Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht (22 m), the Australian-style luxury cruise


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Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht
Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht

Enriching the luxury sport-yacht scene comes a new 22-meter cruising yacht, and it is already taking to the seas in the waters of Australia’s Gold Coast. It is the all-new Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht, the latest addition to Riviera Australia and the new flagship in the brand’s Sport Yacht Collection. Designed by the Riviera Design Group in collaboration with designer Luca Vallebona, the new hull is a versatile bluewater, optimized for both long-haul cruises and weekend getaways, offers up to 8 beds on board (in addition to the crew cabin) and is designed to facilitate all types of water sports, offering no small amount of equipment stowage space.

Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht

Powered by 2,000 horsepower divided between two Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350s, the new flagship looks like a yacht suitable for everyone, families, couples and groups of friends, offering versatile spaces that can be used in any context. From the large outdoor areas to the covered but sunroofed cockpit, the new 6800 is designed to meet most of the needs of the day, thus also lending itself to the all-weather role, exactly as a 22-meter in this class is expected to be. Coming to the design, volumes and layout, with only a few days to go before the launch, here is our preview.

Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht
Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht

Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht – Exterior

A sleek forward hull, balancing superstructures, with substantial aft momentum and a sunroof to protect up to the stern of the cockpit. This is the glimpse offered by the profile of the new 6800, which already reveals much about the hull and the design behind it. An index to the interior is already revealed by the large windows that cut through the broadside, giving no small amount of light to the interiors and cabins on the lower deck. But the first striking element, from the dock, is the large beach area, with teak decking and large central tender-garage. Here, surprises already arise, with ample storage space in addition to the tender to carry all the equipment needed for a wide variety of water sports.

Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht

The cockpit, intentionally protected by the hard top, is proposed as a versatile space, usable in both adverse weather conditions and ideal settings, with the sunroof providing ventilation and light to the spaces. Find a place here, in fact, for a first large convivial area, with an L-shaped sofa and fold-down table overlooking a full outdoor kitchen, strong with double refrigerator, ice machine, barbeque and hotplates. There is also no lack of a sofa along the maximum beam, which is always as pleasant in roadstead as when sailing.

The cockpit of the new Riviera 6800

The second outdoor area, on the other hand, is dedicated to more relaxing moments, located in the bow and strong with two large sundecks accompanied by double L-shaped facing sofas, served by the ever-present lowerable tables. A space, this one, ideal for sunbathing, resting and cocktails under the stars.

Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht

Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht – Exterior

Undoubtedly underscoring the cruiser, and thus long-range yacht, soul of the Riviera 8600 are the interiors, offered in two distinct layouts, 3- and 4-cabin, respectively. Welcoming indoors, however, is the large salon on the main deck, not only a command post but also the beating heart of the banquet. Here, as soon as you enter, you are immediately greeted by a full-beam and full-featured kitchen, followed then by a lounge area with facing sofas, a true floating living room.

The lounge on the main deck

Below deck, on the other hand, is the sleeping area, where two large double cabins sit alongside the additional options offered by the two different layouts. In a first case, an additional lounge area and a twin single cabin are added to the two, respectively forward and amidships, combined with a second, should the lower lounge be sacrificed for a fourth cabin, also a twin single.

Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht

In addition to offering 3 to 4 cabins, for a total of 6 to 8 beds in total, the Riviera design team offers additional space, which can be allocated for dual uses. In a first case, this can be used as a “utility area,” or a storage area with dryers and washing machines. Alternatively, it can be adapted as a crew cabin, thus also providing additional sleeping space for an additional person on board.

The 4-cabin and 3-cabin options of the lower layout


Pushing its more than 35 tons of hull, the Riviera 6800 Sport Yacht sees installed a pair of Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350 engines rated at 735 kW, or 1,000 horsepower per engine. To ensure, however, the necessary range, the hull houses a complex 4,500-liter fuel tank, enough to ensure adequate ranges for its cruise use.

Data Sheet

Length Over All (LOA) 22.18 m
Hull Length (LOH) 19.87 m
Baglio Massimo 5.56 m
Fishing 1.65 m
No-load displacement 35 t
Motorization 2x Volvo Penta D13 IPS 1350 | 735 kW, 1000 hp
Fuel Tank Capacity 4,500 lt.
Fresh Water Tank Capacity 800 lt.
Cabins (standard configuration) 3
Cabins (optional configuration) 4
Contact Riviera Australia

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