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Riviera has launched their first 645 SUV and reports there are many more to follow after a successful SCIBS.

 Released at the 2021 SCIBS, the 645 SUV is also the biggest and most sophisticated SUV the company has ever built and is the flagship of a family of six SUVs. The SUV is described as a crossover between a 4WD and a sedan when it comes to cars.

Riviera describes the SUV as a crossover between a flybridge cruiser and a sports sedan. The SUV provides all the attributes and amenities of a one-level sport yacht, with the internal single-level enhanced by the spacious indoor-outdoor lifestyle features. 

 The 645 SUV is available in two editions – the Classic and the Newport. The Newport includes a distinctive Tungsten silver hardtop, a spacious foredeck sun pad, avant-garde saloon features and three-cabin accommodation with lower-deck lounge space. 

The 645 SUV is more than just a more significant 575. It has a very different layout, including an alfresco-deck dining area, bar, foredeck entertainment area, and island galley. 

The alfresco deck is the entertainment and living epicentre of the 645 SUV. The semi-enclosed space offers a lounge to port that converts to a double daybed, an L-shaped lounge to starboard, which includes a generous drop-leaf teak table. They also provide even more accommodation space for those extra guests.

If you are into watersports and fishing, then the 645 SUV has that covered. A rise and fall hydraulic swim platform double as tender storage and your fishing space. A few steps up from the cockpit is the 645 SUV’s entertainment and living epicentre – a semi-enclosed alfresco deck offering a plush lounge to port that converts to a double daybed. 

The foredeck zone is a unique entertainer space, providing plush lounge seating for up to 12 people.

The saloon is surrounded by high profile windows, making this a warm and friendly space. The galley is along the port side, with a walnut dining table located behind the lounge. The helm on the centreline offers the option of two or three forward-facing luxurious leather helm seats facing three 24-inch screens and comprehensive system controls.

The 645 SUV offers the most extensive SUV accommodation with the choice of three or four staterooms with three bathrooms plus an optional lower lounge and crew cabin, utility room or additional accommodation.

You have a choice of a pair of MAN V8 1300 (956 kW) or MAN V12 1550 (1,140 kW) diesels that deliver their power to the water through Twin-Disc MGX 5146 gearboxes onto Veem five-bladed propel

The 645 takes the SUV Collection to a new level with even more space, performance, cruising range, accommodation and luxury. Riviera pioneered the SUV concept in 2012 and has since continually refined this design, crafting more than 170 yachts ranging from 39 to now 64 feet.

For a full review, check out the forthcoming Pacific PowerBoat Magazine (July-Aug edition) on sale and online later next week.


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