Sydney, NSW, Australia – A fun-filled cruise north to Pittwater and the Hawkesbury River has set the scene for a sensational events program next year for the growing Riviera Family in Sydney, Australia.
R Marine Sydney’s Hawkesbury Weekend saw many new experiences enjoyed, and new friendships formed. As some 40 people and 14 Riviera and Belize luxury motor yachts celebrated the start of their boating season.
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The R Marine Sydney fleet of Riviera and Belize owners cruised in company on the first day from Sydney Harbour north to The Basin in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park on the western shores of Pittwater. After setting anchor or securing a mooring in the Basin with the help of the R Marine Sydney team, guests enjoyed refreshments before professional chef Ben Farley from The BBQ Cooking School shared his grilling secrets over an open-fire barbecue, and mixed in a healthy dash of entertainment.
Guests, using their own ingredients, cooked up a feast of King Prawns, Crispy Barramundi and Steak with Red Wine Jus, with all the necessary trimmings and then celebrated their new-found culinary skills prior to being chauffeured back to their yachts.
Fresh croissants were delivered to each yacht the following morning by the dedicated R Marine Sydney team – based in Rushcutters Bay. After a relaxing morning of croissants and swimming the fleet set off for Peat’s Bite Restaurant on the water’s edge of the Hawkesbury River, for a seven-course degustation lunch.
Warren and Rhonda Hartman, owners of the Riviera 39 Open Flybridge, Be Calmed, praised the R Marine Sydney team for a very professional event.
“Abbie (Jones) was absolutely fantastic and really put in a big effort, Michael (Joyce) and his wife Kathy were terrific hosts, and Pete Devery, who I’ve known for a long time, acted as a catalyst for us to meet new people,” said Warren.
“We do a lot of boating to Sugarloaf and we have seen quite a few of the Riviera yachts before and the lunch at Pete’s Bite was a great chance to meet new people from the George’s River and Broken Bay and also hear about new anchorages and marinas.
“It was also good to see all the different models from across the Riviera range on the water and to speak with the people who own them.
“We found we had something really in common with everyone there – people who share a love of boating.”
Phil and Luisa Critter, owners of the Riviera 51 Flybridge, Irresistible Too, described the Hawkesbury Weekend as a ‘wonderful experience’.
“R Marine Sydney did a great job and we are really looking forward to the next event.”
R Marine Sydney dealer principal Michael Joyce said the well-attended Hawkesbury Weekend had inspired the team to schedule a special Easter Experience cruising event for 2017.
“Everyone seemed to have a great time and they really enjoyed making new boating friends, something for which these events are so well known,” he said.
“Even our drone wanted to get in on the fun – it went missing for a period so the operator used a “return to home” feature to bring it back.
“But upon its return to the party, the drone had obviously made up its mind it wanted to be a Riviera … and went into the river.”
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