Australia-based Riviera adds to its SUV line with a new midsize model: the 465 SUV. It joins six other boats ranging from 43 feet length overall to 69 feet length overall.
The 465 SUV is made for entertaining. The boarding platform can be converted into a watersports area, and the twin transom doors fold out to connect the platform with the cockpit. The cockpit is equipped with a portside wet bar that includes an electric barbecue, a sink and stowage; to starboard, there’s a top-loading freezer and an ice maker. The portside coaming has joystick control for easier docking.
Two steps up from the cockpit is the 465 SUV’s alfresco deck, which is shaded by the hardtop overhang with a pair of electrically activated sunroofs. There’s seating for at least two on each side. The portside seating has a folding dinette with drink holders; beneath the seating is an insulated icebox. As for the starboard-side seating, it can convert to a daybed. Two additional sun pads with adjustable headrests can be found on the foredeck.
The salon is accessed via a portside sliding glass door from the alfresco deck. To starboard is a window that connects to the in-salon, U-shaped galley. Appliances here include a dual-element electric cooktop and a combination microwave with a grill. There’s also a stainless-steel stink, a 5.3-cubic-foot refrigerator and a 1.7-cubic-foot freezer.
Forward and to port, there’s raised C-shaped seating and a folding dining table that can accommodate six. An electrically lifted 43-inch TV is also to port, hidden in the dash forward. The helm station is forward and to starboard, with twin leather seats. It’s equipped with a tilt-adjustable wheel, a joystick, two 12-inch Garmin Glass Cockpit multifunction displays and a CZone digital-switching control panel.
Access belowdecks is via stairs on centerline. The master stateroom is in the forepeak, with a queen berth, full-height locker, en suite head with separate shower stall and vanity, and full-length windows. Two twin-berth guest staterooms are amidships, and owners can opt for a double berth in the portside stateroom. The washer-dryer combo is located under the stairs.
Twin 600 hp Volvo Penta D8-IPS800s power the 465 SUV. At the time of this writing, reported speeds were not made available.
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