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Countdown to the Riviera Festival and Boat Show
1st May 2012

The countdown is on for the Riviera Festival and Boat Show with less than a few days to go before the opening of the inaugural event and the world release of Riviera’s new flagship 75 Enclosed Flybridge.

Coomera, Queensland: The countdown is on for the Riviera Festival and Boat Show with less than a few days to go before the opening of the inaugural event and the world release of Riviera’s new flagship 75 Enclosed Flybridge.

Held from May 24 to 27, the Riviera Festival and Boat Show is one of the most ambitious endeavours for Australia’s largest and most awarded luxury boat builder.

Riviera’s director of brand and sales Stephen Milne said the much-anticipated event was expected to attract Riviera owners from all over the world with RSVPs already coming in from Europe, the United States, Puerto Rico and South Africa.

“We have invited almost 5,000 Riviera owners to participate in the 71 exclusive educational and social events, some of which were fully booked in the past two weeks,” Mr Milne said.

“Since launching our Festival website just a few weeks ago, we have already received hundreds of bookings for these events, which will be held at the home of Riviera at Coomera.

“The Riviera Festival and Boat Show will celebrate Riviera’s rich history, the global Riviera family of boat owners, the joys of boating and now the return to private ownership of the company.

“In conjunction with the Riviera Festival we will also stage here at Coomera our Boat Show, which will feature a wide range of new boats from 36 to 75 feet across our Sport Yacht, Flybridge and Offshore Express Collections.”

As the show draws nearer, Riviera is putting the final touches on the new models that will form the impressive line-up of new boats on display valued at AUD$15 million.?“At the Riviera Boat Show, you will have the opportunity to view the world release of our new 75 Enclosed Flybridge, our first 53 Enclosed Flybridge with twin IPS 2, 900 pod drives, and our first 53 Enclosed Flybridge and 5800 Sport Yacht with triple Cummins Zeus pod drives with QSC 600s,” Mr Milne said.

“As well as our latest releases, we are proud to have all of our newest and most popular models on display at the boat show including the new 43 Offshore Express, 43 Open Flybridge, 5800 Sport Yacht and 5000 Sport Yacht, to name but a few.”

The event is gaining further momentum with key sponsors and partners coming on board including Cummins, Raymarine, Onan, Twin Disc, Aurora Yacht Logistics, and Simrad who will all have interactive displays on the waterfront.

There will be a range of informative seminars and displays from Riviera partners including an extensive display from R Electronics featuring the latest in marine electronics and navigation, and a Riviera Aftermarket and Service seminar providing tips and advice on maintaining or restoring your vessel.

Riviera’s interior consultant Vivienne Sales will host an R Style seminar giving you expert tips on choosing co-ordinating soft furnishings for your vessel, and the team from Riviera Syndication will showcase one of their newest luxury sport yachts and explain the benefits of owning a boat through syndication.

“Seminars such as offshore seamanship, tricks of the trade, electronic navigation and our individual ladies and men’s skipper programs have proven very popular indeed.  All of these educational events are complimentary to Riviera owners.

“Socially, our champagne under the stars, gala dinner, high tea at Versace and golf classic have also proven popular.”

Each of The Riviera Festival specialist programs will be conducted by Riviera experts who love sharing their immense knowledge and passion for the greater enjoyment of boating.

“People can learn how to navigate, meet our designers and the talented craftspeople that build our beautiful boats, take a factory tour, and enjoy a raft of fun events organised exclusively for our owners.

“Reaction to the Festival and Boat Show has created great interest and we are expecting quite a crowd over the four day event which could potentially have thousands of Riviera owners from around the globe uniting here at Riviera’s Gold Coast headquarters for what will be a memorable experience.

“I urge you to act now to secure your tickets to avoid any disappointment, as all event place numbers are strictly limited and pre-registration is essential.”

To experience these amazing boats and support services, come and see them at the Riviera Boat Show held from May 24 to 27 at Riviera’s state-of-the-art Coomera facility located at 50 Waterway Drive, Coomera.

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