Mar 19, 2014

Riviera celebrates 34 years of boat building at the Pittwater Festival

An impressive parade of Riviera boats representing over three decades of Australian boat building, more than 73 individual models and the launching over 5000 luxury cruisers performed a special sail past at the Royal Motor Yacht Club of Broken Bay earlier this month for the inaugural R Marine Riley Pittwater Festival, which is held throughout the month of March by the Royal Motoryacht Club.

Riviera 43 Open Flybridge owners Sue and David Rogers were a part of the Riviera Parade and said it was a fantastic experience.

“It was tremendous to see so many of the Riviera craft from years gone by as well as examples of the latest models involved with the parade. The camaraderie among the Riviera owners involved with the parade was absolutely fantastic,” David said.

“I think boating is the best thing in the world. It is great to be able to get out as a family and living on beautiful Pittwater and Broken Bay gives us so many wonderful beaches and places to explore and enjoy.”

Mrs Rogers said boat education was extremely important.

“I think it is important to feel comfortable on the water and make boating a family orientated activity,” she said.

“Boating for me is all about relaxation and enjoying life, enjoying your partner and enjoying boating, and we look forward to our trip north this winter with R Marine Riley from Pittwater to the Gold Coast and then we will go on to Lady Musgrave Island and then Hamilton Island in North Queensland.

“We haven’t spent any longer than two weeks at a time on board before so we are really looking forward to doing an extended coastal cruise.”

Riviera Pittwater dealer, R Marine Riley, is encouraging the whole Sydney northern beaches community to celebrate Pittwater and all that it offers during the month of March at the Pittwater Festival.

Together, the Royal Motor Yacht Club of Newport and R Marine Riley will host this community focused event, which aims to bring people together to celebrate a shared passion for watersports and to showcase what Pittwater has to offer.

The program of events began on March 1 with the Surf Club Shoot Out, followed by R Marine Riley’s 34 years of Riviera parade of boats on March 2.

Since then other events have included the stand up paddle board races, the R Marine Riley Power Boat handling tuition for ladies, SIMRAD Game Fishing Tournament, R Marine Riley safety at sea demonstrations, Riv Kids Fishing Competition, and upcoming events include the Classic Yacht Regatta, Blue Water Navigation Trial, Pittwater Paper Chase and the R Marine Riley Docking competition.

This spectacular parade showcased the evolution of Riviera’s design from the very first boat launched in 1980, a 38 Open Flybridge MK I, through to the latest in cutting edge design and technology. Each boat was draped in special Riviera bunting as their owners proudly showcased 34 years of Riviera to mark the opening of the inaugural Pittwater Festival.

R Marine Riley CEO Mark Riley said there was no other boating event in Sydney quite like the Pittwater Festival.

“The Pittwater Festival is unique in that it brings together all aspects of boating and watersports with surf life saving, fishing and boating events for all ages and abilities. We hope that this Festival becomes one of the major calendar events for Sydney’s boating community,” he said.

“We are hosting a number of educational and social events to introduce ourselves to the boating community and to show our support for the Pittwater community.

“R Marine Riley is proud to be a part of this event and congratulated the Royal Motor Yacht Club on their great initiative. We look forward to seeing the entire community coming together to experience the best that Pittwater has to offer.”

Royal Motor Yacht Club development manager and event organiser Rob Brown (OAM) said it was the first time they had combined such a cross section of events.

“The Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay is proud to be associated with R Marine Riley Pittwater in staging the 2014 Pittwater Festival,” he said.

“The festival is a month long celebration of aquatic events to celebrate Pittwater and all that it offers boating and water users alike. With the variety of events planned, the festival will involve not only our regular Pittwater users but the broader community will be able to come and be part of all the activities.

“We are proud of our beautiful inland beaches and waterways and this event will give us an opportunity to showcase our fantastic facilities and celebrate our magnificent local area and we look forward to hosting this event for many years to come.”

This event has received a lot of community support from the Pittwater Council and Surf Life Saving Association – Sydney Northern Branch.

For more information or details on the individual events held throughout the month of March visit www.royalmotor.com.au

Riviera offers 15 different models from 36 to 75 feet across three model series Flybridge, Sport Yacht and the new SUV collection.

In 2012 Riviera celebrated the launch of its 5000th boat, the 445 SUV, a significant achievement in the company’s rich 34-year history.

Riviera also offers the bespoke Belize Motoryachts. Inspired by classic luxury details and timeless style, Belize Motoryachts has recently released the new 54-foot Sedan and Daybridge models.

