The mighty Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht embraces the power of Zeus

It is a luxury boat beyond anything previously developed by Riviera, Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder and now Riviera have announced that the 5800 Sport Yacht is available with  the option of triple Zeus pod drives.

Riviera’s naval architect Alan Dowd said the design had proved very popular with 23 5800 Sport Yachts launched to date and the design had therefore remained the same but owners now had the option of more powerful engines while keeping the vast storage space forward of the engine room.

“The Zeus drives option offer the 600 horse power Cummins engines, standard power is the 435 horse power Volvo engines.  The IPS drives have the option of higher powered engines but they do require more engine room space so with the triple Zeus we can keep the popular large storage space beneath the cockpit,” Mr Dowd said.

“We currently have a 5800 Sport Yacht under construction with triple Zeus drives that has been sold to an owner in Western Australia.  We are expecting greater seed performance from this new engine option.  This boat retains the same engine room space with a handy work-bench and storage compartment for spare parts.

“The triple Zeus drives also come with an integral trim tab drive unit that can be automatically programmed so that they apply as the boat speeds up.  The trim tabs can be programmed to be on hard as the boat accelerates and automatically reduce as the boat gets on the plane.

“A further benefit is the Skyhook function, which comes standard.  This feature allows the skipper to push a button and the drives will hold the boat in that one spot regardless of wind or tide conditions.  This is great when waiting at a busy fuel dock, preparing lines and fenders for berthing or fishing over a reef.”

Mr Dowd said the introduction of triple Zeus on the popular 5800 Sport Yacht had also considerably widened the market appeal for this particular model.

“Some customers prefer Cummins Zeus drives because the propellers are behind the drive leg for propeller protection, while others prefer the Volvo IPS system where they are in front of the drive leg, which allows the propellers to run in clean undisturbed water,” he said.

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 4400SY and 5000SY. The greater volume has allowed Riviera’s designers to take both exterior lines and internal design to a new level of sophistication to create even more visual appeal.

Fixed and opening portlights in the hull are a striking feature that add natural light and ventilation into the full beam master stateroom.

The 5800 Sport Yacht features a four or three cabin, three bathroom layout (plus an optional crew cabin) including full beam master stateroom with midships king size double bed, the option of a galley aft in the saloon or below decks, an expansive cockpit with large dining table and a garage that can accommodate a 3.2-metre tender.

Interior space in the 5800 Sport Yacht feels very light, airy and spacious. The outdoors come inside as the window and door in the aft bulkhead open out and a huge electric sunroof slides open at the push of a button.

Stepping inside the saloon, the standard layout includes a large U-shape galley in the aft starboard quarter. The fully equipped galley is designed with a breakfast servery and two stools forward, immediately aft of the helm position.

The galley layout features quality appliances throughout, including an electric induction three-element cooktop, two drawer fridges and two drawer freezers, a convection microwave oven, solid-surface benchtop with a stainless steel underslung sink and mixer tap. The U-shape dinette, with soft leather seating for up to six adults and timber table is set on a raised platform forward to port. A liquor cabinet is set opposite the galley while the entertainment system includes an electric lift 40-inch LCD TV integrated with a Bose Lifestyle system.

The helm console is ergonomically designed so that all critical navigation equipment and controls are within easy reach. A high quality timber sports steering wheel completes the helm. Stepping down from the saloon, the companionway leads to the VIP guest stateroom forward and twin cabins on port and starboard sides.

The VIP guest stateroom forward features a queen island double bed with hanging lockers port and starboard.

The starboard twin cabin can quickly and easily be converted to a double simply by sliding the inner bed across. The port 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 and act as a bathroom for day guests.



  • Four or three cabin configuration including full beam master stateroom
  • Options of saloon or below-deck galley
  • Utility room or optional crew’s quarters under cockpit
  • Master stateroom includes king-size double bed amidships, walk-in wardrobe and large ensuite
  • Sunroof, opening side windows, opening up stainless framed saloon aft window and door
  • Luxurious indoor saloon area
  • Tender garage with platform lifter standard
  • Quality appliances and drawer fridges
  • Option of Triple Zeus or Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system (three engines and drive units) with joystick control provides ease of docking, high efficiency, low noise
  • Fuel capacity 2,650 litres (700 US gal), water capacity 750 litres (198 US gal)
  • Long range – 450nm at 22knots
  • Infusion moulded hull with separate compartments and water-tight collision bulkhead forward



Length Overall
(inc. swim platform & bow roller)

19.20 metres/63′ 0″

Lh to ISO8666

17.60 metres/57′ 7″

(inc. gunwale)

5.38 metres/17′ 8″

Maximum Draft
(inc. props)

1.28 metres/4′ 2″

Dry Weight
(approx., depends on engines & options)

21,300 kgs/46,959 lbs

Fuel Capacity

2,650 litres/700 US gal

Water Capacity

750 litres/198 US gal

Holding Tank Capacity

272 litres/73 US gal

Sleeping Capacity

8-12 persons

Optional Engine x 3 Volvo IPS

320 kW each/435 hp each

Generator Brand

Onan EQD

Generator Output

22.5 KW