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Riviera Stuns at Fort Lauderdale with New 585 SUV

2024 Riviera 585 SUV
The all-new 2024 Riviera 585 SUV

Riviera Yachts came all the way from their native Australia to impress with a new yacht at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

The all-new Riviera 585 SUV will mark another bold expansion of their SUV lineup. The SUV concept first debuted in 2012 with the original 445 SUV.

Now the 585 will highlight the welcoming spaces from stem to stern, exceptional comfort, and indoor/outdoor lifestyle features that define the SUV lineup.

The company also captured their entire 10 vessel FLIBS fleet en route for the event in a unique marketing video.

As for the yacht, the Riviera design team’s clever use of space offers three large staterooms and three bathrooms, as well as a space aft of the full-beam midships master suite that can be configured as a utility room, laundry, crew quarters, or additional accommodation with its own bathroom.

The 585 SUV also offers the latest generation design qualities, including an expansive water sports space where the cockpit opens out to the boarding platform, a semi-enclosed alfresco deck, and a foredeck entertaining space with a comfortable wrap-around lounge.

Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst said in a company statement: “The pride and passion that our incredible team has for creating world-class luxury motor yachts is truly amazing. I believe our new 585 SUV will bring great joy and happiness to the lives of many Riviera owners in the Americas. Seeing how our Riviera yachts of today enrich our owners and their families’ lives is a great sense of inspiration for us all,” said Rodney.

The 585 SUV

The hydraulic lift swim platform with its fixed section against the transom, to assist with launching and retrieving a tender, leads you to the cockpit through one of two doors that open outwards to sit flush against the transom, creating one massive water sports space with plenty of room to fish, dive, launch any number of water toys, or simply relax.

A moulded storage or fish bin unit is built into the transom. The cockpit floor includes hatches on either side to access the Volvo Penta IPS drive units. The starboard hatch also covers a small storage bin. A central hatch lifts to reveal a large lazarette that can be utilised for storage.

Forward on the port side is the barbecue centre, with a moulded lid that covers a premium-quality, electric twin-plate barbecue. A sink, integrated rubbish bin, and storage is below. A similar unit on the starboard side includes a refrigerated cool box and ice maker. A small, moulded opening hatch in the starboard corner protects a conveniently positioned IPS joystick, which can be optioned to be located on the port side. These joystick locations are perfectly positioned for the skipper to undertake slow speed manoeuvring and docking.

Stepping up from the cockpit, the 585 SUV’s entertainment and living epicentre, is a semi-enclosed alfresco deck featuring a plush lounge to port that can convert to a double daybed, while alfresco living and dining are enjoyed on the L-shaped lounge to starboard around a handcrafted folding teak table fitted with drink holders. A cool box is stowed under the lounge. Two ottomans offer occasional seating around the table.

One-way glass quarter panels on both sides of the alfresco deck provide protection from the elements, light, and privacy.

Twin electric sunroofs are built into the alfresco deck hardtop, introducing additional light and fresh air.

A large deck hatch provides excellent service access to the engine room.

Moving forward, wide side decks include a new drain design that diverts water from reaching the cockpit whilst running offshore or during wash-down.

The foredeck zone offers another entertaining or relaxation space; it is perfectly suited to sunset drinks, providing plush lounge seating for up to eight guests, a removable GRP table with glass holders, an insulated cool box, and stereo speakers linked to the saloon entertainment system. Gas strut hatch lids access lockers for fenders and ropes.

Handcrafted Luxury

The luxurious and substantial saloon connects seamlessly with the alfresco deck through a strong stainless steel sliding glass door, and large awning window, that opens the galley and saloon to the exterior.

The entire saloon space has been created to optimise the flow and enjoyment of owners and their guests.

A superbly equipped and appointed U-shaped gourmet galley is aft along the port side. A three-hotplate induction cooktop includes removable potholders, and a full-height fridge/freezer stands in the aft corner. A combination oven/microwave, with an integrated grill, and a dishwasher, are under the benchtop. Forward of the galley is a watertight side door giving easy access to the port side deck and the foredeck lounge, or for line handling or anchoring.

The starboard side features a wet bar in the aft corner, an electric-lift TV built into the cabinetry beside the bar, and a long lounge with the ingeniously concealed foldout timber dining table for when you wish to dine inside, or you have additional guests aboard.

