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Riviera Festival of Boating to showcase leading technology

by Riviera Australia on 13 May 2014
The on-water display is complemented by factory tours, social events and demonstrations for owners and guests. Riviera . http://www.riviera.com.au
The latest marine electronics, accessories and navigational equipment will be on show at the Riviera Festival of Boating’s Technology Showcase from May 22 to 25.

The Technology Showcase will feature hundreds of electronics and accessories from the industry-leading marine brands, including Volvo Penta, Twin Disc, Raymarine, Garmin, Cummins Onan, Bose, Aqualuma and Ultra Marine to name but a few.

Riviera’s chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said there would be a huge range of navigational equipment, underwater lighting, entertainment systems, diesel engines, generators, electronics, desalinators, anchor winches, gyro stabilisers, tenders and much more on display over the four day Festival.

'The Riviera Festival of Boating’s philosophy is all about encouraging Riviera and Belize owners and aspiring owners of luxury powerboats to learn more about their boats and onboard systems to ensure they are getting the best performance and achieving the ultimate boating experience,' Mr Longhurst said.

'There will be teams of experts from Rivera and our major Festival partners on hand at the Technology Showcase to share their immense knowledge and provide an opportunity for Riviera and Belize owners to be educated about their onboard systems and equipment.

The Technology Showcase will be held in the large Hub marquee located adjacent to the undercover marina, right in the heart of the Festival.

'The Festival offers a diverse range of educational workshops and events for both those new to luxury power boating and those who have been boating for years. There is always something new to learn and this year we are pleased to offer an expanded program with 76 educational and social activities held over the four days,' Mr Longhurst said.


The Festival is 2014’s ultimate boating event held at Riviera’s 14-hectare state-of-the-art Coomera River front facility – the largest boat building facility in the southern hemisphere.

This year’s educational program will include something for every boating enthusiast with skipper training for men, women and children, interactive displays, Riviera factory tours, offshore seamanship with Captain Bob Jones, maintenance tricks of the trade, fishing clinics, electronic navigation, sanitation system maintenance, and anchoring, line work and rafting. New educational events for this year include Jet Ski Practical Handling, Tender Practical Handling, Navigation Marker Challenge, and a seminar by long-time Riviera owners Peter and Narelle Williams who will share their unique experiences after clocking up 36,000 nautical miles on board their 47 Open Flybridge.

Riviera’s red carpet, under cover on-water display will showcase an impressive line-up of brand new models from Riviera and Belize from 36 to 75 feet with a retail value of AUD$22 million, including the new 515 SUV, which will make her world premiere at the Festival, and the flagship of the Riviera fleet, the 75 Enclosed Flybridge.

Riviera CEO Wes Moxey said the Riviera Festival was the ultimate boating event.

'We look forward to showcasing the newest models from 36 to 75 feet from our Flybridge, Sport Yacht, SUV and Belize Motoryacht Collections and we will have a team of dedicated professionals on hand to assist with providing a greater understanding of our diverse model range,' he said.

'Riviera and Belize enthusiasts have the opportunity to get a true feel for our latest models in a relaxed, friendly and unhurried environment.

'Where else can you go and experience such an impressive line-up of new boats, tour the factory in which they are crafted, undertake a raft of boating educational events and enjoy a stunning array of entertainment and social events, all in the one location.


'We also look forward to our exciting social event program, including the Friday night marina party and Jazz night club and we expect more than 400 people will attend the Saturday night gala dinner, the Riviera Cirquetacular dinner show, held under the big top, and once again we look forward to hosting our Master Chef BBQ Challenge on the Sunday.'

The Festival of Boating offers on-site parking and easy access with many owners able to arrive by boat and pre-book a berth for the Festival.

To register your interest visit www.rivieraaustralia.com/festival

Riviera offers 15 different models from 36 to 75 feet across three model series Flybridge, Sport Yacht and the new SUV collection.

In 2012 Riviera celebrated the launch of its 5000th boat, the 445 SUV, a significant achievement in the company’s rich 34-year history.

Riviera also offers the bespoke Belize Motoryachts. Inspired by classic luxury details and timeless style, Belize Motoryachts has recently released the new 54-foot Sedan and Daybridge models.

For more information, please go to www.rivieraaustralia.com

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