Inspired by owners who wanted more, Riviera’s Sports Motor Yacht design is in a league of its own. Now you can truly indulge your passions. It’s time for adventure, to explore, entertain, unwind – for a weekend or an extended escape. And now our ultra-luxury SMY Collection gives you the choice of four exceptional models: 50, 64, 68 and 72.
Designed by 4D Designs in collaboration with the Riviera design team and built in-house to our exacting standards on Australia’s Gold Coast, the new 50 Sports Motor Yacht is a remarkable package. Offering all of the essentials you’d expect to find on a much larger yacht, including foredeck relaxation zone, walk-around side decks, all-weather alfresco mezzanine entertaining, spacious luxurious saloon with internal staircase to an enclosed air-conditioned flybridge and state-of-the-art helm. The generous three cabin/two-bathroom accommodation deck is bathed in natural light from tinted glass hull windows and features a magnificent full-beam master stateroom.
Engineering excellence matches her very sporty looks with real sports performance. The 50 SMY is available with highly efficient power twin diesel Volvo Penta IPS950 engines to deliver a smooth, quiet and efficient ride.
Finally, her wide, open cockpit enables all manner of water sports action. Owners have embraced this new and innovative design and we now have Riviera Sports Motor Yacht owners enjoying the Mediterranean, South-east Asia, the Caribbean, the South Pacific and the Whitsundays. Handcrafted in Australia to Riviera’s renowned standards, the 50 Sports Motor Yacht is a uniquely specified craft that is truly in a league of its own.
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Ready for all water sports action – diving, paddle boarding and fishing. Featuring twin transom flush-opening doors, generous platform and self-draining deck. Cockpit lockers and insulated bin storage abounds. Integrated toe-kicks aid fishing comfort.
Wet bar with grill/plate electric BBQ with LED lighting, rubbish bin, top-loading refrigerator/freezer and icemaker all hidden from view and protected from the elements with moulded lids and integrated handrails.
You have the option to select a cradle and davit to carry your tender on the foredeck or the option of a sumptuous sunlounge with adjustable backrests. The foredeck boasts plentiful storage lockers.
Offering protection from the elements, the mezzanine is the entertaining centre of your yacht. With a folding table, ottoman and two facing lounges, the starboard converting to a daybed, this is a beautifully relaxing space.
The through-bow, heavy-duty self-loading anchor roller secures and discreetly protects the stainless steel, Ultra anchor. The centreline vertical anchor winch is flanked by storage lockers on both sides.
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Designer Aft Galley
Located aft and central to both the forward saloon and dining area and the alfresco. Premium appliances, solid surface benchtops, storage lockers, pull-out pantry and extensive refrigeration create an inspiring space to enjoy.
Large curved windscreen, opening side windows, L-shaped lounge dining area with polished folding table, opposite a further U-shaped lounge create a wrap-around conversation space that is light and airy.
Time to Celebrate
Beneath the staircase to the flybridge, you will discover fine handcrafted cabinetry that houses the liquor storage complete with built-in lockers to keep glassware and bottles secure.
Large and luxurious. Walk-around queen island bed, chaise lounge, drawer bureau, entertainment centre, large hull windows and opening ports, designer ensuite and walk-in robe create a luxe, opulent retreat.
VIP Guest Treatment
Superior comfort, finishes and appointments. Queen island bed, his and hers, cedar-lined hanging lockers, overhead locker storage, twin hatches and hull side windows and ensuite form a breathtaking stateroom.
The starboard guest cabin has twin beds, a hull window and opening port, cedar-line hanging locker and storage.
Optional Laundry Station
Pack a little lighter and stay a little longer. The optional stacked washer and dryer can be discretely and centrally located in the companionway behind twin doors that slide inside the cabinetry to allow companionway access whilst the laundry is in use.
