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6000 yachts for Riviera

Australian luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, has launched its 6,000th motor yacht at its production facility on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

The yacht, an Iridium silver-hulled 5400 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition, will be delivered to long-time Sydney Australia based Riviera owners, Peter and Denise Haig. The couple have owned ten Riviera yachts since their first, a 38 Open Flybridge in 1988.  

“The design evolution over the 36 years that I have owned Rivieras has been phenomenal,” he said.

“I would like to say on behalf of the 6,000 Riviera owners around the world, a big and sincere thank you, to all of you, for your hard work, your commitment to quality and thank you for building the best boats in world.”

Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst added: “Our 6,000th motor yacht – what an incredible achievement for the thousands of craftspeople who have built Riviera yachts over the past 44 years.

“This historic event reinforces Riviera’s reputation as one of the most sought-after motor yachts in the world.”

Riviera was founded in Sydney in 1980 before moving to Labrador on Queensland’s Gold Coast in 1981, building just eight yachts in its first full year.

Riviera moved 19 years later to its current 16.8-hectare purpose designed and built facility at Coomera which was officially opened in the year 2000. It is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

The boatbuilder builds around 150 motor yachts per year, with more than 60% exported around the world.

The company employs around 950 personnel.

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