May 6, 2013

New Model: Riviera 565 SUV

Just a couple of days before its Boating Festival, Riviera put into its enviroment the new 565 SUV a continution this range which started with the 445 launched in 2012.  With the SUV series Riviera aim is to combine the high performance blue water cruising capabilities of the classic Flybridge with the fish raising abilities of the Offshore Express, and the single-level leisurely entertaining features of the popular Sport Yacht series, creating a unique true bridge between the other range from the down under firm. The 565 SUV features a three cabins and two bathrooms layout, with a flexible accommodation plan amd sleeping capacity for six to eight adults. The stately full-beam master suite features a king size island bed, large hull windows and optional opening port holes for cross ventilation, a walk-in robe, and a lounge.  The forward cabin has an optional layout with the choice of either a queen size island bed or a triple bunk bed arrangement, as displayed on hull one. This cabin also features large hull windows and deck hatch for ventilation.  The third cabin has two metre long bunk beds, making this vessel ideal for extended stays aboard with family or friends. The new 565 SUV has many clever design and aesthetic features such as the sleek low profile hardtop, with two large manually sliding glass sunroof hatches, which bring an abundance of natural light and fresh air into the saloon.  The large helm station to port has plenty of room for electronics including three display screens, controls and a joystick. There are four high-quality helm chairs, two of which swivel 180 degrees to face the saloon allowing occupants to join in the conversation in the saloon area. A key design feature that sets this model apart is the expansive and uncluttered cockpit space with plenty of storage including, an insulated fish bin to starboard, plus clever storage inside the engine room hatch; simply lift up the hinged cockpit floor and the two large fore and aft fish/storage bins lift with the deck whilst a third square storage compartment is revealed. The mezzanine seating to port also features a top loading refrigerated cool box under the seating. There is the option to have a barbecue centre in the transom with barbecue, sink, rubbish bin and storage or optional live bait tank or standard storage bin, as well as an optional hydraulic swim platform for a smaller tender. Engines are twin Volvo 700hp with IPS900 pod drives which give a top speed of 32 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 18.5 m (60.9ft)
Hull Length - 17.2 m
Beam - 5.13 m
Draft - 1.30 m incl props
Displacement - 22,300 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 3500 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - 6 or  7 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D9 700hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS900 pod drives
Speed - 32 knots max, 28 cruise
Range - 452 nm at 28 knots, 477 nm at 24 knots
www.riviera.com.au