Following the exciting receivership as well as returning to the private ownership on March 8, Riviera Yachts – Australia´s most awarded pleasure boat builder – is strongly concentrated on the future.
Longhurst Marine Holdings Pty Limited, a Queensland based investment company has purchased the Riviera assets, work in progress and associated companies and has offered employment to 340 of Riviera’s staff and contractors.
Rodney Longhurst is the Managing Director of Longhurst Marine Holdings and is well known in Queensland business circles having developed an investment portfolio in tourism and property.
Rodney already has a significant investment in the boating industry in the 9.2-hectare marine service facility “The Boat Works” located on the Coomera River within the Gold Coast Marine Precinct.
Wes Moxey, the former CEO of Riviera and a veteran of 26 years with the company has been asked to return as CEO after a three-and-a-half year sabbatical.
“Rodney has asked me to return to Riviera in the role of CEO to help steer the course forward. I am honoured to accept this position and I am dedicated to ensuring our great team continues to build award-winning vessels,” Mr Moxey said.
“Riviera is world-renowned for its quality craftsmanship and innovative designs and we are focused on ensuring that we continue to deliver high quality boats that exceed all expectations.
“As the company moves forward, we will continue to build and develop our team of highly skilled and qualified tradesmen, as well as strengthening our global dealer network, which currently spans 66 countries around the globe.”
Mr Moxey said Riviera was poised for another successful boat show in May with the inaugural Riviera Festival and Boat Show.
“We look forward to hosting the Riviera Festival and Boat Show and welcoming Riviera owners from around the world to our state-of-the-art, 14-hectare facility at Coomera,” Mr Moxey said.
“This will be a boat show like never before with exclusive educational and social activities for Riviera owners, factory tours, a premium brokerage show, and the Riviera Boat Show which will feature an impressive line-up of 12 new boats valued at AUD$19 million.
“We look forward to unveiling our new flagship model, the 75 Enclosed Flybridge, which will make her world debut at the show.”
The Riviera Festival and Boat Show will be held from May 24-27 at Riviera’s 14-hectare Coomera facility, 50 Waterway Drive, Coomera.