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Riviera to stage 8 model display at Fort Lauderdale

Australia's luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, will proudly present an eight-yacht display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida, from 2 to 6 November.

The on-water display will showcase three models from Riviera’s stylish and sophisticated Sport Yacht collection - 6000, 5400 and 4800 - two sporty and adventurous SUV models - 575 and 445 – as well as the 45 and 43 Open Flybridge models and the classically elegant Belize 54 Daybridge.

The accomplished team at Riviera is also planning a special Fort Lauderdale evening to celebrate the Riviera family during the show.

Riviera Chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said: “As the world's largest boat show, Fort Lauderdale holds a special place in Riviera's heart each year and it is with great pride that we present a range of distinctive and luxurious designs that cater to the wide range of today’s motor yachting pursuits and cruising aspirations.

"The name Riviera is synonymous worldwide with premium luxury, superior design, and supreme blue-water sea-keeping capabilities.”

The sleek and sophisticated Riviera Sport Yacht collection offers high-performance blue-water yachts that combine supreme comfort with unique alfresco lifestyle features with ultramodern technology.

“Each Riviera Sport Yacht on display at Fort Lauderdale includes an impressive array of features including an hydraulic boarding platform, tender garage and large featured-packed cockpit with a gourmet barbecue unit, and a sun pad on her forward deck,” said Riviera International Sales Director Chris McCafferty.

The cockpit of each model connects seamlessly with a light-filled salon through a sliding glass door and awning window. Inside, past a well-equipped aft galley, the salon includes a dinette and comprehensive forward helm. The salon is flooded with natural light through wrap-around windows and electric sunroof. 

The sports-styled helms feature touch-screen Glass Cockpit navigation and systems monitoring as well as touch-screen CZone digital switching and a joystick for superior handling and low-speed maneuvering.

The Sport Yacht collection offers accommodation from two to four staterooms, all with luxury appointments and cedar-lined wardrobes, excellent storage as well as luxurious bathrooms. The master stateroom in each model includes an ensuite bathroom.

Riviera Sport Yachts are powered by Volvo Penta IPS propulsion systems with twin turbo diesel engines connected to IPS pod drives that offer impressive fuel efficiency, low noise levels, long cruising range and high top-end speed. With Riviera, all Volvo Penta systems and drives are covered by an industry-leading five-year warranty.

Also on display the sporty and adventurous Riviera SUV collection, ideal for entertaining and watersports or for extended cruising, with a large cockpit, elegant interior and stateroom accommodation. The Riviera display includes the 575 and 445 SUV models.  

Riviera SUVs combine the respected blue water hull and open cockpit of the Flybridge collection with the single-level living attributes so well loved in the Sport Yacht collection

The cockpit is certain to be the centre of activities with lounges and excellent barbecue amenities.

A glass sliding door and awning window open to seamlessly create one unified space from the large boarding platform through to the front windscreen. The interior salon includes a fully equipped galley aft with dinette lounge. The sports-styled helm forward features touch-screen Glass Cockpit navigation and systems monitoring as well as touch-screen CZone digital switching and a joystick for superior handling and low-speed maneuvering.

Stepping below, the accommodation deck of a Riviera SUV provides options of two or three staterooms, each luxuriously appointed and flooded with natural light.

Superior storage in all cabins includes cedar-lined hanging lockers, drawers and under-bed storage.

Riviera has selected the proven Volvo Penta IPS system to power each model in the SUV collection, with twin turbo diesel engines and IPS pod drives. With Riviera, all Volvo Penta systems and drives are covered by an industry-leading five-year warranty.

The Riviera Open Flybridge collection on display features a free-flowing alfresco environment from the expansive cockpit through to an elegant salon. The Riviera display includes the 45 and 43 Open Flybridge models.

The well-equipped cockpit is a generous space for entertaining, and is also the perfect platform for all manner of watersports, with an aft-facing lounge forward.

A moulded staircase on the 45 and the Riviera stair-ladder on the 43 both featuring polished stainless steel grabrails leads skipper and guests to the flybridge, offering 360-degree views. A state-of-the-art aft helm includes twin chairs behind a sport steering wheel, twin-lever electronic engine control units and a choice of different formats to suit the electronic displays. A forward L-shape lounge surrounds a GRP dinette table. The flybridge also includes a second guest lounge and wet bar.

A rear bulkhead awning window and glass door open into the cockpit to create one extended living space between the cockpit and salon. The salon offers a comfortable dinette and gourmet galley featuring solid-surface bench tops, electric induction cooktop, convection microwave oven, stainless steel sink and generous storage including drawer fridges.

On the accommodation deck, the forward master stateroom features an island queen bed and ensuite bathroom. 

The 45 Open Flybridge features two guest cabins. The port side cabin features twin beds that convert to a double with an infill while a starboard side cabin includes pullman-style bunks. The guest bathroom doubles as the day head.

The 43 Open Flybridge features a full-beam guest cabin with twin beds athwartships on the starboard side and a single bed along the port side. A guest bathroom immediately forward of the guest cabin doubles as the day head.

The 45 Open Flybridge offers shaft drive propulsion through Caterpillar or Cummins turbo diesel engines.

The 43 Open Flybridge is equipped with Volvo Penta IPS propulsion through turbo diesel engines and IPS pods. With Riviera, all Volvo Penta systems and drives are covered by an industry-leading five-year warranty.

Sophisticated styling, an opulent interior, clever storage concepts and a proven blue water hull distinguish the Belize 54 Daybridge which will also be on display.

"The 54 Daybridge is designed to cater for the growing global passion for high-end luxury motor yachts that blend traditional design with the latest in marine technology,” said Mr McCafferty.

"With an alfresco cockpit design and a large tender garage, a welcoming salon with aft galley, three staterooms and two bathrooms including a full-beam master, the Belize is a motor yacht for those who love understated elegance."

Each Belize 54 Daybridge offers innovative Glass Bridge navigation and monitoring features as well as three joysticks – at the main helm, at the daybridge helm and in the cockpit portside.

The Belize 54 Daybridge offers owners the choice of Volvo Penta’s D11-IPS800 system with twin D11 turbo diesel engines and IPS20 pod-drives (460kW/626hp each) or the D11-IPS950 system with twin D11 diesel engines and IPS20 pod-drive units (533kW/725hp each). With Riviera, all Volvo Penta systems and drives are covered by an industry-leading five-year warranty.

Mr Longhurst said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Riviera and Belize owners and visitors to inspect the latest luxurious models of Riviera excellence at our stunning red-carpet, on-water showcase on C Dock at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.”

Pictured: A timeless classic - the Belize 54 Daybridge.

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