Riviera 505 SUV
Premiere Feb 2020
Riviera 505 SUV
Next time you seem certain to be swamped by
the incoming tide at work – everything wanted
yesterday, or the day before – take a moment to
reflect on the larger picture.
There is a bigger world out there filled with wonder
and adventure. Over 70% covered in water, and just
waiting for you to discover it all.
What better excuse could you have to run with the
outgoing tide and explore all the highlights of both
hemispheres on board your brilliant new Riviera SUV
Surrounded in luxury, totally relaxed and taking
every opportunity to create unforgettable
memories, your friends and loved ones will thank
The Riviera SUV Collection is made up of the 395,
445, 545, 575 SUV and now the sensational new
505 SUV. They are a perfect meld of the high
performance and wide open cockpit of the classic
Riviera Flybridge Collection, and the luxurious
single level, alfresco entertaining style of the award
winning Riviera Sport Yachts.
And with our new
505, our highly-skilled design team has added the
magic of a mezzanine to the living plan: adding a
new dimension of comfort to your motor yachting
With our SUV Collection you will be at the helm
of two fabulous motor yachts in one … with twice
as many excuses to turn your life into one great
adventure after another. Enjoy!
Rodney Longhurst – Owner Riviera
A new dimension to luxury motor yachting adventure.
A new dimension to luxury entertaining
When Riviera’s highly-skilled design team set out to create their newest addition to the SUV Collection their first and foremost objective was to make the best of both world’s even better.
The result is the spectacular new Riviera 505 SUV. The same pedigree of a single level alfresco entertainer with thrilling blue-water ability but with the added dimension of the mezzanine: a beautiful wining, dining and relaxing space offering privacy and protection from harsh sun and weather all year round. Escape par excellence.
The SUV concept demands a generous cockpit, low to the water to maximise the action and adventure of the full spectrum of water sports. And that’s what the cockpit of the 505 delivers. Picture yourself cruising the great waterways of the world, diving in the Bahamas, or fishing on the Reef. Anything and everything is possible on board your Riviera 505 SUV.
World famous, ocean tested, Riviera build quality and strength underpin spirited, enduring performance and retained resale value.
And no motor yacht could be more luxurious or better appointed.
From bow to boarding platform, you’ll relish the
Riviera attention to detail, handcrafted luxury and astonishing operational technology. This is cruising on an unprecedented scale of comfort and ease.
And the 505 SUV adds a new dimension to refined living below decks with a full beam master stateroom, private ensuite and walk-in robe as well as two guest staterooms with shared bathroom.
And then, of course, there is the Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit navigation system and silky-smooth and economical performance of twin Volvo Penta IPS turbo diesels with fingertip easy joystick control.
Escape, explore, relax and unwind.
Step aboard. New adventures start here
The generous cockpit is near the waterline which opens up a whole world of sporting opportunities from sports fishing to diving to paddle boarding or kayaking. Before you step aboard, you’ll notice the swim platform is extra large with a fixed hob from the transom to allow free access when your tender or jetski is secured.
An hydraulic lifter makes it easy to launch or retrieve watercraft
and the swim platform serves as a beach when partly submerged, perfect for water sports or children. Step easily from the dock and enter via either of the outward opening transom doors.
In typical Riviera fashion, a wealth of practical, well considered features are built into this wide, welcoming cockpit space. The cockpit is self draining and all the hatches have gas struts for easy access and heavy duty lock downs.
There’s a hand held, hot and cold freshwater shower as well as an outlet for salt water wash-down.
You can never have enough storage and you’ll find volumes in both the cockpit floor and the transom. There is a large pump-out fish bin locker in the cockpit floor and a storage bin in the transom can be converted to a serious live bait tank with a window and light.
Either side of the centre steps leading up to the mezzanine you’ll find the barbecue station, wet bar and sink as well as a large lift-up fridge freezer and separate icemaker, so you are all set to entertain your guests with the freshest seafood and ice cool drinks.
