Published: Friday, 26 April 2013
Mike Fulton

Riviera’s latest new model, the 565 SUV, will make her world boat show debut at the 2013 Riviera Festival of Boating, which will feature an impressive AUD$15 million on-water display from May 23 to 26. The event will take place at Riviera's state-of-the-art facility in Coomera.

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The on-water boat show will feature an impressive line up of the most popular new models from the Riviera and its bespoke Belize Motoryacht range, including: the 565 SUV, 5000 Sport Yacht Next Generation, 5800 Sport Yacht, 63 Enclosed Flybridge, 53 Enclosed Flybridge, 43 Open Flybridge, 445 SUV, and the award-winning Belize 52 Sedan, as well a full mock-up of the new Riviera 50 Enclosed Flybridge which will make her world boat show launch in Sydney this August.

Featuring three cabins and two bathrooms, the new 565 SUV offers a flexible accommodation plan with sleeping capacity for six to eight adults.  The stately full-beam master suite features a king-size island bed, large hull windows and optional opening port holes for cross ventilation, a walk-in robe lounge and 32-inch television with DVD player as standard in this model. 

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The forward cabin has an optional layout with the choice of either a queen-size bed or a triple-bunk bed arrangement.  This cabin also features large hull windows and a deck hatch for ventilation. 

The third cabin has two metre-long bunk beds. All these make this vessel ideal for extended stays aboard with family or friends.

The new boat has many clever design and aesthetic features such as a sleek, low profile hardtop with two large manually-sliding glass sunroof hatches, which bring an abundance of natural light and fresh air into the saloon.

The large helm station to port has plenty of room with three display screens, controls and the Volvo joystick.  There are four high-quality helm chairs, two of which swivel 180 degrees to face the saloon allowing occupants to join in the conversation in the saloon area. 

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A key design feature that sets this model apart is the expansive and uncluttered cockpit space with plenty of storage, including: an insulated fish bin to starboard, plus clever storage inside the engine room hatch. The mezzanine seating to port also features a top loading refrigerated cool box under the seats. 

There is an option to have a barbecue centre in the transom with barbecue, sink, rubbish bin and storage or optional live bait tank or standard storage bin, as well as an optional hydraulic swim platform for a smaller tender.

Riviera offers 15 different models from 36 to 75 feet across four model series: Flybridge, Sport Yacht, Offshore Express and the new SUV collection. Riviera also offers the bespoke motor yacht line, Belize Motoryachts.  Inspired by classic luxury details and timeless style, Belize Motoryachts has recently released the new 52-foot Sedan and Daybridge models.