• 2017 Riviera 525 SUV

  • The 525 incorporates clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts.
  • To port is the modern and functional U-shaped galley
  • The 525 SUV’s spacious saloon features a large L-shaped lounge.
  • The stylish and sophisticated command centre of Riviera’s 525 SUV.
  • The 525 SUV’s Glass Cockpit. CZone extends the touch-screen monitoring and control to a suite of other onboard systems
  • There’s absolutely no compromise in terms of quality or on-board liveability and luxury.
  • This forward stateroom has a comfortable queen-sized walk-around bed.
  • The 525 model comes with the option of IPS2-950s.
  • Acoustic and thermal insulation linings are key features of the 525 SUV.
  • The 13.5kW Onan Marine Generator provides peace of mind and superior performance whilst at sea.
  • Riviera 525 SUV has the solid and robust hull. Riviera leading-edge technology and legendary build quality combines super-strong hand layups with solid GRP hull

Supreme utility vessel.

The sporty and adventurous Riviera 525 SUV is the latest new model to join their growing collection of luxury yachts opening up a whole new world of boating enjoyment for both the avid angler and the cruising entertainer.

Indeed, their owners tell Riviera it’s a lot like having two boats … in one.

The SUV series is the perfect pairing of two legendary designs, each with its own formidable pedigree … hence its name has automotive origins. Created after worldwide global input from owners the SUV, in many ways, is really your idea.

The result, of course, is a versatile vessel like no other – she combines the high-performance, blue-water cruising and fish-raising abilities of the classic Riviera Flybridge with the single-level, leisurely entertaining features of Riviera very popular Sport Yacht design.

The SUV truly is … the best of both worlds.

  • 2017 Riviera 525 SUV
  • Year:
    2017
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The best of both worlds

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Exterior
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The 525 incorporates clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts.
The 525 incorporates clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts and ultramodern technology with luxurious appointments.

Befitting a yacht of this caliber, the 525 incorporates clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts and ultramodern technology with luxurious appointments … not to mention enhanced serviceability, convenient storage and an exacting eye for detail from fit to finish that reminds you that she is nothing less than an Australian-built Riviera.

And while she retains the distinct indoor/outdoor characteristics for which Riviera is internationally renowned, the 525 SUV is far more than a model refinement to suit the industry nomenclature that enhances Riviera’s appeal on the world stage.

In fact, after speaking with members of Riviera global family of owners, Riviera has seized the opportunity to incorporate a wide range of standard inclusions that in the past may have been considered options.

You will sense these additional refinements from the moment you step onboard – double transom doors allow better access from both the port and starboard sides creating a walk-around transom lounge which, in effect, adds the large boarding platform to what is already a full, no-nonsense Flybridge-scale cockpit.

The swim platform, with lift-out stainless steel rails, also has a number of options to suit individual owner requirements, for example: custom rod holders and a bait preparation station can be fitted for the angler, as well as a 400kg hydraulic lift to assist with tender storage.

Owners have the option of a shorter lounge with transom storage bin for swimming and diving gear, or even a live bait tank with glass front, depending on requirements.

In the floor of the 9.90 square metre cockpit are separate hatches – with stainless steel lock-downs – providing direct maintenance access to either of the pod drives, as well as a large, central, self-draining molded lazarette locker to store cockpit furniture and water equipment, and also deep fish bin to port and starboard.

Forward there is a comfortable three-seater cockpit lounge to port – upholstered in high-quality weather-proof vinyl – and there is an integrated table to provide a versatile alfresco entertaining area, and which can also be converted to a day-bed.

Behind the cockpit lounge is a double-plated refrigerated cool box and self-draining bin, as well as manual bilge pump access and lockable cabinet containing battery switches and AC/DC control board.

To starboard there’s a lift-up lid with gas strut which reveals a double BBQ with stainless steel splashback and LED lighting, ice-maker, sink, solid surface bench top and even more storage – enough to impress even the most discerning chef.

The cockpit’s innovative joystick docking control is also to starboard, although owners have the option of having it located on the port-side. This control is protected from the elements in its own enclosed fiberglass compartment.

