Riviera expands production

Australia’s biggest boatbuilder is adding a fifth manufacturing line to help meet growing demand.

Australian motoryacht-builder Riviera is expanding its manufacturing line following “growing international and domestic demand” for its products.

With a growing forward order book for many of the marque’s new models, Australia’s largest boatbuilder says it has introduced a fifth manufacturing line to facilitate increased production at its Queensland facility.

Rodney Longhurst, Riviera chairman and owner, says that greater refinement, increased luxury, impressive new models and class-leading innovation and dependability are the key drivers of global demand.

“In particular, we have a superb program of new model development through which five brand-new models have been announced or have made their world premieres so far this year – including the largest and most luxurious Riviera ever, the majestic new 77 Enclosed Flybridge,” he said.

“New models such as the 575 SUV, 57 Enclosed Flybridge and 52 Enclosed Flybridge designs are proving very popular with boating aficionados around the world, and we are very encouraged by the strong interest.”

Longhurst said that Riviera’s new Sport Motor Yachts series was also an “immediate success”, with six of the 67ft models purchased off-plan within six weeks of the new collection being announced. The 67 Sport Motor Yacht will be making its world premiere in 2016.

“We have a further inspiring new model announcement earmarked for the largest boat show in the world at Ft Lauderdale in Florida in November, and although we are remaining tight-lipped at this point we know she will instantly attract a great deal of interest,” says Longhurst.

Riviera builds luxury yachts from 36ft-77ft across five model collections – Flybridge Yachts, Sport Yachts, SUV Yachts, Sport Motor Yachts and Belize Motor Yachts. The company operates from a 14-hectare waterfront site at Coomera on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Founded in 1980, Riviera currently exports over 55% of its annual production to a global dealer network that spans more than 60 countries.

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