13 Aug 2014

The latest models from Australia’s luxury boat builder were a shining example of meticulous design, attractive styling, sleek lines, innovation and technological advancements at the 2014 Sydney International Boat Show. 

The opulent flagship of Riviera’s award-winning Sport Yacht Collection, the new 6000 Sport Yacht, which made her world premiere at the show, was clearly a favourite among show goers with her supremely comfortable, clever and convenient alfresco lifestyle concepts, ultramodern technology and palatial appointments – it is in fact a high-performance vessel akin to a floating six-star resort and this sleek and stylish new model recorded multiple sales at the show.

“Her sleek lines and confident poise are complemented by contemporary stateroom port holes, large fixed skylights and sliding electric sunroof built into the strong fibreglass hardtop, together with our attention to every detail that confirms this magnificent vessel is indeed an Australian-built Riviera,” exclaims Riviera’s chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst.

Mr Longhurst says the dignified composure of the 6000 Sport Yacht is just as evident offshore as it is at anchor. “Her solid and robust hull with keel is the evolution of Riviera’s rich 34-year heritage in building world-class luxury powerboats that are proven in the tough Australian conditions,” he said.

The strong support for Riviera’s new models is apparent in the company’s sales success at the Sydney show with 10 new boat sales across all models from buyers in Australia and halfway around the world, including a 50 Enclosed Flybridge, two 6000 Sport Yachts, one 63 Enclosed Flybridge and one 43 Open Flybridge all for Sydney based owners, one 5000 Sport Yacht and one 445 SUV destined for Melbourne, one 565 SUV bound for the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, a Belize 54 Daybridge for Perth, and a 53 Enclosed Flybridge for a new Panama owner.

Mr Longhurst said Riviera’s efforts in designing a new generation of stylish, luxury boats had certainly excited serious boating enthusiasts with the trend for high quality boats evident in the sales results with eight out of the 10 boats sold being valued over AUD 1 million each.

“Indeed seven of the nine boats on display were launched within the last two years,” he said.

“It’s very exciting to see more people rewarding their hard efforts with a beautiful new Riviera. The results from the Sydney International Boat Show are very encouraging with the company recording a sizeable number of sales across the five-day event.”