The GRP hardtop of the 525 extends out and over the cockpit and owners can extend this further with an optional stainless steel and acrylic canvas awning for additional protection from the sun and extremities. There’s also the option of a rear-mounted camera, should owners desire.

All the comforts of home

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Interior
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To port is the modern and functional U-shaped galley
The galley has a contemporary two-pack finish to the overhead cupboards, complementing the satin-finish American oak timber cabinetry, which also comes with the options of high-gloss or satin cherry, satin teak or satin beach.

The rear bulkhead of the 525 SUV is tinted, tempered glass in a highly polished and strong stainless steel frame, adding to the sense of light and space as you step into her spacious and luxurious saloon. To port is the modern and functional U-shaped galley from which the huge glass awning window opens out to the cockpit, in effect opening up the rear of the boat and, at the same time, affirming the galley as the central entertaining hub of the 525.

The galley has a contemporary two-pack finish to the overhead cupboards, complementing the satin-finish American oak timber cabinetry, which also comes with the options of high-gloss or satin cherry, satin teak or satin beach. Standard features include a two-burner electric cook-top with in-built pop-up fiddles to secure pots, a convection microwave oven and an optional drawer dishwasher within handy reach of the stainless steel sink. The solid surface bench top includes a sink-cover that doubles as a cutting board, while the mixer tap conveniently swivels so you can wash down the adjacent self-draining bin compartment.

In the headlining above the galley is a rod locker, confirming the 525’s incredible versatility, and to starboard are two drawer fridges and a freezer, as well as a drinks cabinet (of course, with easy access from the cockpit) which has built-in drawers for glass and bottle storage.

Relax in style

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Interior
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The 525 SUV’s spacious saloon features a large L-shaped lounge.
The 525 SUV’s spacious saloon features a large L-shaped lounge to port with a hi-lo dining table which folds and lowers to become a coffee table.

The 525 SUV’s spacious saloon features a large L-shaped lounge to port with a hi-lo dining table which folds and lowers to become a coffee table. Adjacent to the dining area is a three-seater settee in which the middle seat base can slide out as an ottoman and form additional seating around the main dining table – also handy for family games nights. An additional table also lifts out from the settee and sits between the two remaining seats, forming additional dining or work space.

Forward of the three-seater settee is a 32-inch television and Fusion sound system, stored out of the way in its own dedicated compartment to starboard. It rises elegantly and electrically at the touch of a button, and swings for viewing from every saloon seating position.

Built into the solid GRP hardtop are two Webasto electric sunroofs – each with Oceanair block-out and flyscreens – which bring more light and fresh air into the saloon, enhancing that already achieved through the opening, tinted glass side windows and huge windscreen looking out over the forward deck and bow. This forward deck of the 525 can be accessed via wide walkways with high handrails on either side of the vessel, and there’s an option of including a large sun pad to add to her versatile entertaining capabilities.

Take command

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Interior
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The stylish and sophisticated command centre of Riviera’s 525 SUV.
There’s absolutely “no compromise” in terms of spaciousness at the elevated wrap-around console, which itself has a distinct automotive feel.

The stylish and sophisticated command centre of Riviera’s 525 SUV is truly testament to superior design elements – complementing a huge array of ultramodern marine technology are two large and luxurious low-back leather helm seats, with sports flip-up cushions for bracing in rough seas.

Of course there’s excellent visibility through the expansive windscreen that has air-conditioning outlets at its base to prevent fogging. The windscreen itself is made of curved, toughened glass in a fiberglass frame and also features two heavy-duty stainless steel windscreen wipers, as well as freshwater washers.

And there’s absolutely “no compromise” in terms of spaciousness at the elevated wrap-around console, which itself has a distinct automotive feel. All critical navigation electronics, comprehensive engine instrumentation and vessel controls are within easy and ergonomic reach of the skipper’s seat, including the helm’s sports-inspired steering wheel, the remote control for the hardtop-mounted spotlight and the helm joystick control.

There’s even room for two 17” navigations screens, and it’s here that Riviera is delighted to say that the full features of the innovative Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation and CZone digital switching systems are standard inclusions with the Riviera 525 SUV.

Window to the future

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Interior
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The 525 SUV’s Glass Cockpit.
CZone extends the touch-screen monitoring and control to a suite of other onboard systems
The 525 SUV’s Glass Cockpit takes the overview and control of engines and navigation, including charts, sonar and radar (even auto-pilot), to extraordinary new heights.

