Riviera expanding production facility to meet demand for luxury yachts
22 July 2020, Written by Business News Australia
A multimillion-dollar expansion of luxury yacht builder Riviera's production facility will increase the company's capacity by more than 20 per cent as demand rises.
Currently under construction, the expansion of its 14-hectare facility on the Gold Coast will bring Rivera's production under one roof, which the group says will enhance quality, lead times and annual volume.
Rivera says over the past year the company has produced more than 100 motor yachts from its 20-model range, more than half of which have been exported.
With the new capacity at its production facility Rivera says it will be able to add new models to its range.
Riviera's flagship Sports Motor Yacht design was launched in 2018 and the company celebrated a milestone in June this year with the completion of the Alberlee, Hull 20 of the Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht for a new owner in Western Australia.
The current facility expansion also includes a new location for Riviera's New Model Development team of over 35 craftspeople and 13 designers, engineers, naval architects, draftsmen and master boatbuilders, bringing them together in a large and dedicated facility.
"These latest development works represent a substantial investment in meeting the needs of our yacht owners," says Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst.
"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 as exceptional new models are introduced to the Riviera model line-up."
New luxury yacht models launched
Riviera has so far launched two new models this year, including the 505 SUV and the 64 Sports Motor Yacht, now on her world premiere tour of Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
These follow the launch last year of the 545 SUV, the 54 Enclosed Flybridge and the three models in the Platinum Edition Sport Yachts, the 4800, 5400 and 6000.
The 54 Enclosed Flybridge yacht from Riviera
"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," says Longhurst.
"Riviera's 40th year of evolution is seeing continued advances in technology that have been married with innovative designs across our Flybridge, Sport Yacht, SUV and Sports Motor Yacht collection that have resulted in simply the best motor yachts ever produced by Riviera."
The company has also invested in a 100-tonne marine transporter to strengthen on-site logistics and meet heightened demand.
The Marine Travelift TM 100 is a low-loader that can easily move around within buildings and is operated via a remote control.
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