2017 Riviera 445 SUV
Adventurer meets entertainer.by Sulthoni, on
Some boat lovers focus on recreational activities. Others on entertaining. And many enjoy both. But try finding a motor yacht which can embrace both pursuits with an equal passion and facility. Until the Riviera design team got to work on an entirely new class of luxury adventure yacht.
In essence, with the Riviera 445 SUV you have the best of both worlds, entertaining and recreation, at your command. The continuous, one-level living space makes playing host to friends and family a joy and delight. And of course the expansive cockpit can be simply outfitted to maximise enjoyment for the recreation-loving seafarer.
It’s the motor yacht in a class of its own: sporty, luxurious, adventurous. And supremely versatile.
So, fancy navigating and exploring the azure blue waters off a secret tropical paradise? Or perhaps enjoying the amazing lifestyle possibilities off Monaco? Well, now you can do either, or both, with equal aplomb. In true comfort and style.
37 years of Riviera experience perfecting over 5200 different yachts have gone into designing and building this ultimate escape craft. Your 445 SUV is ocean tested, enduringly practical and strong. It is also supremely luxurious and well appointed: the perfect platform for you to escape into a better, more natural world.
You’ll love the Riviera attention to detail and handcrafted touches. The thrilling embrace of easy to use technology. And the magnificent, sweeping views from the flow-through, cockpit-to-helm design.
Then there’s the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation system and silky-smooth Volvo Inboard Performance System (IPS), to facilitate every adventure in the world. Not to mention an unsurpassed level of accommodation below deck with two magnificent staterooms and ensuites.
2017 Riviera 445 SUV
Horsepower @ RPM:435
Top Speed:29 mph
EMBARK HERE FOR DOUBLE THE ADVENTURES
The 445’s sporty fiberglass hardtop provides cooling mezzanine shade that invites you to sit down and soak up the surrounding vista.
The Riviera design team have worked hard to make every part of your cruising life relaxed and easy, starting with boarding, so swing open the large strong transom door and come aboard.
Notice immediately how expansive and welcoming this space is? In effect, it’s a full flybridge-scale open cockpit - spacious and impressive. The 445’s sporty fiberglass hardtop provides cooling mezzanine shade that invites you to sit down and soak up the surrounding vista. The teak decking underfoot creates a rich, inspiring welcome.
And that famous Riviera flow-through design linking cockpit to the saloon to helm greets you with astonishing views whichever way you turn.
Can you see yourself out here entertaining, chatting, laughing with friends, snorkeling, swimming or fishing? Can you ever. Life is an adventure and you are about to live it to the full.
So please, take a seat in the supremely comfortable, weather-resistant cockpit lounge located forward to starboard and contemplate how you might best outfit this space for your favored lifestyle. Given that great adventures and a good appetite go hand in glove, you’ll almost certainly opt for the gourmet double electric barbecue option located in the centre of the transom. With interchangeable grill and sizzle plates, LED lighting, ice-maker and ample storage, it will satisfy the most adventurous soul.
Speaking of adventure, there’s plenty of storage out here for swimming or diving gear. The alloy-plate reinforced cockpit floor makes it easy to fit a cockpit table, game chair or custom rod holders and Riviera can even build a live bait tank into the transom. Whatever your adventure, Riviera can equip your yacht for the journey.
Your Riviera 445 SUV: Double the adventures made doubly enjoyable.
SAFETY ABOVE ALL, FOR ALL
To ensure complete safe passage, Riviera has incorporated high stainless steel side rails working in harmony with conveniently placed hand rails.
Riviera 445 SUV owners are invariably popular people, so Riviera has gone out of our way to ensure everyone on board is safe and sure footed at all times. That includes your children, grandchildren, friends of all ages, even your beloved pets ...and it applies to all parts of this amazing vessel, in particular the forward deck.
Life up here holds tremendous appeal. At anchor, you are above it all. Literally. And with typical Riviera attention to detail, everyone can be confident and comfortable making their way forward.
First Riviera designed wide side decks with raised, toe kick bulwarks. Then, to ensure complete safe passage, Riviera has incorporated high stainless steel side rails working in harmony with conveniently placed hand rails. The end result? Safety, above all, for all on board.
With deep anchor lockers cleverly concealed from view storing a range of equipment, there’s nothing to obscure your outlook or impede your sense of adventure. Up here, you can be at one with nature and sunsets often seem close enough to touch.
On second thoughts though, the optional deeply cushioned, double sun pad might be in need of some serious company to muse on the finer details of adventures to come.
THE SALOON: A CLASS OF ITS OWN
They created a new standard of excellence for the 445 SUV’s saloon. It simply is the most wonderful space.
Just as the Riviera design team have taken up the challenge to create a yacht in a class of its own, so too have they created a new standard of excellence for the 445 SUV’s saloon. It simply is the most wonderful space.
You’ll discover spectacular surrounding views (forward, port, starboard and astern), fine, handcrafted lifestyle touches, thoughtful inclusions and an air of restful luxury impossible to resist. This is a space you’ll be drawn to time and again: A space to dine, unwind, converse, plan itineraries, marvel at nature, share precious moments and, above all, enjoy.
