Mar 05, 2015

Riviera welcomes more new owners with strongest Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show since 2008

Revered luxury yacht builder Riviera has welcomed new members to its growing global family of owners with its most successful Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show since 2008.

In a stunning $US10 million red-carpet, on-water showcase, the iconic Australian luxury yacht builder this year hosted its largest display in Miami for five years, buoyed by renewed confidence in the Americas market, a favourable exchange rate and the proactive efforts of a committed Riviera dealer network.

Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said the new owners of the 11 luxury yachts sold at the Miami show could look forward to an exciting new level of customer care, which includes exclusive invitations to social events and unique cruising experiences.

“Of the 11 purchasers, only two were existing Riviera owners and this is strong confirmation of the growing international affection for the Riviera and Belize marques, and our proven ongoing commitment to our owners to create the ultimate boating experience,” said Mr Longhurst.

“It is extremely gratifying that the purchases span the range of the Riviera Sport Yacht and Flybridge collections as well as the adventurous new SUV series … and that they involve dealers from Florida, New England and British Columbia in the United States right through the Americas and including Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Mr Longhurst confirmed Riviera’s final Miami result was likely to be even stronger with a solid sea-trial schedule across all its motoryacht collections over the next few weeks.

“Our hard-working dealers throughout the Americas are also in discussions with several more aspiring owners who were very impressed with what they saw in Miami and have indicated they will be back to see us at the 30th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show from 26-29 March 2015,” he said.

“It’s always inspiring to welcome first-time owners to the growing global Riviera family of owners and – on behalf of our 430-strong team of designers, engineers and master craftsmen in Australia, and our international dealer network that spans some 60 countries – I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to these new family members.”

Riviera’s Miami showcase included the stylish and sophisticated 6000 and 5000 Sport Yachts, the supremely seaworthy the 43 Open, 50 Enclosed and 53 Enclosed Flybridge models, a classically inspired Belize 54 Daybridge, as well as the entire Riviera SUV crossover series, comprising the adventurous 445, 515 and 565 models.

Mr Longhurst said the strengthening sales confirms the appeal of Riviera’s latest designs which embrace state-of-the-art technology, and is also recognition of the marque’s superior fit and finish.

“We look forward to continued interest following the world premiere of our majestic new 77 Enclosed Flybridge at the Dubai International Boat Show in the United Arab Emirates from 3-7 March 2015, and also at the 30th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show in Florida from 26-29 March 2015,” he said.

The red carpet was laid out for Riviera and Belize owners, and aspiring owners, in Miami.

A spectacular on-water showcase of luxurious motor yachts at Riviera's biggest Miami display since 2008.

Members of Riviera's global family of owners united to help celebrate the Miami success.

Riviera's 6000 Sport Yacht - the ultimate entertainer.

Riviera's 50 Enclosed Flybridge - innovation, technology and luxury.

Riviera's 565 SUV - very versatile and very popular crossover motoryacht.

The timelessly classic Belize 54 Daybridge from revered Riviera turns heads at every boat show, including Miami.

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.