August 22, 2012

Project: Rivera 445 SUV

It was something announced in Spring of this year, about an upcoming new range from Riviera, and finally it is here with the 445 SUV.  This new Rivera series is in my opinion a nice mash up of all the current down under builder line up, reflecting mostly a good mix of the Sport Yacht, and the Offshore Express series.  In this rendering and some picture I have seen coming from the Sydney show I like a lot how the reverse curved shear line gives an aggressive yet classic profile to the exterior.  The 445 SUV i.e. for Sport Utility Vessel is also impressive in the accommodation front, with a split level aft deck which welcomes guest and sports fisherman alike, a nice interior saloon with a well laid C-shaped galley, and a lower deck which sleeps five guests in two cabins.  Power is from twin Volvo 370 or 435hp engines with IPS pod drives.