BY APB Staff on 2 Feb 2021

The 645, which premieres in April 2021, will be the Australian builder's largest SUV to date

Australia’s Riviera has announced its latest yacht, the 645 SUV, which is set to premiere in April 2021.

Riviera, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, is Australia’s largest luxury motor yacht builder. The 645 will be the builder’s largest SUV built to date – surpassing the current 575 as the flagship of this six-model collection, ranging from 39 to 64 feet.

The 645, designed by 4D Designs along with the Riviera in-house design team, offers longer-range offshore cruising, and extensive accommodation in either three or four cabins along with three bathrooms. An optional lower lounge and crew cabin, utility room, additional accommodation can be added aft.

In addition, there is an alfresco deck dining and galley with island bench, a side saloon door leading to walk-around side decks, and a foredeck that is a separate entertainment hub.

A choice of Twin MAN V8 1300 (956 kW) or MAN V12 1550 (1,140 kW) diesel engines have been selected for the 645 SUV power options for impressive power-to-weight performance. With the 1550s, cruise speed will be around 30 knots and wide-open throttle around 34 knots.

The layout for the 645 SUV’s cockpit includes an optional three-seater transom lounge or live bait well and optional euro awning extending from the hardtop aft – billed as the perfect place to enjoy a drink or cook lunch on the dual-plate electric barbecue.

The foredeck offers seating for 8-10 people, while the semi-enclosed alfresco deck, just up from the cockpit, is the 645 SUV’s entertainment hub with a lounge that converts to a double daybed.

The 645 SUV’s interior can be personalised with a choice of interior packages and two design styles: the more traditional Classic Edition or the avant-garde Newport Edition.