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The Riviera 505 SUV is an ‘Alfresco Entertainer’

Riviera Yachts adds the 505 to its five-model SUV series lineup.

March 25, 2020
Riviera 505 SUV
The Riviera 505 SUV is designed to be equally at home cruising with family as its is for water sports fun, spearfishing and more. Courtesy Riviera

Riviera Yachts in Australia has added the 505 SUV to its five-model lineup in the SUV series, which starts with a 395 SUV and goes up to a 575 SUV.

The 505 SUV has a new hull from the keel up, along with raised mezzanine seating inspired by a similar feature aboard the Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht. The entertainment area is covered for rain and sun protection.

Another relaxation zone is at the foredeck, which has a pathway from port to starboard so nobody has to step over the sun pads.

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Onboard standard equipment includes a stainless-steel Ultra Anchor along with 164 feet of chain; dual transom doors for access to the hydraulic swim platform; and a barbecue, wet bar and fridge/freezer in the nearly 110-square-foot cockpit.

Standard power is a pair of 600-horsepower Volvo Penta D8-IPS800s. Optional engines are 725-horsepower Volvo Penta D11-IPS950s.

On the main deck, the U-shaped galley is aft and to port, positioned to serve the mezzanine as well as the indoor dinette. An L-shaped lounge is adjacent to the galley and extends to the helm station, which is also to starboard. That station has twin pedestal seats, a guest lounge to port and a sliding sunroof overhead. There are joystick engine controls and twin 16-inch Volvo Penta Glass Bridge displays.

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Overnight accommodations are for six guests in three staterooms with two heads. The master stateroom spans the yacht’s full beam.

Riviera 505 SUV
The galley aft setup lets the chef easily serve guests in the salon, mezzanine and cockpit. Courtesy Riviera
Riviera 505 SUV
The foredeck lounge maximizes available al fresco real estate. Courtesy Riviera
Riviera 505 SUV
The mezzanine seating arrangement, inspired by the Australian builder’s 64 Sports Motor Yacht, creates outdoor dining in a protected environment. Courtesy Riviera
Riviera 505 SUV
When you combine the 360 degrees of glass, the sunroof and sliding doors, the 505 SUV feels like an open boat. Courtesy Riviera
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The master stateroom view onboard the 505 SUV. Courtesy Riviera

“Boating enthusiasts are really going to love the new 505 SUV,” Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst stated in a press release. “She perfectly complements our growing SUV range and, coupled with IPS performance, economy and ease of use, offers so much for families looking to put fun and freedom back into their weekends.”

How many SUV yachts has Riviera launched? More than 120, according to the builder.

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For more information, visit: rivieraaustralia.com

Quick Specs:

  • Length overall: 60′8”
  • Max. beam: 16’10”
  • Draft: 4’5”
  • Fuel capacity: 1,057 Gal.
  • Freshwater capacity: 198 Gal.
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