A strengthening US dollar has iconic Australian luxury yacht builder Riviera in a buoyant mood ahead of the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show in Florida (12-16 February 2015).
Revered right around the globe for the legendary sea-keeping abilities of its yachts and a hallmark passion for perfection in everything it does, Riviera will present the latest in nautical design, marine technology and on-water luxury at its largest Miami display for five years.
Headlining the luxury marque’s $US10 million, red-carpet on-water showcase are two very exciting models: the stylish and sophisticated new Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht and the sporty and adventurous new 515 SUV crossover yacht.
Each being seen for the first time in Miami, the series flagship 6000 Sport Yacht and the new 515 SUV have received worldwide acclaim since their world premieres in Australia, translating into strong sales results for Australia’s most-awarded boat-builder ever.
Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said Miami visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand how 35 years of experience and a continual process of refinement is achieving recreational yachts that are amongst the very best in the world.
“We are looking forward to featuring beautiful yachts from each of our luxurious Riviera model collections – SUV, Sport Yacht, Flybridge and Belize – at our prime position at the southern end of Collins Avenue in Miami,” said Mr Longhurst.
“And while we are excited by the strong interest in our yachts even before the boat show, we are also very much looking forward to welcoming our growing loyal family of Riviera and Belize owners, many of whom are flying into Miami from around the world to see first-hand how we are continuing to deliver yachts that are not only built to last, but also built to allow owners to live the ultimate boating experience.”
On display in Miami from Riviera will be 445, new 515 and 565 models from the extremely popular SUV collection, the Sport Yacht flagship 6000 and a 5000 Sport Yacht, a 43 Open Flybridge, 50 Enclosed Flybridge and 53 Enclosed Flybridge, as well as a Belize 54 Daybridge.
The Sport Yacht flagship – the 6000 – is described by many boating aficionados as ‘the ultimate entertainer’. She is supremely comfortable with clever alfresco lifestyle concepts, ultramodern technology and palatial appointments.
“The 6000 Sport Yacht is a high-performance yacht akin to a luxury five-star resort,” said Mr Longhurst.
“Proudly carrying Riviera’s legendary blue water sea-keeping bloodline, the 6000 features a sports-styled helm with the joystick manoeuvrability capabilities of IPS, a flexible four-stateroom accommodation layout with full beam master, three bathrooms, contemporary and stylish hull windows and portholes, dual electric sliding sunroofs and fixed salon skylights … as well as a large, open cockpit with BBQ centre and undercover seating and dining areas,” he said.
“That’s a lot of luxury for just over $US1.5 million.”
Riviera recorded 12 sales of the 6000 in the final three months of 2014, including one for an Australian owner with the new ‘presidential’ accommodation layout – the details and design of which will be revealed publicly for the first time in Miami.
The extremely popular 515 SUV, meantime, will also be seen publicly for the first time in Miami after joining Riviera’s impressive stable of crossover craft in 2014.
“The adventurous SUV collection – which also includes the sporty 445 and 565 models – is the perfect pairing of two legendary designs, each with its own formidable pedigree,” said Mr Longhurst.
“The crossover SUV series combines the high-performance, blue-water cruising and fish-raising abilities of the classic Riviera Flybridge collection, and the single-level, leisurely entertaining features of our luxurious Sport Yacht design,” he said.
“The entire SUV range has proven immensely popular since we launched the collection with the world premiere of our 5000th yacht – a 445 – a little more than 18 months ago.
“We have now sold almost 60 yachts with Riviera’s SUV badge and we are thoroughly excited with the way this collection is being embraced by boating aficionados worldwide.”
Riviera welcomes you to come and view our largest Miami display in five years at our $US10 million red-carpet, on-water showcase at the southern end of Collins Avenue, Ramp 40, Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show (12-16 February 2015).