Every now and then a work of art or piece of design comes along that is more than an evolution of what came before – it is a quantum leap in thinking and execution. The Riviera Sport Yacht is such a leap.

To dream of such a boat is one thing, to create it is another. However, no one is better equipped to realise such a vision than Australia’s most awarded pleasure boat builder, Riviera. A company with over 35 years boat building experience operating of the largest pleasure boat building facility in the Southern Hemisphere.

And since the launch of this new range, the Riviera Sport Yacht Collection has received unprecedented praise from the international boating community and been the recipient of multiple ‘Boat of the Year Awards’.

The result might best be described as a serious motor yacht with a refreshingly light and sporty side. Everything about the Sport Yacht is designed to make life on the water easy, relaxed and fun.

Starting from a blank canvas gave us the opportunity to address the needs of today’s boat owner like never before. Drawing on contemporary architecture, automotive styling, fashion, leading furniture design and other sources we have created a boat of impeccable style and one that is utterly modern.

Internal Features


One of the most striking features of the Sport Yacht is the huge rear window and door between the cockpit and saloon. Not only is it extremely stylish with tinted glass set in a bold, highly polished stainless steel frame, it opens up to create the ultimate indoor-outdoor feeling. The two areas just flow into one to produce a unique al fresco experience.

The fact that the galley is on the same level as the cockpit and saloon also means that the chef remains in the middle of the party. The galley is just a step away from the cockpit and for entertaining there is a second refrigerator here.

At every turn you will find Riviera ingenuity – such as the flat screen television in the saloon that raises and lowers out of sight at the touch of a button, the way the stainless steel swim ladder folds away, and the discreetly placed drink holders on the foredeck sunpad. As for comfort, the large L-shaped lounge with its soft leather and deep cushions is probably more inviting than the lounge in your living room.

The 3600 Sport Yacht epitomises, easy living and an idyllic environment to share leisure time with your family and friends. But this is a boat of real substance too, one that boasts the most sophisticated design and construction methods including a hand-laid solid fiberglass hull with separate compartments throughout the hull and a watertight collision bulkhead forward.

The 3600SY is powered by the inspired Volvo Penta IPS pod drive system that is exceptionally smooth and quiet whilst unbelievably responsive and fuel-efficient.

This may be a new style of motor yacht but the quality and superior technology tells you that it is every inch a Riviera.

Style or good taste may be hard to define but you instantly recognise it when you see it… and you will see it here in abundance. It’s in everything from the subtle colour contrasts of the plush headliner material to the use of a light cherry timber with a satin finish. Even details such as the fabric concealing the saloon speakers and the stylish airconditioning vents have been carefully considered and beautifully executed.

Of course, style goes beyond looks in that it is functional as well as fashionable – the practicality of the high quality vinyl flooring is an example here. And style has a feel to it: the solid feeling you get when you step aboard, the diameter of the hand rails, the moulding of the transom locker, the extensive use of gas struts on hatches that makes for easier, safer operation.

Again and again you will find yourself saying, “That’s clever… that’s thoughtful… that’s well finished.” That’s why you will find yourself saying, “I want a Riviera Sport Yacht.”

The sense of light and space aboard the 3600SY is extraordinary (in fact the 3600SY is over 38 feet in overall length). The panoramic windows, uncluttered layout and the use of lighter timbers and innovative materials all contribute to an interior that’s just perfect for relaxed, fun-filled days and laid-back indulgent nights. All your creature comforts are catered for including a quality onboard entertainment system featuring a CD/ DVD player and a flat screen LCD television.

The feeling of being in control as you sit at the helm is magnificent. For a start, you have such clear, sweeping views – and the moulded dash, reminiscent of a luxury European car, displays all instruments and controls in the most ergonomic fashion. Even someone new to boating will find this a remarkably easy vessel to handle.

Accommodation consists of a master stateroom with a large island bed, generous headroom, cupboard and hanging space. The full beam guest cabin with a double and single bed is extremely well appointed and luxuriously comfortable.

Even the bathroom echoes the same interior style and finesse with its solid surface vanity top, sink, quality fittings and a shower stall with glass partition.


Length Overall (inc. swim platform & bow roller)
38′ 6″ / 11.73 meters
Beam (inc. gunwale)
12′ 7″ / 3.84 meters
Maximum Draft (inc. props)
3′ 6″ / 1.07 meters
Dry Weight (approx., depends on engines & options)
7,250 kg / 16,000 lbs
Fuel Capacity
211 US gal / 800 liters
Water Capacity
103 US gal / 390 liters
Holding Tank Capacity
21 US gal / 80 liters
Sleeping Capacity
5 persons
Total Cockpit Area
6.20 sqm / 66.7 sqft
Bridge Clearance
8′ 6″ / 2.59 m
Standard Engine x 2 – Volvo IPS 400
224 kW / 300 hp
222 nm @ 29 knots