feel the surge of power from the state-of-the-art, silkysmooth and economical twin Volvo Penta IPS turbo diesel engines. Press a button and the impressive sunroof slides back to invite a cooling sea breeze or the stars above.
The art of the escape has never been more fulfilling. Or simpler to command.
The light and luxury below
In the accommodation deck below, you’ll find a standard of luxury and appointments normally only associated with the finest hotels.
What hotel however could boast such constantly changing, always inspiring views? So, step down the timberfinished companionway and immediately notice the headroom, space and...the light! Lots of beautiful atrium light, brightening the space and your being, courtesy of the massive glass windscreen above. You’ll feel at home straightaway. And you still have the three staterooms and two bathrooms to experience and enjoy...
When the finest materials meet superior flair and commitment, true luxury is created. That’s exactly what you and your guests will experience on the accommodation deck of this unique yacht.
A tempting option for your 505 SUV is the inclusion of a very capable laundry station discreetly and centrally located in the companionway of the accommodation deck. It’s a laundry in a cupboard, a stacked washer and dryer providing an efficient solution to all the fresh laundry needs of everyone on board. So you can pack a little lighter and enjoy your adventures for as long as you like…..that’s the Riviera way.
Full beam master stateroom, private ensuite and a walk-in robe
A magnificent master stateroom with a private ensuite and a walk-in robe adds a new dimension to a yacht of this size. Large and luxurious, the 505 SUV master stateroom exceeds all expectations. Step inside and your first impression is broad and spacious. The walk-around, queen-sized island bed is pure heaven and features a plush headboard in concert with lush deep pile carpet. Boutique bedside tables of course, and these are grain matched with leather inlays. And there is still ample room for a highly polished timber drawer bureau port side and a chaise lounge to starboard. Amazing. To complete your opulent retreat, a designer ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe are located forward on the port side.
Naturally both the master and ensuite feature reversecycle air conditioning. However large hull picture windows framing either side, fill the suite with natural light and a special feeling of being at one with your surrounds. A feeling accentuated on balmy days by fresh fragrant air from the opening portholes.
Clever design means ample storage. The queen sized island bed hinges up as if weightless on a pair of gas struts providing easy access to a handy bulk storage area perfect for travel bags and spare bedding. Then there’s the cedar-lined walk in wardrobe with shoe shelves, full length hanging space and a thoughtful Riviera extra … a safe for your valuables.
Relax and unwind. Your 42-inch LED TV, Blu-ray player and five speaker home theatre system is standing by waiting to entertain.
Your master bathroom is pure luxury; designed to make you feel totally at home, wherever you choose to anchor. Riviera’s designers have spared no effort in creating an ensuite that goes beyond what you might expect. A beautifully handcrafted vanity cabinet, solid surface benchtop, designer full-sized shower and more, the effect is both appealing and contemporary. And perhaps one of the nicest touches is a classic, ocean going, opening porthole that reinvigorates your being with fresh tangy sea air. Of course an alarm system to the helm ensures portholes are always shut when underway.
Give your guests the VIP treatment
On board your magnificent Riviera 505 SUV, guests receive VIP treatment, above and below decks. With this approach in mind, consider the breathtaking forward guest stateroom. Frankly you could be forgiven for mistaking it for the master, such is the level of comfort, finish and appointments.
As in the master, the island bed is queen sized and walk around, with a distinctive upholstered headboard. Notice the LED lighting situated here too, and the superb, handcrafted cabinetry. Of course that’s in addition to large his and hers, cedar-lined hanging lockers, as well as even more storage under the island bed, hinging up effortlessly on a pair of gas struts. There’s plush pile carpet underfoot, stylish hull windows perfectly framing the natural beauty outside as well as an LED TV and entertainment centre. Enjoy the comfort of reverse-cycle air conditioning or open the hatches above and catch a beautiful sea breeze. Yes, your family, friends and honoured guests will enjoy a total VIP experience.
Needless to say this detail in luxury and pampering also extends to the adjacent guestroom designer ensuite which, with dual entry points, also functions as the day head.
Always room for more
You’ll find the faster modern life goes, the greater the number of people who’ll feel the need to escape with you. So, any last minute family or friends can be accommodated and well cared for in your third stateroom, with private entrance door, forward on the starboard side. There are two adult sized Pulman style beds with a large open storage space below, bedside table, storage cupboard with drawers, along with thoughtful touches like Riviera cabinetry, reverse cycle air conditioning, plush carpet, LED lighting and a fragrant, cedar-lined hanging locker... that unmistakable Riviera air of restful luxury makes for an escape in a class of its own. Guests share the dual access ensuite of the forward stateroom via the day head entry and are always pleasantly surprised by the space and flair – a frameless, full sized shower, designer vanity, solid surface benchtop and large mirrors.