Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht Revealed

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Riviera hosted a spectacular online launch for the world premiere of its new 50 Sports Motor Yacht.


The Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht is the latest addition to Riviera’s growing Sports Motor Yacht collection following the popular 64 Sports Motor Yacht premiere in June this year.

For the wellbeing of guests, dealer representatives and staff, Riviera unveiled online the magnificent new 50 SMY to a worldwide audience, live from its Gold Coast production facility.

Hosted by Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst, the live launch will be among the many highlights of the company’s 40 years of evolution in 2020 that have driven the superior design and engineering refinements of today’s Riviera’s motor yachts.

The 50 SMY takes her cues from her highly acclaimed and popular sisterships the 72, 68 and 64 Sports Motor Yachts which are now cruising the waters of the world. The 50 is a spacious motor yacht with extensive water sports capabilities and designed for extended coastal passages or weekend escapes that can easily serve as a luxurious family, entertainer or adventure yacht.

“Under normal conditions, we would be showcasing our models in boat shows around the world. However, that is not possible at the moment”, added Longhurst.

Accessed from a generous (optional) hydraulic swim platform via dual transom doors, the rear cockpit boasts 6.5 square metres (69.9 square feet) of outdoor living space. Wide and deep walk-around side-decks safely connect the foredeck, which in turn offers both an entertainment and lounging zone and can transform to carry a tender. 

In the fully covered alfresco deck are two comfortable day lounges either side – the starboard lounge can also convert to a sunbed. Joining the alfresco deck with the galley and saloon are a tinted glass sliding door and servery window set in a superior stainless-steel frame. As one of five luxury living zones, the saloon also offers two opposing lounge areas that can seat six to eight guests in total comfort.

4D Designs, in collaboration with the Riviera design team, has also excelled with the accommodation plan with a full-beam master suite bathed in natural light from large hull windows, a queen-sized island berth, chaise lounge, walk-in robe and ensuite. Guests are afforded a VIP stateroom with ensuite/day head forward and twin bunk cabin, all in exceptional luxury.

The three-sided enclosed flybridge offers superb all-round visibility, and there is a lounge opposite the main helm to starboard, perfect for stretching out, relax and chat to the skipper whilst underway. With an extended awning, the flybridge is open at the rear and strata glass clears can then fully seal this area. An optional aft helm is available for convenience when fishing or docking.

There are two power and drive options, being twin diesel Volvo Penta IPS 950 (533kW/725HP) or twin diesel MAN i6-800 (588kW/800HP). Both deliver a smooth, quiet and efficient ride at over 30 knots at WOT with full load with the MAN i6 588kW/788bhp shaft drive package. With this power option, she has a range of 336nm at 22 knots with 10 per cent reserve fuel.

The official launch of the 50 Sports Motor Yacht will be followed by her world premiere tour which will include Australia and the United States. The first 50 SMY is now being shipped to the US.


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