Riviera CEO Wes Moxey (left) and owner Rodney Longhurst proudly hold Riviera – 40 Years of Evolution, a special hard-bound book that charts the course of the company’s inspiring history
Riviera is celebrating more than 40 years and the launch of more than 5,800 yachts with the publication of an historic, limited-edition, full-colour and fact-filled coffee-table book
Riviera – 40 Years of Evolution is a truly magnificent 280-page hard-bound and elegantly sleeved book that charts the course of Riviera from a small factory in the northern beaches district of Sydney in New South Wales to the immense admiration for Riviera today on the world motor yachting stage.
Riviera Australia owner Rodney Longhurst says: “This exceptional book encapsulates everything that drew me to be a part of Riviera in 2012, from the global family of Riviera owners to the highly skilled and experienced team who have built the yachts we celebrate in Riviera – 40 Years of Evolution.”
“I am proud of the passion for Riviera shared by so many of our owners and our craftspeople, some of whom have been with us for decades.”
“We learn from them all each day, speaking of their ownership experiences on board or our team working to build our finest yachts ever while mentoring young apprentices eager to learn the craft and to build on the legend they are inheriting.”
“Every Riviera enthusiast will revel in the informative and detailed descriptions and data collated in this book about their Riviera.”
The book travels though time to follow the extraordinary course of Riviera from humble beginnings to great international demand, through changes of ownership, the tumult of the global financial crisis and its rise to world-class yacht-building status under the Longhurst ownership.
Each of more than 100 individual models – from the very first 38 Open Flybridge launched in 1981 to the 78 Motor Yacht that premiered in March of this year – is described in detail including photographs, layout drawings, specifications and production information as well as comments by some of the world’s leading boating journalists.
Riviera owners and enthusiasts are sure to delight in the archival record of numbers of each model built and the number of years each was in production. A 42-year timeline at the end of the book lays out every model over every year – a real treasure trove of reference data.