Riviera 465 SUV premiere

Riviera has held the world premiere of its new 465 SUV at the opening of the 2022 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.

20 May 2022


Riviera’s design team, in collaboration with 4D Designs, has excelled with the development of this new model, which joins an exceptional line-up of Riviera SUVs, including the 395, 445, 505, 545, 575 and 645.

The 465 SUV offers a water-sports cockpit, covered alfresco deck that expands the saloon living space, three double staterooms, two generous bathrooms and multiple entertaining spaces in a sub-fifty-foot yacht.

Luxuriously appointed with premium fabrics, designer lounges and plush carpet underfoot in the staterooms, she features high-gloss timber cabinetry throughout.

Twin transom doors fold out parallel to the transom, allowing the boarding platform to become part of the cockpit, creating one large space.

In the dual-purpose water sports and entertainer’s cockpit, a forward wet bar on the port side includes storage, taps and sink and an electric barbecue. Joystick control is mounted on the port side coaming. A top-loading freezer and ice-maker are starboard.


Steps from the cockpit lead to an alfresco deck, designed with lounges on either side, features a folding timber table with drink holders, port lounge and hidden insulated icebox.

The starboard lounge can also easily be converted to a day bed with a pair of electric sliding sunroofs overhead. A hatch in the floor leads to the engine room via a ladder.

A large awning window and central sliding glass door connect this space seamlessly with the galley in the saloon. One-way vision glass panels on either side provide valuable weather protection and privacy.

With the awning window and saloon door opened, the alfresco deck provides around an additional one third of living space to the saloon.

Walkaround decks on either side of the yacht lead to the foredeck, where twin sun pads  with adjustable headrests welcome guests. An integrated bowsprit with a vertical anchor winch controls a 27 kilogram Ultra anchor with 50 metres of 10-millimetre chain.


A light-filled saloon

Stepping through the sliding glass door from the alfresco deck, the air-conditioned saloon provides guests with 360-degree views through side windows and a curved windscreen.

The galley, aft on the starboard side, includes all the appliances needed to create and serve food, such as overhead cupboards, a dual element electric cooktop, combination microwave oven and grill, solid surface bench top and stainless-steel sink and mixer tap. Opposite is a dual-door fridge and freezer.

Forward on the port side, a large dining table seats up to six guests on a moon-shaped lounge. An electric-lift 43-inch television sits into the dash forward on the port side.

Immediately forward of the galley, the helm includes twin leather sports seats that face the dash. Equipped with a tilt-adjustable sports wheel, comprehensive engines controls including a joystick, two 12-inch Garmin Glass Cockpit multi-function displays and a C-zone digital switching control panel, all the latest technology can be found on board.

Engineering excellence

Power aboard the 465 SUV is provided by twin Volvo Penta D8-IPS800s that deliver 441 kW (600 hp) each. An 11 kW generator is included to provide AC power with the option of a 13.5 kW set.

The Riviera 465 SUV features a GRP hull with independent compartments throughout, foam-filled where appropriate for added strength and noise dampening. A watertight collision bulkhead is forward.

The transverse fuel tank, carrying up to 2,500 litres, is set immediately aft of the midships staterooms and is coated in fire retardant resin.

With a capacity for six adults sleeping on board, a generous 500-litre water tank and 151-litre holding tank are included.

Siren Marine remote monitoring system is offered on all new Riviera yachts, providing peace of mind via real-time data monitoring. The system alerts allow owners to enjoy their boat more, knowing that it’s safe and secure.

Riviera offers industry-leading two-year express and seven-year structural limited warranties on all new models. All Volvo Penta systems are covered by a five-year limited warranty.

The Riviera 465 SUV made her world premiere at SCIBS, which is currently underway, wrapping up 22 May. The large 12-model Riviera showcase is located on H arm.



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