Riviera Celebrates Its Boat Show Success By Commending Staff Efforts

Riviera, Australia’s most awarded pleasure boat builder celebrated its recent success at the Sydney Boat Show by treating its 400 staff to a Spit Roast lunch.

As a show of appreciation for all the hard work and effort made by Riviera’s staff in the lead up to and during the Sydney International Boat Show, the company presented prizes to winners drawn from a lucky draw on the day.  The prizes included 25 double passes to the Brisbane Boat Show held later this month with the major prize being a five hour cruise on board a luxury Riviera cruise for six people catered for by Riviera’s own waterfront cafe.

Riviera CEO John Anderson said more than 1,400 man hours were involved in preparing boats and building our display at the Sydney International Boat Show.

“Riviera sold 19 new boats across the flybridge, sport yacht and offshore express ranges valued at AUD $26,246,000 over the five days of the show and its subsequent sea trial days immediately following the show,” Mr Anderson said.

“I commend our staff for going above and beyond to ensure the Sydney boat show was a success.  A huge amount of work goes into the boat show display long before the show even opens and many staff voluntarily manned the stand over the weekend of the show.

“The commitment of our staff is a great testament to the Riviera spirit and team effort, which has resulted in a tremendous outcome at the Sydney International Boat Show and a convincing return to success for Riviera.

“Staff were treated to a Spit Roast lunch to say thanks for a job well done and the company wanted to show our gratitude by having some fun and giving back to our staff.”

Drummond Johnson from the Timber Shed won the major prize, a five hour boat cruise for six people on board a luxury Riviera cruiser.

Drummond left Riviera in 2005 to travel around Europe and work in the mines and he had only just returned to Riviera when he won the prize.

He said it was a nice surprise to win the boat cruise which he will enjoy with his girlfriend, two sisters and their partners.

“I had only been back at Riviera for two weeks so I felt that there were a lot of other people deserving of the prize who had been here during the global financial crisis,” Drummond said.

“Riviera often hosts a staff lunch or barbecue as a way of saying thanks to its staff but these prizes are awesome and show the company really appreciates the work that we do.”




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Click to enlarge image: Riviera rewards its staff with a Spit Roast lunch

Riviera rewards its staff with a Spit Roast lunch

Drummond Johnson won the major prize, a cruise on board a luxury Riviera

Drummond Johnson won the major prize, a cruise on board a luxury Riviera