2019 Riviera 525 SUV ##076

An entirely new class of luxury motor yacht: in effect, two yachts in one. The blue-water performance and open cockpit of our Flybridge Collection, melded with the entertaining and cruising style of our renowned Sport Yachts.

Three luxury staterooms, two designer bathrooms, the flowing inside-outside saloon and galley layout … the wonderful handcrafted touches and quality for which Riviera is internationally renowned.

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2019 Riviera 525 SUV ##076

Befitting a yacht of this calibre, the 525 incorporates clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts and ultramodern technology with luxurious appointments … not to mention enhanced serviceability, convenient storage and an exacting eye for detail from fit to finish that reminds you that she is nothing less than an Australian-built Riviera.

And while she retains the distinct indoor/outdoor characteristics for which Riviera is internationally renowned, the 525 SUV is far more than a model refinement to suit the industry nomenclature that enhances Riviera’s appeal on the world stage.

In fact, after speaking with members of our global family of owners, we’ve seized the opportunity to incorporate a wide range of standard inclusions that in the past may have been considered options.

You will sense these additional refinements from the moment you step onboard – double transom doors allow better access from both the port and starboard sides creating a walk-around transom lounge which, in effect, adds the large boarding platform to what is already a full, no-nonsense Flybridge-scale cockpit.

The swim platform, with lift-out stainless steel rails, also has a number of options to suit individual owner requirements, for example: custom rod holders and a bait preparation station can be fitted for the angler, as well as a 400kg hydraulic lift to assist with tender storage.

Owners have the option of a shorter lounge with transom storage bin for swimming and diving gear, or even a live bait tank with glass front, depending on requirements.

In the floor of the 9.90 square metre cockpit are separate hatches – with stainless steel lock-downs – providing direct maintenance access to either of the pod drives, as well as a large, central, self-draining moulded lazarette locker to store cockpit furniture and water equipment, and also deep fish bin to port and starboard.

Forward there is a comfortable three-seater cockpit lounge to port – upholstered in high-quality weather-proof vinyl – and there is an integrated table to provide a versatile alfresco entertaining area, and which can also be converted to a day-bed.

Behind the cockpit lounge is a double-plated refrigerated cool box and self-draining bin, as well as manual bilge pump access and lockable cabinet containing battery switches and AC/DC control board.

To starboard there’s a lift-up lid with gas strut which reveals a double BBQ with stainless steel splashback and LED lighting, ice-maker, sink, solid surface bench top and even more storage – enough to impress even the most discerning chef.

The cockpit’s innovative joystick docking control is also to starboard, although owners have the option of having it located on the port-side. This control is protected from the elements in its own enclosed fibreglass compartment.

The GRP hardtop of the 525 extends out and over the cockpit and owners can extend this further with an optional stainless steel and acrylic canvas awning for additional protection from the sun and extremities. There’s also the option of a rear-mounted camera, should owners desire.


The stylish and sophisticated command centre of Riviera’s 525 SUV is truly testament to superior design elements – complementing a huge array of ultramodern marine technology are two large and luxurious low-back leather helm seats, with sports flip-up cushions for bracing in rough seas.

Of course there’s excellent visibility through the expansive windscreen that has air-conditioning outlets at its base to prevent fogging. The windscreen itself is made of curved, toughened glass in a fibreglass frame and also features two heavy-duty stainless steel windscreen wipers, as well as freshwater washers.

And there’s absolutely “no compromise” in terms of spaciousness at the elevated wrap-around console, which itself has a distinct automotive feel. All critical navigation electronics, comprehensive engine instrumentation and vessel controls are within easy and ergonomic reach of the skipper’s seat, including the helm’s sports-inspired steering wheel, the remote control for the hardtop-mounted spotlight and the helm joystick control.

There’s even room for two 17” navigations screens, and it’s here that we are delighted to say that the full features of the innovative Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation and CZone digital switching systems are standard inclusions with the Riviera 525 SUV.



