Riviera Appoints Dealer In Emerging India Market


Launching the brand on the subcontinent, Riviera India represented the company at the Mumbai International Boat Show in February. According to Brendan Casey, Dealer Principal of Riviera India, the company’s display at the Mumbai Boat Show was the second largest.

“The marquee show was located at the Bandra-Kurla Complex. The Riviera booth provided the Indian customer with a virtual boating experience, introducing the full line of Flybridge Sport yachts and Offshore Express models.

“Rivieras are designed and built as blue-water cruisers, capable of handling the harsh Australian coastline, and allowing their owners to escape, relax, entertain and explore the undiscovered Indian coast.

“We are promoting the entire Riviera range, with a strong emphasis on the larger models – 50 feet and greater. We displayed exact models of the exciting new Riviera 5800 Sport Yacht, the 43 Offshore Express and the glamorous flagship 70 at the show.”

In early December Riviera delivered a 48 Offshore Express to a client in Chennai.

Riviera Sales and Marketing Director Tim Sayer said: “Riviera staff visited Chennai to officially hand over the new vessel to our first client in India.

“We have been working in this emerging market for the past year,” he said. “India is experiencing strong economic growth and there is a large increase in the number of people who want and can afford top quality luxury boats.”

Tim said that the company had recognised India’s growing potential for sales and would continue to increase focus on this highly valuable emerging market.

“We are excited about our first Riviera going to India and look forward to more sales in this emerging market,” said Tim.

Brendan said: “There is a very strong appetite for luxury boating in India. It is feeding a demand for infrastructure such as marinas and service centres.”


54 Grant Annexe
19A B.K. Road
Colaba, Mumbai, India 400005
Phone: +91 (22) 22021708
Fax: +91 (22) 22875365
Email: brendan.casey@caseco.com.au


Click to enlarge image: Brendan Casey, Dealer Principal at Riviera India.

Brendan Casey, Dealer Principal at Riviera India.

The Riviera 48 Offshore Express being unloaded at Chennai.

The Riviera 48 Offshore Express being unloaded at Chennai.