Picture the whole family now: it’s dusk at anchor in the islands. Refreshments have just been served in the cockpit. A pod of dolphins cruise by, as happy in their element as you are in yours…
Safety for all onboard
Riviera 505 SUV owners are invariably popular people, so we’ve 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 we designed wide side decks with raised, toe
kick bulwarks and the sure-footed grip of non-slip surfaces. Then, to ensure complete safe passage, we’ve incorporated high stainless steel side rails working in harmony with conveniently placed hand rails. The end result? Safety, above all, for all on board.
On the 505 SUV, the bowsprit has been replaced by a modern through-the-bow design giving the Ultra anchor more prominence – a highly polished stainless steel jewel adorning the bow. With deep anchor lockers cleverly concealed from view storing a range of equipment, there’s nothing to obscure your outlook.
Relaxing on the raised, deeply cushioned double sun bed, you can be at one with nature and sunsets often seem close enough to touch. There are handy storage lockers either side and a thoughtful non-slip walkway between the sun bed and the windscreen taking the hard work out of removing or attaching the windscreen sun cover.
Once again, thoughtful Riviera design makes boating easy.
The Sheer magic of the Mezzanine
A beautiful space, offering protection from harsh sun and weather, the mezzanine is the entertaining centre of your luxury motor yacht. Two teak inlaid steps lead up from the centre of the cockpit and now you’re in the lap of luxury. To appreciate the full glory of this clever design, open the tinted glass door, then open out the large tinted glass awning window, both framed in highly polished stainless steel. Now the mezzanine connects and flows through to the saloon and galley, one big beautiful alfresco living plan.
Two tinted sunroofs above provide soft atrium light and slide open to invite a refreshing sea breeze. There are two supremely comfortable lounges located either side of the mezzanine. The port side lounge features a folding table and a large insulated ice-box under the seat. And you’ll love the occasional day bed, folding out from the starboard lounge, perfect for reading and relaxing. The easy proximity to the galley means snacks and meals are never far away.
In concert with the golden coloured teak decking at your feet and soft concealed lighting above you’ll savour the central mezzanine ambiance day and night. Completing the picture of this relaxed luxury lifestyle is a portside, four speaker LED TV that folds down from above for those important sporting moments that must be seen live.
And the fixed lounges mean there is no need to dig out occasional furniture for the mezzanine – it’s all weather and always ready for company. Relaxing and entertaining on the mezzanine has never been easier – one of the many outstanding design features that have added a new dimension to the 505 SUV.
Far more than a galley
The layout, standard of cabinetry, décor and
appointments of your Riviera 505 SUV galley put it firmly
in the class of a fine designer kitchen. This ultra modern
galley is flooded with natural light and in exactly the
right place, midway between the saloon, mezzanine and
cockpit. So here in this social and yes, well appointed hub,
expect lots of company from your guests and the best
kind of kitchen ergonomics from our highly-skilled Riviera
Contemporary stainless steel appliances are all within
easy reach, integrated into handcrafted, stone finish
benchtops and superbly hand varnished Riviera joinery.
Additional storage lockers with positive locking hardware
are built in overhead, along with large pull-out drawers
below, all on commercial grade runners. You’ll find
everything you need to create gourmet meals in no time
including a Miele combination oven and microwave,
2-element electric cooktop with pot keepers, rangehood,
sink and two refrigeration drawers.
The option of a drawer style dishwasher completes the
And take a look at those views, forward, port, starboard
and astern ….you’ll be surrounded by inspiration. Central
to the saloon, with the large glass awning window
connecting you to the mezzanine, you are in the true
heart of the moment … entertaining, conversing, laughing
and sharing life, forward and aft… doing it all with grace,
style and ultimate ease.
