13 December 2023
Riviera’s new 58 Sports Motor Yacht has emerged for its first public reveal at an official launch ceremony at Riveria’s facility on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Production of the 58 Sports Motor Yacht model was announced in May 2023, and those invited to the ceremony were also those first in line for the future delivery of their new 58 SMYs.
Riviera’s first Sports Motor Yacht model was the 68, launched just six years ago. Now, with the 58, the range extends to six models, including the 46, 50, 64, and 72.
Applause erupted for owners Don and Marcus as they stepped up to officially launch the first 58 SMY and to christen their 58, Del Lago, on behalf of their families.
Once in the water, guests were invited aboard the 58 to experience this new luxury motor yacht. Following the ceremony, an evening of fine dining and celebration awaited in the final fit-out building within the 16.8-hectare facility, with the next 58 SMY in line for launching providing the backdrop.
The 58 SMY offers all the Sports Motor Yacht essentials, including an all-water sports cockpit, walk-around side decks, foredeck lounge and entertaining zone, all-weather alfresco deck entertaining, and a saloon with internal staircase to a fully enclosed, air-conditioned flybridge and helm.
The accommodation deck offers three staterooms and three bathrooms. The full-beam en suite master cabin has a walk-in wardrobe, and an optional breakfast bar and fridge.
The accommodation deck has a utility room or crew cabin aft of the master. As a utility room, diving and fishing gear can be passed down from the cockpit via the engine room and stowed; or the space can be used as a personalised laundry with a separate washer and dryer, accessed via the walk-in wardrobe in the master suite.
“Our amazing team is creating truly world-class luxury motor yachts,” says Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst. “This new 58 Sports Motor Yacht is in a league of its own.
“To think you can have three staterooms and three bathrooms, a crew cabin or utility room, a full-height walk-through engine room, sports cockpit, huge entertaining and living space and a fully enclosed air-conditioned flybridge – all in a sub-60-foot yacht – that’s a remarkable yacht.”
Stepping onto the large boarding platform, you can enter the cockpit via the port or starboard transom doors. At anchor, these open out and lock flush against the transom, effectively extending the cockpit and creating a large water sports or entertaining platform. Owners may select an optional high/low hydraulic platform, which enables the launch and retrieval of watercraft without getting feet wet.
The cockpit is designed for both watersports action and easy entertaining. Portside of the entry to the alfresco deck is a barbecue centre. On the corner above is a moulded hatch protecting an IPS joystick, conveniently located for the skipper to control slow-speed manoeuvring and docking. There’s also a portside option or dual controls.
Stepping up from the cockpit is the alfresco deck, the entertaining and dining centre of the 58 Sports Motor Yacht. A plush lounge to port converts to a double daybed for lazy afternoons. Opposite is an L-shaped lounge dining area while matching ottomans offer additional seating around the table. Both sides of the alfresco deck feature glass quarter panels offering one-way privacy and protection from the elements.
Moving to the foredeck, the wide side decks incorporate an innovative drainage design that diverts wash-down water or offshore spray overboard before it can flow down into the cockpit.
The foredeck offers another entertaining or relaxation space; suited for a long brunch or sunset drinks with plush lounge seating for up to eight guests.
Large lockers provide easy stowing of fenders, ropes, the table and optional awning. Owners have the option of carrying the tender on the foredeck with a davit for launching and retrieval; and once launched, can then fully enjoy the foredeck entertaining zone.
As you enter the saloon, the staircase leading up to the flybridge is portside. Aft of this staircase is a full-height refrigerator with two freezer doors below designed to service the galley opposite.
The U-shaped gourmet galley is equipped with premium appliances integrated into handcrafted timber joinery.
Forward of the galley to starboard is a plush L-shaped leather lounge dining area with a folding timber table. Another L-shaped designer lounge is located portside for guests to stretch out and relax, complete with a matching ottoman that doubles as a coffee table with the flip of a cushion.
Lower the window blinds, and the saloon becomes a cinema room with a premium sound system and a large TV that rises from the cabinetry at the press of a button.
And in true motor yacht style, the saloon features a space-saving portside door for quick and easy access from the galley to the foredeck entertaining lounge; access to the side deck to tend to mooring lines; or simply to invite a cool breeze to flow through the saloon at anchor.
The air-conditioned flybridge of the 58 Sports Motor Yacht helps it feel akin to a saloon. Commanding views are enhanced by a quiet ride, even when underway. A slide-out double bed provides additional accommodation for guests or crew on overnight passages.
In a similar style to the saloon below, the flybridge opens and flows out to the aft deck. At anchor, this is a private retreat or entertaining area complete with a wraparound corner lounge, folding timber table, wet bar, refrigerator, sink and solid surface benchtop. To assist the skipper, the aft deck has an additional joystick control station with excellent visibility for precise docking or sport fishing.
The helm features touchscreen navigation and operation technology. Captain and companion chairs are fully adjustable and comfortable with the added luxury of hand-stitched leather.
Guests can join the skipper while underway and enjoy commanding views from the companion lounge. An impressive electric sunroof slides back at the push of a button, and side sliding windows open to invite a cool breeze whilst underway or at anchor.
A forward central stairway leads from the saloon to the accommodation deck that includes three staterooms and three bathrooms.
The full-beam master suite amidships is bathed in light and fresh air from large hull windows with integrated opening portholes. It features a queen-size walkaround bed, casual dining or study to the port side, a cedar-lined walk-in wardrobe aft on the starboard side, and an ensuite bathroom forward, also to starboard. Forward is an optional bar fridge with a servery for a coffee machine.
A space aft of the master stateroom can be personalised to suit the owners’ needs, perhaps as a laundry, utility room, crew cabin, additional accommodation with a separate bathroom, or even a mini gymnasium.
The VIP guest stateroom forward includes an ensuite bathroom, and a queen-size walk-around bed, with storage underneath. There is further storage in two overhead lockers, a double hanging robe or an additional robe with shelving.
The second guest stateroom to port features two single berths with bedside tables. At the touch of a button, the two berths slide together to form a double. There is also a large hull window with an opening porthole and a hanging locker. The third bathroom is opposite on the starboard side and acts as the day head.
There’s an option for a winged sports pack arch to be added to the flybridge hardtop to carry radar and communications domes, as well as an optional trickle-charge solar panel connected to the 12-volt battery system.
Owners can also opt for gyroscopic or fin stabilisation aboard the 58 Sports Motor Yacht. The gyro option is set under the cockpit. The fin option extra space in the lazarette, as the head units are mounted in the engine room.
The Volvo Penta Assisted Docking system simplifies yacht docking and improves control for manoeuvring in tight spaces to make docking easy in challenging conditions.
Access to the engine room is via a wide watertight door from the utility space aft of the master stateroom, or through a large service hatch from the alfresco deck. The vessel is powered by twin Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350s, rated at 1000 hp (735 kW).
All Volvo Penta IPS-powered yachts are delivered with five-year engines, drives and electronics limited warranty, further supported by Riviera’s seven-year structural and two-year express limited warranties.