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Riviera presents two exceptional European Premieres at Cannes

by Riviera Australia 22 Aug 17:15 PDT 10-15 September 2019
Riviera 39 Open Flybridge © Riviera Australia

Australia's most awarded luxury motor yacht builder Riviera will reinforce its reputation for excellence and innovation with multiple European premieres at the Cannes Yachting Festival from September 10-15.

Europe's leading in-water boat show, will be the first chance for boating enthusiasts to step aboard the exceptional 39 Open Flybridge, Riviera's new motor yacht under 40-feet, and the spectacular 545 SUV, which signals a new class of luxury by effectively offering two motor yacht designs in one.

Riviera will also showcase its widely acclaimed 5400 Sport Yacht, which has already won countless admirers as a superb single-level entertainer and is now being offered in the superb new Platinum Edition.

Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst said the Cannes Yachting Festival was a prime opportunity to introduce the spectacular trio of luxury motor yachts.

"For almost 40 years Riviera has helped make boating dreams come true for motor yacht owners the world over and I know that tradition will continue at Cannes in September," he said.

"Our 600-strong team is constantly refining our luxury motor yachts and the boats we will have on display will present three fine examples from our comprehensive 20-model range from 39 to 72 feet across five individual model collections.

"Europeans have always had a great appreciation for the built-to-last qualities of our yachts, their luxury and incredible sea-keeping capabilities. Our team are certainly looking forward to showcasing our very latest models in Cannes."

Mr Longhurst said the family of owners had grown consistently since Riviera's first luxury motor yacht arrived in Europe in 1985.

"Today there are almost 5,600 Riviera owners cruising the great lakes, rivers, seas and oceans of the world who all enjoy being a part of a very special global family," he said.

"The Riviera yachts being crafted today represent the finest calibre we have launched in the past 39 years - with our legendary blue water heritage and enduring craftsmanship, a Riviera of today embraces the latest boat-building techniques, uses only the finest materials, employs the very latest technology and offers brilliant design and detail that set Riviera apart as one of the world's great luxury motor yacht builders.

"Our new Sports Motor Yacht Collection, Platinum Edition Sport Yachts and growing SUV and Belize Collections all reflect the pride and passion of our 600-strong team of master craftsmen. At the Cannes Yachting Festival 2019, Riviera is very proud to premiere our 39 Open Flybridge and 545 SUV."

Riviera 39 Open Flybridge

Created for family yachting adventures, the Riviera 39 Open Flybridge is the ultimate combination of class-leading sports look and performance with the multiple entertaining spaces that are a key quality of Riviera motor yachts.

The finest of grain-matched timberwork and cabinetry, skilfully paired with elegant Sunbrella fabrics, enhance the contemporary styling of both the interior and exterior of the 39 Open Flybridge.

In the saloon, a fully-equipped aft galley is located to starboard with a lounge and dinning area opposite offering sweeping 360 degree views. The lower helm is located forward on the port side.

A stair-ladder on the starboard side of the cockpit connects this space with the open and extended Flybridge that can be easily transformed from cruising or dining modes to a full sun pad and relaxation centre.

The twin helm-and-companion seat faces a sports wheel, comprehensive engine controls including the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation displays, IPS joystick, stereo and CZone controls all protected behind a raked windscreen.

The lower deck provides sleeping accommodation for five adults in two staterooms, with the luxurious master stateroom forward including a queen-size walk-around double bed and wardrobe on the portside aft quarter, as well as overhead lockers and shelving.

Power for the Riviera 39 Open Flybridge comes from twin Volvo Penta D6 IPS 600 turbo diesel engines providing 324kW/440hp each and Inboard Propulsion System pod-drives and the revolutionary joystick control.

Riviera 545 SUV

This sporty and adventurous luxury motor yacht combines the blue-water performance and generous open cockpit of Riviera's Flybridge Collection with the entertaining and cruising single-level style of its renowned Sport Yachts. The 545 SUV is both the perfect water sports and fishing platform as she is an entertainer and cruising motor yacht.

The grand saloon features wondrous levels of appointment. This includes a superbly equipped, highly functional U-shaped aft galley to port with bar and additional galley space opposite that effortlessly serves both the cockpit and the saloons versatile L-shaped dinning and lounge area that transforms from informal to formal dining. Opposite to starboard is a further lounge that also transforms for additional dinning with a folding table.

Beautifully designed, appointed and finished, the full-beam master suite is the definition of luxury and includes a queen-sized, walk-around bed with storage beneath, bedside tables and drawers, a long hull window and opening port light.

A spacious VIP stateroom forward offers all the luxurious appointments of the master suite. A third guest cabin with twin Pullman berths completes the accommodation deck.

Twin Volvo D11 IPS 800 turbo diesel engines each deliver 460kW/626hp, along with class-leading power-to-weight ratio, enhanced torque, impressive fuel efficiency and quiet, smooth, exhilarating performance. Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation and joystick control are included at the main helm to port along with twin captain's chairs. A further cockpit joystick makes docking a breeze.

5400 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition

The 5400 Sport Yacht won universal acclaim when it was launched to an admiring market, with its intelligent and progressive design, sleek lines, raked entry infusing the vessel with a sporting pedigree.

Now Riviera is offering the 5400 as part of its outstanding new Platinum Edition Sport Yachts with additional features that exhibit the world-class style, sophistication and elegance crafted by the highly credentialled Riviera design team.

Platinum accents, fashionable interior updates and premium state-of-the-art features have captivated boating enthusiasts.

The new edition 5400 is a turn-key luxury sports package with everything needed for on-water relaxation, starting with generous cockpit seating that is protected from the elements that is the al fresco dining and socialising hub complete with the Platinum Silver wet bar.

The aft galley features new waterfall-style Corian benchtops with squared edges, complemented by twin bar stools to form a casual servery. Back-to-back lounges fill the area to port, leading forward to the central helm station.

The skipper will feel more like a pilot in this commanding space. Standard power for the Platinum Edition is a pair of Volvo Penta IPS 950 533kW/725hp diesels that deliver silky mid-range acceleration and an impressive top speed, while two Volvo Penta joysticks at the main saloon helm and in the cockpit ensure effortless docking and manoeuvrability.

Owners receive a majestic full-beam stateroom, abounding with exceptional headroom and airiness surrounding a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom. The VIP stateroom fills the forepeak, while there is a choice between a lower lounge or twin bunk cabin.

Riviera provides the reassurance that all Volvo Penta powered yachts have their systems, drives and electronics covered by an industry-leading five-year limited warranty to complement Riviera's structural five-year limited warranty.

Step aboard the Riviera in-water showcase at the new location Pantiero PAN 009 and Pantiero PAN 209, Yachting Festival Cannes from September 10 to 15.

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