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 motor yacht,” says Michael.
“One of our most common requests is to fit hydraulic swim platforms. Owners see the benefits of the moveable platform on a friend’s boat and decide it will improve their motor yachting experience.
“It is fair to say we have yet to receive a request from a Riviera owner we cannot fulfil.”
Riviera Aftermarket’s reputation has extended to insurance companies who comfortably welcome the team’s work proposals when a Riviera comes to the team for repair work.
“This relationship means we can get on with work for our owners and have their yacht back to them in top condition in the shortest possible time. That means a minimum of time lost out on the water enjoying their boating more,” says Michael.
Those skills will be utilised fully over the coming weeks and months. When Cyclone Debbie ravaged hundreds of the boats in and around the Whitsunday Islands holiday and cruising destination on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a number of Riviera owners called Riviera for assistance.
Michael and his team are preparing to receive a number of Rivieras being trucked south from the Islands marinas to the company’s Coomera facility to be repaired, rejuvenated and returned to their owners as quickly as possible.
“All affected Riviera owners should know we stand ready to assist,” says Michael.