Riviera extends the hand of friendship to Bahamian hurricane victims

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Bahamas cyclone – photo by Third Wave Volunteers

 
The evocative, gin-clear waters of the Bahamas have given so much to Riviera owners and their families for many years.

Now it is time for us to give back to the people of the Bahamas in their hour of greatest need.

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful tropical cyclone on record to strike the Caribbean nation, tens of thousands of people have been left homeless with countless structures destroyed or swept out to sea.

Bahamas cyclone – photos by Third Wave Volunteers

The hurricane, which struck in early September, is now regarded as the worst natural disaster in the country’s history after leaving behind a trail of physical and economic devastation.

Images of the destruction could not be in greater contrast to the memories so many of our owners have of the region.

An immensely popular cruising ground, we have been blessed to capture and share photography and film of our luxury yachts amid the striking natural beauty of the boating mecca for many years and our thoughts are with those impacted by the disaster.

More importantly, Riviera, through the National Marine Manufacturers Association, has made a donation to Third Wave, a Miami-based relief organisation, to help raise money to rebuild the lives, homes and livelihoods of the Bahamians affected so tragically by Hurricane Dorian.

“The Bahamas hold a special place in the hearts of so many Riviera owners and it’s hard to fathom the devastation that has befallen one of the world’s most beautiful boating communities,” Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst said.

Bahamas cyclone – photo by Third Wave Volunteers

“The Bahamian people have previously welcomed so many of us with open arms and I urge our Riviera owners, families and friends to dig deep to help them at this difficult time.”

You can donate here:

https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/hurricane-dorian-let-there-be-solar-lights
 

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