“We had a significant number of overseas Riviera owners, prospective clients and dealers drawn to Australia for our Festival,” says Riviera’s director of brand and communications Stephen Milne. “International sales – 50 per cent of the $10.3 million in retail sales during the shows – is a very pleasing result.”
Among the sales confirmed over the four days of the two boat shows were a new 63 Enclosed Flybridge bound for Puerto Rico, a 45 Enclosed Flybridge bound for Phuket Thailand, a 5000 Sport Yacht to Florida, and a 4400 Sport Yacht to Sydney.
“Right now our dealers are very busy following up quality enquiries from the shows with trade boats being valued and new boats being specified and quoted,” Mr Milne said. “We expect to equal or better our result from this period last year.”
Riviera Syndication also achieved strong sales at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, selling three shares in the 5800 Sport Yacht located at Sydney and two shares in the 5800 Sport Yacht based at Sanctuary Cove.
“We were extremely pleased to welcome two new Riviera owners to our Syndication family,” says Riviera Syndication’s managing Director John Russell. “Our customised Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht certainly wowed many of the show patrons who appreciated the design, layout and features, with many saying that it was the best boat at the show.
“It was again pleasing to have our owners from all around the country onboard the boat and sharing their Syndication experience with others,” says Mr Russell.
Riviera’s international sales success is a positive sign that the global boating market is on the rise and the company looks forward to future success at next year’s shows.