BY APB Staff on 30 Aug 2016

The Riviera 5400 reaches a level of refinement that showcases Australian design and technology.

AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST LUXURY boatbuilder’s global reputation for quality motor yachts is an accolade the Riviera 5400 is worthy of I’d say, after a day spent aboard this fast cruiser. Launched at the Miami Show in February, the 5400 has the credentials of a classy sports yacht, thanks to a lot of equipment fitted as standard.

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The review boat, hull #2, came freshly prepared from the busy Gold Coast yard near the marina where I meet my host for the day, company representative Peter Welch. Reflecting the improving global market, the yard is building 100 boats across its flybridge and coupé ranges this year and a third of these orders are for the 5400 – impressive figures for this pod-drive sports cruiser. These craft are built to offshore standards, so the sports cruiser class is ideal for fast coastal voyaging with friends and family thanks to a deep V hull and in the case of the Riviera 5400, a sturdy build.

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