MIAMI 2016: Riviera displays new models

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Australian luxury yacht builder Riviera is showcasing eight models new to the North American market at Yachts Miami Beach.
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Australian luxury yacht builder Riviera is showcasing eight models new to the North American market at Yachts Miami Beach.

The highlights of Riviera’s show fleet are the world premiere of the 5400 Sport Yacht and the Americas premiere of the 525 design from the builder’s SUV crossover line.

Completing Riviera’s lineup at Yachts Miami Beach are the recently released 57 Enclosed and 52 Enclosed Flybridges, as well as the 43 Open Flybridge, 445 SUV, 6000 Sport Yacht and 54 Daybridge.

“The name Riviera is synonymous worldwide with hallmark luxury, bluewater seakeeping abilities and unrivaled owner support,” Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said in a statement. "Our stunning Miami showcase reflects Riviera’s unparalleled passion for excellence in all areas of design, technology, performance and luxury livability.”

Riviera was named 2015 Exporter of the Year for Australia’s marine industry.

Chris McCafferty, Riviera’s Florida-based international sales director, said the world-premiered 5400 Sport Yacht will set a new standard for luxury single-level living, cruising and entertaining yachts larger than 50 feet.

“Generous walkaround side decks with well-placed hand rails give safe and easy access for children and pets to her expansive foredeck — a real entertainment zone onboard with two weatherproof speakers under the windscreen brow and connected to the main salon stereo system so the whole yacht can party together,” McCafferty said.

The 5400 features a wide hydraulic boarding platform and electric-opening garage with enough room for a 10-foot tender with a permanently mounted 20-hp outboard, which can be easily launched or retrieved at the touch of a button using a built-in electric winch.

The 5400 Sport Yacht’s expansive cockpit includes a large forward-facing transom lounge. The boat's fiberglass hardtop extends well aft to provide shelter and shade, and an electric sliding sunroof brings extra sunlight and fresh air into the alfresco area.

To port is a wet bar and double barbecue, a refrigerator and an ice maker, as well as a solid surface bench top with a sink. There is an L-shaped lounge/dining area to starboard, and a teak table lowers to become a daybed.

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