US cash splash in Miami
Riviera Yachts’ USA director Chris McCafferty reckons the US market must be on the rise, following the Aussie company’s success at the Miami International Yacht and Brokerage Show.
The luxury boat builder sold six yachts to the value of US$10.4m, ahead of sea trials
set to conclude this week. Two 63 Enclosed Flybridges, two 53 Enclosed Flybridges, one 43 Open Flybridge, and one 5000 Sport Yacht have been confirmed sold.
Gold Coast-based luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo reports a similar success, receiving multiple orders for its C50 IPS Sports Cruiser.
Both manufacturers say that recent sales at Miami are up on previous years.
Maritimo’s USA President Dave Northrop admits that locally manufactured boats in the US have done very well. Maritimo’s marketing director Luke Durman concurs, concluding that the toughness of the Australian-made boats and their renowned sea-keeping ability are key drawcards for the US boat buying public.
Miami International Yacht and Brokerage show is one of the world’s leading boat shows, attracting more than 100,000 boating enthusiasts this year.
Maritimo C50 IPS
Riviera 53 Enclosed Flybridge
Riviera 63 Enclosed Flybridge