Published: Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Australian luxury yacht builder Riviera will announce three of its latest yacht models plus a novel yacht design at its huge showcase that will be exclusive to this year’s Gold Coast International Marine Expo that runs May 21-24.

“We will also be announcing an entirely new style and design of Riviera that will create a new model collection within the diverse Riviera range," says Riviera Chairman and Owner Rodney Longhurst.

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“In addition to unveiling details of our latest luxury models, we will be showcasing a stunning line-up of yachts – it will be a (AUD)$15 million red carpet, on-water, undercover display of Riviera and Belize yachts that you won’t see anywhere else in May.”

On display at the Riviera Marina will be every yacht in the SUV collection – the 445, 515 and 565 models – as well as the sophisticated 3600, 5000 and new 6000 Sport Yachts, the seaworthy 43 Open Flybridge, the 50 and 53 Enclosed Flybridge models, and the classically inspired Belize 54 Daybridge.

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Among the 11 new festival educational seminars for 2015 are Marine Assist focusing on emergency essentials, Understanding the Weather conducted by an expert meteorologist, and Sydney to Singapore with Riviera skipper Tim Edwards, which includes details of an epic leg from Darwin to Singapore aboard the 75 Enclosed Flybridge, Seabreeze, without stopping for fuel.

“The festival itself will be held within the Riviera factory, with a significant part of the rest of the 14-hectare Riviera facility being made available to Expo as one of five key event sites spanning the entire Gold Coast Marine Precinct at Coomera,” says Longhurst.

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“Riviera will also be conducting 60-minute fully narrated train and bus factory tours of our world-class luxury boat building facility – the largest in the Southern Hemisphere – with the train departing every hour on the half-hour from 9.30am to 3.30pm,” he says. “This will be an opportunity to see behind the scenes how a Riviera is built – from hand lamination through to engineering, to quality control and right through to final fit-out. In fact the train tours were so popular when we first introduced them in October, that this year we will have a bigger train.”