ou would be hard-pressed to find a more “Australian” yacht than the Riviera 525 SUV. She’s not a flashy size, but she can definitely hold a party. She’s not particularly specialized in the builder’s SUV line, which also includes a 445, a 575 and an upcoming 395, but like many Aussies I’ve met, she is capable of more than meets the eye. Indeed, this girl from Down Under might just turn your perspective upside down. The 525 SUV debuted at the Riviera Festival of Boating in 2017. That affair used to be held in head-to-head competition with the nearby Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, one of Australia’s premier shows, a fact that hints at Riviera’s rather, shall we say, robust company ethos. The team at Riviera relishes a challenge, and its vessels seem to embody that attitude. This model is ruggedly built with a hand-laid, solid-below-the-waterline fiberglass hull that doesn’t seem so much to slice through waves as to flatten them, thanks in part to the yacht’s dry weight of 50,300 pounds. Compare that to a similarly sized 58-footer I found that displaces about 5,000 pounds less.