10 Jun 2014

If you haven't heard about it yet, you might be just be missing out on one of South Africa's boating events of the year. The Durban Boat Show (running for its 11th year) is happening around the corner. Instead of yachts bobbing tranquilly in the peaceful Durban marina, visitors will find a festive hive of activity with a whole selection of stunning exhibits from majestic sailing yachts, luxurious Sport Fishers, cruisers and other boats lining the jetties for the Durban Boat Show. Giant marquees filled with the latest electronics, accessories, watertoys and safety gear will tantalize show-goers as they stroll along in the sunshine, enjoying the sights, refreshments and cheerful music.

And you can bet that Boating World’s stunning on-water stand will stand out with their magnificent Riviera Sport Fishers looming majestically in the crowd of luxury craft. Big game fisherman queuing for a closer look will meet Derrick Levy and his team who will be delighted to take visitors on board.

The luxurious Riviera 40 Sport Fisher which is a total of 46' in length is fully kitted out for success – sporting powerful twin diesel Volvo Pentax 430hp motors and long range fuel tanks to find those favorite spots where the “big ones” hang out.  Seasoned anglers will appreciate her spacious comfort and umpteen practical fishing features all playing a vital role in their success.

Outriggers, rod holders, livebait wells and sophisticated electronic equipment from Lowrance give anglers more than a fighting chance to turn their dreams into reality!  She also sports a magnificent viewing spot from the towering Flybridge helm with a great entertainment area for friends and family.

Her luxurious sibling, the Riviera 37 will be moored alongside. This 40-footer with twin Diesel Volvo 370hp motors is designed for long distance outings and easily handles rough conditions.

Several anglers can bait up together and attend to a large number of rods in the large cockpit even with the fighting chair in place.  

The skipper (and a pal) has a perfect view from the flybridge helm station where they are well protected from the elements thanks to all-round clears.  Of course the rest of the passengers will thoroughly enjoy the beautifully plush interior with every mod con right at their fingertips.

Information on the New Riviera models such as the recently launched models such as the Riviera 43, Riviera 50 and Riviera 53 as well as the Riviera 60 sport and Belize range will be on hand to discuss with clients.

Derrick will be bursting to tell Fairline lovers about the latest new Cruiser destined for our shores.  His enthusiasm is infectious and once they see the visuals and hear more about the fabulous Targa 48 Open they’ll be hooked too - she simply oozes luxurious “sportiness”!

Gorgeously sleek, she’s a delightful combination of looks and exhilarating performance - from powerful Volvo Penta diesels linked to IPS pod drives – yet with the comforting stability one needs to feel safe.

Guests can overnight in stylish comfort in two en-suite staterooms and the wide-open saloon is perfect for socializing. If it gets too hot, a standard, electrically powered canvas roof overhead keeps the area shaded and airy. The swim platform is a great spot for casting a line or easy access in and out of the boat and accommodates a jet tender. The Fairline Targa 48 is an entertainer’s dreamboat!

Visitors can look out for Boating World’s revolutionary Airberth Lift System which can elevate boats of up to 16.5 tons (15000kg) right above the water. The perfect way to store your boat when not in use, eliminating endless repairs, maintenance and the costs involved.

Also on show is Pierplas - their next generation floating boat docking system. Easy to assemble and low maintenance, this exciting anti-corrosive product is great for mooring jetskis, kayaks, small boats and more.