Riviera Expands its Footprint

The Australian builder’s Gold Coast facility will grow by more than 20 percent.
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Riviera’s Gold Coast facility is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere

Riviera’s Gold Coast facility is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere

Riviera Yachts is in the process of expanding its 1.5-million-square-foot production facility on Australia’s Gold Coast by more than 20 percent to meet product demand and develop new models.

Among the largest boatbuilders by volume Down Under, the new facility will allow Riviera to consolidate final fit-out of its model line in the same building, save build time and allow for an increase in annual volume.

The yard expansion also includes a new headquarters for Riviera’s new model development team, comprised of four dozen master craftspeople, engineers, naval architects and builders.

Work continues on the expansion. 

Work continues on the expansion. 

“These latest development works represent a substantial investment in meeting the needs of our yacht owners,” said Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst in a statement. “Our current expansion program allows us to further enhance the design and luxury of today’s Riviera motor yachts and prepare for our future demand.”

In the past 12 months, Riviera has launched over 100 yachts spread throughout its 20-model range with several new models, including the 505 SUV and 64 Sports Motor Yacht in 2020 and in 2019, the 545 SUV, 54 Enclosed Flybridge and three Platinum Edition Sport Yachts — the 4800, 5400 and 6000.

The 72 Sports Motor Yacht is the flagship of the Riviera model line. 

The 72 Sports Motor Yacht is the flagship of the Riviera model line. 

The past year has also seen the launch of hull number 20 of the builder’s flagship 72 Sports Motor Yacht.

Longhurst says that when the new facility is completed it will allow the line to grow even more.

“In coming months, we have further new model premieres and announcements to share that will see our 39- to 72-foot model range further expand,” he said. 

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