The Pittwater Festival began with a spectacular parade of Riviera boats led by Marine Rescue Broken Bay
An impressive parade of Riviera boats representing over three decades of Australian luxury boat building performed a sail past at the RMYC of Broken Bay
Riviera's first ever model, the 38 MKI which was launched in 1980 on Pittwater, not far from the Royal Motor Yacht Club, led the parade

The Pittwater Festival brought together the whole boating community in celebration of Pittwater's beautiful waterways

The inaugural Pittwater Festival attracted all types of boats and water craft
There were events for all boating enthusiasts
 

 
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R Experience Magazine Issue 2, 2014 - Contents

Latest News
» Riviera prepares for its biggest ever event
» Riviera has a positive start to 2014
» Construction is now well advanced for the new 515 SUV
» Riviera celebrates 34 years at Pittwater Festival
» Riviera enthusiasts celebrated in Miami
Launchings
» Belize celebrates the launch of hull 10
» Gold Coast Institute of TAFE opens Marine Training Centre at Riviera
Technical
» The latest in on-board electronics, night vision and desalination
Lifestyle
» A new way to relax on board your Riviera
Events
» Easter Experience lures avid anglers to Port Lincoln
» Riviera owners celebrate Valentine’s Day aboard
» Mercury Bay Game Fishing Classic
» View our upcoming events calendar
R Style / R Genuine Parts
» Purchase your summer essentials
Riviera Owners' Photo Competition
» This months photo competition winner announced!

75 Enclosed Flybridge - Shaft Drive

The Brief was simple: create the largest, most luxurious and technically advanced Riviera ever. For our designers, engineers and craftspeople, it was an invitation to express their talent and creativity like never before - and they responded magnificently.

New 63 Enclosed Flybridge

Riviera is proud to announce the launch of its new 63 Flybridge with a raft of engineering and design enhancements based on its predecessor, the superb 61 Flybridge.

63 Open Flybridge

Riviera is proud to announce the launch of its new 63 Flybridge with a raft of engineering and design enhancements based on its predecessor, the superb 61 Flybridge.

New 53 Enclosed Flybridge with IPS

Designed from the keel up, using Riviera’s Uni-Graphics NX three dimensional CAD software system, the new 53 has been developed in-house after nearly two years of detailed consultation with boat owners across the globe.

New 53 Open Flybridge - IPS

Designed from the keel up, using Riviera’s Uni-Graphics NX three dimensional CAD software system, the new 53 has been developed in-house after nearly two years of detailed consultation with boat owners across the globe. The result is a fresh approach, signalling a new generation of Riviera prowess and efficiency. The 53 is a vessel of considerable internal volume, allowing Riviera’s designers to create unprecedented living spaces, elegant amenities and unrivalled performance.

New 50 Enclosed Flybridge

The stunning new 50 Enclosed Flybridge is expected to prove equally enticing as her big sister, the 53 Enclosed Flybridge. The new model is currently under construction and will make her world debut in 2013.

45 Open Flybridge - Shaft Drive

Anyone investing in a luxury pleasure boat has developed certain lifestyle standards and an aversion to compromise. If you relate to this, welcome to the world of Riviera… and in particular welcome aboard the 45 Open Flybridge.

43 Open Flybridge - IPS

The new Riviera 43 Open Flybridge, is the latest in flybridge design from Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder.

5800 Sport Yacht - IPS

It is a luxury boat beyond anything previously developed by Riviera, Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder. The exciting Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht, is the latest and most dramatic of the company’s European-style Sport Yacht series.

5000 Sport Yacht - Zeus

Embarking on the development of an entirely new style of boat is one of the most challenging and exciting projects we have undertaken in recent times. The inspiration for our Sport Yacht series, came from recognising the changing values and lifestyles not just of boat owners, but people everywhere – changes that are reflected in such domains as contemporary architecture, interior design and the styling of prestige cars.

4400 Sport Yacht Series II - IPS

In our long history we have produced many new vessels, but none has challenged traditions or questioned the assumptions on which boats are generally built quite like our Sport Yacht series.

3600 Sport Yacht Series II - IPS

It is a luxury boat beyond anything previously developed by Riviera, Australia’s most awarded luxury boat builder. The exciting Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht, is the latest and most dramatic of the company’s European-style Sport Yacht series.

New 565 SUV

From the immediate acceptance and success of the 445SUV, the 565 will be a great all round entertainer. Lockable sliding rear door, 3 sided enclosed hardtop with sliding side windows as standard makes for a comfortable boat in all types of weather.

New 445 SUV

Bearing Riviera’s classic hallmark design, the new 445 SUV has been crafted with Riviera’s rich-heritage in mind. Combining the high performance, blue water cruising abilities and large open cockpit of the classic Flybridge with the fish raising abilities of the Offshore Express, and the single-level leisurely, entertaining features of the popular Sport Yacht series, has created a vessel like no other, a true bridge between all of them.

Belize 54 Daybridge

All the amenities of the Sedan but with extra benefits on top. For those who relish open-air boating, or live where the warm season is short and want to make the most of it. Arcing deep-tread stairs lead up to saloon-like amenities including large L-shaped lounge, hi-lo table, wet bar with sink and fridge, and a second day helm.

Belize 54 Sedan

One continuous level of luxury with everything to hand - helm. galley, saloon, dining, bar - in a comfy, roomy weather-proof space. The Sedan is all Sport Yacht style; less about catching fish as catching up. Rear hopper window and sliding door extends entertaining to the open air. As does the giant sliding sunroof, either at anchor or under way.