Riviera Announces 17.2m 5400 Sport Yacht
Published: Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Australian brand Riviera announced the new 5400 Sport Yacht as the latest addition of its stylish Sport Yacht collection at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (Nov 5-9).
The 17.2-metre 5400 design will set a new standard for luxury single-level living, cruising and entertaining yachts in the 50-foot category. Up until Fort Lauderdale this new model has been a very closely kept secret and Riviera has confirmed the handcrafting of the first 5400 is now well advanced.
Immediately to starboard will be the aft gourmet galley – a generous and efficient U-space just off to the side of the fore and aft traffic. Here, the transition from exterior to interior merges with a wide glass awning window opening out and up to bring the outdoors (and entertainment) inside, and placing the chef right in the heart of the party.
To port there will be a cocktail cabinet with dual refrigeration featuring low-maintenance, stainless steel drawers, as well as a wine cooler and glass and bottle storage. Forward and to port will be a large L-shaped leather lounge, with the option of an electric-lift hi-lo table that can be converted to a day bed.
Air-conditioning will be standard to both the saloon and galley and staterooms however natural breezes can be easily captured through the hardtop’s electric sliding glass sunroof and also through sliding tinted and toughened glass saloon side windows.
The entertainment systems in the main living area and staterooms will include LED televisions, premium surround sound and also iPod interface.
The 5400 Sport Yacht will be powered by Volvo Penta’s innovative Inboard Propulsion System (IPS), offering an excellent power-to-weight ratio, spirited performance, enhanced torque, improved fuel efficiency, simple maneuverability and quiet operation thanks to under-water exhausts.
Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said the finishing touches are now being applied to the 5400 prior to her world premiere at the Miami International Boat Show (Feb 11-15).
“This striking and remarkably roomy avant-garde design epitomizes the Riviera ethos of excellence that is embodied in every yacht created in our world-class manufacturing facility on Australia’s Gold Coast,” says Longhurst.