Riviera set to sizzle at Melbourne summer boat show


Australian luxury boatbuilder, Riviera, said it will commence the boat show season with six boats on display at the 2010 Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Show in February.

It is the largest outdoor lifestyle event in Victoria this summer and will showcase more than $100 million worth of boats on the water, including the Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht with Volvo Penta’s IPS propulsion system. This will mark the first time Riviera has showcased this model at the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Show.

Riviera said it will also showcase the 4400 Sport Yacht with IPS and from the Flybridge range, the 38, 41, 47 Series II and the 51, which is now available with IPS.

Sprawling from Docklands’ NewQuay down to the piazza at Waterfront City, the summer boat show event will entertain children and adults alike with a range of activities such as gourmet food, wine, fashion, sailing and canoeing, boat rides, live music and giveaways.

R Marine Jacksons dealer principal, Stuart Jackson said Riviera had held a strong presence at the Melbourne International Boat & Lifestyle Show for the past five years.

“It has always been a successful show for us with new Riviera sales and is a great way to start the Australian boat show season,” Jackson said. “At this year’s show we are proud to display the first 3600 Sport Yacht with IPS in Victoria.”

Internally, Riviera said the major change is the larger aft cabin that runs across the full beam of the boat while externally, the most striking change is bonded glass windows each side of the hull that add natural light into the aft cabin.

Riviera said the two cabin/one bathroom 3600 Sport Yacht cruiser exudes style and is packed with all the modern conveniences you would expect from a Riviera, making it the ultimate in lifestyle-orientated vessels.

According to the builder, the standard layout is an open cockpit with room to set up a table and casual folding chairs. Optionally, a lounge runs across the transom behind a folding teak table with high/low pedestal to convert to a sun lounge.

A large hatch in the cockpit floor opens on an electric actuator to provide access to the engineroom, while a smaller hatch close to the forward glass bulkhead offers access for routine maintenance.

In the saloon of the 3600, Rivera said an aft galley is complete with electric cooktop, microwave oven and under-bench refrigerator with freezer compartment.

Riviera said increased demand for new models has resulted in it ramping up its 2010 new-model development program with several models due for release, and has increased its new product development workforce considerably by headhunting people from across the business because of their specialist skills and knowledge.

For further information, contact R Marine Jacksons, phone (03) 9598 7777.


Friday, Feb 5: 10am to 8pm
Saturday, Feb 6: 10am to 6pm
Sunday, Feb 7: 10am to 6pm

NewQuay and Waterfront City Precincts, Docklands

For more information, visit www.miblf.com.au

Adults: $12
Children under 16/Pensioner: $6
Family: $28 (two adults and three children)
Children under 5: Free

For more information, please go to www.riviera.com.au