Riviera commences construction of the  long-range, luxurious new  Sports Motor Yacht collection

Riviera commences construction of the long-range, luxurious new Sports Motor Yacht collection

Riviera is extremely proud of the high level of enthusiasm and excitement ahead of the World Premiere of our new, luxurious and long-range Sports Motor Yacht collection in May 2017.

This refreshingly distinct style of on-water luxury has been developed in-house by the very talented Riviera design team after extensive consultation with our global family of owners regarding their yachts and their aspirations for their ultimate yacht.

What we’ve heard is that, in increasing numbers, our experienced luxury motor yacht aficionados are wanting to take their boating further afield with true long-range cruising capabilities, whilst still being able to fish effectively and undertake a raft of water sports including diving.

Two distinctive designs

The 68 Sports Motor Yacht and 72 Sports Motor Yacht designs will help luxury motor yacht owners fulfill these dreams, offering the exhilaration of supreme sports performance as well as fantastic interior flexibility with a wide array of luxury lifestyle features to enhance precious time aboard.

For example, the spacious sports-inspired cockpits of both models will have copious storage solutions and the elevated mezzanine, at the very heart of the entertaining space, will include a massive dining and entertaining area as well as direct access to the day head.

There will also be thoughtful connectivity to the central gourmet galley, positioning the chef right in the heart of the very social environment.

The Sports Motor Yacht collection – with the 72 model offering even greater space in the cockpit – will boast fully flexible accommodation plans with a choice of three or four staterooms, including full-beam master stateroom with private ensuite. There are options for a teenager’s retreat, crew quarters or dedicated sporting equipment stowage, depending on specific owner requirements and cruising aspirations.

The futuristic flybridge of the Riviera Sport Motor Yacht design will be fully enclosed and accessed via an internal staircase, with an ultramodern forward helm brimming with the latest in marine technology to ensure easy operation and to give owners more time to enjoy all the relaxing and rewarding benefits of the luxury long-range cruising lifestyle.

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Building on excellence

The new-generation 68 and 72 Sports Motor Yacht design emerged from the 67 concept that was announced at the Riviera Festival of Boating last year.

Before we build each new Riviera, we embark on an extensive program of consultation with our very experienced owners, many of whom have cruised extensive sea miles and spent extended periods living aboard our luxury motor yachts.

We then create the yacht using 3D technology enabling us to put to use every millimetre of onboard space and build full-scale internal mock-ups where our designers and our prospective owners can physically walk through the yacht’s saloon and staterooms and get a real feel for the individual spaces and proportions.

Throughout this year’s Riviera Festival of Boating, we physically walked our new Sports Motor Yacht owners through the internal mock-ups and demonstrated how we are continually listening and learning, and how we have incorporated their stated desires into the final design.


Powerful performance

The Sports Motor Yacht collection will be shaft-driven, with standard power being the proven twin MAN 1550 V-drive engine package delivering 1550 horsepower (1140kW).

She will feature a full stand-up engine room, while a strong and robust hull has been developed by Riviera’s in-house design team in collaboration with Mulder Design in the Netherlands – three-time naval architects of the ‘Fastest Yacht in the World.

We have also tank-tested the hull at the Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamics at the University of Southampton, England to ensure maximum hull efficiency and performance.

The impressive Sports Motor Yacht from Riviera will appeal to experienced luxury motor yacht owners who aspire to spend more time aboard with family and friends cruising to idyllic, distant destinations.

The enthusiasm as we showcase the new Sports Motor Yacht concept confirms that this inspiring new design reflects the extensive ‘wish lists’ of many serious motor yacht owners.

Riviera Sports Motor Yacht collection                                                                                                           

Specifications 68 Sports Motor Yacht 72 Sports Motor Yacht
Length Overall(incl. swim platform and bow sprit) 22.68 m 74’5” 23.68 m 77’8”
Lh to ISO8666 21.02 m 68’11” 22.02 m 72’3”
Beam (incl. gunwale) 6.00 m 19’8” 6.00 m 19’8”
Maximum Draft (incl. props) 1.76 m 5’9” 1.86 m 6’1”
Dry Weight (approx.) 45,900 kg 101,200 lb 47,000 kg 103,600 lb
Fuel Capacity 7000 L 1849 US gal 9000 L 2378 US gal
Water Capacity 1000 L 264 US gal 1000 L 264 US gal
Holding Tank Capacity 600 L 159 US gal 600 L 159 US gal
Sleeping Capacity 8-11 people 8-11 people
Cockpit AreaMezzanine deckTOTAL: 12.38 m
210.26 m
222.64 m2
133.3 ft
2110.4 ft
2243.7 ft2
16.32 m
210.26 m
226.58 m2
175.7 ft
2110.4 f
t2286.1 ft2
Bridge Clearance 6.43 m 21’1” 6.45 m 21’2”
Standard Engines MAN V12 x 2 MAN V12 x 2
1140 kW each 1550 hp each 1324 kW each 1800 hp each

* Specifications may vary on a regional basis


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