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First look - Riviera's dramatic new 5800 Sport Yacht

Riviera unveiled the revolutionary new 5800 Sport Yacht at the 2009 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May and the result was an instant success.

Queues throughout the show meant a 45-minute wait to tour the boat at peak times.

The world release of the exciting new Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht was a major success for the company.

"The success of the 5800SY demonstrates that the right boat excites the market," said CEO John Anderson. "The result over the weekend has shown that the market has confidence in the brand and the Receivers.

"Most important for the people who work at Riviera and build our great boats is that the boats sold are new - they haven't been built yet. That helps keep people employed and continues to add value to the company and to the brand. And that is good for the future of all of us."

This new concept 5800 Sport Yacht takes luxury boating to a new level with its three or four cabin option, including full beam master stateroom with amidships king size bed, the option of a galley in the saloon or below decks, an expansive cockpit with large dining table and a garage that can accommodate a 3.2-metre tender. There is even the option of crew quarters or a large storage space forward of the engine room.

The 5800 Sport Yacht design further expands the indoor-outdoor character and sense of light and space introduced on the first award-winning Riviera 3600SY and carried on to the 4700SY and 4400SY. The greater volume has allowed designers to take both exterior lines and internal design to a new level of sophistication to create even more visual appeal.

The boat employs revolutionary Volvo Penta IPS propulsion, an integrated system of marine diesel engines and steerable drive units mounted under the hull with twin counter rotating, forward facing, propellers. This system offers easy handling and maneuvering even in tight situations and a joystick for easy docking.

With a fuel capacity of 2,650 litres (700 US gal), the efficient drive system helps provide a long cruising range for this boat of about 450 nautical miles at 22 knots. Water capacity is 750 litres (198 US gal).

 

Also making news at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2009

Riviera announced a new line of large Motor Yachts, ranging from 73 to 85 feet. These luxury passage makers excited great interest and Dealers are already generating quotes for keen owners.

Riviera's Director of Brand and Communications, Stephen Milne, said the support for the Riviera brand at the show was powerfully demonstrated when the stock of 5,000 "I Love Riv" stickers ran out on Sunday morning. He said the "I Love Riv" girls were a big hit and featured extensively in media coverage of the show.

Riviera owner Bryan Stokes took delivery of his gleaming new Riviera 70 Enclosed Flybridge at the Show and declared full support for Riviera.

"I am delighted the Receivers have chosen a long-term view for the company and will continue to manage it for some time," he said.

Bryan manned the new Riviera 70 throughout the weekend and spoke with a number of potential buyers demonstrating his great passion for the brand.

"In fact, Bryan has asked if he can come to Sydney International Boat Show in July and do exactly the same thing," said Stephen Milne.

R Electronics and R Desalination recorded strong sales of key equipment including thermal imaging cameras, desalinators and navigational electronics, while Riviera Syndication reported its best Boat Show ever with the sale of 15 shares including shares in a 5800 Sport Yacht to be based in Sydney.

Riviera is now looking forward to the Sydney International Boat Show and the launch of the new 5000 Sport Yacht, the first Riviera to include the Cummings Mercruiser Zeus pod propulsion system. The company will also unveil a new version of its popular 51 Flybridge. The new boat has triple Volvo Penta IPS propulsion, and a major upgrade to the flybridge with new luxury appointments and styling, a large new storage area under the saloon and optional crew quarters. The 5800SY will make its Sydney debut at the show, and a new interior design in the successful Riviera 47 Flybridge will also be on display.

The Sydney International Boat Show opens on July 30.

 

 

 

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Click to enlarge image: The exciting new Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht shows off its sleek new styling.

The exciting new Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht shows off its sleek new styling.


The expansive U-shaped galley is perfect for the entertainer with its location adjacent to the cockpit, ample bench space, combined microwave and convection oven and dishwasher.

The expansive U-shaped galley is perfect for the entertainer with its location adjacent to the cockpit, ample bench space, combined microwave and convection oven and dishwasher.


Warmth and light in the full beam master stateroom.

Warmth and light in the full beam master stateroom.


The forward guest stateroom features a queen bed and plenty of natural light from opening portholes and a deck hatch.

The forward guest stateroom features a queen bed and plenty of natural light from opening portholes and a deck hatch.


Sophisticated design and fittings in one of three bathrooms on the new 5800 Sport Yacht.

Sophisticated design and fittings in one of three bathrooms on the new 5800 Sport Yacht.


Generously proportioned saloon is perfect for entertaining.

Generously proportioned saloon is perfect for entertaining.


Sophisticated styling creates a relaxing ambience in the cockpit.

Sophisticated styling creates a relaxing ambience in the cockpit.


R Marine Ådelaide Dealer Andrew Craddock (left) hands the keys to the new Riviera 70 to Vicki and Bryan Stokes.

R Marine Ådelaide Dealer Andrew Craddock (left) hands the keys to the new Riviera 70 to Vicki and Bryan Stokes.


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