As an island nation, Australia owes its founding to the traditions of the sea, and the country’s boat builders take this heritage seriously. That includes Riviera Yachts, a leading manufacturer of pleasure boats with a line of 14 models ranging in size from 36 to 75 feet. Based in Coomera, Queensland, Riviera is one of Australia's largest luxury boat builders. As such, the company has forged alliances with some of the biggest names in boating to produce a range of world-class products. They include Dutch naval architect Frank Mulder, who contributed running surface designs to many Riviera models. The boats are powered by modern propulsion systems, including pod drives from Volvo Penta and Cummins MerCruiser. According to Riviera, its models are the most awarded luxury boats in Australian history. The flagship 75 was complete in 2012 and is the largest model in the company’s 32-year history.
Riviera is especially proud of the 56 Enclosed Flybridge model. Not only is it the result of leading edge design and manufacturing technology, but the layout, features and fittings cater for easy entertaining and a relaxed lifestyle like never before. With the 56 Enclosed there is no doubt that you will rest immensely satisfied with your choice of vessel because of her design and luxury appointments and the sheer integrity of her builders.
While it is quintessentially Australian, the design however is far from parochial: Rivieras international appeal stems from having an international outlook, and as such the European influence and styling is very apparent. Yes, our boating traditions continue to play a part in our interior design but in the 56 these blend elegantly with the ambience of a modern city apartment.
Step into the owners? stateroom and you?ll find a queen-size walk-around bed, flat screen television, DVD player, plentiful storage and cedar-lined hanging lockers.
This scene prevails in the second stateroom and also in the guest cabin.
Brimming with features, the saloon includes standard items such the 32" LCD TV, a Bose Lifestyle surround sound system, rod storage in the headliner, the deepest leather lounge, an extendable dining table, and an icemaker.
Positioned next to the door, aft in the saloon, the galley is a particularly well-equipped and substantial, with solid surface bench tops, double bowl sink, dual fridges and stylish, non-slip Amtico flooring.
Hulls are hand-laid fibreglass with bulkheads throughout, a fibreglass engine room liner, extra transverse stiffeners, a mid-mounted fuel tank and a collision bulkhead in the bow.