23 Jan 2012

Riviera’s stunning new 53 Enclosed Flybridge will be on show for the first time at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show held from February 16 to 20.  The 53 will be among several of the newest and most popular designs from Australia’s largest and most awarded luxury boat builder which are tipped to impress boating enthusiasts at the show.

Riviera will exhibit four of its latest models at the Collins Avenue display including the new 43 Open Flybridge with IPS, new 53 Enclosed Flybridge with IPS or ZF 4000 pod drives, 5000 Sport Yacht with Zeus and the 5800 Sport Yacht with IPS or Zeus.

As one of the world’s largest and most prestigious boating events, the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show spans 1.2 million square feet in the heart of Miami Beach.

Director of Riviera Yachts Chris McCafferty said the Miami Yacht and Brokerage show was regarded as one of the world’s leading boat shows.

“Riviera has held a strong presence at the Miami Boat Show for the past 12 years and we look forward to showcasing our impressive range of new models,” Mr McCafferty said.

“The Riviera display, located at the southern most end of Collins Avenue near the road bridge and adjacent to Ramp 34 is a prime spot to showcase our latest models,” Mr McCafferty said.

“The 53 Enclosed Flybridge has already received 17 orders from enthusiasts in Australia and the US in just eight months since it was launched in May last year.” 

This spacious design, dubbed the ‘spaceship’ is the first Riviera Flybridge in the 50 foot range to offer a full-beam master stateroom, with king-size bed and large ensuite. The 53 is also the first Riviera in this size bracket to offer an enclosed flybridge with spacious seating for a party of 10.

Featuring a new generation of luxury, technology and personal customisation, the 53 has been developed in-house after nearly two years of detailed consultation with boat owners across the globe.  The 53 has the option of an open or enclosed flybridge and a choice of either IPS or ZF 4000 pod drive propulsion systems.

The result is a fresh approach, signalling a new generation of Riviera prowess and efficiency. The 53 is a vessel of considerable internal volume, allowing Riviera’s designers to create unprecedented living spaces, elegant amenities and unrivalled performance.

“The new 43 Open Flybridge is one of Riviera’s most successful models with 33 of these new boats sold since its launch in 2010, which is a significant achievement,” Mr McCafferty said.

“The 5800 and 5000 Sport Yachts have been extremely well received with sales of 23 and 44 boats respectively since their recent launches with several models now in the Americas.”

“With such an impressive line up of new models on display, I have no doubt that Riviera will enjoy a very strong show.”

Riviera’s Director of Brand and Communications Stephen Milne said the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show in partnership with the Miami International Boat Show had always been one of the largest and most successful boat shows for Riviera.

“With 24 boats currently under construction as we start the New Year, we anticipate continued success at the 2012 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show.  We will have our professional team on hand to discuss our exciting new and innovative models,” Mr Milne said.

Riviera offers 20 different models from 36 to 85 feet across four model series Flybridge, Sport Yacht, Offshore Express and Motor Yachts.