THE 72

Australian builder Riviera has added two more sport yachts to its stable – the 72 and the 39 – expanding its existing range to 20 different models between 36 and 77 feet.

The 72 premiered at the recent Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, while the 39 will be presented at the Sydney Boat Show in August.

Superior offshore and extended cruising capabilities are fundamental to the 72’s design ethos. She’s available with various accommodation options – Classic or Grand Presidential suites with three or four staterooms and three bathrooms.

During the two-year development stage, Riviera consulted its boat owners to establish a ‘wish list’. The results pointed to a blue-water yacht combining speed and sport fishing and other water sports capabilities. It would have high bulwark side decks, a foredeck entertainment centre, fully-enclosed flybridge with internal stairs, a covered mezzanine dining area and ultraluxurious interiors. Ergo – the 72.


The elevated alfresco mezzanine forward of the cockpit, measuring 11.55m2, includes a large under-cover dining area, complete with teak flooring, and is connected with the central U-shape galley through a stainless steel framed door and large awning window. This creates a large, lifestyle space, positioning the chef right at the heart of the party.

The galley features varnished walnut timber cabinetry and timber-finish flooring that covers high-traffic zones to premium appliances including a four-burner induction cooktop with pot-keepers, rangehood, a large convection microwave oven and a dishwasher.

The plushly-carpeted saloon features a large lounge to port and, to starboard, a leather dinette that seats up to eight people. A 55-inch TV forward of the galley rises at the touch of a button and is easily viewable from both lounge and dinette. The saloon sound system is discreetly hidden in a cabinet beside the TV.

The state-of-the-art helm station features hand-stitched leather surrounds, comprehensive engine and thruster controls, including the Twin Disc electronic joystick system (EJS), and up to four 22-inch navigation screens. Helm seating comprises a plush central Norsap helm seat and port side companion seat. Both seats are fully adjustable.

Up on the flybridge, a stainless steel-framed glass door and awning window connect with a large aft deck and alfresco dining area. A wet bar on the port side includes a solid surface benchtop, stainless steel underslung sink with mixer tap, an icemaker, drawer fridge and drawers for glass storage. A small watertight battery box inside the wet bar unit provides emergency power for the electronic navigation and control systems in the flybridge.

Engine controls and EJS joystick are built into the aft end of the wet bar. A second joystick is mounted on the starboard side.

The four-cabin Classic layout offers a massive midships master stateroom with ensuite bathroom along the starboard side, while the three-cabin Presidential has a full-beam master stateroom with ensuite in the starboard fore quarter. A private sitting area on the starboard side can serve as an informal workstation, make-up bureau or breakfast retreat.
Both Classic and Presidential options feature a king-size bed, a feature headboard and bedside tables with leather in-lays and ample storage underneath.


The port cabin aft of the guest stateroom features twin single beds which can, at the touch of a button, form a double as the inboard bed slides across. CZone digital switching orchestrates full-spectrum lighting, the saloon and master stateroom entertainment systems and also the optional cameras. These smart devices can be charged virtually anywhere on board as every internal electrical outlet also features a USB slot.

Power is provided by twin MAN V12 turbo diesel engines (1,800hp or 1,900hp) mated to Twin Disc remote-mounted Quickshift gearboxes that integrate with the Express Joystick System. The engine room’s also equipped with two Onan generators, a 27.5kW main and 13.5kW auxiliary.

THE 39
Raised bulwarks on the side decks and multiple entertaining spaces, including a light and spacious saloon, open cockpit and extended flybridge, are dominant characteristics of this vessel. Sunlovers will enjoy the foredeck with its optional large sunlounge with integrated folding backrests and drink holders.

Up a flight of wide teak treads on the starboard side of the cockpit takes you to the extended flybridge, with its twin helm-andcompanion seat.

Down below, timber panelling and cabinetry, with elegantlycoloured Sunbrella fabrics, enhance the 39’s contemporary styling.

A fully-equipped aft galley is on the starboard side, with a raised dining area opposite, offering sweeping views through the wrap-around windows. The lower helm forward includes a leather helm-and-companion seat facing a leather sports wheel, twin engine controls and an IPS joystick outboard and two navigation displays.

It’s configured for five adults in two staterooms.


The master stateroom forward includes a queen-size walk-around double bed, a wardrobe on the port side aft quarter and overhead lockers. Hull windows on both sides flood the stateroom with natural light while an aft-hinging deck hatch brings additional light and air.

The stateroom’s ensuite includes a vanity toilet and separate shower stall with a frameless glass door. The bathroom can be utilised as the master ensuite and as the day head.
A midship stateroom opens up to reveal a light-filled space with twin beds athwartships to starboard and a single bed set along the port side. The twin beds can be converted with an infill into a large double bed.

Power comes from twin Volvo Penta D6 IPS 500 turbo diesel engines providing 370hp with IPS 10 drive units.

Riviera has built more than 5,300 motor yachts since it was established 38 years ago.