Published: Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The largest and most technologically advanced Riviera the 77 Enclosed Flybridge will make her official Qatar Premiere at the 3rd edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (Nov 10-14).

Riviera Showcasing At Qatar Intl Boat Show

(77 Enclosed Flybridge)

"In conjunction with our Middle East representative and dealer SF Yachts, Riviera is extremely excited to present this serious long-range offshore vessel in a region rich in nautical history and prominent in the sphere of Gulf state pleasure boating," says Riviera International Sales Director Chris McCafferty.

Two brand-new yachts in the blue-water 77 Flybridge series have been shipped to their owners in the Middle East and a third is in production in a specifically dedicated section at the world-class Riviera facility at Coomera on Australia’s Gold Coast.

The 24.7-metre 77 Enclosed Flybridge combines fishing and cruising capabilities with modern marine technology and all the comforts of a world-class luxury resort.

The new flybridge has a full range of premium options to complement her distinctive design. Large forward windows offer 360-degree views from the luxurious saloon deck, while sweeping safety glass feature panels are bonded to each side of her hull, providing a contemporary surface finish that visually link the stylish internal hull windows.

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(77 Enclosed Flybridge)

Stepping aboard, the 77 offers an expansive 193.6 square-foot cockpit, elegant 49.5sqft mezzanine and four staterooms including full-beam master, along with four bathrooms and an optional, self-contained crew cabin.

The 77 Enclosed on display in Doha features a massive sunpad and casual dining/sitting area on the foredeck, enhancing her luxury lifestyle and relaxation attributes even further.

The owner of the 77 on display also requested double transom doors leading from her one-tonne capacity hydraulic swim platform, and wide marlin board in order to enhance her versatility.

“She will certainly stand out in the sea of yachts at the Qatar International Boat Show,” says SF Yachts Dealer Francesco Pitea.

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(77 Enclosed Flybridge)

Riviera will also have details available in Doha of its entire range of 17 different models from 36-77 feet and spanning five distinctive model collections, catering to an extremely wide range of boating pursuits and individual styles.

“We are continually refining our existing models and creating new models to suit the changing needs and desires of discerning yacht owners,” says McCafferty. “A luxury yacht must be able these days to be the consummate entertaining vessel, the ultimate passage-maker, the total family getaway, even the perfect home away from home where owners can enjoy extended living aboard without pining for any shore-side comforts.”

Riviera’s inspired new model development program this year has seen the launch or announcement of six striking new designs, including two new models in the SUV crossover series, and an entirely new Sports Motor Yacht collection.

“The SUV series ­which has new 525 and 575 models ­combines the high-performance, blue-water cruising and fish-raising abilities of the classic Riviera Flybridge collection, and the single-level, leisurely entertaining features of our very popular Sport Yacht design,” says Mr McCafferty. “Our owners tell us it’s like having two boats, in one, and we are very proud of the fact we have now launched over 90 yachts bearing the Riviera SUV badge.”

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(Riviera 525 SUV)

The new-generation 67 Sports Motor Yacht offers a fully flexible accommodation plan with a choice of three or four staterooms, including full-beam master stateroom with private ensuite. There are also options for a gym, teenager’s retreat, crew quarters or dedicated sporting equipment stowage, depending on specific owner requirements and aspirations.

Six of the 67-foot, long-range, purpose-built luxury cruising yachts were sold within six weeks of the new Sports Motor Yacht model announcement, with the first model due for release in late 2016.

“We are very confident that the 67 Sports Motor Yacht will similarly prove popular with Middle Eastern saltwater anglers as they cruise the legendary waters of Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and further afield,” says McCafferty.

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(67 Sports Motor Yacht)

The Riviera and SF Yachts on-water display at Qatar International Boat Show will be held at Mourjan Marinas, Lusail City, Doha a flagship yachting destination and the premier marina facility in the Middle East.