Internal Flybridge Access
Convenient and easy. A statement in style. Ascend an internal staircase complete with curved solid timber treads from the saloon. A weatherproof and lockable hatch seals the saloon from the three-sided enclosed flybridge.
Superb all-round visibility. Underway or at anchor the flybridge becomes another entertaining deck. Sumptuous U-shaped lounge with folding hand-finished timber table can convert to a daybed or additional accommodation. A wet bar with drawer fridge serves the flybridge.
Enjoy Being In Command
The helm is located to port with twin fully adjustable helm chairs. The console is brimming with technology engineered for total ease of control. Visibility is outstanding. Opposite the helm is a lounge for guests to enjoy the journey and conversation with captain and mate.
Optional Rear Helm
Aft and to starboard an optional rear helm can be selected offering excellent visibility for docking or fishing.
Throughout you will notice overhead grab rails and handrails thoughtfully positioned for sure-footed movement when the yacht is underway.
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Technology & Performance
Makes docking a breeze. Steering a joy. Effortless accuracy from the two Volvo Penta joysticks located at the main forward saloon helm and in the cockpit.
Designed to deliver a smooth, soft, dry ride in Australia’s often challenging offshore conditions. Incorporating new lightweight, immensely strong construction materials to minimise overall weight and deliver improved performance.
The gleaming white flow-coated engine room has acoustic and thermal insulation, LED lighting, mist-eliminating fan system, double hose clamped ball valves for all through hull fittings and independent compartments throughout that are foam filled, for added strength and noise dampening.
Simplicity and Connectivity
The fully integrated CZone digital switching system enhances the ease of AC and DC operation and monitoring of all onboard systems including tanks. CZone has simple to operate pre-programmed modes or the ability to control individual items. Optional iPad available.
Turn On The Entertainment
LED TVs, surround-sound speaker systems, optional iPod interfaces and more. Multi entertainment zones - flybridge, saloon, alfresco and master stateroom. You’re ready to entertain, party or simply relax.
Throughout the yacht LED lighting is utilised. LED lighting has a safe, solid-state construction and offers a long service life, energy efficiency and dimming capability.
A central hatch located in the mezzanine floor lifts to provide covered and protected access to the engine room. This sizeable hatch allows tools and larger mechanical components to be easily lifted into the engine room as required.
The house, auxiliary and starting batteries are all lighter-weight, maintenance free - delivering, faster charging, reliable, high currents on demand and an extended service life.
2 Year Express Limited Warranty
Riviera has further elevated the company’s industry-leading support for Riviera owners with the extended 2 year Express limited warranty which covers all non-structural components. Please refer to your Riviera dealer for full terms and conditions.
5 Year Volvo Penta Limited Warranty
Covering all Volvo Penta controls, Glass Cockpit Garmin displays, steering, propellors, IPS drives and engines. Covering 5 years or up to 1,000 hours on D6 engines and 2,000 hours on D8, D11 and D13 models. Please refer to your Riviera dealer for full terms and conditions.
7 Year Structural Limited Warranty
Providing the ultimate assurance for Riviera owners that the quality of their hull, deck, flybridge and hardtops are engineered and crafted for superior blue-water performance. The warranty covers seven years or up to 2,800 hours of boating, whichever comes first. Please refer to your Riviera dealer for full terms and conditions.
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Length Overall (inc. swim platform and bow sprit)
Hull Length (Lh to ISO8666) *
Beam (inc. gunwale)
Maximum Draft (inc. props)
4' 9"(Video) Riviera Today 2019
Dry Weight (approx.) **
Fuel Capacity ***
872 US gal
Water Capacity ***
164 US gal
Holding Tank Capacity ***
40 US gal
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Standard Engine Volvo Penta D11 IPS 950 (2x)
533 kW ea
725 hp ea
* Length of the hull (Lh) to ISO8666: Includes all structural and integral parts (ie. the moulded length of the hull). It excludes parts that can be removed in a non-destructive manner without affecting the structural integrity of the craft, (eg. pulpits, outdrives, driving platforms, rubbing strakes). ** Dry weight represents the estimated minimum weight of a yacht with standard engines and options, no fuel or water on board, no equipment or provisions and no personnel. The stated dry weight may be exceeded. *** Denotes net tank capacity. For useable capacity do not rely on more than 90% of tank capacity. Actual capacity will vary according to yacht trim and sea state. Speeds are subject to normal weather conditions, fuel and/or water levels, passengers and equipment loads.