All the comforts of home

The 525 SUV’s spacious saloon features a large L-shaped lounge to port with a hi-lo dining table which folds and lowers to become a coffee table. Adjacent to the dining area is a three-seater settee in which the middle seat base can slide out as an ottoman and form additional seating around the main dining table – also handy for family games nights. An additional table also lifts out from the settee and sits between the two remaining seats, forming additional dining or work space.

Forward of the three-seater settee is a 32-inch television and Fusion sound system, stored out of the way in its own dedicated compartment to starboard. It rises elegantly and electrically at the touch of a button, and swings for viewing from every saloon seating position.

Built into the solid GRP hardtop are two Webasto electric sunroofs – each with Oceanair block-out and flyscreens – which bring more light and fresh air into the saloon, enhancing that already achieved through the opening, tinted glass side windows and huge windscreen looking out over the forward deck and bow. This forward deck of the 525 can be accessed via wide walkways with high handrails on either side of the vessel, and there’s an option of including a large sun pad to add to her versatile entertaining capabilities.


Relax in style

Befitting a yacht of this calibre, the 525 incorporates clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts and ultramodern technology with luxurious appointments … not to mention enhanced serviceability, convenient storage and an exacting eye for detail from fit to finish that reminds you that she is nothing less than an Australian-built Riviera.

And while she retains the distinct indoor/outdoor characteristics for which Riviera is internationally renowned, the 525 SUV is far more than a model refinement to suit the industry nomenclature that enhances Riviera’s appeal on the world stage.

In fact, after speaking with members of our global family of owners, we’ve seized the opportunity to incorporate a wide range of standard inclusions that in the past may have been considered options.

You will sense these additional refinements from the moment you step onboard – double transom doors allow better access from both the port and starboard sides creating a walk-around transom lounge which, in effect, adds the large boarding platform to what is already a full, no-nonsense Flybridge-scale cockpit.

The swim platform, with lift-out stainless steel rails, also has a number of options to suit individual owner requirements, for example: custom rod holders and a bait preparation station can be fitted for the angler, as well as a 400kg hydraulic lift to assist with tender storage.

Owners have the option of a shorter lounge with transom storage bin for swimming and diving gear, or even a live bait tank with glass front, depending on requirements.

In the floor of the 9.90 square metre cockpit are separate hatches – with stainless steel lock-downs – providing direct maintenance access to either of the pod drives, as well as a large, central, self-draining moulded lazarette locker to store cockpit furniture and water equipment, and also deep fish bin to port and starboard.

Forward there is a comfortable three-seater cockpit lounge to port – upholstered in high-quality weather-proof vinyl – and there is an integrated table to provide a versatile alfresco entertaining area, and which can also be converted to a day-bed.

Behind the cockpit lounge is a double-plated refrigerated cool box and self-draining bin, as well as manual bilge pump access and lockable cabinet containing battery switches and AC/DC control board.

To starboard there’s a lift-up lid with gas strut which reveals a double BBQ with stainless steel splashback and LED lighting, ice-maker, sink, solid surface bench top and even more storage – enough to impress even the most discerning chef.

The cockpit’s innovative joystick docking control is also to starboard, although owners have the option of having it located on the port-side. This control is protected from the elements in its own enclosed fibreglass compartment.

The GRP hardtop of the 525 extends out and over the cockpit and owners can extend this further with an optional stainless steel and acrylic canvas awning for additional protection from the sun and extremities. There’s also the option of a rear-mounted camera, should owners desire.


Window to the future

Volvo, through the revolutionary IPS pod propulsion, already offers the ease of joystick maneuverability, Dynamic Positioning System for station-holding while preparing lines and fenders or while waiting off a fuel jetty, as well Anti-Corrosion Protection and Auto-Pilot.

However, the 525 SUV’s Glass Cockpit takes the overview and control of engines and navigation, including charts, sonar and radar (even auto-pilot), to extraordinary new heights … and all in one place, and also includes auto-trim and full slow-speed steering, SportFish mode and Clear Wake.

Of course CZone extends the touch-screen monitoring and control to a suite of other onboard systems, including lighting, pumps, batteries, entertainment systems and appliances, even extending to wiper speed and wash functions.