The helm, forward on the port side, provides two luxurious leather helm seats spaced apart for access. The inboard helm faces the comprehensive systems controls and includes a joystick, navigation, engine monitoring and CZone digital switching control screens. Monitoring cameras feed to the large navigation screens from the bow anchor, rear cockpit, and engine room. Further smart boating technology includes electronic engine controls and steering, dynamic positioning system, autopilot, low speed joystick steering mode, interceptor, bow thruster and search light controls. In addition, an anchor control with chain counter, VHF radio, compass, and USB port, complete the array of technology that makes boating with Riviera just so easy and enjoyable.

The forward starboard corner of the saloon offers a generous and extremely comfortable L-shape lounge opposite the helm, allowing family or guests to be socially connected whilst underway.

A large electric GRP sunroof is built into the hardtop to offer additional light and fresh air.


A forward central stairway leads from the saloon to the light-filled and substantial accommodation deck that includes three luxurious staterooms and three bathrooms.

The full-beam master suite amidships is brilliantly bathed in light and fresh air from large hull windows with integrated opening portholes. It features a king-sized walk-around bed, casual dining or study to the port side, a cedar-lined walk-in wardrobe aft on the starboard side, and a generous ensuite bathroom forward, also to starboard. Forward is an optional bar fridge with a servery for a coffee machine, providing the perfect minibar within the master stateroom.

A highly practical and generous space aft of the master stateroom can be personalised to suit an owners’ needs; perhaps as a laundry, utility room, crew cabin, additional accommodation with a separate bathroom, or even a mini gymnasium. Fitted out as a laundry or utility room, the space includes an under-bench washing machine and dryer with an adjacent linen cupboard and a sink and storage unit with hull window and opening porthole. In the crew cabin layout, a bathroom is to port and a single berth is above the washing machine and dryer. The aft bulkhead has a wide watertight door that provides excellent access to the engine room.

The VIP guest stateroom forward, includes an ensuite bathroom, and a queen-sized walk-around bed, with an abundance of storage under the bed. There is further storage in two overhead lockers, a double hanging robe or an additional robe with shelving. Fresh air and light are introduced to the stateroom from twin overhead deck hatches and large hull windows.

The second guest stateroom to port features two single berths with bedside tables. At the touch of a button, the two berths can slide together to form a double. There is also a large hull window with opening port, and a hanging locker. The third bathroom is opposite on the starboard side and acts as the day head.

Options for Comfort, Convenience and Style

There is an option for a winged sports pack arch to be added to the hardtop to carry radar and communications domes as well as an optional trickle-charge solar panel connected to the 12-volt battery.

Owners can opt for gyroscopic or fin stabilisation aboard the 585 SUV yacht. The gyro option is set under the cockpit. The fin option provides even more space in the lazarette, as the head units are mounted in the engine room.

Power Options

Access to the full-height and substantial 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.

Riviera engineers have selected the option of twin Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1200s, rated at 900hp (662 kW) each, or twin Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350s, rated at 1000hp (735kW). Both options deliver exceptional power-to-weight performance. All new Riviera motor yachts are equipped with Siren Marine to allow owners to remotely monitor key onboard systems, the yacht’s location and to activate selected onboard equipment.

Riviera offers an industry-leading level of owner care and comfort, with all Volvo Penta IPS powered yachts delivered with five-year engines, drives and electronics limited warranty, which is further supported by Riviera’s seven-year structural and two-year express limited warranties.

585 SUV Specifications

Length overall (including swim platform and bowsprit) 19.82m 65ft 0in Hull Length 17.95m 58ft 11in Beam 5.67m 18ft 7in Maximum draft 1.65m 5ft 5in Dry weight 31,800kg 70,107lb Fuel capacity 4,500l 1,189 US gal Water capacity 800l 211 US gal Holding tank capacity 500l 132 US gal Sleeping capacity 7 persons + 1 crew Cockpit area 8.50m2 91.50ft2 Fixed Swim Platform 5.60m2 60.27ft2 Combined Cockpit & Fixed Swim Platform 14.10m2 151.76ft2 Optional Hydraulic Swim Platform 7.60m2 81.80ft2 Combined Cockpit and Hydraulic Swim Platform 16.10m2. 173.29ft2 Alfresco deck 6.80m2 73.19ft2 Engine Option (Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1200 x 2) 662kW 900hp each Engine Option (Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350 x 2) 735kW 1000hp each

You can see the full profile of the 585 SUV in the video below:

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