Riviera’s popular 5800 Sport Yacht takes design to another level with the first of the series to be delivered with lower galley and alternate saloon option delivered to its Sydney, Australia owner last month. The lower galley option is ideal for those who enjoy formal entertaining, as the separate galley provides a discreet area for food preparation while the saloon features two huge lounges on either side of the boat, to the port the plush lounge wraps around the dinette table, while the starboard side includes a huge U-shaped lounge complete with pop up TV at the end, perfect for chilling out or conversing with guests and comfortably seating 12 adults. Since the 5800 Sport Yacht’s world release in May 2009, this latest Riviera model has achieved sales in Italy, Auckland, Perth, Sydney and the Gold Coast. Building on the success of the impressive standard model, the lower galley option is tipped to be popular with those who enjoy entertaining providing the family chef or crew a private gourmet galley complete with quality appliances including electric induction three-element cooktop, two drawer fridges and two drawer freezers, a convection microwave oven, dishwasher and solid-surface benchtop, a stainless steel underslung sink with mixer tap and generous storage. The saloon windscreen serves as a massive skylight above the lower galley providing an abundance of natural light while an opening port-hole at eye level gives the chef a good view and plenty of sea breezes. Riviera’s new product development concept design manager, Neil McCabe said customers were fascinated with the 5800 Sport Yacht’s power, precise handling, smooth ride, low engine noise and striking modern look. The Riviera 5800 employs Volvo Penta IPS propulsion, an integrated system of marine diesel engines and steerable drive units mounted under the hull with twin counter rotating, forward facing, propellers. This system offers easy handling and manoeuvring even in tight situations and a joystick for easy docking. Volvo Penta IPS also offers up to 30 percent better fuel consumption than traditional shaft drive systems. Three Volvo Penta IPS 600 diesels rated at 435hp each are standard. This latest galley down delivered 5800 Sport Yacht was also fitted with two aft IPS joysticks docking stations located to port and starboard side of the cockpit.