Posts From the monthly archives: "April 2017"

The sleek Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht has been named Best Sportcruiser (above 45ft) at the recent prestigious Asia Boating Awards. The awards are organised by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines and were presented during a luxurious gala at ONE°15 Marina in Singapore ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show. The award was accepted…(Read More)

Riviera is celebrating following its sixth annual Festival of Boating on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The three-day Festival brought together Australia’s most comprehensive motor yacht education program and a series of spectacular social events. Riviera Brand and Communications Director, Stephen Milne, said: “We created the Festival six years ago for luxury motor yacht…(Read More)

Each year the Riviera Festival of Boating features a gala event on Saturday evening. This year the theme was “Let’s Dance”, taking the 550 guests on an adventure of dance through the ages, from the sights and sounds of tribal, Asian, South American to modern dance and music, all in a swirl of light…(Read More)

The Riviera Festival of Boating extends beyond luxury yachting. This year included the Paspaley Pearls Masterclass and ladies luncheon at Palazzo Versace, hosted by a member of the Paspaley family. Held in the acclaimed Vanitas Restaurant at the luxurious Palazzo Versace, the exclusive Riviera luncheon featured an impressive display of a range of the world…(Read More)

Our R Marine dealers around Australia and New Zealand hosted owners visiting the Festival of Boating to a series of informal events on the Friday evening. R Marine Crawley held a “Jimmy Buffett Boaties Party” at the dealership while R Marine Sydney and R Marine Jacksons in Melbourne held a combined teppanyaki dinner at Yamagen…(Read More)

Boating enthusiasts turned out in record numbers for the annual Gold Coast International Boat Show, this year staged for the first time over three days in March. Held in conjunction with the Riviera Festival of Boating, the event attracted more than 23,000 visitors from around Australia and the world for a massive $150 million…(Read More)

The Riviera Aftermarket team, led by Michael Swain, has built an enviable reputation over many years for their capacity to fulfil almost any request from owners wishing to update or add functions to their motor yacht. “We have fitted many fishing towers and even redesigned and reconfigured the entire saloon of a Riviera 70 Flybridge…(Read More)

Adversity is a powerful measure of commitment and the Riviera team demonstrated their commitment to the business and the brand at the company’s headquarters after severe flooding. The deluge, brought by the remnant of Cyclone Debbie that had, just a few days earlier, devastated the tropical holiday and cruising region of the Whitsunday Islands…(Read More)

When Cyclone Debbie struck mainland Australia, it devastated much of the holiday and cruising destination of the Whitsunday Islands in northern Queensland. As well as destroying or severely damaging homes and infrastructure, the 260 km/h winds near the eye of the storm wrought havoc in the many marinas in the area. The team at…(Read More)

This month’s Riviera Family photo competition winner: Name: Jen Ferguson Boat Name: Drought Proof II Boat Model: Riviera 52 Enclosed Flybridge Photo Headline: Covered in Clouds Where was the photo taken: Rottnest Island, WA Photo Description: Sunrise at Rottnest reflected off our beautifully polished Riviera. To go in the draw to win a Riviera…(Read More)

Queensland’s Gold Coast turned on perfect weather on the first Friday of March as R Marine Crawley’s first boating event of the year set off from Runaway Bay at the southern end of the sprawling Broadwater. The Autumn Boating Getaway drew 15 Riviera owners and their families for the event that promised great…(Read More)

Six-year-old Harry Czabyski has won the inaugural “Small Fry” award  at the 2017 Riviera Port Lincoln Tuna Classic in the ocean waters of western South Australia. The event, held over the first weekend in April,  attracted 24 boats to the two-day event. Organiser Peter Teakle was delighted with the result. “The future…(Read More)

The Riviera team has reached an exciting milestone after the first of our magnificent new Sports Motor Yachts, a 68 model, left the construction bay for the first time and was carefully lowered into the waters of our marina. This was the very first time that she was rolled out into the sunlight and the…(Read More)

Here are just some of the brand-new Riviera motor yachts now making their way around the world, to the French Mediterranean coast, to both sides of the United States and into the hands and hearts of their new owners. New Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht going to a US east coast owner A brand new…(Read More)

The US Great Lakes magazine Lakeland Boating tests the Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht and says “The sports car has just met its match”. Captain Tom Serio says in his review: “The Riviera 5400 Sport Yacht is a smooth handling, fully appointed, classy vessel with the pedigree of its Australian-based builder to back it up…(Read More)

The Gippsland Lakes district in Victoria, about 300 kilometres east of Melbourne, is a haven for motor yachting enthusiasts, with a strong contingent of Riviera owners. The R Marine Jacksons team from Melbourne recently hosted an evening get-together for Riviera owners as well as other club members and friends at the Paynesville Motor Cruiser…(Read More)

Helping our owners gain more confidence and better enjoy their boating in safety is a major passion for the entire Riviera team. With that in mind, R Marine Sydney recently hosted 30 clients at a Tips And Tricks event on Sydney Harbour to help them better understand their motor yachts. With sessions on maintenance, offshore…(Read More)