Nov 01, 2016

Fun-filled Riviera Family in South Australia

The weather gods were certainly smiling upon the Riviera Family at the Adelaide On Water Boat Show – with skies clearing and winds abating as guests gathered for a fun-filled evening to celebrate the Riviera luxury life.

The fully catered Riviera Overnighter event hosted by R Marine South Australia enjoyed fantastic support from Riviera owners and their invited guests, with over 130 people in attendance for an evening featuring a delicious seafood barbecue buffet, premium refreshments, first-class entertainment and, of course, the highly valued Riviera Family camaraderie.

“The most impressive sight at the show, without doubt, were the 30 privately owned Riviera luxury motor yachts spanning all current collections in their specially reserved VIP berths,” said R Marine South Australia dealer principal Paul Harrop.

“It was certainly a very impressive show of strength from our very active South Australian Riviera Family.

“R Marine South Australia also showcased four Riviera models for general inspection but the biggest impression made over the weekend was the sight and sounds of the Riviera Family catching up and really enjoying their yachts … truly living the Riviera dream.

“Many people stopped on the marina and our owners took the time to speak with them about how their Rivieras continually enrich and enhance their lives.”

As the evening marina party switched into gear, guests also enjoyed refreshments served from a bar in the cockpit of a Riviera 4400 Sport Yacht, while the band played from the cockpit of a Riviera 63 Enclosed Flybridge.

Don Wilkey was attending his first Riviera Family event and was very impressed with the effort from the R Marine South Australia team.

“It was fantastic,” said Don, who has owned the Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht Rivive with his wife Cheryl for just on 12 months.

“The hospitality, the friendliness – it was really something else.

“We are relatively new to offshore boating and speaking with some of the others at the Overnighter has inspired us to start planning a trip across the (Spencer) Gulf.”

Glenda Hausler has been to many Riviera Family events since she and husband Rick bought their 34 Open Flybridge, Group Therapy, about 10 years ago.

She said the 2016 Riviera Overnighter was ‘awesome … as always’.

“The team R Marine South Australia is terrific – nothing is ever too much trouble for them,” she said. “I love the way everyone mixes at the Riviera functions, and the size of your yacht is not important, having fun is.

“Everyone really does make you feel like you are part of a special family.”

Riviera and R Marine South Australia regularly conduct social, educational and cruising-in-company events for the enjoyment of the Riviera Family. For further information, please contact R Marine South Australia on +61 8 8295 9000 or email info@rmarinesa.com.au.

New model development

Riviera has this year released the 5400 and 4800 designs in the stylish Sport Yacht range, as well as the 575 SUV in its adventurous collection of crossover yachts. All three new models have received high praise from boating aficionados and respected international and national boating media.

The marque has also announced an entirely new model collection – the long-range and luxurious Sports Motor Yacht – that will be available in both 68 and 72ft designs. The very first 68 Sports Motor Yacht makes her World Premiere in at the Riviera Festival of Boating (25-28 May 2017).

The Riviera Advantage

Riviera is recognized as being at the forefront of the luxury motor yacht market, not only in terms of superior build quality but through fully embracing innovative and easy-to-use systems and technology onboard its internationally acclaimed designs.

 A 5-year warranty on all Volvo Penta systems is now standard with every new Riviera and Belize with Volvo power, covering helm stations, steering and propellers as well as the major componentry of their high performance drivelines and technically superior engines.

Available worldwide, this extended warranty complements the Riviera 5-year structural warranty and provides even greater peace of mind for the valued Riviera boating family members.

“Riviera has a rich 36-year heritage of enhancing the fun and fulfillment of our global family community of luxury motor yacht owners,” said Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst.

“Riviera Family members enjoy exclusive invitations to fun-filled social and boating education events, inspiring cruising experiences as well as special offers on genuine parts, electronics and our premium Riviera lifestyle collection of clothing and accessories,” he said.

“International owners are also offered the opportunity to take delivery of their luxurious Riviera in Australia, exploring the Queensland and NSW coastlines aboard their new motor yachts and taking in iconic destinations including Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef.

“This reflects how we are continuing to reward our owners with ‘the time of their lives’.”

The Riviera Family of owners gathered to celebrate at a special Overnighter event staged by R Marine South Australia to coincide with the 2016 Adelaide On-Water Boat Show, South Australia.

Catching up with friends and making new friends – it’s all part of the Riviera Family fun.

Riviera Overnighter guests enjoyed a delicious seafood barbecue buffet and premium refreshments.

‘All about Her’ entertained from the South Australian Riviera Family from the cockpit of a luxurious 63 Enclosed Flybridge.

The Riviera Family of luxury motor yacht owners enjoyed a very special VIP experience at the 2016 Adelaide On Water Boat Show.

Guests enjoyed premium refreshments served from a bar serving from the cockpit of a very stylish Riviera 4400 Sport Yacht.

The most impressive sight at the Adelaide On Water Boat Show, without doubt, were the 30 privately owned Riviera luxury motor yachts spanning all current collections in their specially reserved VIP berths.

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.