Riviera, Australia’s favourite and most awarded luxury boat builder has just exported its first 63 Open Flybridge bound for her Middle East boat show premiere at the 2014 Dubai International Marine Club Mina Seyahi held from March 4 to 8.
Francesco Pitea from Riviera’s Dubai dealership, SF Yachts, was in Australia late last month for the 63’s first sea trial ahead of her Middle East Boat Show tour.
For the first time in Riviera’s 34-year history, a new boat will tour all the major countries of the Middle East including Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait before her Middle East premiere at Dubai’s largest and most prestigious marine event.
Following the sea trial, Francesco said the new 63 was an amazing vessel and certainly exceeded all expectations.
“Riviera has designed a special interior for our client who has selected a combination of contrasting timbers being wenge and American oak, as well as a range of custom options, including a totally concealed lower helm station and increasing the capacity of the air-conditioning to accommodate the extreme climate of the Middle East, which can reach 49 degrees in summer,” he said.
“The 63’s well thought out design gives the owner the versatility to enjoy offshore fishing as well as entertaining in luxury. This boat will be located in the Seychelles, an island spanning an archipelago off the east coast of Southeast Africa, during the boating season and the owner looks forward to fishing along the coast from Muscat to Salalah where you will find some of the biggest marlin in the world.
The 63 is a shaft drive configuration featuring twin 1622hp Caterpillar C32 Accert diesel engines with a fuel capacity of 5600 litres (1492 gallons) and a cruise speed of 34 knots, making this a high performance offshore vessel. This model also features a Seakeeper gyro stabiliser and the Twin Disc EJS Joystick docking system.
“We look forward to showcasing this luxurious new Riviera at the Dubai International Marine Club Mina Seyahi where SF Yachts will have a premium display location with 23 metres of display space.”
Riviera’s dealer relationship manager, Curt Goldring, said the new 63 Open Flybridge featured myriad ground-breaking design changes offering a lot more capability both offshore and at anchor.
“The 63 is a luxurious and highly capable long-range offshore cruiser with many popular design cues taken from our fleet’s prestigious flagship, the Riviera 75,” Mr Goldring said.
“This sleek and stunning model will certainly impress the large power boat aficionado and will be equally impressive chasing marlin off the coast of south east Africa in the Arabian Sea and we look forward to her world premiere in Dubai in March.”
The new 63 offers a flexible accommodation plan with the option of selecting the three-cabin/three head layout or the four-cabin/three head layout, allowing owners to customise their boat to suit their boating needs.
The luxuriously appointed midships master stateroom features large hull windows and opening port lights creating an inviting haven capturing a large volume of light and reflections. At the push of a button the master bed base raises to reveal a huge storage space beneath the bed.
The 63 is available in both enclosed and open flybridge design. The enclosed option features a forward helm and aft docking station while the open flybridge option features a concealed aft helm with the dash rising and lowering on electric rams to protect and safeguard electronic componentry. The open flybridge also features a U-shaped lounge around a convertible table with a settee opposite, thus providing plenty of room for relaxing with friends and great visibility for the skipper.
Riviera offers 15 different models from 36 to 75 feet across three model series Flybridge, Sport Yacht and the new SUV collection.
In 2012 Riviera celebrated the launch of its 5000th boat, the 445 SUV, a significant achievement in the company’s rich 34-year history.
Riviera also offers the bespoke Belize Motoryachts. Inspired by classic luxury details and timeless style, Belize Motoryachts has recently released the new 54-foot Sedan and Daybridge models.