Published: Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Riviera announces the launch of the 57 Enclosed Flybridge. The 18.5-metre yacht will make her world premiere at the Sydney International Boat Show in Australia, July 30-August 3.

Riviera Announces Launch Of 57 Enclosed Flybridge

The three-stateroom/two bathroom Riviera 57 boasts a state-of-the-art navigation system, including Volvo Glass Cockpit navigation and CZone digital switching systems. 

“The Riviera 57 Enclosed Flybridge’s new and distinctive design has everything in perfect proportion but it is when you step aboard that the magnitude of the living and accommodation space reveals itself,” says Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst.

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A spacious indoor/outdoor living area offers a new design complete with large transom and mezzanine lounges, wet bar, barbecue, fridge and an icemaker. The saloon provides a clear view not only of the almost 360-degree water-view vista but also of the wide-screen 48-inch LED TV that rises electronically from the forward dash.

Riviera's engineering department has made it possible for owners to select their personal preference of either pod or conventional shaft drive propulsion. There are three choices for a drive package  – a IPS2-950, IPS2-1200 or the conventional D13 shaft drive.

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The standard set-up is the twin IPS2-950 (533kW / 725hp) pod configuration with D11 engines, delivering Volvo’s impressive fuel efficiency, low noise levels, long cruising range and high top-end speed. With both pod and shaft drive models, the fully integrated CZone system enhances the ease of monitoring and operation of the Riviera 57’s onboard systems even further, extending centralised touch-screen control to lighting, pumps, batteries, entertainment systems and appliances.

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Riviera has put to purpose every available space onboard the new 57 Enclosed Flybridge, with cutting edge computer software allowing Riviera’s team of talented and passionate international designers to maximise living and storage space while at the same time ensuring there is convenient access to every key maintenance point, ensuring service costs are kept to a minimum.

“This thoughtful built-to-last consideration for our Riviera family of owners is a key part of our ethos of doing all we can to help our valued owners achieve ‘the ultimate boating experience’,” says Longhurst.

Riviera’s global family of luxury yacht owners and their guests are invited to help celebrate the latest addition to the Riviera collection at the Let Us Entertain You event on the Saturday night of the Sydney International Boat Show. The event will be held at the Riviera and Belize marina display at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.