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Time to start planning for Sanctuary Cove and the Festival of Boating May 21-24, 2020

Boat Shows, Edition 1 - 2020

Time to start planning for Sanctuary Cove and the Festival of Boating May 21-24, 2020

Start planning for the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and the Festival coming up in May. Celebrating 40 years of evolution, Riviera is preparing for its largest display for 2020 at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and a full program of events for the Festival of Boating which is held each year exclusively for Riviera and Belize owners.

This year’s boat show, held from 21-24 May, will feature the world premiere of the Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht and the Australian premiere of the Riviera 505 SUV. They will be among a selection of models from the SUV, Flybridge, Sports Yacht and Belize collections, from 39 to 72 feet, on display.

The Festival of Boating coincides with the boat show to provide a long weekend full of boating inspiration, education and a whole lot of fun for the Riviera Family.

Pre-registrations to receive the 2020 program for the much-anticipated Festival are now open. The extensive program offers a series of highly informative workshops covering everything from the basics of boat ownership to the latest technical information, and updates from our team of experts.

There’s our Exclusive Ladies Luncheon on Friday, a fun afternoon of fabulous food and wine in the sumptuous surrounds of the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. There’s also Riviera’s Exclusive Festival Party on Friday and Saturday evening that this year will be held aboard the YOT Club moored in the heart of our massive display.

All this, plus our largest display for 2020 at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, confirms the Festival of Boating 2020 as the ultimate boating event for the Riviera Family.

Entry to the educational workshops and social events requires online registration with your hull number for verification. You can pre-register now to receive notification of the official release of the 2020 program that will be released shortly.

Click here to pre-register now and secure a full list of our events and workshops.


Australian Waters Qualification
Understanding Radar
Ask a Riviera Expert About Your Classic Riviera
Mastering the Simplicity of CZone
Preventative Maintenance and Discovering the Professional Tricks of the Trade
Battery Management
Offshore Seamanship

On Water – Ladies Skippers Program: Start-up, Helm Station and Berthing
On Water – Experience Pod-Drive Propulsion with Integrated Joystick and Glass Cockpit Navigation
On Water – Safe Anchoring and Mooring Practices
On Water – Knots, Springlines and Hitches
On Water – Skippers Program: Start-up, Helm Station and Berthing
On Water – Feel the Seakeeper Gyro at Work
On Water – Safe Towing and Rafting
On Water – Riv Kids Skipper Program
On Water – Ladies Skipper Program: Tender Handling
On Water – Experience the Twin Disc Express Joystick System (EJS) and Express Positioning System (EPS)

Mastering the Garmin Volvo Penta Glass Cockpit System
Ray Marine Workshop
Navigating at Night
Know Your Generator
Weather Fundamentals
Radio Communications: Distress, Marine Assist, Safetrx and AWQ
Understanding Desalination
Troubleshooting and Preventative Maintenance for Sanitation and Air-Conditioning Systems
Emergency Protocols and Procedures
Fishing Clinic
Onboard Power Systems
Galley-Wise – Planning, Provisioning and Cooking
Interior Décor, Styling and Exterior Fabrics

View our 2019 Festival of Boating Highlights Video  4:35 min duration