So, take your place in the luxurious, contemporary U-shaped lounge to starboard (think deeply upholstered yet enduringly practical). No need to request a table with a view, that’s a given. And the table itself - hand varnished, highest quality timber, mounted on striking stainless steel legs - is worthy of a fine restaurant.
Is the reverse cycle air conditioning temperature comfortable? Or you might prefer to take advantage of beautiful weather outside, slide open the tinted and tempered glass side windows and savour fresh sea air.
After dinner, you can switch the mood from “classically inspired” to “sundown groove” with your saloon AM/FM, CD/DVD system with iPod interface.
Alternatively, you may elect to have a quiet night in for two, and relax in front of your premium flatscreen with integrated audio and DVD. It’s ready to adjust for optimum viewing, just forward of the lounge on the starboard side, in its smart and discrete storage compartment.
If only all decisons were this easy and enjoyable.
THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES INSIDE
Here you are at the center of life on board able to share a meal, a drink, a joke and a conversation and never once miss a beat.
With all the gourmet cooking shows on air, it’s a wonder more aren’t set at sea. In the galley of a luxury motor yacht like this, perhaps? After all, it has everything: luxury kitchenware, fine crockery, exotic locations, views to die for…
So, step now from the cockpit into the saloon of your own 445 SUV. While the tempered and tinted glass door is open to facilitate ease of flow between the spaces, you can’t fail but notice the rear bulkhead - housed in its own ship-like, highly polished stainless steel frame - it is equally handsome and enduring.
And just over there to port is your gorgeous gourmet galley. What more could an adventurous chef like you want? Handcrafted cabinetry, corian bench tops, designer appliances, ample preparation and storage space…it’s all here ready for you to delight your friends. Lights, camera, action!
With the large glass awning window connecting you to the cockpit and the saloon close by, here you are at the centre of life on board able to share a meal, a drink, a joke and a conversation and never once miss a beat.
RIVIERA MADE YOU SKIPPER
Step forward to the ergonomically designed helm and slide into either the premium captain or companion chairs.
Never skippered a luxury motor yacht before but happy behind the wheel of a luxury contemporary car? Congratulations. You’re ready to take command of your own Riviera 445 SUV. Even better, if you’re a seasoned skipper, you are about to experience next level operational ease and associated performance.
So please, step forward to the ergonomically designed helm and slide into either the premium captain or companion chairs. Feels good, doesn’t it?
Now begin to take in all the amazing technology, navigational aids and operating systems Riviera has integrated and incorporated around you, to provide total control with complete peace of mind. That’s total performance control. Total navigational control. Total maneuverability control too.
Those large multi-function display touch screens feature intuitive, easily guided menus. In an instant they give you full vessel, engine system and navigational information. Easy. That sporty looking joystick to your left gives you centimetre perfect maneuverability: Want to pivot the yacht into a tight berth? Well, now you can. Easily.
And powering every single adventure you undertake is your state of the art, silky smooth twin Volvo Inboard Performance System (IPS), working in harmony with Glass Cockpit Navigation.
The revolutionary Riviera 445 SUV: Creating better adventures, memories and skippers.
ALL LUXURY ON THE LOWER DECK
Located forward, the master stateroom and ensuite are the next step in restful luxury and indulgence.
Naturally, the Riviera design team’s vision to create an entire new class of luxury motor yacht encompasses below deck. In the master stateroom, weary adventurers retire to recharge in opulent, superbly designed surrounds.
Located forward, the master stateroom and ensuite are the next step in restful luxury and indulgence. The bed is queen sized and walk-around and boasts a premium innerspring mattress with tailored Riviera (those thoughtful touches again) fitted sheets, pillows, bed covers and scatter cushions.
That’s deep plush pile carpet at your feet, LED reading lights on your bedside table, a sweeping hull window to frame your view and dramatic feature wall mirrors to reflect the ambience and luxury all around.
Your master stateroom has been carefully designed to feel clean, uncluttered and supremely welcoming. And with a surfeit of clever hanging and storage space - large, under bed drawers, cedar lined hanging lockers and storage drawers and wonderfully finished, timber cabinetry - this is how it will remain. Always.
You can elect to fit a flatscreen television with integrated sound system, or you may wish to keep your stateroom a private sanctuary from the outside world.
This masterclass in elegance continues in the master stateroom’s ensuite bathroom. Beautifully appointed and generously proportioned, it features a walk-in shower, full vanity and basin, superbly detailed timber drawers and large, well lit mirrors.
YOUR HONOURED GUESTS
As in the master stateroom, there is plush pile carpet underfoot, LED reading and overhead lighting and superb, handcrafted cabinetry to accommodate clothing and valuables.
Receiving an invitation to join the adventure on board a luxury Riviera 445 SUV is always an honour. Nowhere is this dedication to spoiling family, friends and guests better exemplified than in the guest stateroom.
