by Dom Wiseman

Riviera are returning to the Australian Boat Show scene in 2018 with two new models, the sporty 395 SUV and the impressive 72 Sports Motor Yacht. Both will be displayed alongside existing models as part of an large display at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Queensland beginning on 24 May 2018.

The display will also showcase a range of models from Riviera including Sport Yachts, Flybridges, SUVs and the timeless Belize models.

Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst said: “We are thrilled to present two World Premieres at the 30th anniversary Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.”

“The 395 SUV is Riviera’s much-awaited under-forty-foot model, offering a generous open cockpit, two spacious staterooms, a large bathroom and an open and comfortable saloon with aft galley. She provides a compelling new entree to the Riviera family.”

“Our second World Premiere is the 72 Sports Motor Yacht. This stunning model represents the epitome of Riviera’s innovation, style and advanced technology, offering discerning owners the exhilaration of sports performance with the luxurious comforts for which Riviera is recognised.”
Mr Longhurst said the Riviera and Belize range of designs appeal to a wide scope of motor yachting pursuits and cruising aspirations.

Riviera 395 SUV
Mr Longhurst said: “The sporty and adventurous new 395 SUV offers exceptional boating options, combining the single-level entertaining that is in the DNA of our popular Sport Yacht collection with the wide open cockpits and go-anywhere attributes of our classic blue-water flybridge collection. We have also introduced a number of innovations that reflect Riviera’s commitment to continuous improvement.”

“She features an entirely new hull and deck design and raised bulwarks on the side decks to provide an additional level of security when moving forward or aft.”

Mr Longhurst said the wide open cockpit is perfectly designed for relaxing and entertaining or as the perfect platform for any water sports. A comprehensive barbecue centre is set across the transom, facing forward and accessed from the swim platform.

“Sunlovers will also enjoy the foredeck that can take a large sunlounge,” he said.

“The 395 SUV offers two generous staterooms and a large bathroom on the accommodation deck as well as a spacious saloon with a fully-equipped aft galley, dinette opposite and a forward helm to port. Sunroof hatches are set on the port and starboard sides of the SUV hardtop, above the helm and forward lounge.”

Power is supplied for the 395 SUV by twin Volvo Penta D6 IPS 500 turbo diesel engines providing 272kw (370hp) with IPS 10 drive units. With Riviera, all Volvo Penta systems and drives are covered by an industry-leading five-year limited warranty to complement the Riviera five-year limited structural warranty.

Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht
The Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht epitomises luxurious sports performance.
Designed for experienced motor yacht enthusiasts to provide superior offshore and extended cruising capabilities while delivering quiet and exceptional performance.
The massive cockpit offers everything for the sports fisher and water sports enthusiast while a massive entertainer’s foredeck and alfresco dining areas appeal to the entertainer to deliver the ultimate on-board experience.

The main saloon contains a chef inspired U-shaped aft galley. Forward there is a large lounge to port and a leather dinette to starboard. A wide timber staircase
leads to the flybridge and has been designed to provide a seamless flow between the two.

Onboard there are two stateroom options, a four-cabin Classic or the three-cabin Presidential with full-beam master stateroom.

Power is provided by twin MAN V12 1800 or 1900 turbo diesel engines delivering 1,800 hp (1,324 kW) or 1,900 hp (1,397 kW).

“We are looking forward to welcoming Riviera and Belize owners and visitors to inspect the latest luxurious models of Riviera and Belize excellence at our stunning red-carpet, on-water showcase on F Pier at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.”