Published: Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Riviera has revealed a versatile addition to its popular crossover collection of sporty luxury motor yachts. Announced at the Sydney International Boat Show, the new Riviera 575 SUV will be available with either pod or shaft drives to suit specific geographic and owner requirements – one of the first yachts in the world to offer such flexibility.

Riviera Reveals 575 Suv

The Riviera 575 SUV features an alfresco cockpit and mezzanine design creating an entirely new indoor/outdoor living experience that is ideal for longer-range, live-aboard blue-water cruising.

“The crossover SUV series combines the high-performance, blue-water cruising and luxury liveability attributes of the classic Riviera Flybridge collection, and the single-level, leisurely entertaining features of our luxurious Sport Yacht design,” says Riviera Chairman and Owner Rodney Longhurst. 

Riviera Reveals 575 Suv.

The three-stateroom/two bathroom Riviera 575 SUV – with full-beam master stateroom – is the embodiment of innovation, from her fresh-thinking design to her state-of-the-art navigation systems, and right through to her final fit-out and polished finish.

“Riviera’s dedicated design team has also integrated the full suite of easy-to-use and dependable marine systems into the new 575 SUV, including the full features of the very latest intuitive marine navigation systems and digital switching systems,” says Longhurst.

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(575 SUV Saloon Optional Layout)

The spacious saloon features premium brand entertainment system and furnishings. Opposite, to starboard, is a generous L-shaped settee that provides comfort for up to five additional people. From these seating positions there is a clear view not only of the almost 360-degree water-view vista but also the wide-screen 48 inch LED TV that rises electronically from the forward dash.

The 575 SUV offers three options for a drive package: an IPS2-950, IPS2-1200 or the conventional D13 shaft drive.

Riviera Reveals 575 Suv 2

(575 SUV Accommodation optional Volvo D13 shaft drive)

With both pod and shaft drive models, the fully integrated CZone system enhances the ease of monitoring and operation of the Riviera 575 SUV’s onboard systems, extending centralised touch-screen control to lighting, pumps, batteries, entertainment systems and appliances.

“The entire SUV range has proven immensely popular since we launched the collection with the world premiere of our 5000th yacht – a 445 SUV – a little more than 18 months ago," says Longhurst. “We have now sold almost 60 yachts with Riviera’s SUV badge and we are extremely proud of the way this collection is being embraced by boating aficionados worldwide.”