NEWS – Riviera in Puerto Rico


Australia’s largest luxury pleasureboat manufacturer, Riviera, has expanded its dealer network with the appointment of Wally Castro Marine in Puerto Rico.

Wally Castro Marine has taken over the Puerto Rican market from long-serving Viso Marine and has just confirmed an order for several of Riviera’s newest models, the Australian company said.

Riviera’s latest innovative design and technology will be brought to the Puerto Rican market this year with the new 43 Open Flybridge, 45 Open Flybridge, 5800 Sport Yacht and 61 Enclosed Flybridge.

Riviera said dealer principal Wally Castro brings with him 12 years experience in luxury powerboat and motoryacht sales.

“Riviera’s well-regarded, high-quality and luxurious interiors, combined with their true ocean-bred performance, means that they are perfectly suited to boating in our part of the world,” Castro said.

“We look forward to becoming part of the Riviera family and hosting regular Riviera Experience events for our owners, such as the Puerto Rico Boat show, Riviera rendezvous and participation in the main fishing tournaments on the island.

“There is a large contingent of Rivieras here in Puerto Rico and I encourage owners to register with us so we can notify them of upcoming Riviera Experience events we are planning to hold this year,” he said.

Wally Castro Marine was founded in Puerto Rico and is owned and operated by Wally Castro and Gabriel Coll.
(Wally Castro is the current president).

Riviera said the dealership has been dedicated to the boating industry with new boats, brokerage, warranty and maintenance services, and the promotion and awareness of boating in the Puerto Rico and the Caribbean markets.

No matter where boat owners are located within Puerto Rico or the Caribbean, Riviera said the dealership offers support by land, sea and air services.

Riviera said that after more than 30 years in the boating community, Wally Castro Marine has built an excellent reputation providing the best after-sales and service in the boating industry in Puerto Rico.

Director of Riviera Yachts Chris McCafferty said this would be a prosperous partnership.

“Wally Castro Marine is a reputable company with more than three decades of marine experience, and I am proud to have a company of such high calibre represent Riviera in Puerto Rico,” McCafferty said.

Wally Castro Marine is located at:

Baldwin Gate 2,
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Phone: 787 398 6392

Riviera sales and service centre will open soon at:
Marina Puerto Del Rey,
Ceiba, Puerto Rico

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Photos: (L-R) Chris McCafferty, Gabriel Coll, Jay Viso and Wally Castro; Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht: Riviera 61 Enclosed Flybridge.