 


Opulent accommodation

Riviera’s steadfast commitment to going “first-class” in everything it does extends to the flexible three-stateroom/two-bathroom accommodation deck of the 525 SUV – again there’s absolutely no compromise in terms of quality or on-board liveability and luxury.

Natural light filters into the wide accommodation atrium, courtesy of the massive windscreen and saloon sunroofs above and complemented by the accommodation deck’s own clever design elements. You’ll immediately garner a sense of spaciousness as you step down the non-slip, natural timber-finish companionway – the extent of headroom is clearly evident below deck.

The very generous master stateroom aft on the port-side features a contemporary palette of elegant fabric, soft-touch leatherette and satin oak with teak accents – another subtle reminder that you are aboard a world-class Riviera. Natural light is achieved through a large hull window and, although air-conditioned, there’s an opening porthole to bring in extra fresh air, which is alarmed to CZone as a precaution.

The master’s walk-around queen-sized bed is supremely comfortable and clever storage solutions include large under-bed drawers and a huge locker under the inner-spring mattress, in addition to the two bedside tables and cedar-lined hanging locker. From the comfort of the master bed, you can watch your favourite movie or television program courtesy of a 26-inch LED TV and Samsung home theatre system.

The master ensuite forward also features full headroom, luxurious bathroom fixtures, ample storage cupboards, overhead and vanity lighting, solid surface bench top as well as a contemporary porcelain sink and mixer tap. The large frameless shower-stall has a teak-lined seat and showerhead on a slide bar, while the bathroom floor is a high-quality, non-slip, timber-finish platform enabling excess water to drain quickly, ensuring that owners remain dry and comfortable. Maximum privacy is assured here – an overhead deck hatch brings in additional light and fresh air but, when required, an Oceanair block-out screen slides across.

Depending on specific owner requirements, the aft master stateroom can be configured as a guest stateroom featuring full-length, adult-sized twin beds, with the forward stateroom becoming the master.




First-class all the way

In keeping with its commitment to going first-class all the way, the air-conditioned VIP guest stateroom boasts all the luxuries of the master – indeed there’s the option for it to actually be the master stateroom with its own private ensuite. This forward stateroom also has a comfortable queen-sized walk-around bed, cleverly placed overhead cabinets with positive locking hardware and gas support struts as well as large his/hers cedar-lined hanging lockers. Expansive hull windows and dual deck hatches maximise natural light and ventilation. Entertainment to this guest stateroom is via an optional 22-inch LED TV and Samsung home theatre system.

Of course, the premium finish philosophy also applies to the ensuite, which mirrors the luxurious master bathroom, complete with overhead deck hatch and Oceanair block-out screen. In the standard layout, the guest ensuite starboard doubles as a day head.

There’s an opening port hole and large hull window in the starboard aft twin cabin as well, enhancing the abundance of light and ventilation throughout the accommodation deck.

Consistent with the “nothing less than the best” philosophy at Riviera, there is full headroom and adult-sized twin beds, as well as cedar-lined hanging locker, drawers and under-bed storage. At the entrance to the cabin there’s a large and convenient storage compartment which accommodates the optional laundry centre and 22-inch LED TV and, again, Samsung home theatre entertainment system.

 


Perfect package

Standard power in the 525 SUV is the new-generation and fuel-efficient twin Volvo IPS2-800s (460kW/626hp x 2) pod drives featuring forward-facing, counter-rotating propellers.

Quiet operation is achieved through under-water exhausts, an effective silencer, state-of-the-art turbocharger and an air filter with improved insulation. At the same time, the robust engine design contributes to minimizing on-board vibrations.

In addition to superior handling maneuvering in tight quarters, IPS2 also offers excellent power-to-weight ratio, impressive fuel efficiency, long cruising range and high top-end speed. Sea trials with the twin IPS2 800s had the 525 SUV cruising at 24 knots with a top speed of 31 knots under full load (full fuel and water), and achieving a cruising range of 355NM at 24 knots.

The 525 model comes with the option of IPS2-950s (525kW / 725hp x 2).

