Forever improving, refining, evolving … Since 1980, striving to excel, day in, day out, has been at the heart of the Riviera design experience. Rarely though has our passionate embrace of timeless aesthetics coincided so perfectly with our restless search for next level standards of structural strength and engineering virtuosity. Welcome to the luxury sports motor yacht collection which transcends everything you have ever dreamt of from long range, blue-water cruising.
Our new Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht is a stunning meld of sports looks, sports performance and sporting cockpit, renowned Riviera luxury appointments and superior offshore, extended cruising capability. All highlighted by their whisper quiet ride and super smooth running at speed. Painstakingly developed over a two-year period, they are set to redefine the class and your expectations.
What we’ve continually heard is that, in increasing numbers, our experienced luxury motor yacht aficionados are wanting to take their boating further afield with true long-range cruising.
The 68 and 72 Sports Motor Yachts will help you fulfil these dreams, offering the exhilaration of supreme sports performance as well as fantastic interior flexibility with a wide array of luxury lifestyle features to enhance your time aboard.
In designing the hull, we partnered with esteemed naval architects, Mulder Design of the Netherlands, creators of three of the world’s fastest super yachts. After extensive international tank testing, the result is a hull design that delivers a smooth, soft and dry ride in a wide range of offshore conditions.
Conceived and built in-house to our exacting standards on Australia’s Gold Coast, this beautiful new series was inspired by a wish list from our global family of experienced Riviera owners seeking to strike out much further for far longer, to celebrate true long range luxury cruising the Riviera way, with loved ones and family.
A world away from the everyday, the most alluring ports and anchorages in either hemisphere are well within your reach. Onboard your Riviera Sports Motor Yacht, you will fall under an exotic spell, revelling in glorious sights, sounds and the absolute lap of luxury – exploring, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing, creating and sharing truly memorable, precious moments – for just as long as your schedule allows or heart desires.
Stepping from the wide boarding platform through either of the transom gates, the spaciousness of the Sports Motor Yacht’s expansive cockpit is immediately evident. There is a considerable volume of cockpit storage with large lockers in the transom and deep fish bins in the floor, as well as a reinforced plate for an optional game chair. The coamings feature toe kicks for bracing, as well as optional heavy-duty stainless steel rod-holders.
Facing aft – and cleverly concealed under a moulded, gas strut assisted lid – is a double barbecue with LED lights and a wet bar with a sink, tapware and an insulated cool box. There is also a hatch providing service access to the engine room as well as four removable tackle trays – in fact there’s a place for everything you’ll need for your extended voyaging.
The teak-laid mezzanine level, at the very heart of this entertaining hub, is accessed via steps on both sides of the cockpit. Here you will discover a large forward-facing central lounge with storage underneath, as well as two folding teak tables and space for additional occasional chairs.
To port, there is a large TV that folds down for viewing, as well as a door leading below to the day head and the utility space/storage area – which can optionally serve as an air-conditioned crew cabin – with direct access to the engine room through a watertight door.
Forward is a central breakfast bar area with large awning window that opens to the galley. The bar features two swing-out stools as well as an icemaker and storage.
A great deal of thought has been focused on the connectivity of the mezzanine and entertainment area to the luxurious interior – it all just flows together as one space.
Upon opening the toughened glass door – set in a ship-like stainless steel frame – and stepping inside, you’ll note that the well-appointed gourmet galley features premium appliances that are integrated into the handcrafted, stone-finish bench top, varnished walnut cabinetry and joinery. These include Miele combination oven and microwave with grill, induction cooktop with potholders and rangehood, dishwasher, four refrigeration and two freezer drawers. There’s a large garbage bin for dry rubbish.
The large awning window opens out to the mezzanine from the central gourmet galley to position the galley right in the heart of the social and entertainment hub.
You will appreciate a refreshing sense of light and space in the saloon living space as you admire the views through the large forward windscreen or side windows that slide open to welcome in fresh air.
