Riviera announces 3 premieres and 12-yacht showcase for Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Australia’s premium luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, will proudly host three premieres among a spectacular 12-model showcase at the 2022 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show beginning on May 19.

Headlining the showcase is the majestic new flagship 78 Motor Yacht, a new class of yacht for Riviera, delivering the perfect combination of family cruising, entertaining and blue-water passage-making capabilities, all in ultimate luxury and exceptional comfort.

In a spectacular demonstration of innovation and design across its exceptional 24-model collection, Riviera will also showcase two additional premieres – the sophisticated new 4600 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition and another new yacht yet to be announced.

The Riviera showcase will also feature an additional nine magnificent Riviera models, including the long-range and luxurious 50, 64 and 72 Sports Motor Yachts, the sophisticated entertainer 5400 and 6000 Sport Yachts, sporty and adventurous 395, 505 and 645 SUVs and a blue-water 57 Enclosed Flybridge, from across Riviera’s acclaimed range from 39 to 78 feet. All of the motor yachts on display exhibit Riviera’s world-class engineering, design and handcrafted luxury.

Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst said: “We are proud to announce that this impressive showcase at Sanctuary Cove will be Riviera’s only boat show display in Australia in 2022.

“Our showcase will provide a unique opportunity for visitors to fully appreciate the exceptional quality, practicality and luxury across our full range of models, all in one convenient location, and the opportunity to experience Riviera today and the finest yachts we have built over the past 42 years.”

Riviera 78 Motor Yacht – Premiere

The majestic Riviera 78 Motor Yacht design represents a distinguished new era for Riviera.

A truly sophisticated yacht, reflecting the supreme skills of Riviera’s craftspeople, she offers owners the opportunity to personalise their yacht to reflect their individual tastes for entertaining or relaxing; for parties, family gatherings or quieter moments, and further enhance their lifestyle.

A three-step swim platform faces two doors built into the transom. A watertight door to starboard leads to the full-height engine room and crew quarters. To port, a larger door opens to reveal a water-sports garage.

The saloon deck extends to the transom, offering plush lounges, a dining space and comprehensive barbecue unit. Wide side decks lead to a highly versatile entertainer’s foredeck.

An electric sliding door connects the saloon deck with the interior where a large, supremely equipped galley is positioned at the heart of the space. Forward are lounges with the option of a dining area.

An internal staircase leads from the main saloon to the bridge deck, available as an enclosed or open design, with its superyacht-like command centre and internal lounge. An electric sliding door leads aft to an open entertaining and dining space with a bar. A day head is optional.

The yacht includes accommodation for up to 10 adults in four luxurious staterooms, including a light-filled full-beam master amidships, plus three bathrooms. The crew quarters have external access.

Power for this magnificent new motor yacht comes from twin MAN turbo diesel engines delivering between 1,550hp (1,140kW) and 2,000hp (1,471kW) each.

Riviera 4600 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition – Premiere

With all of the Platinum Edition luxurious features and refinements, the new 4600 Sport Yacht is a magnificent example of style and innovation.

A new design entertainer’s cockpit offers a wrap-around lounge across the transom and port side with a dining table and a barbecue unit to starboard. The airy saloon flows to the cockpit through a sliding glass door and awning window. A U-shape galley is located on the port side, aft of the helm. The plush dining space is to starboard.

She provides three staterooms and two bathrooms on the light-filled accommodation deck including a full-beam master amidships.

Power aboard the 4600 Sport Yacht is provided by twin Volvo Penta D6-IPS650s delivering 353kW (480hp) each or Volvo Penta D8-IPS800s delivering 441kW (600hp) each.

Riviera Festival of Boating at the Riviera showcase in Sanctuary Cove

The display will also host the Riviera Festival of Boating across three days aboard multiple Riviera yachts and the floating Riviera owners’ lounge. Riviera owners are exclusively invited to participate in a program of boating education and training workshops, including ladies’ skippers, offshore seamanship, understanding radar, safe anchoring and mooring, preventative maintenance, navigating at night and onboard power systems management, as well as the Riviera experts panel open session. All of these programs are designed to encourage Riviera owners and their families to enjoy their ultimate boating experience with Riviera.

A number of exclusive social events also form part of the festival activities, including the Riviera owners ladies’ luncheon and a spectacular gala event.

Registration is now open and owners can consult their Riviera dealership for details.

Where to find Riviera at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst said: “Our team is looking forward to welcoming visitors aboard our magnificent 12-model showcase of Riviera luxury motor yachts on H Arm at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.”


The majestic new flagship 78 Motor Yacht, a new class of yacht for Riviera.

Twin transom doors fold out parallel to the transom to allow the generous boarding platform to become part of the cockpit, creating one large water-sports or entertaining platform.

The sophisticated entertainer Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition – on display at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2022.

The sporty and adventurous Riviera 645 SUV – on display at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2022.

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