Exciting phase as new 395 SUV motor yacht comes together
The moulding process for the hull and all major components of the exciting new Riviera 395 SUV has been completed at the company’s model lamination facility.
The Riviera 395 SUV will have its World Premiere at the 2018 Festival of Boating and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show beginning on Thursday, May 24.
The hull was faired before the Christmas holiday period, achieving exactly the desired shape and finish of the running surface for the new motor yacht to achieve optimum performance with her Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system that includes twin D6 turbo diesel engines and IPS500 pod drives.
The deck and hard top plugs were also completed and preparation for moulding began in early January.
Each plug was carefully painted and then coated with a sealant to cover any pores in the paint. Then a layer of special wax – similar to car wax – was applied to prevent the fibreglass and resin mould from sticking to the plug.
Once each mould was completed, it was lifted away from the plug using the flanges.
As well as the major components, all of the moulds for small parts required during the construction phase of the motor yacht have been completed. Those parts that will be fitted to the motor yacht during final fitout, including the fold-away coaming seats, will commence moulding after the build begins.