Riviera is delivering a record seven new yachts to Miami, Florida, in the company’s largest ever shipment to the United States.
Five of the motor yachts will be among the 10 magnificent models showcased by Riviera at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to be held on October 27-31.
Valued at over $20 million, this fleet comprises the new 645 SUV, heading for her US boat show premiere, accompanied by a 72 Sports Motor Yacht, a 50 Sports Motor Yacht, a 6000 Sport Yacht, two 5400 Sport Yachts and a 445 SUV.
The yachts were loaded over two days and three tides, such was the size and scale of this operation.
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Aerial view of the Riviera motor yachts being secured aboard the transport for the ocean crossing to the US.
“Each motor yacht took up to an hour-and-a-half to load, so we allowed two days to undertake this record shipment,” says Kyle Davison, Riviera’s Production Director.
“It was a major logistical exercise that required additional members from our team to complete.”
The motor yachts’ delivery will be an express service to Fort Lauderdale with the ship bypassing two ports to land directly into Miami from Brisbane, instead of Riviera’s usual port of call in Savannah.
“This rarely happens in commercial shipping, but with seven motor yachts on board occupying the space of up to 560 containers, it’s a significant cargo and thus has received express delivery status to the US,” says Mr Davison.
The motor yachts will land in the US on October 20 in time for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world.
Riviera’s owner-care team based in Stuart, Florida, will be on hand to meet the ship and assist with the unloading ahead of finessing the motor yachts for Fort Lauderdale.
Our 850-strong team is proud of this achievement, our latest shipment to the United States and our largest ever to meet demand.
Riviera will host a spectacular showcase of 10 models at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Riviera’s largest international show for 2021, following the excellent showing at the Cannes Yachting Festival which concluded on September 12.
Riviera motor yachts are highly sought after in the US and are supported by an extensive network of Riviera representatives on the east and west coasts.
“Our 850-strong team is proud of this achievement, our latest shipment to the United States and our largest ever to meet growing demand,” says Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst.
The Riviera 645 SUV and 72 Sports Motor Yacht waiting to be positioned aboard the ship’s deck.
“This shipment represents an impressive display of premium motor yachts that are superbly hand-crafted in Australia and are truly world class.
“It’s especially pleasing that all the motor yachts, including our outstanding new 645 SUV, will arrive in time for one of our biggest showcases of the year at Fort Lauderdale.
“Since her world premiere in Australia earlier this year, boat owners internationally have been drawn to the innovative 645 SUV and we’re looking forward to her Americas premiere at Fort Lauderdale in October.”
Three Riviera motor yachts – a 50 Sports Motor Yacht, a 5400 Sport Yacht and a 445 SUV – waiting to be loaded for the US.