What’s being described as a ‘private super yacht’ will be the headline star at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (25-28 May 2023) as Australia’s $9.55 billion marine industry looks to continue its increased popularity following COVID-19.
The sector experienced a period of exponential growth through the pandemic with high net wealth individuals reallocating their holiday budgets to buying luxury boats as international borders slammed shut, ruling out an extravagant overseas trip to Europe or the Maldives.
The Riviera 585 SUV is the very latest expression of motor yacht excellence for the high end motor yacht manufacturer which has built almost 6000 yachts over the past 42 years.
The 585 will have her world premiere at this year’s SCIBS, together with 10 further yachts, making it the largest new motor yacht display at the Show. “It’s basically a private super yacht – you’ve got it all to yourself,” Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst says. “You can relax on the foredeck lounge and savour sunset cocktails, enjoy fishing, snorkelling, kayaking or a seafood feast with friends and family in the alfresco deck. “At 19 and a half metres, it’s spacious and very luxurious, yet is so easy for a couple to handle on their own.”
Boating has never been more popular, specifically luxury boating. It’s no surprise that people have fallen in love, or fallen back, in love with boating and being on the water when you look at everything that Riviera offers today.
It’s very much a quality over quantity approach for Riviera in 2023 with SCIBS being the only Australian boat show it will showcase this year. It’ll also be the first and only opportunity for the public to see the new 585 SUV up close.
The motor yacht is the epitome of boating opulence with an all water sports cockpit, covered alfresco deck, luxurious saloon and galley, full beam master suite and two further guest staterooms and three bathrooms offering accommodation for up to six people; plus an optional, laundry, utility room or crew cabin.
The unveiling of the 585 comes with Riviera on track to build approximately 150 vessels this year, an approximately 50% increase on its pre-pandemic production. “Riviera is proudly Australian owned and built right here on the Gold Coast,” Longhurst says. “Our yachts are synonymous with quality – if someone’s in the market for a Riviera, they will seek us out. The decision to showcase exclusively at SCIBS wasn’t one we took lightly but we wanted to unveil the 585 SUV to our home market. We’re proud to be partnering with the Show again in 2023.”