Riviera to premiere 645 SUV at Sanctuary Cove


Australia’s largest luxury motor yacht builder plans to display models from at least four of its ranges at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.


Riviera 645 SUV


Riviera will stage the show debut of its new 645 SUV at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from May 20-23. The Australian builder’s large display will include models from its SUV, Sports Motor Yacht, Sport Yacht and Enclosed Flybridge ranges.


The 645 SUV is the new flagship of the six-model SUV collection and features three or four staterooms, three bathrooms and a utility, crew or additional accommodation aft. The main deck includes an alfresco entertaining and dining deck, gourmet galley with island bench, a side saloon door leading to walk-around side decks, and a large socialising and sunbathing area on the foredeck.


Riviera 645 SUV


Power options comprise twin MAN V8 1300 (956 kW) or MAN V12 1550 (1,140 kW) common rail marine diesels, with the latter delivering a cruising speed of 30 knots and top speed of about 34 knots.


The 645 SUV will be accompanied at Sanctuary Cove by the 445, 505 and 575 SUV models. Other Riviera yachts on display will include the 72, 64 and 50 Sports Motor Yachts, the 6000, 5400 and 4800 Sport Yacht Platinum Editions, and the 57 Enclosed Flybridge.


Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht


Rodney Longhurst, owner of Riviera, said: “Our team are looking forward to presenting our premiere model among a truly outstanding line-up of Riviera luxury motor yachts on H Arm at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and welcoming visitors aboard.


“Our showcase will provide a unique opportunity to fully appreciate the superior quality, practicality and luxury across our full range of models in one convenient location.”


Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition


The Sanctuary Cove display will also host the ninth Riviera Festival of Boating, where owners can participate in educational and training events including mastering knots lines and hitches, offshore seamanship, understanding radar, navigating at night and onboard power systems management.


Exclusive social events include the Riviera owners’ ladies’ luncheon and the Riviera Owners Party aboard The YOT Club, a floating superyacht entertainment hub that will be the social heart of the display.


Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge


Riviera, which offers 22 models from 39-72ft, is also participating in the Palm Beach International Boat Show in Florida from March 25-28 and the Japan International Boat Show from April 15-18.


Riviera’s dealers in Asia include Thailand-based Lee Marine, the Australian builder’s longest-serving international distributor.

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Josh Lee, founder of Thailand dealer Lee Marine, says the pandemic has led more “Asian clients to really consider yachting”.