Riviera Savours Success At Major International Boat Shows

Riviera, Australia’s most awarded pleasure boat builder has achieved multiple sales across its growing range at the recent Fort Lauderdale and Genoa International Boat Shows.

The Americas release of the new Riviera 43 Open Flybridge, the 5000 and 5800 Sport Yachts at Fort Lauderdale were extremely well received by the market with significant sales being achieved from both the Sport Yacht and Flybridge lines.

The Riviera floating display showcased six of company’s latest designs and once again the ‘I Luv Riv’ team greeted loyal Americas and international Riviera owners and boating enthusiasts.

In the evening of day two of the show, Riviera hosted a cocktail party on its floating display for more than 250 VIP guests to mark the Americas release of the three new models. Guests were entertained by live music while enjoying champagne, hors d’oeuvres and a balmy Florida evening.

Riviera Yachts USA Inc director Chris McCafferty said the new 43 Open Flybridge and Sport Yacht models with their efficient pod drive propulsion systems had impressed the American market with strong interest and firm sales being achieved over the five day show.

“The new Riviera models both on display and those coming in 2011 have really excited boaters. We even sold a new 53 Flybridge and 61 Series II Flybridge at Fort Lauderdale. Both sales were off the plan, such is the confidence in the design and build quality of Riviera,” Mr McCafferty said.

“Riviera’s optimism continues and the universal acceptance of our new models since their launch is extremely encouraging. We are now up to hull number 23 for our new 43 Open Flybridge, hull 25 of our 5000 Sport Yacht and hull 15 for our 5800 Sport Yacht. This is a truly remarkable achievement in the current market.”

The 51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and 50th annual Genoa International Boat Show are the largest and most esteemed boat shows for the Americas and Europe, and Riviera’s recent success at these two boat shows reaffirms people’s belief in Riviera and the brands long term integrity.

Riviera’s director of sales and marketing for Europe, Africa and the Middle East David Taylor said this was Riviera’s 21st year at the Genoa International Boat Show, which is not only the largest show in Europe but the largest show in the world.

“Dealers from Europe and The Middle East came to Genoa with key clients to see Riviera’s latest models,” Mr Taylor said.

“The European market has fallen in love with Riviera’s designs and the results from this year’s Genoa Boat Show speak for themselves.

“We have recorded strong sales between these two major international shows and with keen interest registered from across the globe; our latest designs really do tick all the right boxes.

“Riviera and its growing dealer network are proud of our new model releases, all bearing the hallmark styling and impeccable multi-award winning Riviera build quality”.

Riviera offers 20 different models from 36 to 85 feet across four model series Flybridge, Sport Yacht, Offshore Express and Motor Yachts.

For more information on the Riviera range please visit the Riviera Profile Page