Nov 18, 2015

Americas Premiere models triumphant for Australia’s Riviera

Australian luxury motor yacht builder Riviera is welcoming new yacht owners to its growing global family after a very positive Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

Renowned for its passion for excellence, Riviera introduced three striking new models to the Americas market in Fort Lauderdale, Florida … and formally announced two more impressive new yachts.

Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said all the latest models were eagerly embraced at FLIBS – billed as the biggest boat show in the world.

“Our 480-strong team at Riviera’s world-class manufacturing facility on Australia’s Gold Coast is genuinely humbled by the enthusiasm for all our new designs,” he said.

“The three Rivieras that made their Americas Premieres – the impressive 57 and 52 Enclosed flybridges, and the presidential layout for the highly sought-after 6000 Sport Yacht – are among the 12 yachts acquired by new owners at FLIBS, nine of them by first-time Riviera owners.

“It is also very gratifying that we received forward commitments for the new 5400 Sport Yacht and 525 SUV designs, both of which were officially announced at the show.”

The stylish and sophisticated 5400 Sport Yacht, dubbed The Spirit of Excellence, will have its World Premiere at Miami International Boat Show (11-15 February 2016), in conjunction with the Americas Premiere of the 525 SUV.

Mr Longhurst said Riviera’s dedicated network throughout the Americas is continuing discussions with aspiring owners who were in awe of the marque’s luxurious seven-yacht FLIBS showcase.

“This bodes very well for Riviera’s continued growth in the Americas,” he said.

Riviera’s Florida-based international sales director Chris McCafferty said it is always moving to welcome first-time owners to the growing global Riviera and Belize family of owners.

“I’d also like to extend a very heart-felt welcome to our new family members,” said Mr McCafferty. “These new Riviera owners can look forward to a pre-eminent level of customer care, which includes exclusive invitations to social events and unique cruising experiences.”

Yet another shining example of the unique Riviera Experience is the red-carpet dock party under the stars at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, surrounded by the latest stars of the Riviera and Belize Motoryachts collections. Over 100 guests celebrated the growing success of the 2015 Australian Marine Industry Exporter of the Year with fine food, refreshments and live entertainment.

“The name Riviera is synonymous worldwide with hallmark luxury, blue-water sea-keeping abilities and unrivalled owner support,” said Mr McCafferty.

“Our stunning Fort Lauderdale showcase reflected our unwavering obsession for excellence in all areas of design, technology, performance and luxury livability … and also our enthusiasm for the enjoyment of the unique Riviera lifestyle.

“Of course these are all key factors in how Riviera is striving to make boating even easier and more rewarding for both experienced boaters and those aspiring to take the helm.

“We like to call it: ‘the ultimate boating experience’.

Riviera welcomed new members to its global family of loyal owners at Fort Lauderdale.

The 57 Enclosed Flybridge made her Americas Premiere at FLIBS.

Riviera's stunning seven-yacht showcase lit up the marina at FLIBS.

The party starts to get into the full swing at Riviera's FLIBS social event.

Enjoying entertainment under the stars, surrounded by the newest stars of Riviera's luxury motor yacht collections at FLIBS.

The friendly Riviera team ensured a red-carpet welcome for both existing and aspiring luxury motor yacht owners at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Over 100 guests enjoyed a night of top quality entertainment at Riviera's FLIBS dock party.

Catching up with old friends and making new friends at the Riviera party at FLIBS.

Members of the global Riviera family enjoy the fine food and refreshments and top quality entertainment at FLIBS.

Riviera's international sales director Chris McCafferty (left) welcomed owners and dealers from around the world at FLIBS.

Cameron Dewhurst (right) from Riviera's Florida-based team meets and greets members of the Riviera family of owners at FLIBS.

Riviera is renowned for its ethos of excellence - and this applies to every aspect of its dedication to provide Riviera owners with the ultimate boating experience.

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.