The Riviera 505 SUV is set to Premiere in February 2020
Within the yachting community, Riviera is having quite a moment these days. Earlier this year, the luxury yacht builder announced dates for its upcoming 64 Sport Motor Yacht debut as well as launched its new Platinum Edition Sport Yacht line. They are also gearing up for the launch of their next luxury motor yacht – the Riviera 505 SUV, which will be making its debut at the Miami Yacht Show in February 2020.
The Riviera 505 SUV will be available to boaters in the Pacific Northwest starting in spring 2020 through the team here at Van Isle Marina – Western Canada’s exclusive authorized dealers of Riviera motor yachts. Our yacht brokers are ready to welcome all interested yacht enthusiasts to send us their inquiries regarding this new model. For now, we hope you enjoy a sneak peak inside this exciting addition to Riviera’s SUV Collection:
The New Riviera 505 SUV
The new Riviera 505 SUV is a three bedroom/two bathroom luxury yacht that has the same pedigree of a single-level alfresco entertainer, but with the addition of the mezzanine area that offers a relaxing space with protection from the elements when needed.
The 505 comes in just shy of 56 feet in total length. In addition to the massive mezzanine level, the 505 comes with a generously sized cockpit, impressive saloon and galley, accessible foredeck, luxurious accommodation deck, and technologically advanced helm station. All these features are wrapped up in a package that comes complete with a brand-new hull design and luxurious, handcrafted finishing touches throughout.
Like all four Riviera SUV models that preceded her, the 505 promises exceptional power-to-weight ratios, impressive fuel efficiency, and exhilarating bluewater performance and handling capabilities.
This mid-sized sports yacht is as perfect for fishing and blue-water cruising as it is for entertaining and all the different water sports you can think of! Let’s take a closer look at her impressive layout:
The total cockpit surface area of the 505 is about 10 square metres, making it perfect for fishing, various water sports, and entertaining. It’s also low to the water, making it easy to launch and retrieve all of your favourite water toys. The cockpit features a large BBQ and wet bar centre, a 130-L fridge/freezer compartment, a hydraulic swimming platform, and tons of storage solutions, including a large pump-out fish bin locker in the floor.
A few steps up from the cockpit is the 505’s massive mezzanine with teak decking, an LED TV, and two fixed lounges, one of which converts to a day bed. A hardtop fully extends over the mezzanine, while twin sliding sun hatches let in filtered sunlight and a slight breeze from above. Th mezzanine on the 505 provides a covered entertainment area that is a great place to read, relax, and enjoy your morning coffee. It allows you to enjoy the yachting lifestyle on even the rainiest of days!
Galley & Saloon
The galley and saloon are connected to the mezzanine via a tinted, tempered glass door and awning window. In this area you’ll find a U-shaped galley that is fully equipped with an electric cooktop, microwave convection oven, dual drawer fridge/freezer, stainless steel sink, and optional dishwasher.
Across from the galley on the starboard side is an L-shaped lounge and polished timber table. Just ahead is a helm station with twin pedestal seats and sliding sunroof, and a second lounge area that serves as the saloon’s main media centre is nearby.
Take the steps down to the accommodation deck and the first things you’ll notice are the timber finishes, impressive amount of headroom, and elegant lighting throughout. You’ll be able to escape to your full-beam master suite where you will find large hull windows, a queen-sized island berth, walk-in robe, plush carpeting, 42-inch LED TV, chaise lounge, en-suite access, and a full-length mirror. Also down on the accommodation deck is a twin bunk cabin to starboard, and a plush VIP stateroom forward with en-suite access to the luxury day head. An optional laundry closet is also available.
Foredeck & Side Decks
The foredeck entertainment zone aboard the 505 is nice and large, with a walkway that runs laterally so occupants can avoid having to step over the double sun pad cushions when moving from port to starboard, cleaning the windscreen, or attaching window covers. Access to the foredeck is easy with generously wide side decks with raised bulwarks that connect all the way to the cockpit and incorporate several safety features.
Hull & Bowsprit Design
The hull of the Riviera 505 has been newly designed, with a gently sweeping sheerline, more prominent topside windows, and generous flare forward. These features balance nicely with generous glass surrounds.
The bowsprit is seamlessly incorporated into the hull design, making for a cleaner, more contemporary look. More specifically, the bowsprit has been replaced by a modern “through-the-bow” design. The effect is the anchoring station is more prominent. Ultimately, your 35kg highly polished stainless steel Ultra Anchor becomes a jewel adorning your bow.
The Riviera 505 SUV comes standard with twin 6-cylinder Volvo Penta D8-IPS 800 turbo diesels at 600hp (441kw) each. You can also choose to upgrade to 725hp (533kW) via twin D11-IPS 950s, depending on your needs. With either option, the 505 comes with joystick controls at the helm and cockpit, as well as two 16-in. Volvo Penta Glass Bridge screens.
The Riviera SUV Collection
With the addition of the 505 SUV premiering in 2020, the Riviera SUV Collection is now up to five models. The new 505 SUV fits nicely in-between the SUV 575, SUV 545, SUV 445, and SUV 395 models. But it does so much more than provide boaters a mid-sized option in this collection – the 505 is a model all on its own, from the keel up – inspired by the existing models in the Collection but so clearly defined as its own distinct model at the same time.
You can learn more about the development and design of the Riviera 505 SUV in Edition 5 of the 2019 Riviera Experience.
Additional Riviera Collections
In addition to the SUV Collection, Riviera designs and manufactures models in their Open Flybridge Collection, Enclosed Flybridge Collection, Sports Yacht Collection, and Sports Motor Yacht Collection.
No matter what Riviera Collection has caught your eye and checks your boxes, every Riviera model out there is built to last and retains its value because Riviera is so consistent with their design, quality, and customer experience.
Our yacht brokers would be pleased to match you with the best Riviera yacht to suit your needs. Learn more about Riviera yachts through our website, or contact one of our Yacht Sales Brokers, at 250.656.1138. Or come see us in person in Sidney, BC on Vancouver Island. We would love to show you our boats!