Riviera is the largest and
most awarded luxury pleasure boat manufacturer in Australia, based
in Coomera on the Gold Coast. The company was established in 1980 in
Sydney and moved to Queensland within 12 months of operation.
Riviera's main facility at Coomera currently employs about 1,200
craftspeople and produces about 350 boats a year, exporting to 30
countries around the world. On 13 August 2008 it was announced that
CEO Wes Moxey had resigned after 10 years with Riviera. In May 2009
it was put into receivership.
In 2007 Riviera boats won awards both in Australia and in Asia. In
Australia, the Riviera 4700 Sport Yacht was awarded the Modern
Boating magazine Cruiser of the Year trophy and, within three weeks,
went on to take the Australian Marine Awards Australian Boat of the
Year. The Riviera 56 Enclosed Flybridge was given the Safety Award.
In April, the Riviera 3600 Sport Yacht took the Christofle Asia
Motoryacht under 40 Feet.
The company's aggressive new model rollout program has seen the
launch of a new boat on average every 90 days. In 2007, Riviera has
launched the 41 Open Flybridge, the 45 Open Flybridge, 4400 Sport
Yacht featuring Volvo Penta IPS propulsion and the new line 48
Offshore Express model.