Large, open, ready for action. Self draining. Volumes of storage. An image in optional teak. Easily fit a game chair or outdoor table. Gourmet double barbecue centre.
Our largest, grandest, most spectacular design yet. Offers an incomparably vast cockpit and covered mezzanine dining area, spectacular standard power and long range capability.
Combines outstanding sports-inspired looks and sports performance with ultra-luxurious interiors.
Features fabulous foredeck entertainment area and enclosed flybridge with internal stairs. Enjoy the luxury of an optional crew cabin or utility space and the surety of wide side decks with raised bulwarks. Your choice of three or four magnificent staterooms and four bathroom designs.
Now experience extended cruising the Riviera Way.
Length Overall (inc. swim platform and bow sprit)
Hull Length * (Lh to ISO8666)
Beam (inc. gunwale)
Maximum Draft (inc. props)
Dry Weight ** (approx.)
Fuel Capacity ***
2,378 US gal
Water Capacity ***
225 US gal
Holding Tank Capacity ***
159 US gal
Standard Engine MAN V12 1800 x 2
1,324 kW ea
1,800 hp ea
Engine Option MAN V12 1900 x 2
1,417 kW ea
1,927 hp ea
* Length of the hull (Lh) to ISO8666: Includes all structural and integral parts (ie. the moulded length of the hull). It excludes parts that can be removed in a non-destructive manner without affecting the structural integrity of the craft, (eg. pulpits, outdrives, driving platforms, rubbing strakes).
** Dry weight represents the estimated minimum weight of a yacht with standard engines and options, no fuel or water on board, no equipment or provisions and no personnel. The stated dry weight may be exceeded.
*** Denotes net tank capacity. For useable capacity do not rely on more than 90% of tank capacity. Actual capacity will vary according to yacht trim and sea state. Speeds are subject to normal weather conditions, fuel and/or water levels, passengers and equipment loads.
Riviera has a proud heritage of launching over 5,400 yachts in its almost 40 years of operation.
Today Riviera yachts can be seen cruising the great lakes, rivers, seas and oceans of the world.
Riviera Australia is a family owned business guided by the excellence, values and vision of its owner, Rodney Longhurst.
Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad and FLIR are the world leaders in marine navigation systems and can be specified on your Riviera.
Yamaha, JL Audio and Fusion systems will ensure your total onboard relaxation and entertainment by the finest quality audio.
Miele and VitriFrigo are class-leading international appliances and have been selected by Riviera for their performance and your enjoyment.
State-of-the-art digital kitting is utilised to precisely cut all fibreglass and structural foams for the lamination process to ensure that each component fits perfectly.
The finest quality joinery is created by exacting CNC precision-cut timbers with all cabinets hand built by master craftsmen.
Each mould is thoroughly inspected, cleaned and waxed before the initial application of isopthalic gelcoat is sprayed to provide a high gloss and superior water and fade resistant finish.
A WIDE RANGE OF USES
The Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht is a capable cruiser for short or long cruises. She is well built, high quality and great care has been taken to install premium equipment using best practices. The design amenities and equipment details make her quite manageable for the typical owner operator who, these days, has a variety…
- Captain Steve Larivee, BoatTest.com
VERSATILE AND CAPABLE
The Riviera 72 is a versatile and capable platform. She can be a world-class big game sport fisherman, watersports day boat, an entertainment platform, a live-aboard condo or a trans-oceanic long-range cruiser. She can go head to head with mission-specific boats in each of these classes with very few, if any, compromises
- Captain Steve Larivee, BoatTest.com
The Riviera 72 is a big girl with a dry weight of 47 tonnes, yet she handled easily with a gentle touch of the joystick, which spun, backed and manoeuvred the boat without any jerking or lunging
- Captain Arnie Hammerman, OceanMagazine.com
MORE IS MORE
Next, as if it is all part of engaging the warp drive on the Enterprise, the scenery on the sides start to blur like the streaks of the stars, then there’s the wallop as the acceleration kicks in, the flash when you make the jump to hyperspace, and then finally things go back to black…
- John Curnow, Powerboat-World.com
"Attention to detail, the level of finish and the engineering throughout the 72 SMY is exceptional." - Barry Thompson
- Barry Thompson, Pacific Powerboat
Beauty and Purpose
"The 72 is a true sports motoryacht in every sense. It combines great accommodation and amenities with an enclosed flybridge, multiple entertaining areas and the raised mezzanine cockpit of a traditional motoryacht. Yet it also offers the speed and performance of a sports cruiser. "The level of fit and finish and the engineering throughout the…
- Barry Thompson, Power & Motoryacht
The Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht "impresses with its performance and sophistication as world-class motoryacht amenity meets sportscruiser agility. "Against any measure, the 72’s layout offers superior onboard living."
- Mark Rothfield, Club Marine