R Marine Port Stephens joins the Riviera network



R Marine Port Stephens joins the Riviera network

Australia’s largest and only network of luxury motor yacht dealerships has expanded even further with the addition of a new R Marine dealership at Port Stephens, NSW, to help service the growing family of Riviera and Belize owners in this region.

Riviera chief executive Wes Moxey said the appointment of widely respected industry professional Gary Lee to the nationwide R Marine network will be warmly welcomed by owners of luxury Riviera and Belize motor yachts in the Newcastle and Hunter regions.

“The R Marine network is the largest motor yacht dealer network in Australia and offers Riviera and Belize owners with an unparalleled level of customer care and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” he said.

“The central location of the new R Marine Port Stephens dealership within d’Albora Marinas’ exceptional Nelson Bay facility will provide additional support, assistance and social opportunities to the extensive number of Riviera and Belize owners who keep their boats in the Port Stephens area, and to those cruising north or south along the New South Wales coast who may require service or maintenance assistance.

“There are many regional-based Riviera and Belize owners who prefer to keep their luxury yachts as holiday homes at Nelson Bay and Port Stephens because of the exceptional in-shore and offshore boating that the area offers.”

Mr Moxey said the new R Marine Port Stephens dealership also provides a central base in a thriving and affluent region of more than 1 million people, extending from Newcastle north to Port Macquarie and west to Dubbo.

“Gary Lee is very well known to luxury motor yacht owners throughout the Newcastle, Hunter and Port Stephens regions,” he said. “He has operated in the area since 1980 in motor yacht engineering and maintenance, and also has extensive experience in both new motor yacht and brokerage sales.

“We feel Gary will be a very valuable member of the dedicated and industry-leading R Marine network team.”

Mr Lee said he was extremely excited to be joining a widely respected network of dealers renowned for its exceptional commitment to creating ‘the ultimate boating experience’ for Riviera and Belize owners.

“Riviera is admired on the world stage for the loyalty of its owners and there are many of them moored here at Port Stephens,” he said.

“It really is exciting to be able to work closer with these owners not only in the areas of service and sales, but also in planning special cruising and social events that make owning a Riviera or Belize such a unique and enjoyable experience.”

Mr Lee said Riviera’s impressive and diverse range of luxury motor yachts catered to a wide range of styles and tastes yet each retains the hallmark Riviera attributes of blue-water cruising capabilities, state-of-the-art technology and alfresco lifestyle designs.

“From the sporty and adventurous SUV series through to the stylish and sophisticated Sport Yachts, the supremely seaworthy Flybridge collection and the timelessly classic Belize, there’s a luxury motor yacht to suit every boating aficionado with discerning tastes and an appreciation for quality craftsmanship,” he said.

Iconic Riviera is Australia’s most-awarded builder of luxury yachts and this year celebrates 35 years and the launching of over 5100 yachts. The revered luxury marque offers 16 different models from 36-77 feet across four model series: Flybridge, Sport Yacht, the new SUV collection and the timelessly classic Belize Motor Yachts.

Each May, Riviera hosts its annual Festival of Boating – a truly unique event aimed at honing the skills of experienced boaters, and also introducing new people to the joys and rewards of the boating life. The Festival will this year be held from 21-24 May 2015, aligning with the dates of the Gold Coast International Marine Expo.

Mr Lee looks forward to welcoming local owners to the Gold Coast in May and invites Riviera or Belize owners, and aspiring owners, to pre-register for the festival of fun and learning online at www.FestivalOfBoating.com or by contacting him at the new R Marine Port Stephens dealership at d’Albora Marinas prime marina, shipyard and retail facility – Shop W1, Teramby Road, Nelson Bay.

“Please feel free to call +61 (0) 2 4984 2355 or +61 (0) 412 776 336 for assistance, or via email marine@nelsonbay.com.