Continuing The Innovation Revolution - New 5000 Sport Yacht

Riviera will unveil its latest step in the technology revolution with the launch its new 5000 Sport Yacht at the Sydney International Boat Show at the beginning of August.

Powered by twin Cummins Mercruiser turbo diesel engines linked to the revolutionary Zeus pod drives, this new model builds on the extraordinary success of the Riviera 4700 Sport Yacht that won the AMIF Boat of the Year award in 2007.

As well as the new propulsion system, the 5000 Sport Yacht is offered with an unprecedented range of options that will allow owners to configure the boat to their individual boating requirements.

The new propulsion system offers easy manoeuvring in close quarters such as marinas as well as overall performance. Cummins Mercruiser Diesel claims up to 30 percent improved fuel economy as well as 15 percent faster cruise and top speeds over conventional drive units.

The elegant 5000SY maintains and expands on the single-level lifestyle design of the Riviera Sport Yacht line, including an aft galley and stainless steel pillarless aft bulkhead door and fold-up awning window that open the saloon right out into the cockpit.

The underwater profile of the Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht includes two Zeus drive units with aft-facing counter-rotating propellers and underwater exhausts mounted in tunnels that protect the pod drives from underwater debris.

An advanced joystick control system for slow-speed manoeuvring can be operated with one hand and a single turn of the wrist; from sideways tracking to spinning on a pin, to precise speed control.

Externally, forward-raked stainless steel stanchions are a striking new feature on this model.

Continuing Riviera’s commitment to innovation, the 5000SY offers owners a range of options including two accommodation layouts and optional cockpit furniture.

The accommodation options are the choice of three cabin and two bathroom design or two cabins and two bathrooms plus a below-deck lounge area. In the cockpit, owners can choose between a standard layout of a single long lounge across the transom with a long hi/low table or the option of an additional L-shaped aft-facing lounge in the forward quarter with a table, deleting the long table.

Expansive panoramic windows and a huge electric sunroof in the saloon enhance the relaxed, refreshing and airy ambience of this new model.

The cockpit of the 5000SY is an expansive entertaining area, complete with an electric barbecue built into the transom, fully equipped wet bar: bar fridge, solid surface benchtop with a sink and a locker with rubbish bin. There is even an option for an ice-maker in this area.

A garage is tucked under the cockpit with a 3.1m Zodiac tender that can be launched with ease on to the teak hydraulic swim platform. The entire platform raises and lowers with touch of a button to help launch or retrieve the tender and personal watercraft.

If you want to get away from it all and simply soak up the sun, the forward deck features a recessed sunpad with stainless hand rails and drink holders.

The saloon of the 5000 Sport Yacht is an extension of the entertaining area with an L-shaped leather lounge running the full length, with chaise. A fold-out dinette table can be lowered to convert to a coffee table.

Portside forward of the lounge is a cocktail cabinet with lift-up lid for bottle storage and drawers for glasses. Entertainment is provided by an electric lift 26” LCD TV, Bose Lifestyle system with CD/DVD player, four speakers in the saloon and two to the cockpit.

The contemporary styled aft galley includes a two-burner electric cooktop, convection microwave oven, under-bench drawer refrigerator and freezer, the option for a drawer dishwasher and overhead storage lockers above the cooktop as well as a pull-out pantry.

Accommodation includes a full-beam aft cabin similar to the award-winning 4400 Sport Yacht, with a large athwartships double bed as well as a single bunk along the port side. This cabin includes three opening portholes to provide plenty of light and cross ventilation.

The master stateroom forward features a queen walk-around bed with an innerspring mattress.

The bathrooms are designed with a contemporary glass basin semi-recessed into a solid surface benchtop, Amtico flooring, shower stall with glass door, Vacuflush toilet and high quality mixer taps.

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Click to enlarge image: Profile of the new Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht showing the new Zeus drives. Profile of the new Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht showing the new Zeus drives.

Profile of the new Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht showing the new Zeus drives. Profile of the new Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht showing the new Zeus drives.

Ample accommodation aboard the new Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht.

Ample accommodation aboard the new Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht.