Meet the Riviera 645 SUV

When it debuts in April, the 645 SUV will be the largest of Riviera’s SUV models.

February 3, 2021
Riviera 645 SUV
With twin 1,550 hp MAN diesels, the Riviera 645 SUV has a projected top-end speed of 34 knots. Courtesy Riviera Boats

Riviera Boats in Australia is preparing for the April world premiere of the 645 SUV, the new flagship model in its SUV series.

The builder launched the SUV series in 2012, and the current flagship of the six-model collection is the 545.

Riviera created the new 645 SUV in collaboration with 4D Designs to include a choice of three or four staterooms, three heads, and a space aft that can be set up as a utility area, crew’s quarters or guest stateroom. The yacht also has walkaround side decks and a foredeck with entertaining space for eight to 10 people.


“The tremendous versatility of the SUV design lends itself perfectly to a larger yacht, and the 645 will certainly take our SUV to a new level with even more space, performance, cruising range, accommodation and luxury,” Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst stated in a press release.

For power, owners can choose twin 1,300 hp MAN V-8s or twin 1,550 hp MAN V-12s. Cruise speed is expected to be about 30 knots, with a top hop of 34 knots. Fuel capacity is about 1,700 gallons.

Inside, owners can choose the Classic Edition or the Newport Edition. In both versions, the galley is to port with the helm on centerline.


Who will own Hull No. 1 of the Riviera 645 SUV? Ray and Jenny Haddrell, current owners of a 575 SUV in Melbourne, Australia. The 645 will be the seventh consecutive Riviera the Haddrells have owned. They opted for the V-8 engines with an Express Joystick System that marries the hydraulic bow and stern thrusters with the Twin Disc gearboxes.

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