 


Dry where it counts

The “no compromise” approach is certainly evident in the flow-coated engine room, where the volume of space cannot be understated – access is gained through at hatch with gas strut located at the mezzanine step at the entrance to the saloon, thoughtfully opening forward to enhance passenger safety and, at the same time, maintaining walk-through access to the saloon from the cockpit when the hatch is open.

You’ll notice that, where possible, every wire, loom and plumbing line is coded, coloured, numbered and saddled neatly to ensure easy access for servicing. All fittings to the hull skin are double hose-clamped on or below the water line and the GRP 3500L fuel tank has both sight and electronic gauges. Additionally, each engine has Raycor fuel filters, with an option for dual filters. Emergency fuel shut-off valves can be accessed from outside the engine room for added safety.

Acoustic and thermal insulation linings are key features of the 525 SUV, as is the impressive commercial air intake system helping to keep the engine room temperature less than the maximum recommended by the engine manufacturer, and also reducing fuel consumption even further.

The air-conditioning units are mounted high so gravity feeds condensation water out the side, while an advanced mist elimination system with veins draw additional moisture from the air and feeds directly overboard. All onboard drains including air-conditioning compressors feed into the common drain lines located on earth side of the yacht and drain aft, and four automatic bilge pumps with manual override are located at various points throughout the hull and pump directly overboard.

 


The ease of joysticks

Having now launched hundreds of pod-driven luxury yachts, Riviera is at the forefront of a marine revolution offering impressive fuel economy, high performance, quiet operation, more internal space and, of course, joystick control.

The innovative joystick offers slow-speed maneuverability when backing up on a prize catch, in addition to precise docking. Indeed a skipper – either solo or with a novice crew – can simply push and twist the joystick to make the boat respond immediately, pivoting in place or crabbing sideways into a berth that’s just long enough to fit the vessel.

There’s also an additional joystick to starboard in the cockpit, the option of having it located on the port-side if owners desire.

 


CZone convenience

Electrical excellence

The 525’s maintenance-free batteries ensure carefree boating and are housed in special battery boxes in accordance with American Boating and Yacht Council standards. The boat also includes individual start battery banks for increased reliability with emergency parallel function. All battery banks are individually isolated at the main battery panel located in the cockpit, providing peace of mind in the unlikely event that one engine shuts down.

Watching television while at anchor or in the marina is now whisper-quiet through Mastervolt on-board DC-AC inverter for all installed televisions.

LED lights also provide trouble-free boating while reducing electrical current draw. The lamps use less than 10 per cent of the power required to run a bulb lamp – no bulbs mean no maintenance and long service life.

Also, Residual Current Device/Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (RCD/GFCI) protection over the entire boat complies with international standards fore safer boating.

And the 13.5kW Onan Marine Generator provides peace of mind and superior performance whilst at sea – it features state-of-the-art diagnostics and sound shields to minimise noise and deliver better sound quality.


Impeccable pedigree

The 525 SUV’s confident poise is just as evident offshore as it is at anchor – her solid and robust hull with keel is the evolution of Riviera’s rich 35-year heritage in building world-class luxury powerboats that are proven in the tough Australian blue-water conditions.

Our leading-edge technology and legendary build quality combines super-strong hand layups with solid GRP hull from the waterline down, structural core material in the hull flanks, main deck and hardtop, as well as precisely fitted, lightweight resin transfer-moulded small parts that are pre-fitted for a perfect seal when all major components are bonded together.

However, even before a single piece of timber was cut for the plug work, the 525 was created in-house using industry-leading Unigraphics 3D computer software, allowing Riviera’s team of talented and passionate international designers and engineers to put to purpose every inch of available space, with a firm focus on convenient access to every key maintenance point – any issues can be quickly identified and addressed, and service costs are kept to a minimum.

Of course, this thoughtful consideration for our Riviera family of owners is a key part of our ethos of doing all we can to help our valued owners achieve … ‘the ultimate boating experience’.