Full beam and situated aft, it has three adult sized, single beds, or alternatively, the forward bed can slide aft to form a queen sized resting place. Here, you honour your guests with comfort, light, space, style and luxury in abundance.
Large, picturesque, tinted and tempered glass hull windows frame their every moment. The two portholes can be opened to fill the space with refreshing sea air…or there is always push button, climate air conditioning.
As in the master stateroom, there is plush pile carpet underfoot, LED reading and overhead lighting and superb, handcrafted cabinetry to accommodate clothing and valuables. On board your magnificent 445 SUV both owners and guests enjoy an enviable spirit of freedom and adventure above deck, perfectly complemented by an unrivalled sense of restful luxury below.
And fresh from the pages of a fine designer magazine is the adjacent guestroom bathroom: with contemporary vanity and basin and walk in shower, it has dual, cleverly designed entry points to also function as the day head.
WINDOW TO THE FUTURE
Integrated with the IPS Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system, the Glass Cockpit gathers all driver information and displays it in one location.
Volvo Penta’s state-of-the-art Glass Cockpit navigation and monitoring system blends new technology with dependability and practical functionality and can be fully optioned to the 445 SUV.
The Glass Cockpit system provides a very clean, easy-to-use system with enhanced overview and control of both engines and navigation, including GPS, sounder and radar, even auto pilot and optional charts ... and all in one place and in the one system.
Integrated with the IPS Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) system, the Glass Cockpit gathers all driver information and displays it in one location. The easy-to-handle, pinch-to-zoom displays give you instant data and control. The ergonomic design and interface for the dashboard offer push buttons on the controls and touch-buttons on the screens.
Just one clever feature of the Glass Cockpit is the unique auto guidance feature that — based on the yacht’s draft and your desired safety distance to obstacles — searches through all relevant charts to create a route you can follow — and avoid shallow water, buoys and other obstacles. Coupled with the auto pilot, it not only shows the way, it can take you there.
The Glass Cockpit also enables the option of full joystick steering whilst underway.
THE POWER AND TECHNOLOGY ARE YOURS
Volvo Penta’s innovative Inboard Propulsion System (IPS) features twin pod drive units, each of which is capable of turning independently to provide the correct thrust to move the yacht in the exact direction required by the skipper.
Riviera is at the forefront of a marine propulsion revolution, having now launched over 500 pod-driven luxury motor yachts.
Pods are used on such worldly form vessels as the Queen Mary II cruise ship as well as large scale commercial craft. This proven technology is now available for pleasure yachts.
Pod drives offer an excellent power-to-weight ratio delivering improved performance, enhanced torque, improved fuel efficiency, simple maneuverability, reduced environmental impact and quiet operation thanks to underwater exhausts.
In simplified terms, Volvo Penta’s innovative Inboard Propulsion System (IPS) features twin pod drive units, each of which is capable of turning independently to provide the correct thrust to move the yacht in the exact direction required by the skipper easily controlling the system with either a steering wheel and throttles or a joystick.
The 445 SUV has a joystick at the helm and an optional joystick can be mounted to port in her cockpit.
IPS also offers a Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) for station-holding while preparing lines and fenders or while waiting off a fuel jetty, the convenience of auto pilot, manual trimming with optional auto-trim, as well as a highly-efficient Anti-Corrosion Protection (ACP) unit mounted to the transom to reduce the maintenance of sacrificial anodes.
The three-blade nibral, forward facing, counter rotating propellers are protected by the premium antifoul coating propspeed to achieve a long service life, as well as 316 marine grade stainless steel line cutters from Volvo Penta, located between the propellers for protection from fishing lines, plastic bags or nets. These precision made line cutters create a very efficient rotating cutting action to protect the propellers and shaft sealing without increasing drag or fuel burn.
The 445 SUV employs the revolutionary Volvo Penta D6-IPS600 propulsion system with twin D6 diesel engines and IPS10 pod-drives (2 x 320kW/435hp). This is a perfectly matched drive package for the 445 and the system’s Class 5 commercial rating assures reliability and durability.
Additionally, the IPS package is fully certified under the Det Norske Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL) classification system.
|Length Overall (inc. swim platform & bow roller)||14.46 m / 47’ 5"|
|Lh to ISO8666||13.61 m / 44’ 8"|
|Beam (inc. gunwale)||4.57 m / 15’ 0"|
|Maximum Draft (inc. props)||1.13 m / 3’ 8"|
|Dry Weight (approx., depends on engines & options)||13,500 kg / 29,800 lbs|
|Fuel Capacity||2,000 L / 528 US gal|
|Water Capacity||460 L / 122 US gal|
|Holding Tank Capacity||151 L / 40 US gal|
|Sleeping Capacity||6 persons|
|Cockpit Area||7.20 m2 / 77.5 ft2|
|Mezzanine Deck||2.30 m2 / 24.8 ft2|
|Total Cockpit Area||9.50 m2 / 102.3 ft2|
|Bridge Clearance||3.27 m / 10’ 9"|
|Standard Engine||Volvo Penta D6-IPS600 x 2, 320 kW, 435 hp each|
|Range||335 nm @ 26 knt|