* Length of the hull (Lh) to ISO8666: Includes all structural and integral parts (ie. the moulded length of the hull). It excludes parts that can be removed in a non-destructive manner without affecting the structural integrity of the craft, (eg. pulpits, outdrives, driving platforms, rubbing strakes).
** Dry weight represents the estimated minimum weight of a yacht with standard engines and options, no fuel or water on board, no equipment or provisions and no personnel. The stated dry weight may be exceeded.
*** Denotes net tank capacity. For useable capacity do not rely on more than 90% of tank capacity. Actual capacity will vary according to yacht trim and sea state. Speeds are subject to normal weather conditions, fuel and/or water levels, passengers and equipment loads.
A Proud Heritage
Riviera has a proud heritage of launching over 5,800 yachts in its over 42 years of operation.
Today Riviera yachts can be seen cruising the great lakes, rivers, seas and oceans of the world.
Riviera Australia is a family owned business guided by the excellence, values and vision of its owner, Rodney Longhurst.
Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad and FLIR are the world leaders in marine navigation systems and can be specified on your Riviera.
Yamaha, JL Audio and Fusion systems will ensure your total onboard relaxation and entertainment by the finest quality audio.
Miele and VitriFrigo are class-leading international appliances and have been selected by Riviera for their performance and your enjoyment.
State-of-the-art digital kitting is utilised to precisely cut all fibreglass and structural foams for the lamination process to ensure that each component fits perfectly.
The finest quality joinery is created by exacting CNC precision-cut timbers with all cabinets hand built by master craftspeople.
Each mould is thoroughly inspected, cleaned and waxed before the initial application of isophthalic gelcoat is sprayed to provide a high gloss and superior water and fade resistant finish.
2020 Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht review
The recent launch of the Riviera 50 Sports Motor Yacht expands the SMY cruiser line to four models, and brings a new level of style, sophistication and affordability to these stunning, versatile flybridge cruisers. Available with a pair of Volvo D11-950 IPS pod drives or MAN i6-800 V-drive diesel engines, the new Riviera 50 SMY…
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It brings a new level of style, sophistication and affordability to these versatile flybridge cruisers.
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In 2002, Riviera founder Bill Barry-Cotter sold the business to a private equity group for $180 million.
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Price and equipment
The base price for the twin 800hp Volvo Penta D13-powered Maritimo S600 Offshore is $3,045,000, with the flybridge-equipped Maritimo M600 Offshore demanding a $220,000 premium for the extra level of living space.
The current replacement price is approximately $3.2 million, hence the recently reduced $2.695 million is reasonable for a party-ready Maritimo package.
So what size boat do you need for an ocean crossing? If you are still wondering how small a boat you can choose for an ocean crossing, the short, straight answer is: 27 feet.
Not too big and not too small, 20-foot boats are just right for many boating families. Size matters, and boats of around 20 feet are perfect being compact enough they're easy to tow with a standard vehicle and easy to launch – even on lakes and rivers with poor or unimproved ramps.
You can fish offshore in a boat as small as 10 feet, although it's best to have a boat at least 15 feet long for safety and efficiency when fishing offshore. Boats up to 30 or 40 feet may be appropriate for some kinds of offshore fishing.
If the wave length is 7 times or less than the wave's height, then you should take precautions. For example, using the minimum 30 percent wave height to boat length, if your boat is 40 feet long, then the wave-height danger zone starts at waves 12 feet high (40 x 30).