Settle into luxury
The further afield your travels take you the more you
will luxuriate in all the refinements and comfort of your
The large forward windscreen and sliding saloon
windows reveal a constantly moving panorama of sky
and sea, natural and exotic. Here our talented designers
have captured a wonderful ambiance, always peaceful
and quiet through the skilful integration of sound
dampening fabric and leatherette panelling plus the
comfort of reverse cycle air conditioning.
You’ll notice a
stainless handrail above, following the centreline of the
saloon and recessed into the headliner. That’s to keep
guests sure-footed when your 505 SUV is showing all its
glorious blue-water ability.
Opposite the galley to starboard is the L-shaped lounge
dining area with a polished timber table mounted on
striking stainless steel posts.
This lounge transforms into a cosy media room at the
press of a button with a 43-inch LED TV rising into
view aft of the helm. There’s a Blu-ray player and home
theatre sound system hidden in the cabinetry powering
concealed surround sound speakers. Forward of the
galley and port side of the helm is another sumptuous
L-shaped lounge for guests to enjoy the scenic cruising
and keep the skipper company or simply stretch out and
relax whilst at anchor.
The saloon 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.
If you’re comfortable behind the wheel of a contemporary
luxury car, then you can confidently take command of a
beautiful Riveria 505 SUV. Cast off and explore a world
full of new ports, secluded bays, friends, entertaining and
recreational possibilities – a world that runs at a different
pace, your pace.
The helm is located starboard, with premium captain and
companion chairs and a console brimming with amazing
technology. It truly is a state-of-the-art command capsule
with outstanding visibility through the curved, toughened
glass windscreen. Sitting behind the sports-inspired
steering wheel everything feels just right, as it should,
because the functionality of all the operating systems,
helm controls and touchscreens have been ergonomically
designed and engineered for total ease and efficiency.
Even if you’re a seasoned skipper, you are about to
experience next level operational ease. Total performance
control, total navigational control, and fingertip-easy
Feel the surge of power from the state-of-the-art, silkysmooth
and economical twin Volvo Penta IPS turbo diesel
engines. Press a button and the impressive sunroof slides
back to invite a cooling sea breeze or the stars above.
The art of the escape has never been more fulfilling. Or
simpler to command.
The light and luxury below
In the accommodation deck below, you’ll find a standard of
luxury and appointments normally only associated with the
What hotel however could boast such constantly changing,
always inspiring views? So, step down the timberfinished
companionway and immediately notice the
headroom, space and…the light! Lots of beautiful atrium
light, brightening the space and your being, courtesy of
the massive glass windscreen above. You’ll feel at home
straightaway. And you still have the three staterooms and
two bathrooms to experience and enjoy…
When the finest materials meet superior flair and
commitment, true luxury is created. That’s exactly what
you and your guests will experience on the accommodation
deck of this unique yacht.
A tempting option for your 505 SUV is the inclusion of
a very capable laundry station discreetly and centrally
located in the companionway of the accommodation deck.
It’s a laundry in a cupboard, a stacked washer and dryer
providing an efficient solution to all the fresh laundry needs
of everyone on board. So you can pack a little lighter and
enjoy your adventures for as long as you like…..that’s the
Full beam master stateroom, private ensuite and a walk-in robe
A magnificent master stateroom with a private ensuite
and a walk-in robe adds a new dimension to a yacht
of this size. Large and luxurious, the 505 SUV master
stateroom exceeds all expectations. Step inside and your
first impression is broad and spacious.
queen-sized island bed is pure heaven and features a plush
headboard in concert with lush deep pile carpet. Boutique
bedside tables of course, and these are grain matched with
leather inlays. And there is still ample room for a highly
polished timber drawer bureau port side and a chaise
lounge to starboard. Amazing.
To complete your opulent
retreat, a designer ensuite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe
are located forward on the port side.
Naturally both the master and ensuite feature reversecycle
air conditioning. However large hull picture windows
framing either side, fill the suite with natural light and
a special feeling of being at one with your surrounds. A
feeling accentuated on balmy days by fresh fragrant air
from the opening portholes.
