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Riviera Brisbane celebrates its official opening

Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Long time Riviera owner and avid coastal cruiser, Don Stalker, had the honour of officially opening Riviera Brisbane, the 7th Australian dealer to join the nation’s largest and most awarded pleasure boat builder.

For Don, it was a ‘great honour’ to be invited to officially open the office located at the Raby Bay Marina in Cleveland on August 12.

The 100 guests were entertained by a live band and a theatrical demonstration by the new 53 Enclosed Flybridge with its IPS manoeuvrability.

“The official opening was a very well organised night, there was live music, plenty of food and drinks and great camaraderie with all the Riviera owners,” said Don.

“They had the new 53 on display and the crowd was aghast at the boat moving sidewayswith such effortless ease.”

Riviera Brisbane dealer principals Rod and Ben Crawley, along with event co-ordinator Julie Crawley were proud to see so many Riviera owners at the function in support of their new dealership.

“It made us very happy to see that so many people came along to the opening and it gave us the chance to catch up with a lot of people we haven’t seen for a while,” said Rod.

Rod said he asked Don to do the honour of officially opening Riviera Brisbane because not only was he a long time Riviera owner, he was also a good friend, a friendship created through cruising a Riviera.

“And I have had the pleasure of sharing my extensive boating knowledge of coastal cruising with Don,” Rod said.

Don said Rod introduced him to coastal cruising about nine years ago when he bought his first Riviera.

“It was during my first Riviera Experience, a trip to the Whitsundays when I met Rod and Julie,” Don said.

“There were big waves on that trip, we had blue water on the windscreen of our 4000 and the waves were just hitting the flybridge of Rod and Julie’s 47.

“By the time we got to Hamilton Island, my deckie had ordered his first Riviera and that experience just showed us how great Riviera boats really are.

“Rod taught me all about coastal cruising, he’s a very experienced and passionate boater and he knows the Riviera product very well.”

Riviera Brisbane will host a monthly social function on the first Friday of every month for Riviera owners.  For more information contact Riviera Brisbane on 07 3286 6590 or admin@rivierabrisbane.com.

Riviera Brisbane:
Shop 7, Raby Bay Harbour
Masthead Drive
CLEVELAND, QLD, Australia
phone:  07 3286 6590
fax:  07 3286 6592
email:  admin@rivierabrisbane.com
website:  www.rivierabrisbane.com

 

 

 

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Click to enlarge image: Riviera Brisbane Rod Crawley addresses the guests

Riviera Brisbane Rod Crawley addresses the guests


Riviera owner Don Stalker officially opened Riviera Brisbane

Riviera owner Don Stalker officially opened Riviera Brisbane


Don Stalker and former Riviera CEO John Anderson at the opening of Riviera Brisbane

Don Stalker and former Riviera CEO John Anderson at the opening of Riviera Brisbane


Riviera's new 53 Enclosed Flybridge was on display

Riviera's new 53 Enclosed Flybridge was on display


More than 100 guests were entertained by a live band

More than 100 guests were entertained by a live band


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