Kiss the water

The newest addition to Riviera’s Sports Motor Yacht collection, the 64 SMY, has just been launched as she approaches her world premiere in June.

25 May 2020


Work on the final fit-out of Riviera’s new 64 Sports Motor Yacht is nearing completion after two years of planning, design and engineering by the company’s specialist team.

“The 64 SMY has been designed equally for bluewater cruising and long-term liveability as much as for luxurious long-weekend escapes,” said Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst.

“Now that she is on the water, these first glimpses truly highlight her graceful design and impressive technology that is inherent in our very latest motor yacht. It’s a proud moment for our dedicated team members who have shared this journey from the early planning stages to her launch, where she is now shining.

“Riviera’s engineering advances and technology that makes boating easier and more enjoyable are just a few of the highpoints of our growing Sports Motor Yacht collection, and the 64 SMY is no exception.”

Powered by twin MAN V12 turbo diesels, each delivering 1550hp, the 64 SMY adopts the efficiencies and engineering precision of the V-drive system created for Riviera’s 68 and 72 SMY to deliver quiet, effortless and smooth acceleration to her top speed of more than 30 knots.


The 64 Sports Motor Yacht will give boating enthusiasts, particularly bluewater cruising families, the long-term liveability and luxury they desire in a 64-foot model.

She will also boast equally high levels of sophistication and innovation as her sisterships, which are now cruising the Mediterranean Sea, Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal, the Malacca Strait, Java Sea, the Caribbean, the Pacific and New Zealand and Australian waters.

Her wide-open cockpit can be optioned for a range of different water sports.

The cockpit leads up to the mezzanine level where to port is an L-shaped day lounge. Alfresco dining will be enjoyed in the L-shaped lounge area to starboard, which includes a drop-leaf teak table.

The mezzanine can be enclosed with optional clears and is serviced by air-conditioning ducts for maximum comfort in all weather conditions, considerably extending the living area and creating another room.

The outdoor dinette is the perfect entree for the aft C-shaped galley, which is immediately to starboard inside the 64’s saloon.

Plush seating is provided on the port side of the saloon, with the lounge also storing three director’s chairs to accompany the seating at the starboard-side dinette or for use in the alfresco mezzanine dining area. A side door gives clever and convenient access to the port-side deck and foredeck from the saloon.

The accommodation deck features four staterooms and three bathrooms. The VIP stateroom in the forepeak enjoys views from large hull side windows. The VIP ensuite bathroom is located to aft to starboard.

Additional guest accommodation is provided to port with a clever twin single berth cabin that – at the press of a button – the inboard berth moves sideways to create a restful double. This cabin also has ensuite access to the portside day head bathroom. To starboard is a further guest cabin with two adult-sized Pullman beds.

A wide companionway leads aft to the Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht’s full-beam master stateroom, which is bathed in light from large hull side windows and features a central king-sized bed. An opulent chaise lounge drinks in views from the portside window. There is extensive storage areas in this cabin, a highlight being the twin-door robe.

The separate master ensuite is akin to a luxury apartment bathroom, with double vanity and spacious shower. From the master en-suite, a convenient laundry with separate washer and dryer offers the ultimate in space utilisation for those who like to remain self-sufficient when cruising long-term. Owners can alternatively specify a utility room, among other options. An aft bulkhead door in this room provides internal access to the meticulously laid out engine room.

The rear bulkhead opens to bring the outdoors inside. There’s an additional dinette and wet bar on the rear deck, plus the option of siderail-mounted joysticks. Revealing the vessel’s bluewater pedigree, a moulding at the rear of the bridge can house a life raft and safety cell.

Form and functionality combine seamlessly in the superb helm station, which has twin leather seats and central helm. There is a commanding view over the 64’s foredeck, with its versatile, innovative and easily accessed socialising area comprising a C-shaped lounge area and generous floor space.

Riviera has announced preview dates for the 64 SMY’s debut around Australia and New Zealand.


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