To port there’s a pantograph door that opens for quick and easy access to the port side deck, and forward there’s a premium standalone lounge and ottoman. To starboard is an L-shaped dinette with storage underneath, as well as a large table that folds at both ends on fixed pedestals, enabling it to slide forward and aft.
Riviera’s Sports Motor Yacht design boasts fully flexible accommodation plans with your choice of three or four staterooms, including a full-beam master stateroom.
There are also options for a teenager’s retreat, crew quarters or dedicated sporting equipment stowage, depending on specific owner requirements.
The luxurious master stateroom, aft, extends the full beam, with a king-sized island bed amidships, complemented by a premium feature bedhead and handcrafted bedside tables with leather inlays.
The ambience of the master stateroom is accentuated by the natural light introduced through the large hull windows on either side of the stateroom, while fresh air is welcomed via an opening porthole that is alarmed to the ignition in the event it is left open.
There’s even a safe for your valuables in one of two cedar-lined hanging lockers, which feature shoe shelves and full-length hanging space.
In the presidential design, the Sports Motor Yacht’s master ensuite, on the starboard side, is located forward, creating an even larger master stateroom with a writing bureau with a timber top, leatherette inlay and concealed make-up storage, power point, USB outlet, dinette-style seat and book storage.
The VIP guest stateroom – which has its own private ensuite – has fixed hull windows in tinted and tempered glass as well as a queen-sized walk-around bed with innerspring mattress, with handcrafted cabinetry throughout.
The portside stateroom – which with two-way entry has a bathroom that serves as an ensuite and the day head – has side-by-side single beds which, with the push of a button, will slide together to form a double bed. There is additional storage underneath the berths, as well as a hull window for natural light.
The starboard guest cabin – if the classic layout is selected – has adult-sized Pullman-style beds with quality mattresses as well as an opening porthole for fresh air.
All bathrooms on the accommodation deck are of a contemporary design with vanity cabinets and mirrors, solid surface bench tops, under-slung basins, opening portholes, large shower with frameless glass doors, soap dispensers, towel rails and, in the master, a bidet.
The Sports Motor Yacht’s futuristic flybridge is fully enclosed and can be accessed from the saloon via an internal staircase with polished walnut treads.
To starboard there is an L-shaped lounge that can convert to a double bed and an ottoman integrated with a coffee table. There is a chaise lounge forward and, aft, a large flybridge deck with optional tournament station, even more lounge seating and a wet bar.
The ultramodern, electric forward helm console is brimming with the latest in marine technology, ensuring easy operation. The steering wheel is hand-bound in leather, and the deluxe helm and companion chairs will ensure that every passage is a pleasure.
There’s an intercom to the galley, the master stateroom and the engine room, and cameras to the saloon, cockpit, bow anchor and engine room feeding to the dash display.
The Sports Motor Yacht collection is shaft-driven, with base power being twin MAN V12-1550 engines (2 x 1140kW/1550hp) and optional MAN V12-1800 engines (2 x 1324kW/1800hp). The MAN engines have been selected for their high tractive power, compact design, impressive fuel economy and reliability.
|Length Overall (inc. swim platform & bow roller)||22.68 m||75′|
|Lh to ISO8666*||21.02 m||68′ 11″|
|Beam (inc. gunwale)||6.00 m||19′ 8″|
|Maximum Draft (inc. props)||1.76 m||5′ 9″|
|Dry Weight** (approx., depends on engines & options)||45,900 kg||101,200 lbs|
|Fuel Capacity***||7,000 L||1,849 US gal|
|Water Capacity***||1,000 L||264 US gal|
|Holding Tank Capacity***||600 L||159 US gal|
|Sleeping Capacity||8 persons|
|Cockpit Area||12.38 m2||133.3 ft2|
|Mezzanine Deck||10.26 m2||110.4 ft2|
|Total Cockpit Area||22.64 m2||243.7 ft2|
|Bridge Clearance||6.43 m||21′ 1″|
|Standard Engine – MAN V12-1550 x 2||1,140 kW||1,550 hp each|
|Engine Option – MAN V12-1800 x 2||1,324 kW||1,800 hp each|