Riviera 39 Sports Motor Yacht

Good on ya, mate!

By Ken Kreisler
Since 1980, Australian boatbuilder Riviera has enjoyed an impressive, rapid rise to prominence and lives up to its reputation with the new 39 Sports Motor Yacht (SMY).


  • LOA: 39'6"
  • Beam: 13'9"
  • Draft: 3'9"
  • Weight: 28,219 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 396 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 103 gals.
  • Power: 2x Volvo D6 IPS-600
  • Price: Contact dealer


“The all-new 39 SMY is a true culmination of everything Riviera,” says Matt Mrozinski of Lake Michigan Yacht Sales. “From the finest woodwork in the industry to the use of the latest technology to on-water performance, the 39 SMY checks every box — and then some.”

The 39 SMY’s meticulously and expertly hand-laid fiberglass hull is fit with a crash bulkhead forward. With her low profile, sleek lines and smooth running bottom, she offers a sea-proven pedigree and appealing versatility for a wide range of boaters.

Cruising, weekends, extended time away from your home dock, or even a simple day trip, the 39 SMY and its abundant storage spaces delivers. With her short learning curve courtesy of IPS power and joystick control, the ease of getting her in and out of the dock will attract those moving up to a larger vessel.

Getting on and off is easy from the standard swim platform. Once aboard, you’ll find outstanding features designed for comfort and entertaining. The large platform-accessed console conveniently stows lines and fenders. The top-mounted grill and sink frees up cockpit space for extra seating to accompany the portside seat and hi-low table. Put a pair of cushions on top and you have a convenient sunpad. 

Inside you’ll find a raised dinette to port, the helm just forward with seating opposite, and a galley to starboard. Large windows abound, and the aft port window opens to the cockpit. Finishing things off are the two staterooms (forepeak master and mid-cabin guest quarters), a one-head layout offering comfortable quarters, a full Bimini flybridge and a two-person sunpad/chaise area in the bow.

“Riviera did another amazing job with the 39 Sports Motor Yacht,” says Bay Marine’s Mark Felhofer. “Incorporating Riviera’s quality and performance in a boat under 40 feet is not an easy task but they achieved it with great success.”

Fine fit and finish, solid construction and a broad list of options can make the 39 Sports Motor Yacht a very personal statement of ownership. 

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847-336-2628; 920-743-6526

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