Riviera is proud to announce the second model in the new SUV Collection, the sleek, stylish and very spacious 565 SUV, which will be on display for the first time in Miami at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show held from February 13 to 17.
The first SUV model, the 445, met with immediate popularity following its launch in August 2012, with already 19 of the 445s having been sold internationally and around Australia.
This latest luxury cruiser from Australia’s favourite and most awarded luxury boat builder is a culmination of more than 34 years of boat building design, experience and extensive owner feedback from around the world.
Bearing Riviera’s classic hallmark design, the new 565 SUV has been crafted with Riviera’s rich-heritage in mind. Combining the high performance, blue water cruising and fish raising abilities of the classic Flybridge and the single-level leisurely entertaining features of the popular Sport Yacht series, has created a vessel like no other, a true bridge between them both.
Riviera’s chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said the new 565 SUV design offered a flexible accommodation plan featuring three cabins with sleeping capacity for six to eight adults and two bathrooms.
“The stately full-beam master suite features a king size island bed, large hull windows and optional opening port holes for cross ventilation, a walk-in robe, lounge and 32 inch television and DVD player as standard in this model,” Mr Longhurst said.
“The forward cabin has an optional layout with the choice of either a queen size island bed or a triple bunk bed arrangement. This cabin also features large hull windows and deck hatch for ventilation,” Mr Longhurst said.
“The third cabin has two metre long bunk beds, making this vessel ideal for extended stays aboard with family or friends.”
The new 565 SUV has many clever design and aesthetic features such as, the sleek, low profile hardtop with two large manually sliding glass sunroof hatches, which bring an abundance of natural light and fresh air into the saloon.
“There is great all round visibility from the helm and the raised seating area in the saloon, large opening side windows provide a real indoor-outdoor feel,” he said.
“The large helm station to port has plenty of room for electronics including three display screens, controls and the joystick. There are four high-quality helm chairs, two of which swivel 180 degrees to face the saloon allowing occupants to join in the conversation in the saloon area.
“The saloon features an L-shaped lounge and dining area to port with storage below. We have customised the dining table to allow it to swivel 90 degrees and drop down level with the lounge to create a double bed with cushion insert.
“On the starboard side we have the three seater starboard side lounge which lifts up to reveal more storage below.
“The aft galley, which features the most modern appliances with drawer refrigeration, convection microwave oven, optional drawer dishwasher, four plate cooktop with extraction hood, top loading garbage bin, and soft close drawer runners plus additional overhead storage lockers, and Corian benchtops throughout with infills over the sink creating extra bench space.”
A large awning window and glass sliding door opens the aft galley into the cockpit area, creating one large entertainment space.
A key design feature that sets this model apart is the expansive and uncluttered cockpit space with plenty of storage including, an insulated fish bin to starboard, plus clever storage inside the engine room hatch – simply raise the hinged cockpit floor and the two large fore and aft fish/storage bins lift with the deck whilst a third square storage compartment is revealed. The mezzanine seating to port also features a top loading refrigerated cool box.
There is the option to have a barbecue centre in the transom with barbecue, sink, rubbish bin and storage or optional live bait tank or standard storage bin, as well as an optional hydraulic swim platform for a tender.
Mr Longhurst said another clever design feature on this vessel was the full glass panel on the starboard side of the sliding door, which provides good visibility to both the transom corners from the helm.
“Adjacent to the galley is a wet bar, which features Corian benchtops throughout, a second bank of double drawer refrigeration, ice maker, glass and drinks storage, as well as a television.
“The new 565 SUV’s décor gives a modern and contemporary feel. The standard interior design features the new style interior, with two-pack painted finishes, satin finish American oak timber, wall fabrics and timber flooring, which give a true Euro feel. An optional interior design is available and this is Riviera’s rich traditional Cherry interior décor.
“Such interior versatility demonstrates Riviera’s flexibility to be able to create each owner’s dream boat by personalising many aspects of the boat and we look forward to showcasing this stunning vessel for the first time at Miami.”
With a moulded hull length of 56’5” and a beam of 16’10”, this striking new model features twin Volvo IPS engines and a mid-ships fuel tank with 3,500 litres fuel capacity.