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Cruising Australia’s Gold Coast

By George Sass Jr. | Posted November 2015

Editor-in-Chief George Sass Jr. cruises Australia’s storied waters aboard a Riviera 6000.

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Riviera 57

By Daniel Harding | Posted October 2015

The Riviera 57 debut at the 2015 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.

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Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted April 2015

Our Boat Test of the Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht.  The 6000 Sport Yacht from Riviera shows how well things can work out when you apply sound design to a great initial idea. Read the full test here.

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Riviera 565 SUV

By Kevin Koenig | Posted November 2014

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Riviera 565 SUV.  Riviera’s 565 SUV is built for rough water and a good time. We know, because we tested her in tough conditions and had a...

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Riviera 515 SUV

By Dennis Caprio | Posted September 2014

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Riviera 515 SUV.  The 515 is the latest from Riviera’s SUV line and boy does she deliver. With a practical layout, seaworthy hull, and...

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Riviera 50

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2014

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Riviera 50.  When Capt. Bill Bike heard about two otherwise nearly identical Rivieras, one powered by Cummins Zeus pods and the other powered by...

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Riviera 515 SUV

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2014

New Boats Notebook - Mar 2014, update on the Riviera 515 SUV

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Riviera 565 SUV

By Kevin Koenig | Posted October 2013

First Look: Riviera 565 SUV As you may have guessed from the name, the Riviera 565 SUV is ready for anything your active lifestyle brings to the boating equation. Plenty of seating and a beamy,...

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Riviera 445 SUV

By Kevin Koenig | Posted March 2013

First Look: Riviera 445 SUV Want one boat that can do it all? Riviera introduced its 445 SUV to America at the February 2013 Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, saying the boat can fish and...

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Riviera 75

By George Sass Jr. | Posted February 2013

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Riviera 75  When a boat meets the needs of her owner, the result can be pure bliss. Editor-In-Chief George Sass Jr. took the helm of the Riviera 75 in the Coral...

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Riviera 61 Flybridge Series II

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted June 2012

Riviera broadens the appeal of its 61 Series II beyond her angling origins. One of the little bits of black magic that’s part of boatbuilding is knowing when to mess with success. That is to...

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Riviera 53 EFB

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted September 2011

A Matter Of ChoiceRiviera’s new Enclosed Flybridge lets you pick your power and your point of view.Some boaters are all about choice—they want options and plenty of them. Others avoid making...

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Riviera 53 Enclosed Flybridge

By Kevin Koenig | Posted August 2011

Riviera 53 Enclosed FlybridgeIn May 2011 at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Australia, Riviera splashed its 53 Enclosed Flybridge, a boat that, judging by early customer response, is...

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Riviera 43 Open Flybridge video

By | Posted November 2010

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Riviera 43 Open Flybridge

By Capt. Richard Thiel | Posted November 2010

It’s All About the BoatRiviera builds a boat that makes you forget about pods.Over the last few years I’ve tested quite a few boats that were equipped with pod drives. Some were more successful than...

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Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2010

Steadfast AussieA seaworthy cruiser that combines speed and al fresco livability.Because it’s the semi-formal staging area for the annual Sydney-to-Hobart race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s...

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Riviera 70EB

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2010

The best match for Riviera’s new 70? a salty, seasoned, well-travelled owner.After arriving at an Adelaide hotel late the night before, semi-starved and tuckered out from a long trip to Australia, I...

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A Riviera Runabout

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted May 2009

An offshoot of the Rodriquez Shipyard, which was founded in 1887, Morgan Yachts has been building Italian versions of classic U.S. workboats since 1991. Traditionally, downeast-style and commuter-...

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Riviera 38 Open Flybridge

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2008

It was a spectacular morning. The sun was sparkling like diamonds on the Pacific, and a cobalt sky vaulted over the Gold Coast of Australia. Denby Browning, marketing honcho for Riviera Yachts, sat...

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Riviera 45 Open Flybridge

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2008

Sometimes boat tests start problematically. Take my wring-out of Riviera's 45 Open Flybridge. The morning I was to fly down to Stuart, Florida, to jump aboard her at Riviera Yachts' facility, Brett...

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Shark Attack

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted September 2007

Riviera M470If Riviera's new M470 anchored near the hamlet of Amity, you can be sure a mob of frantic swimmers would soon be on the beach. With lines like Jaws, her aspect is aggressive—even...

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Riviera 56 Open

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted May 2007

Okay, I'm gonna brazenly reveal my vintage here—I sea trialed the very first Riviera Yacht to arrive in the United States from the Gold Coast of Australia in 1988, back when Supertramp, Billy...

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Aussie Rules

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted May 2007

Riviera 4700 Sport YachtAustralia-based Riviera Yachts is known stateside for its line of convertibles, but the builder made a big splash at last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with a...

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Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht

By Jeffrey Moser | Posted January 2007

When Riviera Yachts announced plans to premiere a 36-foot sport cruiser at last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, I didn't know what to expect. Because of the success Riviera has...

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