Riviera’s New 6000 Sport Yacht

By on June 17, 2014

The largest and most sophisticated Sport Yacht in the Riviera fleet will make her world premiere at the Sydney International Boat Show held from July 31 to August 4.

This latest model from Australia’s favourite and most awarded luxury boat builder is a combination of Riviera’s 34 years experience and global owner feedback which has resulted in the birth of Australia’s ultimate entertainer, the new 6000 Sport Yacht.


Dubbed the flagship of the Sport Yacht fleet, the new 6000 will lead an impressive line-up of luxury Riviera and Belize boats valued at $17 million, including the 43 Open Flybridge, 50 and 75 Enclosed Flybridges, 445, 565 and new 515 SUV (which will make her Sydney premiere at the show), the 5000 Sport Yacht and a Belize 54 Daybridge.

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Riviera’s chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said the new 6000 Sport Yacht featured myriad new innovative design and technological enhancements.

“The new 6000 Sport Yacht will certainly impress the boating aficionado with her sleek external styling featuring a solid and robust hull with large hull windows standard to every cabin,” Mr Longhurst said.

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“Riviera’s expert Australian-based European designers have taken every detail into consideration from the bow to the stern to ensure this boat is a luxurious high performance vessel akin to a floating six star resort.”

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The new 6000 Sport Yacht was built for entertaining with an aft galley with awning window that opens the generous cockpit and provides plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors for onboard entertaining. At the rear of the cockpit and to centre is an external wet bar with sink, ice maker, drawer fridge and twin barbecues. The cockpit also features a large GRP fibreglass sunroof that extends over the seating area to provide protection from the elements but can also be opened to bring sunlight into the alfresco entertaining area.


The aft galley is located in the entertaining hub of the vessel with central access to the cockpit and saloon. The well-planned saloon is perfect for indoor entertaining or relaxing with a U-Shaped lounge around a dinette table that seats six adults and a large two-metre long three-seater lounge opposite. The three-seater lounge is large enough to enjoy a lazy afternoon nap and versatile enough to provide an additional dining area by simply moving the middle seat base out as an ottoman and lifting up the table located between the two remaining seats.

Forward of the saloon is the impressive helm station which has been cleverly sunken into the dash to improve visibility and ergonomics in this new helm styling. Featuring enough space for two 19-inch display screens and two navigator chairs. The saloon also features a large glass Webasto marine sunroof to bring light and fresh air into the saloon area at anchor and underway.

Below decks is a spacious and versatile accommodation plan featuring four staterooms and three bathrooms. The full-beam master stateroom is a key feature of the new 6000 with a king island bed centre with a sliding door on the starboard side giving access to an extremely generous walk-in robe. There is also a roomy ensuite to port featuring sliding door entry and large port hole to bring in natural light. Forward of the island bed is the dresser with wall-mounted television and to starboard is a large lounge forming a cosy parent’s retreat. A spacious utility room is located behind the master stateroom and can be accessed via the master wardrobe, cockpit or engine room.


Standard power in the 6000 Sport Yacht is the new-generation and fuel-efficient twin Volvo IPS 950s (533kW / 2 x 725hp) pod drives featuring forward-facing, counter-rotating propellers. IPS offers an impressive power-to-weight ratio and torque, higher top-end speed and, in the case of Riviera’s 6000SY, delivers a top speed of over 30 knots under full load conditions, carrying 2650L fuel and 750L water.

IPS also delivers lower fuel consumption, and fewer CO2 emissions along with less vibration and, notably, first-class maneuverability thanks to the twin drive units (or pods), each of which is capable of turning independently to provide correct thrust to move the boat in the precise direction required either through wheel or joystick docking controls.

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. In the 6000SY, there’s an additional joystick in the cockpit area for even better easier berthing as well as a standard integrated GPS for station-holding whilst preparing lines and fenders, before docking or rafting up, or whilst waiting off a fuel jetty.