 

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2019 Riviera 525 SUV ##076

  • Beam: 16.42 feet
  • Cabin(s): 3
  • Cruising Speed: 29.2 knots
  • Dry Weight (lbs): 52000
  • Head(s): 2
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Length Overall: 57.75 feet
  • LOA: 57.8 feet
  • LWL (feet): 57.75
  • Max Draft: 3.67 feet
  • Max Speed: 30.5 knots
  • Range: 394 nautical mile
  • Trim Tabs: true
  • Windlass: Electric

riviera-150x35.png

2019 Riviera 525 SUV ##076

Befitting a yacht of this calibre, the 525 incorporates clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts and ultramodern technology with luxurious appointments … not to mention enhanced serviceability, convenient storage and an exacting eye for detail from fit to finish that reminds you that she is nothing less than an Australian-built Riviera.

And while she retains the distinct indoor/outdoor characteristics for which Riviera is internationally renowned, the 525 SUV is far more than a model refinement to suit the industry nomenclature that enhances Riviera’s appeal on the world stage.

In fact, after speaking with members of our global family of owners, we’ve seized the opportunity to incorporate a wide range of standard inclusions that in the past may have been considered options.

You will sense these additional refinements from the moment you step onboard – double transom doors allow better access from both the port and starboard sides creating a walk-around transom lounge which, in effect, adds the large boarding platform to what is already a full, no-nonsense Flybridge-scale cockpit.

The swim platform, with lift-out stainless steel rails, also has a number of options to suit individual owner requirements, for example: custom rod holders and a bait preparation station can be fitted for the angler, as well as a 400kg hydraulic lift to assist with tender storage.

Owners have the option of a shorter lounge with transom storage bin for swimming and diving gear, or even a live bait tank with glass front, depending on requirements.

In the floor of the 9.90 square metre cockpit are separate hatches – with stainless steel lock-downs – providing direct maintenance access to either of the pod drives, as well as a large, central, self-draining moulded lazarette locker to store cockpit furniture and water equipment, and also deep fish bin to port and starboard.

Forward there is a comfortable three-seater cockpit lounge to port – upholstered in high-quality weather-proof vinyl – and there is an integrated table to provide a versatile alfresco entertaining area, and which can also be converted to a day-bed.

Behind the cockpit lounge is a double-plated refrigerated cool box and self-draining bin, as well as manual bilge pump access and lockable cabinet containing battery switches and AC/DC control board.

To starboard there’s a lift-up lid with gas strut which reveals a double BBQ with stainless steel splashback and LED lighting, ice-maker, sink, solid surface bench top and even more storage – enough to impress even the most discerning chef.

The cockpit’s innovative joystick docking control is also to starboard, although owners have the option of having it located on the port-side. This control is protected from the elements in its own enclosed fibreglass compartment.

The GRP hardtop of the 525 extends out and over the cockpit and owners can extend this further with an optional stainless steel and acrylic canvas awning for additional protection from the sun and extremities. There’s also the option of a rear-mounted camera, should owners desire.


The stylish and sophisticated command centre of Riviera’s 525 SUV is truly testament to superior design elements – complementing a huge array of ultramodern marine technology are two large and luxurious low-back leather helm seats, with sports flip-up cushions for bracing in rough seas.

Of course there’s excellent visibility through the expansive windscreen that has air-conditioning outlets at its base to prevent fogging. The windscreen itself is made of curved, toughened glass in a fibreglass frame and also features two heavy-duty stainless steel windscreen wipers, as well as freshwater washers.

And there’s absolutely “no compromise” in terms of spaciousness at the elevated wrap-around console, which itself has a distinct automotive feel. All critical navigation electronics, comprehensive engine instrumentation and vessel controls are within easy and ergonomic reach of the skipper’s seat, including the helm’s sports-inspired steering wheel, the remote control for the hardtop-mounted spotlight and the helm joystick control.

There’s even room for two 17” navigations screens, and it’s here that we are delighted to say that the full features of the innovative Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation and CZone digital switching systems are standard inclusions with the Riviera 525 SUV.



