The latest models from Riviera, Australia’s largest and most awarded pleasure boat builder will make their American debut at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show held in Florida from October 27-31.
The 52nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the largest in-water boat show in the world encompassing three million square feet of space on land and in water over six sites and attracting thousands of visitors from around the world.
Riviera’s floating display will feature the new 4400 Sport Yacht Series II, new 53 Enclosed Flybridge, the 5000 Sport Yacht, 5800 Sport Yacht, and the new 43 Open Flybridge.
Riviera’s new 53 Enclosed Flybridge is one of two brand new models to be released at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show having been just released in May of this year. The 4400 Sport Yacht Series II was only released in August this year.
Riviera Yachts USA Inc director Chris McCafferty said Riviera’s new 53 Enclosed Flybridge had received strong interest since its world release at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May with 17 confirmed orders.
“The new 53 will be showcased for the first time in the United States and we believe it will be very well accepted because of its uniqueness,” Chris said.
“The new 53 features a full-beam master suite plus two other guest cabins, two spacious and luxuriously appointed bathrooms, large flybridge that is a real sky lounge, huge saloon and generous sized cockpit with aft galley and opposing lounges. Every proportion of this boat is generous from the storage space below the cockpit to the extended living areas above – there is nothing else like our 53 that is on the market.
“We call it the Riviera space ship because of its huge internal space and its space-age technology with joystick docking control, fuel efficient IPS pod drives, resin infused hull construction and digital switching.
“Riviera is also proud to announce the launch of its new 4400 Sport Yacht Series II which will be showcased for the first time in the United States.”
More power, more style, more luxury, more options; Riviera’s stunning new 4400 Sport Yacht Series II is tipped to be a crowd pleaser with IPS as the standard engine package and the option of Zeus pod drives and twin 480 horsepower Cummins engines, additional cockpit seating, a new extended hardtop, greater head room in the aft cabin, LED lighting, and the 4400 Series II is the first in the Sport Yacht range to introduce large hull windows, similar to those in Riviera’s new 53 and 61 Series II Flybridge models.
The new hardtop, targa and hull windows have enhanced aesthetics on this extremely popular model with 76 4400 Sport Yachts launched in less than three years.
Riviera’s brand and communications manager Stephen Milne said people have long recognised Riviera’s strong build quality.
“Given the harsh Australian boating environment and the marriage of robust construction and engineering with industry leading design and aesthetics is why the Riviera brand is very much in demand globally today,” Stephen said.
“There is a tremendous confidence in the Riviera brand. We hold a good forward order bank with sales confirmed for both Australian and many international clients. Our production capability is now solid following a successful Sydney International Boat Show. This is good news for our 400 strong staff.
“In the US Riviera is extremely well known for our range of Flybridge boats and the new 53 will not disappoint with its impressive list of space age technology and design features and its appeal to the cruising market.”
The Riviera display will be located at C Dock, slips 327, 329 and 331.