Volvo, through the revolutionary IPS pod propulsion, already offers the ease of joystick maneuverability, Dynamic Positioning System for station-holding while preparing lines and fenders or while waiting off a fuel jetty, as well Anti-Corrosion Protection and Auto-Pilot.

However, the 525 SUV’s Glass Cockpit takes the overview and control of engines and navigation, including charts, sonar and radar (even auto-pilot), to extraordinary new heights … and all in one place, and also includes auto-trim and full slow-speed steering, SportFish mode and Clear Wake.

Of course CZone extends the touch-screen monitoring and control to a suite of other onboard systems, including lighting, pumps, batteries, entertainment systems and appliances, even extending to wiper speed and wash functions.

Opulent accommodation

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Interior
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There’s absolutely no compromise in terms of quality or on-board liveability and luxury.
The master’s walk-around queen-sized bed is supremely comfortable and clever storage solutions include large under-bed drawers and a huge locker under the inner-spring mattress.

Riviera’s steadfast commitment to going “first-class” in everything it does extends to the flexible three-stateroom/two-bathroom accommodation deck of the 525 SUV – again there’s absolutely no compromise in terms of quality or on-board liveability and luxury.

Natural light filters into the wide accommodation atrium, courtesy of the massive windscreen and saloon sunroofs above and complemented by the accommodation deck’s own clever design elements. You’ll immediately garner a sense of spaciousness as you step down the non-slip, natural timber-finish companionway – the extent of headroom is clearly evident below deck.

The very generous master stateroom aft on the port-side features a contemporary palette of elegant fabric, soft-touch leatherette and satin oak with teak accents – another subtle reminder that you are aboard a world-class Riviera. Natural light is achieved through a large hull window and, although air-conditioned, there’s an opening porthole to bring in extra fresh air, which is alarmed to CZone as a precaution.

The master’s walk-around queen-sized bed is supremely comfortable and clever storage solutions include large under-bed drawers and a huge locker under the inner-spring mattress, in addition to the two bedside tables and cedar-lined hanging locker. From the comfort of the master bed, you can watch your favourite movie or television program courtesy of a 26-inch LED TV and Samsung home theatre system.

The master ensuite forward also features full headroom, luxurious bathroom fixtures, ample storage cupboards, overhead and vanity lighting, solid surface bench top as well as a contemporary porcelain sink and mixer tap. The large frameless shower-stall has a teak-lined seat and showerhead on a slide bar, while the bathroom floor is a high-quality, non-slip, timber-finish platform enabling excess water to drain quickly, ensuring that owners remain dry and comfortable. Maximum privacy is assured here – an overhead deck hatch brings in additional light and fresh air but, when required, an Oceanair block-out screen slides across.

Depending on specific owner requirements, the aft master stateroom can be configured as a guest stateroom featuring full-length, adult-sized twin beds, with the forward stateroom becoming the master.

First-class all the way

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Interior
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This forward stateroom has a comfortable queen-sized walk-around bed.
The air-conditioned VIP guest stateroom boasts all the luxuries of the master – indeed there’s the option for it to actually be the master stateroom with its own private ensuite.

In keeping with its commitment to going first-class all the way, the air-conditioned VIP guest stateroom boasts all the luxuries of the master – indeed there’s the option for it to actually be the master stateroom with its own private ensuite. This forward stateroom also has a comfortable queen-sized walk-around bed, cleverly placed overhead cabinets with positive locking hardware and gas support struts as well as large his/hers cedar-lined hanging lockers. Expansive hull windows and dual deck hatches maximise natural light and ventilation. Entertainment to this guest stateroom is via an optional 22-inch LED TV and Samsung home theatre system.

Of course, the premium finish philosophy also applies to the ensuite, which mirrors the luxurious master bathroom, complete with overhead deck hatch and Oceanair block-out screen. In the standard layout, the guest ensuite starboard doubles as a day head.

There’s an opening port hole and large hull window in the starboard aft twin cabin as well, enhancing the abundance of light and ventilation throughout the accommodation deck.