All the comforts of home

The 525 SUV’s spacious saloon features a large L-shaped lounge to port with a hi-lo dining table which folds and lowers to become a coffee table. Adjacent to the dining area is a three-seater settee in which the middle seat base can slide out as an ottoman and form additional seating around the main dining table – also handy for family games nights. An additional table also lifts out from the settee and sits between the two remaining seats, forming additional dining or work space.

Forward of the three-seater settee is a 32-inch television and Fusion sound system, stored out of the way in its own dedicated compartment to starboard. It rises elegantly and electrically at the touch of a button, and swings for viewing from every saloon seating position.

Built into the solid GRP hardtop are two Webasto electric sunroofs – each with Oceanair block-out and flyscreens – which bring more light and fresh air into the saloon, enhancing that already achieved through the opening, tinted glass side windows and huge windscreen looking out over the forward deck and bow. This forward deck of the 525 can be accessed via wide walkways with high handrails on either side of the vessel, and there’s an option of including a large sun pad to add to her versatile entertaining capabilities.


Relax in style

Befitting a yacht of this calibre, the 525 incorporates clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts and ultramodern technology with luxurious appointments … not to mention enhanced serviceability, convenient storage and an exacting eye for detail from fit to finish that reminds you that she is nothing less than an Australian-built Riviera.

And while she retains the distinct indoor/outdoor characteristics for which Riviera is internationally renowned, the 525 SUV is far more than a model refinement to suit the industry nomenclature that enhances Riviera’s appeal on the world stage.

In fact, after speaking with members of our global family of owners, we’ve seized the opportunity to incorporate a wide range of standard inclusions that in the past may have been considered options.

You will sense these additional refinements from the moment you step onboard – double transom doors allow better access from both the port and starboard sides creating a walk-around transom lounge which, in effect, adds the large boarding platform to what is already a full, no-nonsense Flybridge-scale cockpit.

The swim platform, with lift-out stainless steel rails, also has a number of options to suit individual owner requirements, for example: custom rod holders and a bait preparation station can be fitted for the angler, as well as a 400kg hydraulic lift to assist with tender storage.

Owners have the option of a shorter lounge with transom storage bin for swimming and diving gear, or even a live bait tank with glass front, depending on requirements.

In the floor of the 9.90 square metre cockpit are separate hatches – with stainless steel lock-downs – providing direct maintenance access to either of the pod drives, as well as a large, central, self-draining moulded lazarette locker to store cockpit furniture and water equipment, and also deep fish bin to port and starboard.

Forward there is a comfortable three-seater cockpit lounge to port – upholstered in high-quality weather-proof vinyl – and there is an integrated table to provide a versatile alfresco entertaining area, and which can also be converted to a day-bed.

Behind the cockpit lounge is a double-plated refrigerated cool box and self-draining bin, as well as manual bilge pump access and lockable cabinet containing battery switches and AC/DC control board.

To starboard there’s a lift-up lid with gas strut which reveals a double BBQ with stainless steel splashback and LED lighting, ice-maker, sink, solid surface bench top and even more storage – enough to impress even the most discerning chef.

The cockpit’s innovative joystick docking control is also to starboard, although owners have the option of having it located on the port-side. This control is protected from the elements in its own enclosed fibreglass compartment.

The GRP hardtop of the 525 extends out and over the cockpit and owners can extend this further with an optional stainless steel and acrylic canvas awning for additional protection from the sun and extremities. There’s also the option of a rear-mounted camera, should owners desire.


Window to the future

Volvo, through the revolutionary IPS pod propulsion, already offers the ease of joystick maneuverability, Dynamic Positioning System for station-holding while preparing lines and fenders or while waiting off a fuel jetty, as well Anti-Corrosion Protection and Auto-Pilot.

However, the 525 SUV’s Glass Cockpit takes the overview and control of engines and navigation, including charts, sonar and radar (even auto-pilot), to extraordinary new heights … and all in one place, and also includes auto-trim and full slow-speed steering, SportFish mode and Clear Wake.

Of course CZone extends the touch-screen monitoring and control to a suite of other onboard systems, including lighting, pumps, batteries, entertainment systems and appliances, even extending to wiper speed and wash functions.

