Riviera 395 SUV

Riviera 395 SUV

Norris Comer New Boats

Riviera 395 SUVBlending the worlds of sportboats and luxury cruisers, Riviera’s new 395 SUV is a sporty overnighter with all the fixings and a lot of go-go horsepower to boot. Built in the modern style, this is a yacht that seeks to do away with the “every boat is a series of compromises” mindset.

Right off the dock, one notes the large foredeck complete with padded lounge area. Two walkways, with high railings for bonus safety points, lead back to the partially covered cockpit. Once there, one can check out the large swimstep or have a seat around a modest seating bench. Interestingly, instead of placing integrated seating into the transom like many other similar boats, the 395 SUV features a kitchenette/mini bar built into the transom instead. The cockpit floor opens to reveal the dual Volvo IPS 370-horsepower inboard diesel engines (for a total of 740 horsepower).

Riviera 395 SUV SpecsFrom the cockpit, entering the salon reveals the well-lit interior, thanks to large, all-encompassing windows. With the galley to starboard and the family-style dining port that converts into a berth in a pinch, this is some tried and true stuff. Forward is a port-oriented helm station and a set of stairs that lead below.

The space down there is quite expansive with a master stateroom in the v-berth, a large enclosed head, and three berths in a large common stateroom as well. There’s more space down here than one might expect when viewing this sleek yacht from above the waterline. All told, the 395 SUV can accommodate five guests.

If you’ve got island hopping on the brain, the Riviera 395 SUV should get you around the San Juans or Gulf Islands quickly and comfortably. If interested in pricing or more information, feel free to reach out to local Riviera dealer, Emerald Pacific Yachts.

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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