Riviera 5400 Sports Yacht

4.5 from 4 Reviews


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The spaciousness of the 5400SY master is exquisite

Dom Wiseman
Reviewed Dec 2016
Simply for ease of entertaining, the 5400SY gets the nod in my mind. I especially love the direct access to the cockpit from the galley and the extra freedom the length allows in internal space. It also means that a host can be in the galley preparing food and not miss any of the action out the back and let’s face it, the other half often has the casting vote...
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Reaches a level of refinement that showcases Australian design and technology

Kevin Green
Reviewed Oct 2016
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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Riviera have produced another stylish, versatile gem

Scott Alle
Reviewed Sep 2016
Just three easy wide steps from the 350-kilogram hydraulic swim platform is the very generous sized teak-laid cockpit. A large forward-facing transom lounge with recessed drink-holders is sheltered from the elements by an extended fibreglass hardtop. The armrests lift up to accommodate a couple of fenders. A retractable sunroof is on hand to suit the conditions, while side clears offer wind protection without detracting from the al fresco amenities...
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Delivers that single level living Aussies have come to love

Dom Wiseman
Reviewed Oct 2016
It doesn’t exactly jump up onto the plane when you push down accelerator. It tends to build up speed steadily lifting out of the water as it goes. Even as it is building up speed it cuts through chop and rises confidently over the swell. At cruising speed it produces a comfortable and confident ride. In the saloon engine noise is barely audible. It is so quiet at the helm it’s difficult to get an accurate impression of the speed you’re doing. There is a slight vibration as the engines spin but it’s minimal and hardly unnerving.

When you throw the boat into a turn you appreciate the work Riviera has put into its design and engineering. Even when turning hard it beds into the turn in a sweet fashion and the ride remains comfortable. Vision is excellent although I would prefer a double glass window instead of the three-pane one used.

The Riviera 5400 is not as sporty as the Riviera 4800SY we also tested. But it is much bigger and combines single level living with an exceptional layout that oozes class. It is also a very functional boat that has been designed with entertaining in mind. If you’re in the market, you’ll appreciate the openness of the design and three-berth layout. Upstairs is where it really flows with the saloon and rear cockpit seemingly one. In fact you’ll rarely be downstairs.
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