The Riviera 645 SUV is designed to be a master of many things, including family cruising, watersports and chasing fish—or even a little bit of all of it.
From a cruising perspective, the Australian builder’s new SUV-series flagship can be set up with a three- or four-stateroom layout. In either scenario, the master stateroom is full-beam and amidships. Hullside windows flank the room, creating ocean views while bringing natural light into the space. A settee to port makes a cozy nook for reading a book on the hook.
There is a step-up island berth in the forepeak VIP stateroom. Abaft the VIP and to port, the third stateroom has twin berths for the kids. Across is the fourth stateroom for two more. There are three heads. In the three-stateroom layout, the fourth stateroom becomes a lower-deck lounge.
For inside entertaining, the 645 SUV’s salon has an L-shaped leather settee to starboard across from a 50-inch LED TV. An ottoman and a foldaway dining table are also here. Owners have two layout options just forward of the settee. The wet-bar option is called the Newport Edition, while the two-seat club-lounge setup is called the Classic Edition.
A helm station with two seats is on centerline with a companion seat to port. Abaft that companion seat is side-deck access via a pantograph door for line handling and fender access, as well as to transit to the foredeck to drop the hook.
The Newport and Classic editions also have separate foredeck arrangements. In the Newport Edition, there is a bench seat on centerline, a fixed teak dining table and a sun pad. The Classic Edition has a U-shaped lounge for eight to 10 guests. Both layouts are available with an optional sunshade.
Like alfresco entertaining? The 645 SUV’s cockpit can have a centerline transom lounge for three guests. There is swim-platform access via transom doors flanking the lounge.
If an owner has catching dinner on his mind, the transom seat can be swapped out for an in-transom, lighted livewell with a viewing window to keep an eye on the baits and ensure they’re fresh and frisky.
Engine choices for the Riviera 645 SUV are twin 1,300 hp (standard) or optional 1,550 hp MAN diesels. The boatbuilder projects a top-end speed of 34 knots with the larger motors.
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