A motoryacht designed for serious watersports, the Riviera 72 is a no-compromise vessel that also offers a level of comfort and luxury synonymous with the brand.
Power for the Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht comes from twin MAN V12 turbo diesel 1800 or 1900 engines, each providing 1,324kW (1,800hp) or 1,397kW (1,900hp). It is also equipped with the Seatorque BOSS system to reduce vibration and noise. The shafts are encased in a sealed tube and bathed in oil all the way from the engine couplings to the props. Rubber mounts inside the vessel and at the strut dampen vibration and allow thrust to push directly on the vessel rather than press back against the engines.
in the pilothouse, controls are spread strategically, including a console with throttles, trim tabs, a joystick, autopilot and wiper actuators. All critical functions are in reach and set up so that items needed regularly are easy to access.
Forward-facing seating includes an angled backrest and room to put your feet up, or you can sit facing centre or angled aft toward the other passengers.
Stairs are easy to traverse even while moving. High-quality furnishings and supple fabrics are found throughout, while glossy walnut timber further complements the interiors. The spacious main saloon with twin L-shaped seating/dining areas seats eight.
Entertainment systems include large LED TVs, surround sound speaker systems, iPod interfaces and more.
A pantograph side door, located saloon portside, opens out and remains flush to allow fore or aft side deck access. It offers easy access for mooring lines and fenders, side and foredeck.
The large aft U-shaped galley is designed to cater for a chef's every requirement and has equal access to the saloon and the cockpit.
Her large, adaptable cockpit with lighted baitwell and rod holders is a great space for fighting fish, but could just as easily become an alfresco dance floor or cocktail party spot with her flip-top wet bar and grill.
This new Sports Motor Yacht also offers high bulwarks with wide side decks, a foredeck entertainment centre and an immense covered mezzanine dining and relaxation area.
The foredeck also functions as tender storage option with 550kg davit and electric winch. A deep well built into the foredeck assures anchoring crew safety.
Stainless steel 80kg Ultra anchor, remote control vertical winch and integrated wash down system make anchoring effortless.
Accommodation includes a full-beam master stateroom with centre king berth, a large VIP forward, a twin cabin to port that can be converted to a double and a bunk room to starboard. Another option is the Presidential layout that enlarges the master and replaces the bunk cabin with the master head. Accessed directly from the cockpit, a small cabin can be configured with bunks for crew or overflow guests and has an excellent day head.
The long-range Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht delivers spirited performance and super-smooth running at speed.
Jack O’Rourke is a contributor to Ocean Media
The Pasha Dasha Grand Prix, NSW’s largest inter-club outrigger canoe racing regatta, is returning on Saturday, 12 January 2019. The event, hosted by Newcastle Outrigger Canoe Club in association with Newcastle City Council, has been returned by popular demand to the annual Australian Outrigger Canoe Racing Association’s (AOCRA) NSW Zone regatta schedule.
“Outrigger canoe racing is one of Australia’s fastest growing water sports and a big plus for this event is that the public can see close-up all the action that usually happens out at sea,” Race Director, Stephen Dawes said.
“Our course includes both flat water and open ocean racing, starting inside the harbour near Horseshoe Beach and running out along the inside of the southern breakwall before heading out into the open ocean off Nobbys Beach.”
“The crew changes format in our 27km long course race is also unique. Instead of the usual six person crew, each team has a crew of nine people, with crew member swap-outs permitted on Horseshoe Beach after each 5.4km lap. So the 27km race is effectively broken up into five separate races of 5.4km with crew members swapped after each lap before a general restart.”