Relax during your holiday afloat with Riviera Aftermarket’s expert tips

The Christmas and festive holiday season is a time when many Riviera owners relax and unwind with family and friends on board their luxury cruisers, and it is also a timely reminder for people to make sure their vessels are maintained and prepared for their time on the water.

To ensure you have a happy and safe holiday afloat, the team at Riviera Aftermarket and Service have put together a list of top tips for owners to check themselves before heading out on the water with family.

General

  • Make sure all drains and scuppers are clear of debris
  • Check and replace wiper blades if necessary
  • Check engine / genset / water maker spare parts / filters and tools and replace as necessary
  • Check distress signals for expiry dates
  • Check life rafts and PFD’s for expiry dates
  • Check fire extinguishers and recharge / replace if necessary
  • Check and replace first aid supplies
  • Check all lighting fixtures including navigation lights and carry spare bulbs
  • Get the boat checked by a diver or lift before a trip to ensure underwater gear is fully operational and no rope/fishing line is around your propeller shafts
  • Check shaft seals both rope type or PSS seals

Engine room

  • Check all engine oil / gear box oil levels
  • Check fuel filters
  • Check belts for tension and wear
  • Check and clean sea strainers
  • Check operation of all ball valves to ensure they open and close freely
  • Check and recharge batteries and check water levels if applicable
  • Check battery terminals for corrosion, clean and lubricate if necessary

Deck

  • Check operation of winch and grease if necessary
  • Check operation of davit and check the condition of the winch rope/wire
  • Check all tie downs on your tender to ensure they’re in good condition and check pad eyes aren’t loose.
  • Check lifting bridle and clips
  • Check outboard, fuel levels/quality, check engine oil
  • Check tender battery and charge as necessary

For more information or to book in your boat for annual maintenance service, anti-foul or repairs email Bianca Crossaftermarket@riviera.com.au or call +61 7 5573 1288.