Consistent with the “nothing less than the best” philosophy at Riviera, there is full headroom and adult-sized twin beds, as well as cedar-lined hanging locker, drawers and under-bed storage. At the entrance to the cabin there’s a large and convenient storage compartment which accommodates the optional laundry centre and 22-inch LED TV and, again, Samsung home theatre entertainment system.

Perfect package

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Drivetrain
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The 525 model comes with the option of IPS2-950s.
Standard power in the 525 SUV is the new-generation and fuel-efficient twin Volvo IPS2-800s.

Standard power in the 525 SUV is the new-generation and fuel-efficient twin Volvo IPS2-800s (460kW/626hp x 2) pod drives featuring forward-facing, counter-rotating propellers.

Quiet operation is achieved through under-water exhausts, an effective silencer, state-of-the-art turbocharger and an air filter with improved insulation. At the same time, the robust engine design contributes to minimizing on-board vibrations.

In addition to superior handling maneuvering in tight quarters, IPS2 also offers excellent power-to-weight ratio, impressive fuel efficiency, long cruising range and high top-end speed. Sea trials with the twin IPS2 800s had the 525 SUV cruising at 24 knots with a top speed of 31 knots under full load (full fuel and water), and achieving a cruising range of 355NM at 24 knots.

The 525 model comes with the option of IPS2-950s (525kW / 725hp x 2).

Dry where it counts

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Drivetrain
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Acoustic and thermal insulation linings are key features of the 525 SUV.
You’ll notice that, where possible, every wire, loom and plumbing line is coded, coloured, numbered and saddled neatly to ensure easy access for servicing.

The “no compromise” approach is certainly evident in the flow-coated engine room, where the volume of space cannot be understated – access is gained through at hatch with gas strut located at the mezzanine step at the entrance to the saloon, thoughtfully opening forward to enhance passenger safety and, at the same time, maintaining walk-through access to the saloon from the cockpit when the hatch is open.

You’ll notice that, where possible, every wire, loom and plumbing line is coded, coloured, numbered and saddled neatly to ensure easy access for servicing. All fittings to the hull skin are double hose-clamped on or below the water line and the GRP 3500L fuel tank has both sight and electronic gauges. Additionally, each engine has Raycor fuel filters, with an option for dual filters. Emergency fuel shut-off valves can be accessed from outside the engine room for added safety.

Acoustic and thermal insulation linings are key features of the 525 SUV, as is the impressive commercial air intake system helping to keep the engine room temperature less than the maximum recommended by the engine manufacturer, and also reducing fuel consumption even further.

The air-conditioning units are mounted high so gravity feeds condensation water out the side, while an advanced mist elimination system with veins draw additional moisture from the air and feeds directly overboard. All onboard drains including air-conditioning compressors feed into the common drain lines located on earth side of the yacht and drain aft, and four automatic bilge pumps with manual override are located at various points throughout the hull and pump directly overboard.

Electrical excellence

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Drivetrain
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The 13.5kW Onan Marine Generator provides peace of mind and superior performance whilst at sea.
All battery banks are individually isolated at the main battery panel located in the cockpit, providing peace of mind in the unlikely event that one engine shuts down.

The 525’s maintenance-free batteries ensure carefree boating and are housed in special battery boxes in accordance with American Boating and Yacht Council standards. The boat also includes individual start battery banks for increased reliability with emergency parallel function. All battery banks are individually isolated at the main battery panel located in the cockpit, providing peace of mind in the unlikely event that one engine shuts down.

Watching television while at anchor or in the marina is now whisper-quiet through Mastervolt on-board DC-AC inverter for all installed televisions.

LED lights also provide trouble-free boating while reducing electrical current draw. The lamps use less than 10 per cent of the power required to run a bulb lamp – no bulbs mean no maintenance and long service life.

Also, Residual Current Device/Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (RCD/GFCI) protection over the entire boat complies with international standards fore safer boating.

And the 13.5kW Onan Marine Generator provides peace of mind and superior performance whilst at sea – it features state-of-the-art diagnostics and sound shields to minimise noise and deliver better sound quality.

Impeccable pedigree

2017 Riviera 525 SUV Exterior
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Riviera 525 SUV has the solid and robust hull.
Riviera leading-edge technology and legendary build quality combines super-strong hand layups with solid GRP hull
Her solid and robust hull with the keel is the evolution of Riviera’s rich 35-year heritage in building world-class luxury powerboats.

