NEWS — Riviera Brisbane opens

NEWS - Riviera Brisbane opens

Riviera has expanded its dealer network with the appointment of Riviera Brisbane in Cleveland, Queensland.

The family owned and operated business will officially open early next month.

Riviera Brisbane’s joint dealer principals Rod and Ben Crawley have had more than 45 years combined sales and marketing experience. They also have had multiple Rivieras, owning seven since 1990 including two 34s, a 38, 48-01, 43, 47, 51 and a 56.

Also, Rod’s wife Julie and their son Ben have more than 42 years combined sales and marketing experience.

“We will service South East Queensland and support our clients based in north Queensland. We aim to provide absolute impeccable service from when they buy the boat to when they sell the boat,” they said.

“We know Riviera boats extremely well, we know how they perform, (and) we have spent months onboard at a time cruising between the Gold Coast and the Whitsundays.
We know how to live onboard, how to cruise on them and how to fish on them and how to diagnose faults or problems should they arise. So, we believe Riviera Brisbane can offer our customers firsthand experience on owning and enjoying a beautiful Riviera.

“We will be offering a full valet service for cleaning and maintenance, servicing and provisioning, providing a walk-on, walk-off service,” the Crawleys said.

Rod said Raby Bay Harbour in Cleveland was an ideal location for Riviera Brisbane because it was a large boating community and was only a 30-minute drive south of Brisbane CBD.

“There are lovely cruising waters in Moreton Bay and we saw the need for a Riviera dealer in this area to service the growing Riviera fleet in greater Brisbane,” said Rod.

“Our long-term goal is to become the most professional Riviera dealership in Australia with many, many satisfied current and past clients.

“As long-time Riviera owners, we decided to turn our passion into a business that our family can work together in as a team.

“It’s the quality of the boats, the innovation, the useability, the seakeeping ability of the boats and the Riviera family that makes Riviera unique and clearly the strongest brand of luxury boats in Australia. It is a true pleasure to work with Riviera and I am proud to be a part of the Riviera family,” he said.

Riviera Brisbane is located at Raby Bay Harbour, Clevelend, Qld, 4810. Phone (07) 3286 6590, email: or visit

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Photo: Riviera Brisbane dealer principals (L-R) Ben, Julie and Rod Crawley.