Riviera Sports Motor Yacht 68 and 72 update

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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,” said Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst

“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 aspirations, whilst still being able to fish effectively and undertake a raft of water sports, including diving.”

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The 68 and 72 Sports Motor Yacht designs help luxury motor yacht owners fulfil 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 have copious storage solutions and the elevated mezzanine, at the very heart of the entertaining space, includes a massive dining and entertaining area as well as direct access to the day head.

Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht

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

Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht

“The Sports Motor Yacht collection – with the 72 model offering even greater space in the cockpit – offers 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 aspirations,” said Mr Longhurst.

Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht

“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.”

The new-generation 68 and 72 Sports Motor Yacht designs 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,” said Mr Longhurst.

Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht

“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 Festival 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.”

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).

Riviera 68Sports Motor Yacht Accommodations

There’s a full stand-up engine room, while a strong and robust hull developed by Riviera’s in-house design team in collaboration with Frank 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,” said Mr Longhurst.

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“The impressive Sports Motor Yacht from Riviera appeals 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 68 Sports Motor Yacht Preliminary Specifications 

Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht

Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht Preliminary Specifications