Riviera to premiere their next generation motor yachts at Fort Lauderdale
Gold Coast Australia: Four brilliant premieres will be on display by Australia’s largest luxury motor yacht manufacturer Riviera at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 28 – November 1, 2020.
American boating enthusiasts will be able to inspect the very latest expression of the flagship 72 Sports Motor Yacht, which now offers greater range and speed, enhanced guest and crew accommodation together with new, innovative engineering and technology advances that have heightened the yachts voyaging capabilities and owner enjoyment.
Also, to premiere at the show are the 72’s sisterships – the outstanding 64 and 50 Sports Motor Yacht, both supremely crafted and luxuriously appointed models that share the same signature sporting looks, sports performance and versatile sporting cockpit.
From the classic Belize collection, comes the next generation of the popular Belize 54 Daybridge, offering an impressive new flybridge and hardtop design, greater speed and enhanced owner comforts that will take this popular yacht to a new level.
Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst and CEO Wes Moxey have driven significant advances in design, performance, technology and luxury over the past eight years and each of these outstanding new yachts reflect Riviera today, as the company marks 40 years of boatbuilding evolution.
“Individually these magnificent motor yachts have inspired owners to join the growing Riviera family in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and together they showcase the Riviera essence of ultra-luxury, superior technology and supreme sea-keeping qualities,” Mr Longhurst said.
“We are proud and humble to be able to premiere four new models at Fort Lauderdale, especially in these current times. Our inspirational design team are equally as passionate and committed to evolution as Wes and I, and we are sure that everyone who visits our showcase at Fort Lauderdale will be extremely impressed with the very latest from Riviera.”
Superior offshore performance, water sports versatility and long-range voyaging capabilities are integral to the Sports Motor Yacht collections unique design as are luxury lifestyle appointments which include the brilliant alfresco deck, foredeck entertainment zone and flybridge ‘sky lounge’ with separate deck.
The 72 and its 68-foot sistership have been exceptionally popular and an ever-growing number of yachts now cruising the waters of the United States, Mediterranean, south east Asia, Caribbean, New Zealand and, of course, Australia.
Externally, the next generation 72 SMY features the distinctive sweeping hull window design that bathes the accommodation deck with superb vistas, natural light and fresh sea air. The flybridge aft rail now mirrors the signature finish of the hard top giving an even sleeker appearance to the yacht.
Enhancements to the cockpit offer greater storage options, service access and larger insulated lockers. When it comes time to relax or entertain, the attractive new bar design on the alfresco deck with integrated refrigeration and seating will be appreciated by all.
Internally, guest accommodation has been refined with a new larger third stateroom design featuring cross-over single berths. The utility room or crew cabin now offer new options for additional accommodation and storage. Throughout the 72 SMY’s interior, refinements to finishes have created an even greater sense of luxury.
Riviera engineers have taken this flagship to another level with a new engine room layout and introduced new equipment and smart technology such as digital fuel and water tank gauges mounted externally at the filler points that are integrated into the onboard digital switching and monitoring system.
To allow owners to stay aboard longer, voyage further and cruise at faster speeds, water and fuel capacities have been increased in the 72 SMY. Power has also been upgraded to twin 2000hp (1,471 kW) shaft drive MAN V12 diesels – perfect partners for the soft-riding and efficient hull design from world-leading superyacht architect Frank Mulder.
Against any measure the 72 SMY’s layout offers superior onboard living. The beam of 6 metres (19’8”) is carried well aft – which aids stability and allows an expansive cockpit, alfresco and saloon deck and up to four staterooms with four bathrooms on the accommodation deck. There is also a utility room or optional crew cabin.
Riviera has now taken the essential design elements of the 72 and 68 Sports Motor Yacht and scaled these for those wanting the same sporting performance, blue water capability and absolute luxury in a new 64-foot model.
The new 64 Sports Motor Yacht offers an air-conditioned alfresco deck – just perfect for dining and relaxing that flows to the aft gourmet galley. In the saloon, an internal staircase leads to the four-sided enclosed flybridge with its own rear deck, whilst a side door from the saloon leads to deep and wide walk-around side decks. There is an owner’s choice of three or four staterooms including full beam master suite and either a utility room or crew cabin. The foredeck cradles a 3.6-metre (11’8”) tender before converting into a plush entertainment zone.
Nautical miles simply disappear as you harness the power of the twin shaft drive MAN diesels available with a choice of V8-1300hp (956kW) or V12-1550hp (1140kW). The hull transitions onto the plane in seconds and accelerates rapidly to well over 34 knots with the MAN V12’s.
The just released 50 Sports Motor Yacht redefines the mid-sized blue water yacht. Sharing many of the sporting and luxury-infused SMY features, the new 50 is remarkably spacious, offers a sports cockpit, alfresco deck, aft galley and three-sided glass-enclosed flybridge with staircase access from the saloon. The accommodation deck offers and a full-beam master suite as the centrepiece of a three-stateroom, twin-bathroom design – all in a yacht measuring 15.4 metres (50’7”) in length.
The 50 SMY is available with a choice of two highly efficient power and drive options both with joystick controls – twin diesel Volvo Penta IPS950 – 725hp (533kW) or twin diesel shaft-drive MAN i6-800 – 800hp (588kW). Both propulsion packages deliver a smooth, quiet and efficient ride.
Belize motor yachts celebrate classic design with bespoke finishes and details whilst embracing superior technology to offer a heightened level of operational ease and efficiency. Working in partnership with Belize owners, the design team has undertaken an extensive refinement of this popular three stateroom, two bathroom yacht, the results of which have taken the Belize 54 Daybridge to the next level.
This refinement can be seen in every aspect of the 54’s next generation appearance and experienced in her performance. Features include new passenger seating design incorporated with a Selto London electric custom designed helm chair, both offering enormous comfort. Larger and fully adjustable cockpit table, new lighting, galley and laundry upgrades further enhance owners entertaining and time aboard.
Externally, the daybridge offers a very visible indication of refinement with a new helm design, greater seating and useable deck space and a sleek new high-tech composite hardtop which is now available as an option.
Onboard systems and equipment have also been upgraded including the propulsion package which is now the Volvo Penta IPS2 950’s offering twin 725hp (533kW) delivering impressive range and efficiency with exceptional performance of over 34 knots.
“We strive to ensure that every one of our motor yachts is the best it can possibly be, from our sporty and adventurous 395 SUV right through our flagship 72 Sports Motor Yacht,” Rodney Longhurst said.
“Each of our 21-individual models will give owners the sheer enjoyment and satisfaction that comes with being part of the global Riviera family of yacht owners.
“We look forward to welcoming boating enthusiasts to our display and giving them the opportunity to step aboard the next-generation Riviera and Belize motor yachts at the Riviera luxury showcase at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 28 – November 1, 2020”.
- Premiere – Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht
- Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht Flybridge
Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht Saloon
- Premiere – Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht
- Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht Foredeck
- Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht Saloon
- Premiere – Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht
- Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht alfresco deck
- Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht Master Stateroom
- Premiere – Belize 54 Daybridge
- Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition
- Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition Helm
- Riviera 395 SUV
- Riviera 395 SUV Saloon
- Belize 66 Daybridge
- Belize 66 Daybridge Presidential Master Stateroom