Clever design means ample storage. The queen sized
island bed hinges up as if weightless on a pair of gas
struts providing easy access to a handy bulk storage area
perfect for travel bags and spare bedding. Then there’s the
cedar-lined walk in wardrobe with shoe shelves, full length
hanging space and a thoughtful Riviera extra … a safe for
Relax and unwind. Your 42-inch LED TV, Blu-ray player and
five speaker home theatre system is standing by waiting
Your master bathroom is pure luxury; designed to make
you feel totally at home, wherever you choose to anchor.
Riviera’s designers have spared no effort in creating an
ensuite that goes beyond what you might expect. A
beautifully handcrafted vanity cabinet, solid surface
benchtop, designer full-sized shower and more, the effect
is both appealing and contemporary.
And perhaps one
of the nicest touches is a classic, ocean going, opening
porthole that reinvigorates your being with fresh tangy
sea air. Of course an alarm system to the helm ensures
portholes are always shut when underway.
Give your guests the VIP treatment
On board your magnificent Riviera 505 SUV, guests
receive VIP treatment, above and below decks. With this
approach in mind, consider the breathtaking forward guest
stateroom. Frankly you could be forgiven for mistaking
it for the master, such is the level of comfort, finish and
As in the master, the island bed is queen sized and walk
around, with a distinctive upholstered headboard. Notice
the LED lighting situated here too, and the superb,
Of course that’s in addition to large
his and hers, cedar-lined hanging lockers, as well as even
more storage under the island bed, hinging up effortlessly
on a pair of gas struts. There’s plush pile carpet underfoot,
stylish hull windows perfectly framing the natural beauty
outside as well as an LED TV and entertainment centre.
Enjoy the comfort of reverse-cycle air conditioning or open
the hatches above and catch a beautiful sea breeze. Yes,
your family, friends and honoured guests will enjoy a total
Needless to say this detail in luxury and pampering also
extends to the adjacent guestroom designer ensuite which,
with dual entry points, also functions as the day head.
Always room for more
You’ll find the faster modern life goes, the greater
the number of people who’ll feel the need to escape
with you. So, any last minute family or friends can
be accommodated and well cared for in your third
stateroom, with private entrance door, forward on the
There are two adult sized Pulman style
beds with a large open storage space below, bedside
table, storage cupboard with drawers, along with
thoughtful touches like Riviera cabinetry, reverse cycle
air conditioning, plush carpet, LED lighting and a fragrant,
cedar-lined hanging locker… that unmistakable Riviera air
of restful luxury makes for an escape in a class of its own.
Guests share the dual access ensuite of the forward
stateroom via the day head entry and are always
pleasantly surprised by the space and flair – a frameless,
full sized shower, designer vanity, solid surface benchtop
and large mirrors.
(inc. swim platform and bow sprit)
(Lh to ISO8666) *
Dry Weight (approx.) **
Fuel Capacity ***
872 US gal
Water Capacity ***
122 US gal
Holding Tank Capacity ***
34 US gal
Standard Engine Volvo Penta D8 IPS 800 x 2
600 hp each
* Length of the hull (Lh) to ISO8666: Includes all structural and integral parts (ie. the moulded length of the hull). It excludes parts that can be removed in a non-destructive manner without affecting the structural
integrity of the craft, (eg. pulpits, outdrives, driving platforms, rubbing strakes).
** Dry weight represents the estimated minimum weight of a yacht with standard engines and options, no fuel or water on board, no equipment or provisions and no personnel. The stated dry weight may be exceeded.
*** Denotes net tank capacity. For useable capacity do not rely on more than 90% of tank capacity. Actual capacity will vary according to yacht trim and sea state. Speeds are subject to normal weather conditions, fuel
and/or water levels, passengers and equipment loads.
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