Please select your home edition
North Sails Performance 2023 - LEADERBOARD

Riviera welcomes AlphaBlue Marine of Panama to its global network

by Riviera Australia 17 Oct 2021 23:27 PDT
The Ocean Reef Island Marina in Panama City is the location for Riviera's new representative AlphaBlue Marine © Riviera Australia

Australia's luxury motor yacht builder Riviera has expanded its presence in the Americas with the appointment of AlphaBlue Marine as the company's representative in Panama.

AlphaBlue, led by Gerald Gomez, has established a new office and team for AlphaBlue Marine in Panama City's newest and most exclusive marina complex, the Ocean Reef Island Marina which will become a focal point for Riviera motor yacht sales and services in Central America. The marina is located within an enclave of two premium residential islands in the heart of Panama City.

"We are delighted to be joining the global Riviera network and to be caring for current and new Riviera owners in the best marina location in Panama City," said Mr Gomez.

"The marina is home to some of the most luxurious motor yachts in the country, offering beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and the Panama City skyline - the perfect location to showcase Riviera's luxury motor yachts."

AlphaBlue Marine will draw on Mr Gomez's extensive experience in Panama working with a broad range of luxury marques.

"Our vision is to become a leader in the luxury business and lifestyle sector for premium quality automobiles, motorbikes, yachting and aviation, and we are thrilled to be appointed to the Riviera motor yachts partnership."

"A partnership combining the excellence of Riviera motor yachts with our knowledge and focus on the luxury market in Panama through AlphaBlue Marine will provide a boating experience with a new level of care and support."

Since 2016, Mr Gomez has successfully launched and represented Maserati in Panama and is the authorised importer for Lamborghini and McLaren. He also represents Italian furniture icons B&B Italia and Maxalto. Mr Gomez says Riviera aligns perfectly with this vision.

"Riviera is a company that is in constant evolution, continually refining and launching new models, all with a clear vision and objective to be the best in the world," said Mr Gomez. "Our existing clients appreciate everything that Riviera has to offer and they are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our first new motor yacht into Panama."

The AlphaBlue team is supported by Mr Gomez's wealth of personal experience gained through a 37-year career with Procter & Gamble, most recently as Senior Regional Vice President of Latin America.

AlphaBlue Marine clients will be supported by a service team supervised by an AlphaBlue technical director. Further support will be provided by the group's existing team and systems.

A leisure boating paradise

Panama, a country that straddles the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, offers some of the best leisure boating and fishing destinations in Central America, making it perfectly suited to Riviera's expansive range of 24 models in six individual collections, from the 39 Open Flybridge to the new 78 Motor Yacht.

"From Panama, you are within easy reach of many beautiful boating destinations, including island resorts, where you can enjoy pleasure boating, fishing or simply entertaining aboard, and that's where Riviera really excels," said Mr Gomez.

"You can cruise to so many places and, with Costa Rica and other parts of Central America so close, more people are now starting to enjoy this kind of extended boating. Panama is increasingly becoming more like Puerto Rico, and we will see that evolve considerably in the coming years."

The opening of the new AlphaBlue office has been set to meet the Panamanian summer season which lasts from November through to May.

"We are opening at the best time for the Panama boating season," said Mr Gomez.

AlphaBlue plans to host exclusive high-end events for Riviera owners throughout the year.

"We look forward to meeting current Riviera owners," said Mr Gomez. "Events are very popular here, and after the lockdowns and restrictions we have been experiencing, there will be many people looking forward to getting out and boating."

Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst welcomed Mr Gomez and the AlphaBlue team to Riviera's global representative network.

"We look forward to working with AlphaBlue to bring the Riviera luxury motor yacht experience to Panama," said Mr Longhurst.

"Gerald brings a passion to our network that aligns with our desire to provide superior service and support and create the ultimate boating experience for Riviera owners around the world.

"With more Riviera motor yachts now cruising the Americas, AlphaBlue will further strengthen the support for our current owners while welcoming new yacht owners to the Riviera family."

Related Articles

Freedom Marine represent Riviera yachts in Canada
Offering the complete range of Riviera yachts from 39 to 78 feet Freedom Marine International Yacht Sales has joined Riviera's growing global network of dealerships and will represent Riviera in Canada. Posted on 28 Jun
Riviera awards international dealership excellence
Announcing its 2023 International Dealer Awards Australia's premier luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, announced its 2023 International Dealer Awards. Posted on 28 Nov 2023
Interview with Rodney Longhurst
The Riviera Australia Owner updates us on the 585 SUV and the exceptional new 58 Sports Motor Yacht Mark Jardine spoke to Rodney Longhurst, the Owner of Riviera Australia, in the AIMEX Garden at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2023. Posted on 27 May 2023
Riviera International Dealer Conference
Sun Country Marine receive the prestigious International Dealer of the Year award for 2022 Riviera, Australia's luxury motor yacht builder, celebrated service excellence with its network of international representatives during a special awards event on Australia's Gold Coast in early December. Posted on 10 Jan 2023
Riviera premieres three exceptional new yachts
The Americas premiere of three exceptional models among a diverse 10-yacht showcase Riviera, is proud to announce the Americas premiere of three exceptional models among a diverse 10-yacht showcase at the world's largest boat show, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, from October 26 to 30. Posted on 2 Sep 2022
Riviera's record exports to the United States
Seven new motor yachts leave Brisbane Australia, bound for Miami, Florida Australia's luxury motor yacht builder Riviera is shipping seven new yachts to Miami, Florida, in the company's largest ever shipment to the United States. Posted on 27 Sep 2021
Riviera announces International Dealer Awards
Sun Country Marine honoured in three categories for 2020 Sun Country Marine Group in California, USA, has been named International Dealership of the Year for 2020 by Australia's largest luxury motor yacht builder Riviera. Posted on 19 Nov 2020
Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht kisses the water
The newest addition to Riviera's collection The newest addition to Riviera's internationally acclaimed Sports Motor Yacht collection, the 64 SMY, has just been launched as she approaches her world premiere in June. Posted on 25 May 2020
Riviera 505 SUV world premiere at Miami Yacht Show
An outstanding showcase of seven luxurious, master-crafted motor yachts An outstanding showcase of seven luxurious, master-crafted motor yachts from Australia's premier motor yacht builder Riviera, will take pride of place at the prestigious Miami Yacht Show in February 2020. Posted on 7 Jan 2020
Premieres at Fort Lauderdale
Belize 66 Daybridge world premiere and Riviera 4-model Americas premieres Brilliant, beautiful and bespoke, the Belize 66 Daybridge will make her world premiere at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show [Oct 30-Nov 3] as part of the largest ever display in the Americas by premium motor yacht builder Riviera Australia. Posted on 2 Oct 2019
2024 fill-in (bottom)RS Sailing 2021 - FOOTERMaritimo 2023 S-Series FOOTER