Riviera 575 SUV

A new crossover is the result of genetic engineering.

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Australian builder Riviera keeps expanding its lineup of hardy sport and cruising yachts, and its crossover line has a new flagship in the 575 SUV. Intended to take Riviera’s fishing DNA and combine it with a sportier look while infusing cruisability, the SUV line has multilevel capabilities in a single-level yacht.

The cockpit is a two-zone area that has a large, unobstructed fishing spot and a mezzanine forward with an L-shaped settee, a table and a console with a grill and a refrigerator/ice-maker for entertaining. A three-person settee is built into the transom, to be as unobtrusive as possible during fishing activities, but it can be replaced by a livewell, if the fish bin to port isn’t enough, or the barbecue console from the mezzanine.

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A sliding door and a window that swings up give the yacht an indoor/outdoor feel, with everyone from the mezzanine to the helm able to converse, despite the two steps up to the main cabin. A galley is immediately inside the cabin, and a salon with settees opposite each other is forward. The portside helm includes twin captain’s chairs and a dash with room for three 19-inch displays and all the bells and whistles. A dozen or more people can sit comfortably for social hour.

Below, three staterooms, including a full-beam master, can sleep six people. The master has an en suite head, while the VIP has direct access to the second head, which is also the day head.

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For power, buyers can choose Volvo Penta IPS — D11 IPS950 or D13 IPS1200 — or shaft drives — Volvo Penta D13, 900 hp, or Caterpillar C12.9, 1,000 hp. All come in twin configurations. With the CATs, the 575 SUV reached a top speed of 30.3 knots, and optimal cruise was 25.5 knots.

SPECIFICATIONS
LOA 60 ft., 8 in.
Beam 16 ft., 10 in.
Draft 5 ft., 1 in.
Fuel 1,057 gal.
Displacement (Dry) 60,400 lbs.
Water 198 gal.
Power IPS and shaft options
Price (Base) See Dealer
BUILDER
Riviera, Queensland, Australia; rivieraaustralia.com
WEST COAST DEALER
Emerald Pacific Yachts, San Diego; (619) 497-2993; emeraldpacificyachts.com
Emerald Pacific Yachts, Seattle; (206) 587-0660; emeraldpacificyachts.com
Richard Boland Yachts, Alameda, Calif.; (510) 610-6213; richardbolandyachts.com
Van Isle Yacht Sales, Sidney, B.C.; (250) 656-1138; vanislemarina.com
SPECIFICATIONS
LOA 60 ft., 8 in.
Beam 16 ft., 10 in.
Draft 5 ft., 1 in.
Fuel 1,057 gal.
Displacement (Dry) 60,400 lbs.
Water 198 gal.
Power IPS and shaft options
Price (Base) See Dealer
BUILDER
Riviera, Queensland, Australia; rivieraaustralia.com
WEST COAST DEALER
Emerald Pacific Yachts, San Diego; (619) 497-2993; emeraldpacificyachts.com
Emerald Pacific Yachts, Seattle; (206) 587-0660; emeraldpacificyachts.com
Richard Boland Yachts, Alameda, Calif.; (510) 610-6213; richardbolandyachts.com
Van Isle Yacht Sales, Sidney, B.C.; (250) 656-1138; vanislemarina.com

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