The 525 SUV’s confident poise is just as evident offshore as it is at anchor – her solid and robust hull with the keel is the evolution of Riviera’s rich 35-year heritage in building world-class luxury powerboats that are proven in the tough Australian blue-water conditions.

Riviera leading-edge technology and legendary build quality combines super-strong hand layups with solid GRP hull from the waterline down, structural core material in the hull flanks, main deck and hardtop, as well as precisely fitted, lightweight resin transfer-moulded small parts that are pre-fitted for a perfect seal when all major components are bonded together.

However, even before a single piece of timber was cut for the plug work, the 525 was created in-house using industry-leading Unigraphics 3D computer software, allowing Riviera’s team of talented and passionate international designers and engineers to put to purpose every inch of available space, with a firm focus on convenient access to every key maintenance point – any issues can be quickly identified and addressed, and service costs are kept to a minimum.

Of course, this thoughtful consideration for their Riviera family of owners is a key part of their ethos of doing all Riviera can to help their valued owners achieve … ‘the ultimate boating experience’.

Riviera 575 SUV Key Features:

• Sleek and stylish external design with contemporary hull windows and opening portholes
• Wide walk-around side decks with thoughtfully placed hand rails for added safety
• Large foredeck with optional sunpad
• Full-scale 9.90 square metre (106.6 ft2) no-nonsense cockpit, with large transom and mezzanine lounges, clever storage, BBQ and wet bar
• Large awning window and sliding glass door set in a strong stainless steel frame connects the modern aft galley with the cockpit
• Luxurious internal furnishings with the finest fabrics and leathers, as well as premium-brand appliances
• Spacious and sumptuous saloon, with 2 x Webasto sunroofs, opening side windows and massive front windows enhancing cross ventilation of fresh air and natural light
• Flexible three-stateroom, two-bathroom accommodation plan. The master stateroom, with ensuite, can be located forward or aft
• Feature bed headboards in every stateroom, complemented by subtle LED mood lighting
• Luxurious, sports-inspired helm with ultramodern technology, including glass bridge navigation features and C-Zone digital switching system as standard
• Joystick controls x 2, at the helm and in the cockpit
• Volvo Penta IPS2-800 (2 x 460kW / 626hp) propulsion system with twin D11 engines and drive units, with optional IPS2-950 system (2 x 533kW / 725hp)
• Clever lifestyle and storage concepts abound
• Thoughtful access panels to all key service points throughout the yacht
• Maintenance-free battery banks, Mastervolt battery chargers and inverter
• Fuel capacity 3500 litres (925 US gal), water capacity 750 litres (198 US gal)
• Watertight collision bulkhead forward
• Riviera’s renowned, hallmark built-to-last philosophy
• Strong, robust hull with keel, backed by a 5-year structural warranty
• Exclusive membership of a global family of luxury motor yacht owners
• Riviera has, over the past 37 years, launched almost 5200 luxury yachts that today can be seen cruising the seas, oceans, lakes and rivers of the world.

Specifications

Length Overall (inc. swim platform & bow roller) 17.61 m / 57’ 9"
Lh to ISO8666 16.15 m / 53’ 0"
Beam (inc. gunwale) 5.01 m / 16’ 5"
Maximum Draft (inc. props) 1.30 m / 4’ 3"
Dry Weight (approx., depends on engines & options) 22,800 kg / 50,300 lbs
Fuel Capacity 3,500 L / 925 US gal
Water Capacity 750 L / 198 US gal
Holding Tank Capacity 400 L / 106 US gal
Sleeping Capacity 6 persons
Cabins 3
Bathrooms 2
Cockpit Area 8.5 m2 / 91.5 ft2
Mezzanine Deck 2.47 m2 / 26.6 ft2
Total Cockpit Area 10.97 m2 / 118.1 ft2
Bridge Clearance 3.89 m / 12’ 9"
Engine Option - Volvo Penta D11-IPS800 x 2 460 kW / 626 hp each
Engine Option - Volvo Penta D11-IPS950 x 2 533 kW / 725 hp each
Range 355 nm @ 23.9 knt
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