Publish date:

Riviera ends year on high note

Riviera

Australian builder Riviera said it delivered more than 100 new boats in 2019. The company told the Newcastle Herald that it also exhibited at 35 boat shows around the world, including FLIBS, Miami, Palm Beach and Cannes, as well as smaller shows in Thailand, San Diego, Vancouver, New England, Japan, Auckland and Barcelona.

Riviera said it appointed new reps in New York, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. It also reported growth in Asia, with new yachts delivered to Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.

The builder said that it has more than 600 workers, with 70 apprentices. It will increase its apprentice base by more than 10 percent next year.

Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst addressed workers in a year-end celebration. “Why are Riviera yachts in such demand?” Longhurst asked. “We have a special culture here that all of you have created, together. All of you work as a united team. You have a real commitment to excellence, and you work with us to nurture future champions in our team and to create the finest motoryachts we can.”

Longhurst said the culture “is what makes Riviera,” adding “and it allows our owners to have the time of their lives aboard our yachts.”

Related

IBEX Opens Tomorrow

The three-day trade show celebrates its 30th anniversary and return to the Tampa Convention Center in Florida after last year’s virtual event.

Ritchie Navigation Sees Year of Record Growth

The 161-year-old Pembroke, Mass.-based compass manufacturer added a sixth workday to keep up with demand.

‘A Phenomenal Success’

The Southampton International Boat Show had more than 88,000 visitors during its 10-day run, after last year’s cancellation.

TopSide Marinas Makes First Two Acquisitions

Founded in January 2020, the firm has thus far acquired Beavers Bend Marina in Oklahoma and Galveston Yacht Basin in Texas.

Two Boosts for Boating and Fishing

MBIA’s Metro Boat show show draws a crowd, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands boating and fishing opportunities.

Norwalk Boat Show Held This Weekend

The NMMA show runs through Sunday at Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk, Conn.

Raritan Expands Team

Patrick McNeel joins the New Jersey-based manufacturer as a marine equipment product developer.

Industry Mourns Walter “Bing” Burns O’Meara

The longtime publisher of Lakeland Boating magazine has died at 81.