Since 1980, Riviera Australia has built and launched more than 5,650 luxury motor yachts ranging from 39 to 72 feet in length. The family-owned business first started in Sydney and soon grew to larger locations. Today Riviera yachts are built in a 14-hectare manufacturing facility in Coomera, Queensland on the coast in southern Australia.
The 2020 facility expansion increased capability and efficiency allowing the majority of the work to be housed in one location. Facilities were added for Riviera’s New Model Development team of craftsmen, designers, engineers, naval architects, draftsmen, and boatbuilders. Other improvements include several yacht transporters for on-site maneuvering, a 100-metric ton marine transporter, and a Marine Travelift.
Technology is a top priority at Riviera and yacht models come with the Volvo Penta Integrated Propulsion System’s (IPS) joystick navigation and glass cockpit navigation. To the strength and stability of Riviera yachts, the company prides itself on putting all boats through rigorous testing in the challenging offshore conditions of Australia’s waters.
All models are semi-custom and hand-crafted using state-of-the-art technology including digital kitting to cut fiberglass and structural foams, as well as Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) precision-cuts for joinery work. Weight is saved with closed molding for smaller parts and a robotic varnish machine perfects finishes with up to five coats of varnish.
Manufacturing crews hand-lay up hull constructions using multi- or quad-fiberglass matting over core materials and major structural components are glass-reinforced plastic (GRP). Hull and deck joinery work is bonded, bolted, and strapped. Fuel tanks are fire-retardant resin and fiberglassed into place and the exterior stainless steel used on Rivieras is corrosion resistance 316 grade.
In 2012, Riviera was acquired by Rodney Longhurst, a developer, entrepreneur, and boater-builder.
Riviera Recognition for Multiple Models
Here Are the Details on Diverse Riviera Models
Riviera Enclosed Flybridge Collection
Created with an open-air design, this model has three stateroom and two heads. The fully equipped enclosed flybridge offers efficient and precise navigation through the Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) with joystick operation.
• 57 Enclosed Flybridge
• 54 Enclosed Flybridge
Riviera Open Flybridge Collection
The open flybridge model offers a choice between two or three spacious staterooms with one or two heads. The joystick navigation of the Volvo Inboard Propulsion System (IPS) ensures ease and maneuverability, and the touchscreen Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit Navigation offers the newest technology.
• 45 Open Flybridge
• 43 Open Flybridge
• 39 Open Flybridge
Riviera Sports Motor Yacht Collection
The sports motor yacht model is built for a comfortable ride, even at running speed. This luxury long-range cruiser houses a spacious salon, mezzanine, and cockpit. Customers can choose three or four staterooms with three heads, as well as the option for a crew cabin or utility room. Another option is between MAN V12 diesel engines, either the V12-1550, V12-1800, or the V12-1900. The efficient hull design comes from the desk of yacht architect Frank Mulder.
• 72 Sports Motor Yacht
• 68 Sports Motor Yacht
• 64 Sports Motor Yacht
• 50 Sports Motor Yacht
Riviera Sport Yacht Collection
The sport yacht edition from Riviera offers models with four staterooms and three heads, three staterooms, and two heads or two staterooms and two heads. Safe, efficient navigation is enhanced with the Volvo Inboard Propulsion System (IPS) joystick operation and a clean helm station with the latest technology.
• 6000 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition
• 5400 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition
• 4800 Sport Yacht Series II Platinum Edition
Riviera SUV Collection
Bringing together the best of the Riviera flybridge and sport yacht models, The Riviera SUV collection will suit the angler and the entertainer. Joystick navigation increases the smooth ride with Volvo Inboard Propulsion System (IPS). Models offered have either three staterooms and two heads, two staterooms, and two heads or two staterooms with one head option.
• 575 SUV
• 545 SUV
• 505 SUV
• 445 SUV
• 395 SUV
This limited edition yacht collection is a collaboration between Riviera and Belize with designs by 4D Designs. Created to invoke a classic yacht, but built with the most modern technology, model options vary with up to four staterooms and three heads on the 66 models and up to three staterooms and two heads on the 54 models.
• Belize 66 Daybridge
• Belize 54 Daybridge
• Belize 66 Sedan
• Belize 54 Sedan