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Australian builder sends $10 million shipment of yachts to Ft. Lauderdale


Australian builder Riviera said it shipped $10.2 million ($14 million AUS) worth of boats from Brisbane to Ft. Lauderdale on Friday. The company said it has not shipped so many boats at one time in more than a decade.

The seven motoryachts will include four models that will make their debuts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the other three will be delivered to customers.

Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst said the shipment was a “milestone” for the company on Queenland’s Gold Coast. "This is also a first for Riviera in more than a decade where such a significant international release of new models has been staged at the world’s largest boat show,” said Longhurst in the statement.

The motoryachts that will debut at FLIBS include the 395 SUV, 72 Sports Motor Yacht, Belize 66 flagship, and 39 Sports Motor Yacht. Longhurst said that Riviera has built more than 5,300 motoryachts in its 38-year history. Over 2,000 Riviera models have been exported.


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