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FINAL CALL – Register NOW for the 2017 Festival of Boating – 17–19 March

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FINAL CALL – Register NOW for the 2017 Festival of Boating – 17–19 March


We have added more workshop sessions to our three days of boating education program , inspiration and fun. But hurry, registrations are about to close.

Additional workshop sessions include:

  • Knots, Lines & Hitches
  • Safe Towing, Anchoring & Rafting
  • Preventative Maintenance & Discovering the Professional Tricks of the Trade
  • Experience Pod-Drive Propulsion
  • Ladies Tender Handling
  • Experience the Twin Disc Express Joystick System
  • Feel the Seakeeper Gyro At Work

Please keep an eye on the FestivalofBoating.com website for all the latest updates or if you are unsure of availability, you can contact our Help Desk here.

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Meet more of our Festival Presenters

Sally Jenyns

Sally Jenyns is extremely experienced and well travelled aboard boats and has worked as a chef on luxury charter vessels along the Queensland coastline and in exotic parts of the world. Watch this noted seafood specialist and culinary creator share her excitement ahead of the Festival.

Michael Swain

Michael Swain is Riviera’s long term and highly regarded Aftermarket manager who has supervised the maintenance, refit and repair of thousands of luxury motor yachts. Watch as Michael outlines some of the knowledge he will share at the Preventative Maintenance & Discovering the Tricks of the Trade workshop.

Vivienne Sales

Vivienne Sales has designed Riviera’s exclusive line of R Interiors for the past 20 years. Watch as Vivienne outlines her Festival workshop that will help luxury motor yacht owners who want to truly personalise their home away from home.

Peter Campbell-Burns

Watch as Peter Campbell Burns from Marine Safe presents Emergency Protocols & Procedures at the Festival. Peter outlines the importance of knowing how to use life rafts, life jackets and flares as part of his hands-on workshop.

You can meet more of our Festival presenters here >>

Waterway Café & Bar

Riviera and Belize owners will enjoy exclusive access to the Waterway Café overlooking the Riviera Marina and our expanded showcase of 12 Riviera luxury motor yachts.

For your dining pleasure, we have arranged for one of Australia’s leading cuisine creators to operate the Café for the duration of the Festival.

Opening times are:

Breakfast / Morning Coffee Break

9am-11am – Friday to Sunday

Our breakfast selection includes Scrambled Eggs with Bacon & Tomato Relish, Ham & Swiss Cheese Croissants, Honey Crunch Canola with Vanilla Yochurt & Rhubarb Compote or Fruit Salad with Chunky Berry Greek Yoghurt.


11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm – Friday to Sunday

  • Please note 3 x seating times are available to work in with the staggered workshop session times.

Tempt your tastebuds with our delicious lunch menu that includes everything from mouth-watering prawn, salmon, barramundi and oyster dishes to hunger-satiating delights including Wagyu Beef Burgers, Basil & Lemon Chicken Tenderloin. There are light snacks available including including Antipasto and Cheese platters as well as delicious sweets such as Dark Chocolate Marie Charlotte with Salted Caramel & Honeycomb Crumble.

Afternoon Coffee Break / Afternoon Drinks

The Waterway Café & Bar will be open for your enjoyment until 4pm Friday to Sunday.


Riviera and Belize owners – Book your table now for lunch with Riviera Reception.
Tel: 07 5502 5555

Your Ultimate VIP boat show experience


Additional Riviera Family benefits include VIP car-parking and exclusive access to the Owners Courtyard Lounge adjacent to the Festival Hub, where you can enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee, cool water or simply relax in comfort as you plan the rest of your fun.

Final call for registrations. Please click here.

Festival visitor comments from 2016

George Salmon

“The technical side to the Festival is fantastic. It’s a very important opportunity to pick up information on maintenance and gain hands-on experience using your boat’s systems. You learn that it’s not all rocket science – you can usually resolve many common issues yourself. And the full factory tour is a real eye-opener.”

Wendy Phillips

“The safety workshop was amazing – I’ve never used a flare or deployed a life raft … and then being able to drive the Riviera 6000 Sport Yacht at the Ladies Skipper training was something truly amazing.”

Stan Najar

“The educational workshops and the quality of presenters were both fantastic. It doesn’t matter what you know about boating, there’s always some new development in areas like navigation and safety. It was great for my wife, who is very hands-on on our yacht and we will be cruising with even greater confidence now.”

Drew Sellick

“I joined the Riviera Family when we purchased a 445 SUV two years ago. Now I couldn’t buy another brand of yacht. We really do feel so much a part of a very special family … and families always stick together. It was great to be able to speak with the suppliers like Seakeeper, Volvo and Garmin and then Saturday night … we just loved it!”

Steve Thomas

“I’ve been around boats since I was very young and there’s always so much more to learn. I attended a number of Festival workshops and while they were all very different, there was something new in every one of them.”

  • Please click here to read more testimonials of Riviera owners who have attended our festival of fun and learning.

Please click on the play button above to view highlights of the 2016 Riviera Festival of Boating.


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