It is a luxury boat beyond anything previously built by Riviera, Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder. The exciting and much anticipated new Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht, is the latest and most dramatic of the company’s European-style Sport Yacht series.
The Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht takes luxury boating to a new level with its three or four cabin option, including full beam master stateroom with midships king size double 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.
The design further expands the indoor-outdoor character and sense of light and space introduced on the first award-winning Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht 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.
Bonded glass windows in the hull are a striking feature that, together with opening portholes each side, add natural light and ventilation into the full beam master stateroom and forward cabins.
The master stateroom features a deep walk-in wardrobe, and en suite bathroom. The VIP guest stateroom forward features a queen island double bed and en suite. The starboard twin cabin can quickly and easily be converted to a double simply by sliding the inner bed across. The bedside table disappears under the sliding bed to reveal an alternative bedside table. The port side cabin features two bunks. This cabin is replaced by the galley in the below deck galley layout option. A third bathroom is available to serve the twin cabins.
The main saloon features a large U-shape galley aft and a large dinette forward. The forward section of the galley doubles as a breakfast server with two stools forward. In the below deck galley option, the galley area is replaced by a leather lounge. Helm and companion seats forward on the starboard side are able to swivel to face aft.In the cockpit, a massive high-low table has seating for up to six people fore and aft.
Designed exclusively using Riviera’s new NX CAD software system, the 5800 Sport Yacht contains a host of innovations and technologies. 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 manoeuvring even in tight situations and a joystick for easy docking. Volvo Penta IPS also offers up to 30 percent better fuel consumption than traditional shaft drive systems. Three Volvo Penta IPS 600 diesels rated at 435hp each are standard.
The hull has been constructed utilising infusion moulding technology rather than the traditional open moulded lay-up of fibreglass and resin. The resin is introduced to the hull mould via an injection system and drawn through the glass fibre layers using vacuum suction, resulting in consistent hull thickness, reduced hull weight and improved glass fibre to resin ratio, providing greater strength. This system was first utilised with Riviera’s 4400 Sport Yacht.
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Riviera continue to provide a range of sports boats that are a definite alternative to the European and US competition, they have sleek design and are packed with innovation, a worthy manufacturer to consider if you are in the market for a performance sports cruiser.
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