 


Opulent accommodation

Riviera’s steadfast commitment to going “first-class” in everything it does extends to the flexible three-stateroom/two-bathroom accommodation deck of the 525 SUV – again there’s absolutely no compromise in terms of quality or on-board liveability and luxury.

Natural light filters into the wide accommodation atrium, courtesy of the massive windscreen and saloon sunroofs above and complemented by the accommodation deck’s own clever design elements. You’ll immediately garner a sense of spaciousness as you step down the non-slip, natural timber-finish companionway – the extent of headroom is clearly evident below deck.

The very generous master stateroom aft on the port-side features a contemporary palette of elegant fabric, soft-touch leatherette and satin oak with teak accents – another subtle reminder that you are aboard a world-class Riviera. Natural light is achieved through a large hull window and, although air-conditioned, there’s an opening porthole to bring in extra fresh air, which is alarmed to CZone as a precaution.

The master’s walk-around queen-sized bed is supremely comfortable and clever storage solutions include large under-bed drawers and a huge locker under the inner-spring mattress, in addition to the two bedside tables and cedar-lined hanging locker. From the comfort of the master bed, you can watch your favourite movie or television program courtesy of a 26-inch LED TV and Samsung home theatre system.

The master ensuite forward also features full headroom, luxurious bathroom fixtures, ample storage cupboards, overhead and vanity lighting, solid surface bench top as well as a contemporary porcelain sink and mixer tap. The large frameless shower-stall has a teak-lined seat and showerhead on a slide bar, while the bathroom floor is a high-quality, non-slip, timber-finish platform enabling excess water to drain quickly, ensuring that owners remain dry and comfortable. Maximum privacy is assured here – an overhead deck hatch brings in additional light and fresh air but, when required, an Oceanair block-out screen slides across.

Depending on specific owner requirements, the aft master stateroom can be configured as a guest stateroom featuring full-length, adult-sized twin beds, with the forward stateroom becoming the master.




First-class all the way

In keeping with its commitment to going first-class all the way, the air-conditioned VIP guest stateroom boasts all the luxuries of the master – indeed there’s the option for it to actually be the master stateroom with its own private ensuite. This forward stateroom also has a comfortable queen-sized walk-around bed, cleverly placed overhead cabinets with positive locking hardware and gas support struts as well as large his/hers cedar-lined hanging lockers. Expansive hull windows and dual deck hatches maximise natural light and ventilation. Entertainment to this guest stateroom is via an optional 22-inch LED TV and Samsung home theatre system.

Of course, the premium finish philosophy also applies to the ensuite, which mirrors the luxurious master bathroom, complete with overhead deck hatch and Oceanair block-out screen. In the standard layout, the guest ensuite starboard doubles as a day head.

There’s an opening port hole and large hull window in the starboard aft twin cabin as well, enhancing the abundance of light and ventilation throughout the accommodation deck.

Consistent with the “nothing less than the best” philosophy at Riviera, there is full headroom and adult-sized twin beds, as well as cedar-lined hanging locker, drawers and under-bed storage. At the entrance to the cabin there’s a large and convenient storage compartment which accommodates the optional laundry centre and 22-inch LED TV and, again, Samsung home theatre entertainment system.

 


Perfect package

Standard power in the 525 SUV is the new-generation and fuel-efficient twin Volvo IPS2-800s (460kW/626hp x 2) pod drives featuring forward-facing, counter-rotating propellers.

Quiet operation is achieved through under-water exhausts, an effective silencer, state-of-the-art turbocharger and an air filter with improved insulation. At the same time, the robust engine design contributes to minimizing on-board vibrations.

In addition to superior handling maneuvering in tight quarters, IPS2 also offers excellent power-to-weight ratio, impressive fuel efficiency, long cruising range and high top-end speed. Sea trials with the twin IPS2 800s had the 525 SUV cruising at 24 knots with a top speed of 31 knots under full load (full fuel and water), and achieving a cruising range of 355NM at 24 knots.

The 525 model comes with the option of IPS2-950s (525kW / 725hp x 2).

