Riviera Syndication News Feb 2011

Riviera owners cruise in five-star luxury on board the expedition yacht, Orion.

Australia:  Spirits were high following the Melbourne Cup festivities as 10 Riviera Syndication owners boarded the luxury cruise ship, Orion.

Departing from Cairns and bound for Sydney the Syndication owners joined John and Sharon Russell from Riviera Syndication for a week of sailing through the idyllic Whitsunday Islands including Dunk Island, Hayman Island, Hardy Reef and stopping for a beach party at Middle Percy Island.

The cruise from Cairns to Sydney in November 2010 was a familiarisation cruise to prepare Syndication owners for their Kimberley Coast cruise in April this year.

The Kimberley Coast cruise departs Darwin on Anzac Day (April 25) and heads to Broome via the Kimberley Coast.  The waterfalls are in full flow and the rich, red, rugged terrain and remoteness of the Kimberleys will take Riviera owners on an adventure to remember on board the Orion cruise ship.  Limited cabins are still available if you would like to join Riviera Syndication on this amazing journey. 


First 3 Syndicate Riviera’s come up for sale at Sanctuary Cove and Hamilton Island

Australia: The first three Riviera boats introduced into Syndication in early 2008 are now offered for sale by Riviera Syndication.  They represent extremely good value.  All Riviera Syndication boats are privately owned with the owners sharing in the resale value of their boats.  Riviera Syndication has a dedicated cleaning and maintenance crew for each boat so every time our boats are used, there is a six hour cleaning procedure followed.  Our maintenance managers are onboard whenever a repair is required and they conduct weekly engine room inspections to ensure our Rivieras are always in top operating condition.  Add to this an extensive list of options fitted from new and a six monthly detailing program.  Boats currently offered for sale include a Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht and 4700 Sport Yacht at Sanctuary Cove, and a Riviera 45 Flybridge from Hamilton Island.  


Ski holiday to Nesiko Japan next on the program for fun loving Riviera and Riviera Syndication owners

Australia: Riviera Syndication will host its first winter ski holiday in January next year.  In continuing with the tradition of offering Riviera Syndication owners much more than just an exceptional boating experience, John and Sharon Russell have announced a Ski Holiday package to the beautiful village of Niseko in Japan for January 2012.  Niseko is well known to John and Sharon and they have chosen the best ski in/ski out accommodation.  Great skiing in some of the best powder snow anywhere in the world, amazing little restaurants throughout the village and a fun loving group of Riviera owners makes for a must do ski holiday for family and friends. 



Riviera Syndication’s new 5000 Sport Yacht ‘Catania’ powers into Sydney in February 2010

Australia: Riviera is putting the finishing touches on its stunning new silver hulled 5000 Sport Yacht, Catania, before Syndication skipper Jimmy Thorn delivers her to her awaiting new owners at Rushcutters Bay in Sydney.  Catania joins Palermo another Riviera 5000 Sport Yacht which was launched at Rushcutters Bay in late 2009 and also Bellagio, a new Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht delivered to her new owners in August last year.  Catania is fitted with all of the latest equipment and options, including the new Cummins Zeus pod drives with joystick control and skyhook. These features make this large entertaining vessel a breeze to handle, even for relatively inexperienced owners. A three day individual training program for each owner provides the confidence required to safely own and operate one of the most impressive boats on the harbour. 



Melbourne Summer Boat Show February 4-6 sees the launch of a new Riviera 5800 Syndicate for Melbourne

Australia: Riviera Syndication will launch its first Melbourne Syndicate at the Melbourne Summer Boat Show in February with a new 5800 Sport Yacht to be berthed at New Quay Marina, Docklands.  John and Sharon Russell have joined Stuart Jackson from R Marine Jacksons in launching this new Syndicate.  They will be jointly marketing shares in the new Riviera 5800 and Stuart and his team will look after the maintenance and management of the boat from their headquarters at Sandringham Marina.  The 5800 Sport Yacht has proven to be the model of choice for syndicate owners with the first 5800 launched in Sydney late last year, a new 5800 on order for Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast and another ordered for service from Hamilton Island.  A 5800 Sport Yacht Syndicate has also commenced in Perth.  The benefit for all 5800 Syndicate owners is the ability to exchange usage with owners in different locations around Australia. 



New riviera 5800 ‘Bellini’ in production for April delivery to new owners at Sanctuary Cove

Australia: In response to an existing owner’s suggestion for some variety in location, Riviera Syndication have designed a new Riviera 5800 Syndicate that is based from Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast but spends 10 weeks each winter in the Whitsundays from a permanent berth at Hamilton Island and 10 weeks each summer in Sydney/Pittwater.Bellini is optioned well above normal to provide her new owners with an exceptional boating experience in all three locations. Owners are also encouraged to join skipper Jimmy on the relocation voyages so they can experience the stunning eastern seaboard from the comfort and safety of their own boat.



Third Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht on order for Riviera Syndication owners from Hamilton Island

Australia: Following the success of a new Riviera 45 Flybridge launched at Hamilton Island in March 2008, a new Riviera 5800 Marbella was ordered by Riviera Syndication for delivery to her new owners in October this year. In appreciation of their tremendous support Marbella owners are being treated to a launch party weekend staying at Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island while being introduced to their new boat and their partners in the boat on the weekend of October 21.  Marbella is being built and prepared specifically for life in the Whitsundays and will be fitted with every option to accommodate her guests in complete comfort and safety.  An optional two berth kids or crew cabin is provided under the cockpit complete with its own ensuite, TV/DVD and air-conditioning.  A separate downstairs lounge/TV/DVD area has been created and this converts into two additional berths providing total sleeping accommodation for 10.  Foxtel, cameras, rear facing cockpit lounge, cockpit joystick for docking, portable life raft, and kayak are only some of the options included. Final shares are available in Marbella for $210,000 plus $21,000 per annum with each owner choosing four individual weeks per annum to relax and explore the magnificent Whitsundays.