Riviera celebrates at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Riviera, Australia’s luxury motor yacht builder, has completed the 2021 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show with significant achievements that included a world premiere, the announcement of a new era of Riviera motor yacht design, the welcoming of more than 25 new Riviera yacht owners and being awarded the industry’s Exporter of the Year.

Largest Showcase for 2021

Riviera presented its largest luxury motor yacht showcase for 2021 at this year’s show, featuring 12 yachts from 39 to 72 feet. The line-up featured an impressive display, including the 645 SUV in her world premiere, the 575, 505, 445 and 395 SUVs. They were accompanied by the 72 Sports Motor Yacht and her sisterships the 64 and 50 SMY; the 57 Enclosed Flybridge; and the full collection of the Platinum Sport Yachts – the 6000, 5400 and 4800 SY.

Riviera 645 SUV World Premiere

Boating enthusiasts for the first time were given the opportunity to step aboard the grand and innovative Riviera 645 SUV, the new flagship of the sporty and adventurous SUV collection, following her world premiere at the show. The 645 SUV combines the high-level blue-water pedigree of the lauded Sports Motor Yachts with the luxurious single-level living attributes that are so appreciated by Sport Yacht owners.

Riviera enters a new era with 78 Motor Yacht

In a world-first at the boat show, Riviera surprised with the announcement of the Riviera 78 Motor Yacht, a completely new design of Riviera motor yacht offering either an open or an enclosed bridge deck. In collaboration with award-winning superyacht designer Luca Vallebona, the Riviera design group is creating a sophisticated yacht that delivers a perfect combination of cruising, entertaining and blue-water passage-making capabilities. The 78 MY will have her world premiere in early 2022.

Riviera welcomes more than 25 owners to the family at Sanctuary Cove

Over the course of the four days, Riviera’s largest showcase for 2021 saw the company welcome more than 25 owners to the Riviera family, purchasing yachts from across the company’s 23-model line ranging from 39 to 78 feet. Impressed by the engineering excellence, world-class quality and luxurious interiors found on the Riviera motor yachts of today, all owners commented that these are the best motor yachts the company has ever built.

Festival of Boating and signature social events bring the Riviera family together   

Along with its impressive showcase of motor yachts, Riviera hosted the 9th edition of the Festival of Boating at Sanctuary Cove. The festival was enjoyed by more than 600 owners and their families, and also provided 40 exclusive boating education seminars and on-water workshops for Riviera motor yacht owners. As part of Riviera’s Festival of Boating, Riviera owners also enjoyed a series of exclusive social events, including the Ladies Day Luncheon and Studio Riv, a cabaret night club held over two nights aboard The YOT Club, the superyacht venue within the Riviera display.

Extended warranty program announced

Riviera’s dedication to excellence has been further advanced with the announcement at this year’s boat show that the company’s industry-leading support for motor yacht owners has been further strengthened by a comprehensive new extended warranty program.

Riviera is now providing even greater peace of mind by increasing from one, to two years, its Express Limited Warranty, which covers all non-structural components. The company has also extended the Structural Limited Warranty on Riviera motor yachts to seven years. This additional owner assurance is further enhanced by the five-year limited warranty on Volvo Penta and MAN-powered yachts being inclusive on all Riviera models. This positions Riviera’s extended warranty program among the most comprehensive in the world for luxury motor yachts.

Australian Exporter of the Year Award

Reflecting the international popularity of Riviera motor yachts around the world, Riviera was honoured at the Australian Marine Industry Awards, being announced Exporter of the Year for 2021 at this year’s ASMEX Conference held at Sanctuary Cove. Riviera is proud to hold the largest forward orders in its 41-year history and the Australian Marine Industry Award represents a decades-long heritage of boatbuilding evolution during which Riviera has launched more than 5700 motor yachts globally.

“Our team takes great pride in showcasing Riviera’s passionate commitment to creating the ultimate boating experience for our owners,” said Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst.

“The comments we received and the conversations we had during the boat show and our Festival of Boating were greatly appreciated.

“As a world-class Australian company, we are extremely proud of the responses we received throughout the show. We consistently heard that the Riviera yachts of today are the best we have ever created, and this attests our ongoing commitment to boatbuilding excellence.”


Aerial view of Riviera’s impressive 12-model showcase at Sanctuary Cove.

The grand and innovative Riviera 645 SUV had her world premiere at Sanctuary Cove.

The luxurious interior design of the 645 SUV enhances the superb indoor-outdoor lifestyle that makes Riviera’s SUV range so popular.

The 645 SUV is the largest and most sophisticated model in Riviera’s SUV collection.


Entertaining friends and family on a grand scale aboard aboard the alfresco deck of the 645 SUV.


Riviera reveals a new era of design with the announcement of the company’s grand new flagship, the 78 Motor Yacht, available in either an open or enclosed bridge deck.

The exclusive Riviera Festival of Boating was enjoyed by more than 600 owners and their families at Sanctuary Cove.

Riviera owners participated in more than 40 exclusive boating education seminars and workshops at the Riviera Festival of Boating.

Practical on-water courses were among the 40 boating workshops exclusively enjoyed by Riviera owners at the Festival of Boating.

Riviera festivities continued into the night at Studio Riv, an exclusive cabaret night club aboard the superyacht venue The YOT Club.

Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst proudly displays the the Australian Marine Industry Awards’ 2021 Exporter of the Year award presented to Riviera at Sanctuary Cove.

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