The stylish new 6000 Sport Yacht from iconic Australian luxury boat-builder Riviera is making her Americas Premiere at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida.
Heralding an exciting new era in luxury on-water entertaining, this sleek flagship of Riviera’s sophisticated Sport Yacht series forms part of an impressive seven-boat display of the latest innovative models from across Riviera’s award-winning collections that cater to a wide range of boating pursuits and individual styles.
Riviera is also showcasing its sporty and adventurous new 515 and 565 models from the popular SUV range, the stately 4400 and 5000 Sport Yachts, the seriously seaworthy 50 Enclosed Flybridge, as well as the classically inspired Belize 54 Daybridge.
The new 6000 Sport Yacht – ‘the ultimate entertainer’ – is supremely comfortable with clever alfresco lifestyle concepts, ultramodern technology and palatial appointments – a high-performance vessel akin to a floating six-star resort.
Combined with Riviera’s legendary bluewater performance, she also includes an impressive sports-styled helm with full joystick steering control while cruising, a flexible four-stateroom accommodation layout with luxurious full-beam master, three bathrooms, contemporary and stylish hull windows and portholes, dual electric sliding sunroofs and fixed skylights … as well as a large, open cockpit with BBQ centre and undercover seating and dining areas.
Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said the 6000 Sport Yacht has already received widespread acclaim, with boating aficionados praising the level of attention to every detail that confirms she is indeed a world-class Riviera.
“Underneath the expansive cockpit of the 6000 Sport Yacht is a large garage for a 10.5ft (3.2m) tender and outboard that can be easily loaded using the built-in electric winch, with additional room for accessories and water toys, and there’s still enough space for a jet ski on the swim platform,” he said.
“Wide side decks with well-placed grab rails give access from either side of the 6000 Sport Yacht to her colossal-sized sun pad which sprawls the centreline of the forward deck, which has its own stereo so you can plug and play your favourite tunes while soaking up the sun.
“The strong fibreglass hardtop extends back over her generous 113 sq.ft (10.5sq.m) cockpit to provide shade and shelter from the extremities, and features a large solid fibreglass electric sliding sunroof to bring even more light and fresh air into the alfresco area when desired.
“Her huge array of entertainment capabilities are complemented by second-zone speakers from the saloon, LED mood lighting as well as a large glass awning window that hinges out of the way from the rear bulkhead to create a free-flowing feel from bow right through to stern.”
The 6000’s luxurious aft galley – at the centre of the social scene – features high-end Miele appliances and Vitrifrigo drawer refrigeration, while a tinted bronze glass finish to the overhead galley cabinets adds yet another touch of refinement to the satin walnut varnish joinery used throughout the yacht.
“The 6000 Sport Yacht’s rich interior sense of light, space and liveability is enhanced through fixed skylights and a second tinted glass electric sunroof above the saloon lounge and helm, bringing the outdoors inside to create a further alfresco area in its own right,” said Mr Longhurst. “Here, soft-touch leathers and the highest quality fabrics complement a range of practical features for dining, lounging and even working whilst aboard.”
A versatile accommodation plan features up to four generous-sized staterooms – including full-beam master suite with king-sized walk-around bed amidships – three bathrooms, and the 86 sq.ft (8sq.m) utility room located under the cockpit can be converted to crew quarters. The twin-berth cabin to port can also be converted to an atrium lounge area with its own integrated storage and entertainment features – a great teenager’s retreat.
Riviera chief executive officer Wes Moxey said the dignified composure of the 6000 Sport Yacht is just as evident offshore as it is at anchor – her solid and robust hull with keel is the evolution of Riviera’s rich 34-year heritage in building world-class luxury powerboats that are proven in the tough Australian offshore conditions.
“Our talented team of international designers and engineers also incorporate state-of-the-art technology from around the globe to deliver Riviera and Belize owners ‘the ultimate boating experience’,” he said.
“For example, the 6000 Sport Yacht includes C-Zone digital switching. This means that you no longer need to decide which circuit-breakers to turn on or off – simply select the mode which best suits the operation of the yacht such as ‘cruise’, ‘entertain’ or ‘dock unattended’ … and the appropriate circuits will be energised or disengaged. These modes can be customised by the owner, so the system works exactly as you want.” C-Zone control panels in the 6000 Sport Yacht are located at the saloon entrance, at the stylish helm and also in the impressive full-beam master stateroom below deck.
The 6000 Sport Yacht also has full joystick steering while underway, as well as full auto-pilot, auto-trim, Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) for station-holding while rafting up or waiting off a fuel jetty, as well as Anti-Corrosion Protection (ACP).
“The level of technology is evident throughout the yacht, right down to the state-of-the-art battery system, while her clever design ensures quick accessibility to key maintenance points, thus increasing reliability, reducing future servicing costs and confirming this beautiful yacht as being in a class of its own,” said Mr Moxey.
For the 6000 Sport Yacht, Riviera has employed the revolutionary Volvo Penta propulsion system with twin IPS2-950 (533kW / 2 x 725hp) pod drives which, in addition to superior handling and manoeuvring in tight quarters, also offer impressive fuel efficiency, low noise levels, long cruising range and a high top-end speed.
“The Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht has a top speed of around 31 knots under full load and has a cruising range of 281nm at 22 knots (with 10% fuel reserve),” said Mr Moxey. “Of course there’s an additional pop-up joystick in the cockpit for precise docking control. Indeed a skipper – either solo or with a novice crew – can simply push and twist the joystick in the direction required to make the boat respond immediately, pivoting in place or tracking sideways into a berth that’s just long enough to fit the yacht.”
The 6000 Sport Yacht makes her Americas Premiere at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from October 30 – November 3 and will be on display along with all of Riviera’s latest releases at C Dock.
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