03 May 2012

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

This much-anticipated event, to be held at Coomera in Australia from May 24 to 27, will attract many of the nearly 5,000 owners worldwide - in celebration of Riviera’s rich history and the recent return of the company to private ownership.

A wide range of new Riviera’s from 36 to 75 feet across the Sport Yacht, Flybridge and Offshore Express Collections will feature in the impressive line-up of new boats on display - valued at AUD$15 million. This will include the world release of the new 75 Enclosed Flybridge, the first 53 Enclosed Flybridge with twin IPS 2, 900 pod drives and the first 53 Enclosed Flybridge and 5800 Sport Yacht with triple Cummins Zeus pod drives with QSC 600s.

To crown it all the new under 50’ flybridge model will really excite Riviera enthusiasts as will the popular new 43 Offshore Express, 43 Open Flybridge, 5800 Sport Yacht and 5000 Sport Yacht, to name a few.

Specialist programs will be conducted by Riviera or leading industry experts and visitors can learn how to navigate, meet the designers and builders, take a factory tour and enjoy the many fun-filled events being organised. Pre-registration is essential as numbers are limited – contact Boating World for more information.

And Riviera’s luxurious Sport Yachts and Cruisers can be seen at the 24th annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on Australia's Gold Coast which also takes place from Thursday May 24 – 27th from 9 – 5 daily. This key event on the Asia-Pacific Boat Show calendar attracts more than 40,000 visitors (on average) each year.

Hundreds of boating products and services will be on display on the marina, in the pavilions and through The Marine Village. On show is a large range of power, sail, multihulls, superyachts, trailerable boats for fishing and family fun, ski boats, tenders, jet skis, inflatables and tinnies as well as diesel engines of all sizes, outboards, electronics, chandlery, boat building materials, charter services, finance and insurance.

The location for the exhibition site is The Marine Village, which is home to a 330 berth marina within the heart of Australia’s most prestigious residential community. The Marine Village also offers shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and essential services as well as the five-star Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove.

Call Boating World (021) 418 0840 for more information.