The countdown is on for the Riviera Festival and Boat Show with less than four weeks to go before the opening of the inaugural event and the world release of Riviera’s new flagship 75 Enclosed Flybridge.
Held from May 24 to 27, the Riviera Festival and Boat Show is one of the most ambitious endeavours for Australia’s largest and most awarded luxury boat builder with 71 exclusive educational and social events, some of which are already fully booked.
Riviera’s director of brand and sales Stephen Milne said the much-anticipated event was attracting Riviera owners from all over the world with RSVPs for the events already coming in from Europe, theUnited States, Puerto Rico and South Africa.
“Since launching our Festival website just a few weeks ago, we have already received hundreds of bookings for these events, which will be held at the home of Riviera at Coomera,” Mr Milne said.
“The support and response from our owners has been overwhelming and I urge people to book early to avoid disappointment as some seminars are now fully booked.
“We have invited almost 5,000 Riviera owners to join us at the Riviera Festival and Boat Show to celebrate Riviera’s rich history, the global Riviera family of boat owners, the joys of boating and now the return to private ownership of the company and our very bright future.
“In conjunction with the Riviera Festival we will also stage here at Coomera our Boat Show, which will feature a wide range of new boats from 36 to 75 feet across our Sport Yacht, Flybridge and Offshore Express Collections.”
As the show draws nearer, Riviera is putting the final touches on the new models that will form the impressive line-up of new boats on display valued at AUD$15 million.
“At the Riviera Boat Show, you will have the opportunity to view the world release of our new 75 Enclosed Flybridge, our first 53 Enclosed Flybridge with twin IPS 2, 900 pod drives, and our first 53 Enclosed Flybridge and 5800 Sport Yacht with triple Cummins Zeus pod drives with QSC 600s,” Mr Milne said.
“As well as our latest releases, we are proud to announce our new under 50’ flybridge model which will really excite Riviera enthusiasts.
“We will also have all of our newest and most popular models on display at the boat show including the new 43 Offshore Express, 43 Open Flybridge, 5800 Sport Yacht and 5000 Sport Yacht, to name but a few.”
The event is gaining further momentum with key sponsors and partners coming on board including Cummins, Raymarine, Onan, Twin Disc, Aurora Yacht Logistics, and Simrad who will all have interactive displays on the waterfront.
There will be a range of informative seminars and displays from Riviera partners including an extensive display from R Electronics featuring the latest in marine electronics and navigation, and a Riviera Aftermarket and Service seminar providing tips and advice from the professionals on maintaining or restoring your vessel.
Riviera’s interior consultant Vivienne Sales will host a series of R Style seminar giving expert tips on choosing co-ordinating soft furnishings for your vessel, and the team from Riviera Syndication will showcase one of their newest luxury sport yachts and explain the benefits of owning a boat through syndication.
“Seminars such as offshore seamanship, tricks of the trade, electronic navigation and our individual ladies and men’s skipper programs have proven very popular indeed. All of these educational events are complimentary to Riviera owners.
“Socially, our champagne under the stars, gala dinner, high tea at Versace and golf classic have also proven popular.”
Each of The Riviera Festival specialist programs will be conducted by Riviera or leading industry experts who love sharing their immense knowledge and passion for the greater enjoyment of boating.
“People can learn how to navigate, meet our designers and the talented craftspeople that build our beautiful boats, take a factory tour, and enjoy a raft of fun events organised exclusively for our owners.
“Reaction to the Festival and Boat Show has created great interest and we are expecting quite a crowd over the four day event which could potentially have thousands of Riviera owners from around the globe uniting here at Riviera’s Gold Coast headquarters for what will be a memorable experience.
“I urge you to act now to secure your tickets to avoid any disappointment, as all event place numbers are strictly limited and pre-registration is essential.”
To experience these amazing boats and support services, come and see them at the Riviera Boat Show held from May 24 to 27 at Riviera’s state-of-the-art Coomera facility located at 50 Waterway Drive, Coomera.
To register and book for any of the 71 educational and social events visit www.riviera.com.au/festival or if you would prefer to talk to someone regarding your bookings, feel free to contact your nearest Riviera dealer who would be delighted to help you confirm your attendance and bookings at the Festival either over the phone or in person.