Fun-filled Riviera Family in South Australia

The weather gods were certainly smiling upon the Riviera Family at the Adelaide On Water Boat Show – with skies clearing and winds abating as guests gathered for a fun-filled evening to celebrate the Riviera luxury life.

The fully catered Riviera Overnighter event hosted by R Marine South Australia enjoyed fantastic support from Riviera owners and their invited guests, with over 130 people in attendance for an evening featuring a delicious seafood barbecue buffet, premium refreshments, first-class entertainment and, of course, the highly valued Riviera Family camaraderie.

“The most impressive sight at the show, without doubt, were the 30 privately owned Riviera luxury motor yachts spanning all current collections in their specially reserved VIP berths,” said R Marine South Australia dealer principal Paul Harrop.

“It was certainly a very impressive show of strength from our very active South Australian Riviera Family.

“R Marine South Australia also showcased four Riviera models for general inspection but the biggest impression made over the weekend was the sight and sounds of the Riviera Family catching up and really enjoying their yachts … truly living the Riviera dream.

“Many people stopped on the marina and our owners took the time to speak with them about how their Rivieras continually enrich and enhance their lives.”

As the evening marina party switched into gear, guests also enjoyed refreshments served from a bar in the cockpit of a Riviera 4400 Sport Yacht, while the band played from the cockpit of a Riviera 63 Enclosed Flybridge.

Don Wilkey was attending his first Riviera Family event and was very impressed with the effort from the R Marine South Australia team.

“It was fantastic,” said Don, who has owned the Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht Rivive with his wife Cheryl for just on 12 months.

“The hospitality, the friendliness – it was really something else.

“We are relatively new to offshore boating and speaking with some of the others at the Overnighter has inspired us to start planning a trip across the (Spencer) Gulf.”

Glenda Hausler has been to many Riviera Family events since she and husband Rick bought their 34 Open Flybridge, Group Therapy, about 10 years ago.

She said the 2016 Riviera Overnighter was ‘awesome … as always’.

“The team R Marine South Australia is terrific – nothing is ever too much trouble for them,” she said. “I love the way everyone mixes at the Riviera functions, and the size of your yacht is not important, having fun is.

“Everyone really does make you feel like you are part of a special family.”

Riviera and R Marine South Australia regularly conduct social, educational and cruising-in-company events for the enjoyment of the Riviera Family. For further information, please contact R Marine South Australia on +61 8 8295 9000 or email

New model development

Riviera has this year released the 5400 and 4800 designs in the stylish Sport Yacht range, as well as the 575 SUV in its adventurous collection of crossover yachts. All three new models have received high praise from boating aficionados and respected international and national boating media.

The marque has also announced an entirely new model collection – the long-range and luxurious Sports Motor Yacht – that will be available in both 68 and 72ft designs. The very first 68 Sports Motor Yacht makes her World Premiere in at the Riviera Festival of Boating (25-28 May 2017).

The Riviera Advantage

Riviera is recognized as being at the forefront of the luxury motor yacht market, not only in terms of superior build quality but through fully embracing innovative and easy-to-use systems and technology onboard its internationally acclaimed designs.

A 5-year warranty on all Volvo Penta systems is now standard with every new Riviera and Belize with Volvo power, covering helm stations, steering and propellers as well as the major componentry of their high performance drivelines and technically superior engines.

Available worldwide, this extended warranty complements the Riviera 5-year structural warranty and provides even greater peace of mind for the valued Riviera boating family members.

“Riviera has a rich 36-year heritage of enhancing the fun and fulfillment of our global family community of luxury motor yacht owners,” said Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst.

“Riviera Family members enjoy exclusive invitations to fun-filled social and boating education events, inspiring cruising experiences as well as special offers on genuine parts, electronics and our premium Riviera lifestyle collection of clothing and accessories,” he said.

“International owners are also offered the opportunity to take delivery of their luxurious Riviera in Australia, exploring the Queensland and NSW coastlines aboard their new motor yachts and taking in iconic destinations including Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef.

“This reflects how we are continuing to reward our owners with ‘the time of their lives’.”