Riviera announces their brand new 545 SUV motor yacht

16 Jul 2019

Riviera has announced the launch of a new 545 SUV motor yacht, set to make its world premiere at the Sydney International Boat Show in August 2019. This comes hot on the heels of Riviera’s latest world premieres; the 6000, 5400 and 4800 Series II Platinum Edition Sport Yachts.

The 545 SUV replaces Riviera’s current 525 SUV as a versatile yacht combining both indoor and outdoor lifestyle features at a size that’s just right for cruising couples and young families, with Volvo Penta IPS 800 (625hp) and 950 (725hp) power options providing class-leading performance and ease of handling.

Pride of place goes to the full-beam master suite boasting an exceptional amount of space and storage, king-sized walk-around bed, L-shaped lounge to starboard, bureau and large hanging wardrobe to port, plus a generous en-suite bathroom equipped with designer fittings. Being amidships, the suite enjoys optimum stability and quietness, while topside windows to both port and starboard afford unimpeded water views.

Guests or family members are pampered with an elegantly appointed forward VIP stateroom, a starboard twin cabin, plus a day head with glass shower recess and stylish vanity. Storage abounds, and there is excellent headroom, light and ventilation throughout.

The cockpit is well configured for fishing and watersports, along with outdoor entertaining. It offers fixed transom seating as well as a three-seater mezzanine lounge to port. A double barbecue unit resides to starboard on the mezzanine, adjacent to the saloon entry for easy access back-and-forth to the aft-placed galley and cocktail cabinet.

U-shaped and highly functional, the aft galley is a gourmet chef’s delight with a solid surface bench top, electric cooktop, convection microwave oven and an optional drawer dishwasher within handy reach of the stainless-steel sink.

The 545 SUV’s rear bulkhead opens to the cockpit via an awning window comprising tinted, tempered glass framed in polished stainless steel. Sliding windows on both sides of the saloon and two large overhead sunroofs ensure fresh air and natural light invigorate the space.

There’s an equally stunning view for the driver and passenger through the large windscreen. Riviera’s designers have placed the wheel almost on the centreline for superb vision, separating the helm’s twin pedestal seats to allow easy access.

Guests can also immerse themselves in the driving experience from the L-shaped lounge to port, just aft of the helm. It has a hi-lo dining table, while a three-seater lounge resides to starboard. The latter has a removable centre seat that becomes an ottoman for additional dining seating. A fold-out table then extends the dinner party if needed.

If its dining manners are impeccable, Rodney Longhurst says “wait until you experience the 545 SUV’s driving manners!”

“The 545 SUV was designed to deliver a soft, dry and efficient ride, bolstered by the legendary structural strength that Riviera is renowned for,” he adds. “The hull performs wonderfully in the enclosed flybridge format, so the SUV’s low centre of gravity makes it exceptionally well settled and safe in a seaway.

“The underwater hull form is perfectly matched to the twin D11 turbo diesel engines and IPS drives, with excellent fuel economy and impressively quiet operation, not to mention easy joystick docking.”

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