BOAT SHOWS – Riviera heads west

BOAT SHOWS - Riviera heads west

Australian pleasureboat builder Riviera said it plans to excite Western Australian boating enthusiasts with some of its latest innovative designs on display at the Mandurah Boat Show.

Riviera said that following on from its success at the Sydney International Boat Show and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the new 43 Open Flybridge has achieved record sales with 16 new boats sold in the nine weeks since the boat’s world release in May. Of the 16 sold, the builder said four are destined for WA owners, indicating that this is the ideal boat for local boaters.

Along with the new 43 flybridge, R Marine Perth will also have three other new models never seen on display in WA: the Euro-styled 5800 Sport Yacht and the 5000 and 3600 Sport Yachts, all with the latest pod-drive technology, plus Riviera Syndication’s 38 flybridge. This is the largest display of new Riviera models ever seen in WA, with the five boats having a value of more than $5 million.

Riviera said the new 43 Open Flybridge combines great function and style and is the perfect Rottnest boat with an open plan and oversized cockpit, barbecue centre and connectivity between the saloon and cockpit as well as greater fuel economy and manoeuvrability with Volvo Penta IPS. According to the company, this latest addition to the range has progressed flybridge boat design into a new generation of boating enjoyment.

Riviera said its latest Sport Yacht designs, the 5000 and 5800, have impressed boat owners across the globe with striking European design, single-level living and alfresco lifestyle concept. “No stone has been left unturned with luxuriously appointed cabins, functional galley and plush lounges in the saloon, making Riviera’s new Sport Yacht models a home away from home,” the builder said.

R Marine Perth dealer principal, Brendon Grieve said, “We are indebted to the owners of these magnificent Riviera boats for allowing us to use them for our display at the Mandurah show.

“It is always difficult to showcase Riviera’s latest models in Western Australia because we rarely have them in stock, so this year the public will have the opportunity to view the latest and most innovative models from Riviera in one location.

“R Marine Perth will have our award-winning team of professionals on hand at our floating display to assist customers and answer any questions, along with staff from the Riviera factory.

“We are proud to announce our recent success at the annual Australia/New Zealand Dealer Awards in which R Marine Perth won the prestigious Dealer of the Year Award and our very own Tim Wright took home the award for Service Excellence for his exceptional customer service.

“We look forward to catching up with many of our VIP customers and guests at a special function we will be hosting during the boat show to celebrate the launch of these fabulous boats,” he said.

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Photos: Riviera's new 43 Open Flybridge with IPS will make its WA debut at the Mandurah Boat Show; The striking European design makes the 5800 Sport Yacht with IPS a popular choice; Designed to create a relaxed and luxurious ambience onboard the 5000 Sport Yacht; The Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht is now available with IPS; Syndication owners are offered a 10 per cent equity share in the 38 Open Flybridge.