The entertaining Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht
First 5800 Sport Yacht with lower galley and alternate saloon option
Riviera says its popular 5800 Sport Yacht has taken design to a new level with the first of the model incorporating a lower galley and alternate saloon option delivered to its Sydney owner this week.
The lower galley option is ideal for those who enjoy formal entertaining said the Australian luxury boatbuilder, as the separate galley provides a discreet area for food preparation while the saloon features two huge lounges on either side of the boat. "To port the plush lounge wraps around the dinette table, while the starboardside includes a huge U-shaped lounge complete with popup TV at the end, perfect for chilling out or conversing with guests and comfortably seating 12 adults," Riviera said.
Since the 5800 Sport Yacht’s world release in May last year, Riviera said it has achieved in excess of $10 million in sales with boats being sold to owners in Italy, Auckland, Perth, Sydney and the Gold Coast.
Riviera expects the lower galley option to be popular with those who enjoy entertaining, providing the family chef or crew a private gourmet galley complete with quality appliances including electric induction three-element cooktop, two-drawer fridges and two-drawer freezers, a convection microwave oven, dishwasher and solid-surface benchtop, a stainless steel underslung sink with mixer tap and generous storage.
"The saloon windscreen serves as a massive skylight above the lower galley providing an abundance of natural light while an opening porthole at eye level gives the chef a good view and plenty of sea breezes," said the builder.
Riviera’s new product development concept design manager, Neil McCabe said customers were fascinated with the 5800 Sport Yacht’s power, precise handling, smooth ride, low engine noise and striking modern look.
"The Sydney owners do a lot of corporate entertaining so the lower galley option and huge saloon is very attractive to them, and being their first Riviera I am sure they will be impressed with the layout as much as the boat’s performance," McCabe said.
"Boating journalists from international magazines are raving about the new 5800 Sport Yacht’s wow factor as well as the space, comfort and design of this luxury cruiser," he added.
The Riviera 5800 employs Volvo Penta IPS pod-drive propulsion, an integrated system of marine diesel engines and steerable drive units mounted under the hull
with twin counter rotating, forward facing propellers. This system offers easy handling and manoeuvring, and a joystick for easy docking. Riviera said Volvo Penta IPS also offers up to 30 per cent better fuel consumption than traditional shaft-drive systems. Three Volvo Penta IPS 600 diesels rated at 435hp each are standard.
"The 5800 just delivered to Sydney is fitted with two aft IPS docking stations with joysticks located on the port and starboard side of the cockpit giving excellent sight lines to the rear of the boarding platform, making docking in close quarters a breeze," said McCabe.
For more information, go to www.riviera.com.au
Photos: The wraparound lounge in the saloon can comfortably seat 12 adults; IPS docking stations with joystick makes berthing in close quarters a breeze; Riviera says its 5800 Sport Yacht with lower galley option is perfect for formal entertaining; The expansive saloon provides a relaxed ambience with plenty of space for entertaining.
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