Riviera Premieres Three Exceptional New Yachts At Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Australia’s premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, is proud to announce the Americas premiere of three exceptional models among a diverse 10-yacht showcase at the world’s largest boat show, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, from October 26 to 30.

The premieres include the Riviera 78 Motor Yacht, the largest and most sophisticated model ever launched by Riviera, the superb new 4600 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition and the adventurous new 465 SUV.

Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst said: “We are very proud to display the very latest creations from Riviera’s comprehensive model collection that now reaches from 39 to 78 feet.

“Our 2022 showcase at Fort Lauderdale represents the world-class design, build quality and ease of boating that has earned Riviera international respect. This is exemplified in luxuriously appointed accommodation decks and expertly designed spaces that offer the finest alfresco living, entertaining and relaxing spaces. The Riviera collection shares a 42-year heritage of evolution and blue-water performance. Our smart operating systems make boating with Riviera even more enjoyable and relaxing.” The showcase will also include outstanding models representing the Riviera Sports Motor Yacht, Sport Yacht, SUV and Belize collections.


The majestic Riviera 78 Motor Yacht design represents a distinguished new era for Riviera.

A truly sophisticated yacht reflecting the supreme skills of Riviera’s craftspeople, she offers owners the opportunity to personalise their yacht to reflect their individual tastes for entertaining, relaxing, for parties, family gatherings or quieter moments all designed to further enrich their lifestyle.

Stepping aboard the innovative swim platform, guests face two doors built into the transom.  A watertight door to starboard leads to the full-height engine room and crew quarters. To port, a larger door opens to reveal a water-sports garage.

The saloon deck extends to the transom, offering plush lounges, a dining space and comprehensive barbecue centre. Wide side decks lead to a highly versatile entertainer’s foredeck.

An electric sliding door connects the saloon deck with the interior where a large, supremely equipped galley is positioned at the heart of the space. Forward are lounges with the option of a dining area.

An internal staircase leads from the main saloon to the enclosed the bridge deck with its super-yacht like command centre and internal lounge. An electric sliding door leads aft to an open entertaining and dining space with a bar. An optional day head can be added to the bridge deck.

The yacht includes accommodation for up to eight adults in four luxurious staterooms, including a light-filled full-beam master amidships, plus three bathrooms. The crew quarters that can accommodate two has external access. Power for this magnificent new motor yacht is provided by a choice of twin MAN V12 turbo diesel engines delivering 1,800hp (1,324kW) or 2,000hp (1,471kW) each.


Featuring Riviera’s Sport Yacht Platinum Edition luxurious refinements, the new 4600 Sport Yacht is a magnificent example of style and innovation.

Stepping aboard from the generous hydraulic swim platform, a garage under the cockpit designed for water sports equipment can be accessed via an electrically actuated door.

A new design entertainer’s cockpit offers a wrap-around lounge across the transom and port side with a dining table and a barbecue centre to starboard. Steps on the port side provide access to the foredeck that offers twin sun pads.

The airy saloon flows out to the cockpit through a sliding glass door and awning window. A fully equipped U-shape galley is located on the port side of the saloon space, immediately aft of the helm. The plush dining space is forward on the starboard side, featuring a large timber table surrounded by a luxurious U-shape lounge that will seat up to six people.

She offers three staterooms and two bathrooms on the very generous accommodation deck including a full-beam master amidships featuring full head height, a central king size bed and large hull windows that bathe the space in natural light. Power for the superb 4600 Sport Yacht is provided by Volvo Penta D8-IPS800s delivering 441kW (600hp) each.


An entertainer’s delight, the Riviera 465 SUV offers multiple entertaining areas in a spacious design.

Stepping aboard the swim platform, twin transom doors open to effectively double the size of the dual-purpose water sports and entertainer’s cockpit.

Immediately forward of the cockpit, steps lead to a covered alfresco deck that extends the saloon living space by almost one third. This deck is designed with lounges on either side and a folding timber dining table in front of the port lounge.

Walk-around decks on either side lead to the foredeck that welcomes with twin sun pads with adjustable headrests.                                            

A gourmet U-shape galley is aft on the starboard side of the saloon space. Forward on the port side, a large folding timber dining table is surrounded by a luxurious C-shape lounge that will seat up to six people. The helm station is a true command centre, with comprehensive engine controls, navigation systems and twin leather sports seats located immediately forward of the galley. 

The 465 SUV includes three generous staterooms on the accommodation deck. The master in the forepeak offers a queen double bed. The en-suite bathroom is aft on the starboard side. Two guest staterooms are amidships, each benefitting from large hull windows with opening portholes. Power for the adventurous new 465 SUV is provided by twin Volvo Penta D8-IPS800s delivering 441kW (600hp) each. 


Every new Riviera is equipped with a range of proven innovations designed to make owners’ boating experience more enjoyable. Joystick steering offers confidence in slow-speed manoeuvring while Glass Cockpit and CZone digital switching provide easy-touch control of the yachts navigation and electrical systems. Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries provide superior performance with depth of discharge, speed of charge and safety while the Siren 3 Pro offers peace of mind and convenience providing smart remote monitoring and control. 


Riviera offers industry-leading two-year express, and seven-year limited structural warranties on all new models. Volvo Penta engines, drives and electronics and MAN engine power systems are further covered by five-year limited warranties.


Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst said: “We are very proud to showcase 10 outstanding examples from our expansive collection, our finest yachts with a 42-year blue water heritage. They represent Riviera’s commitment to create the ultimate boating experience for our owners.

“We look forward to welcoming Riviera owners and enthusiasts to inspect our latest luxurious models at our on-water showcase at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center C Dock – Green Zone in Fort Lauderdale from October 26 to 30.”