Riviera boats set to excite boaters at Sydney International Boat Show

Riviera, Australia’s most awarded pleasure boat builder will showcase for the first time in Sydney, the much anticipated new 43 Open Flybridge and will announce the company’s next exciting new model at the Sydney International Boat Show starting on July 29.

Hard on the heels of the successful launch of the 43, Riviera is about its next model release which will be announced at the Sydney International Boat Show.

Riviera CEO John Anderson said Riviera’s latest models had been well received and the market eagerly anticipates what our next new model will be.

“The sales performance of our new models including the 5800 Sport Yacht, 5000 Sport Yacht, 51 with IPS and now the 43 with IPS have all generated a significant volume of sales,” Mr Anderson said.

Veteran blue water sailor and Melbourne businessman, Ian Reynolds will be the guest of honour at the Riviera display with his 56 Enclosed Flybridge, Investigator IV, the vessel he used to circumnavigate Australia, which will be on display and open for inspection.  You will have the chance to meet Ian and discuss with him his voyages and learn from his immense experience.

Mr Reynolds, at the age of 79 embarked on the challenging task of circumnavigating Australia, some 9,000 miles, clockwise from the Gold Coast returning home in October 2008.

But before he could make this dream of circumnavigating Australia by power boat a reality, Mr Reynolds and his crew made the 842 nautical mile voyage from the Gold Coast to Lord Howe Island as a shake down cruise for testing systems and checking fuel and range calculations in his new 56 Enclosed Flybridge.

His most recent challenge, aged 81, was the month-long voyage, a total of 1380 nautical miles, to Papua New Guinea for the second annual Louisiades Rally.

Mr Reynolds will share his experiences with people visiting the Riviera display, which will feature 12 boats, offering a comprehensive range of Flybridge, Sport Yacht and Offshore Express models valued at more than AU$12 million.

Never before seen in Sydney, the new 43 Open Flybridge, was a real head turner at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show held in May, where nine of this exciting new model were sold in just four days.

Following on from the successful world release of the 43 at Sanctuary Cove, this new model which exudes luxury and style, and has been built with entertaining and long range cruising in mind.

From the moment you step on board this opulent cruiser, the combination of great function and style is apparent.

The oversized cockpit features an optional electric barbecue centre with sink, storage and rubbish bin shoot, giving boat owners a gourmet kitchen on your transom.  The large cockpit also includes a mezzanine seat and wet bar located below the floating stairs that lead up to the open flybridge.

The open flybridge features a two-pac silver dash to match the hull with forward glove box for charts, mobile phones and keys.  Touch screen commands provide fingertip control while digital instruments monitor every aspect of the 43’s systems.  The new profile design hard top, which utilises a single support pole either side at the front of the flybridge and a stainless steel arch aft on each side of the hardtop provide a contemporary profile to the boat while giving a commanding 360 view.

The cockpit floor has an electric lift, which raises the entire floor panel to give excellent access to the two Volvo Penta IPS engines and battery banks.

A large sliding door and awning window opens the saloon into the cockpit, bringing the outdoors in and creating an alfresco dining and entertaining experience.  The large U-shaped lounge is perfect for relaxing in front of the optional retractable TV.

The galley has plenty of storage and features solid surface bench tops and quality appliances throughout.

There is sleeping accommodation for up to six in two large cabins.  The sleeping options in the aft guest cabin include a double, twin sliding single beds which can slide together to form a double plus one fixed single bed and optional single bunk.  The forward master stateroom includes a two metre long king-size island bed, cedar lined wardrobe and generous ensuite bathroom.  Both the ensuite and second bathroom feature solid surface benchtops, raised porcelain sink and separate shower stall.

The 43 Open Flybridge features the latest technology in the form of the propulsion system, digital switching and lighting.  The Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) which offers a range of exciting advantages such as impressive acceleration and performance, greater fuel economy and lower noise and exhaust levels, as well as a joystick control mounted at the helm, which allows for finger-tip control for close quarters manoeuvring.

Digital switching from CZONE provides access to five pre-set configurations with just the touch of a button.  Day cruise, day entertainment, night cruise, night entertainment and at dock unattended.  At the press of a button CZONE then automatically will select the appropriate equipment and desired settings for each category allowing you to control everything from tank monitors, data and gauges to lighting and electronics.  CZONE is a revolutionary solid state Controller Area Network (CAN) bus design, that allows for the ultimate in customisation and finger-touch control of all aspects of electrical systems operation, from entertainment lighting to navigation equipment.

In fact CZone talks the same data language as the Volvo Penta IPS system, so all your engine parameters are metered through the same monitoring system.

New LED lighting on the 43 offers a spectacular range of internal, external and underwater lighting options which are extremely energy efficient.  With its power consumption less than a tenth of halogen lights, this new range allows boat owners to have more lights while saving on power consumption.

The floating Riviera display will be at the southern end of the Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour from July 29 to August 2.

Riviera offers 20 different models from 36 to 85 feet across four model series Flybridge, Sport Yacht, Offshore Express and Motor Yachts.

For more information, please go visit the Riviera boats profile page.