 


Dry where it counts

The “no compromise” approach is certainly evident in the flow-coated engine room, where the volume of space cannot be understated – access is gained through at hatch with gas strut located at the mezzanine step at the entrance to the saloon, thoughtfully opening forward to enhance passenger safety and, at the same time, maintaining walk-through access to the saloon from the cockpit when the hatch is open.

You’ll notice that, where possible, every wire, loom and plumbing line is coded, coloured, numbered and saddled neatly to ensure easy access for servicing. All fittings to the hull skin are double hose-clamped on or below the water line and the GRP 3500L fuel tank has both sight and electronic gauges. Additionally, each engine has Raycor fuel filters, with an option for dual filters. Emergency fuel shut-off valves can be accessed from outside the engine room for added safety.

Acoustic and thermal insulation linings are key features of the 525 SUV, as is the impressive commercial air intake system helping to keep the engine room temperature less than the maximum recommended by the engine manufacturer, and also reducing fuel consumption even further.

The air-conditioning units are mounted high so gravity feeds condensation water out the side, while an advanced mist elimination system with veins draw additional moisture from the air and feeds directly overboard. All onboard drains including air-conditioning compressors feed into the common drain lines located on earth side of the yacht and drain aft, and four automatic bilge pumps with manual override are located at various points throughout the hull and pump directly overboard.

 


The ease of joysticks

Having now launched hundreds of pod-driven luxury yachts, Riviera is at the forefront of a marine revolution offering impressive fuel economy, high performance, quiet operation, more internal space and, of course, joystick control.

The innovative joystick offers slow-speed maneuverability when backing up on a prize catch, in addition to precise docking. Indeed a skipper – either solo or with a novice crew – can simply push and twist the joystick to make the boat respond immediately, pivoting in place or crabbing sideways into a berth that’s just long enough to fit the vessel.

There’s also an additional joystick to starboard in the cockpit, the option of having it located on the port-side if owners desire.

 


CZone convenience

Electrical excellence

The 525’s maintenance-free batteries ensure carefree boating and are housed in special battery boxes in accordance with American Boating and Yacht Council standards. The boat also includes individual start battery banks for increased reliability with emergency parallel function. All battery banks are individually isolated at the main battery panel located in the cockpit, providing peace of mind in the unlikely event that one engine shuts down.

Watching television while at anchor or in the marina is now whisper-quiet through Mastervolt on-board DC-AC inverter for all installed televisions.

LED lights also provide trouble-free boating while reducing electrical current draw. The lamps use less than 10 per cent of the power required to run a bulb lamp – no bulbs mean no maintenance and long service life.

Also, Residual Current Device/Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (RCD/GFCI) protection over the entire boat complies with international standards fore safer boating.

And the 13.5kW Onan Marine Generator provides peace of mind and superior performance whilst at sea – it features state-of-the-art diagnostics and sound shields to minimise noise and deliver better sound quality.


Impeccable pedigree

The 525 SUV’s confident poise is just as evident offshore as it is at anchor – her solid and robust hull with keel is the evolution of Riviera’s rich 35-year heritage in building world-class luxury powerboats that are proven in the tough Australian blue-water conditions.

Our leading-edge technology and legendary build quality combines super-strong hand layups with solid GRP hull from the waterline down, structural core material in the hull flanks, main deck and hardtop, as well as precisely fitted, lightweight resin transfer-moulded small parts that are pre-fitted for a perfect seal when all major components are bonded together.

However, even before a single piece of timber was cut for the plug work, the 525 was created in-house using industry-leading Unigraphics 3D computer software, allowing Riviera’s team of talented and passionate international designers and engineers to put to purpose every inch of available space, with a firm focus on convenient access to every key maintenance point – any issues can be quickly identified and addressed, and service costs are kept to a minimum.

Of course, this thoughtful consideration for our Riviera family of owners is a key part of our ethos of doing all we can to help our valued owners achieve … ‘the ultimate boating experience’.

 

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Sun Country Coastal, Newport Beach | Sun Country Marine Group (SCMG)
2200 West Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663




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