Riviera

Romance, Roses And... Riviera!

As love-struck couples around the world celebrated St Valentine’s Day, South African Riviera Dealer Boating World joined the stunning festivities held in Cape Town.

Dealer principal Derrick Levy and partner Suzanne Glock hosted three couples, Brian and Nicole Schachat, Peter and Andrea Sternberg and Chris Zimberlin and Anina Malherbe on a Riviera 37 Open Flybridge for an exciting starlit cruise to Clifton Beach’s Fourth Beach for the annual Moonstruck Concert.

Each lady was delighted to receive a red rose and chocolates as a memento of this night to remember.

Once settled in the spacious 37, the party took off from Granger Bay in very rough conditions, but as expected she gave a perfectly comfortable safe ride.

Typical of the area, by the time they reached Clifton the wind had died down completely and it was beautifully calm.

Firmly anchored, the celebrations began in earnest with champagne corks popping and a delicious feast of sushi snacks to tantalise the taste buds. Strains of memorable music from the Moonstruck Concert filtered across the sea for an unbelievably romantic atmosphere.

Moonstruck celebrates both love and the phenomenon of the rising of the second full moon in the same month. Families and friends come together to picnic on the beach under the stars in the company of some of Cape Town’s most popular radio personalities and South Africa’s leading music artists. Since 2001, this amazing event is now anticipated with great excitement.

Clifton is a wonderful choice of venue for this occasion and one of the Mother City’s best known destinations for both tourists and local beach goers.

The beaches are made up of four secluded coves called 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th beach, which are accessible via stairs leading down from the road high above.

The mountains towering resplendent behind, protecting the area from winds, create a stunning backdrop for this perfectly romantic evening.

As soon as the first notes hit the air the concert-lovers were on their feet and the beach was transformed into an open-air dance floor, lit up by thousands of candles.

The Riviera 37, with her well-appointed entertainment areas in the saloon, cockpit and flybridge, was the ideal setting for this breath-taking evening - spectacular views, water gently lapping against the hull, sipping champagne under the moonbeams, listening to beautiful music and great company!

Reluctantly at 10pm, the party made their way back to the harbour. It was a night to remember indeed!

 

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Click to enlarge image: Riviera guests Brian Schachat and Peter Sternberg.

Riviera guests Brian Schachat and Peter Sternberg.


Riviera Dealers Suzanne Glock and Derrick Levy.

Riviera Dealers Suzanne Glock and Derrick Levy.


The girls enjoy the romance: Anina Malherbe, Suzanne Glock, Nicole Schachat and Andrea Sternberg.

The girls enjoy the romance: Anina Malherbe, Suzanne Glock, Nicole Schachat and Andrea Sternberg.


Partying aboard the Riviera 37.

Partying aboard the Riviera 37.


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