by Dom Wiseman

Riviera will make the World Premiere of its highly anticipated flagship Belize 66 at the opening of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the United States on October 31. Australia’s leading luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera is set to steal the limelight with the Americas Premieres of the Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht, the 39 Sports Motor Yacht and the sporty and adventurous 395 SUV.

The Belize 66 is a classically styled motor yacht. With hand-crafted interiors, a teak-laid swim platform, luxury speaks to you from every corner of the vessel. Available as either a sedan or daybridge model, the Belize 66 has been designed as a semi-custom concept, allowing owners to express their individuality in customising the vessel to suit their particular tastes and lifestyles.

Riviera CEO Wes Moxey said: “We have been able to include a wide range of options as standard in the Belize 66, beginning with the overall layout of a single-level lifestyle sedan or a daybridge with classic bimini top or hardtop.”

A plethora of options are available for the layout of the accommodation deck. A Master stateroom, with two or three additional staterooms and three bathrooms. The space aft of the Master stateroom can be used as a range of options including, a full beam bathroom, a massive walk-in wardrobe, a utility room, workshop or a cabin for the crew.

The outdoor space and galley are separated by a large awning window. The galley is a large U-shape area, with the dinette forward to starboard. The spacious cock-pit offers dinette and L-shape seating, a barbeque to rival all barbeques and a second lounge area. The forward sundeck is fitted with a sunken U-shape lounge and a central dinette table.

The lower helm area is flexible to suit your style and can be anything from a single-seat layout to starboard or a more expansive central location with companion seating.

Power for the new Belize 66 comes from the proven Volvo Penta 1350 IPS3 pod drive system, with Volvo Penta’s Station Hold and joystick control for fingertip manoeuvrability.

At 66 feet, the new Belize will be the jewel in the crown of a nine-model Riviera showcase that will also include the 6000, 5400 and 4800 Sport Yachts, a blue-water Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge model and the classic Belize 54 daybridge model.

Also on display, will be the Americas Premieres of the Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht, the 39 Sports Motor Yacht and the sporty and adventurous 395 SUV.

The 39 Sports Motor Yacht is the latest and greatest of the Riviera Sports Motor Yacht collection. Fitted with a brand-new hull and deck design, this is a truly luxury focused vessel, with entertainment options emphasised.

Riviera 39 Sports Yacht runing shot

With a spacious cockpit, a fully-equipped aft galley on the starboard side with dining area opposite, and an accommodation deck with two staterooms sleeping five adults, the Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht is a stylish entertainers dream.

Power for the new Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht comes from twin Volvo Penta D6-IPS600 system with twin diesel engines (2 x 320kW/435hp), IPS pod-drives and joystick control.

The Riviera 395 SUV is the sleek and sporty model for those looking to push the limits. Also with a brand new hull and deck design, the 395 SUV offers endless opportunities for whatever might tickle your fancy on the day, whether that be to entertain, chill-out or exert some energy with an array of water sports.

Two spacious staterooms and a large bathroom accommodate five adults. The aft galley is fully-equipped with spacious saloon to starboard and a dinette opposite. You can kick back and take in the surroundings from the guest viewing lounge in the starboard forward quarter.

Power for the 395 SUV comes from twin Volvo Penta D6 IPS 500 turbo diesel engines providing 272kw (370hp) of power with IPS pod drive units with joystick control.

The Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht is a symbol of luxury. Offering incredible sport performance and ultimate comfort for guests onboard, the 72 Sports Motor Yacht is built for long range and an entertainer’s dream. Comprising four staterooms, including the master suite, three bathrooms and generous cockpit. The focus on entertainment is evident as you enter the teak-laid mezzanine level and gourmet galley.

Power for the Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht is provided by twin MAN V12 turbo diesel 1800 or 1900 engines, providing 1,324kW (1,800hp) or 1,397kW (1,900hp).