July 30, 2014

New Model: Riviera 515 SUV

It's the third model of the innovative Rivera SUV line, and this new 515 stands in the middle of this fairly new line which debuted only a couple years back with the 445.  The 515 SUV keeps the rugged line bit sport fisherman and yacht of the range, which seems to be gaining new fans each time a new model is launched. For the 515 SUV Riviera based itself on a new keel type Vee hull shape, created on purpose for pod drives, from both Volvo IPS and the ZF Zeus series.  In its accommodation solutions there is a lot to like in the 515 SUV; from its multi-purpose mezzanine sport fish inspired aft deck, and the latest of the European design trends used inside.  Surely the C-shaped aft positioned galley will be a favorite of many. Below the 445 SUV offers a three double cabins layout with two heads. For below an option for the port side cabin exists, which can be ordered with twin berths or as a double bed, this last transforming this room as the owners in lieu of the one to fore which becomes a VIP.  Power options for the Riviera 515 SUV are three engines which start from Cummins 600hp up to twin Volvo 725hp.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 17.26 m (56.8ft)
Hull Length - 16.1 m
Beam - 5.01 m
Draft - 1.18 m with props
Displacement - 26130 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 3000 l
Water Capacity - 750 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, +2 in convertible saloon
Engines - 2 x Volvo D11 626hp, 725hp, Cummins 600hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pods, ZF Zeus dual prop afr looking pod drives
Speed - 31 knots max, 28 knots cruise, 23 knots economic fast cruise with Volvo 626hp
Range - 355 nm at 23 knots 
Project - Riviera Technical Department headed by Stephen Ford