Riviera, the iconic Australian luxury motor yacht builder, has achieved a historic milestone by launching its 6,000th motor yacht at its world-class production facility on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The event, saw the unveiling of a stunning Iridium silver-hulled 5400 Sport Yacht Platinum Edition, destined for long-time Riviera enthusiasts, Peter and Denise Haig of Sydney, Australia.

Peter and Denise Haig, who have owned 10 Riviera yachts since their first purchase, a 38 Open Flybridge in 1988, were visibly delighted. Mr. Haig shared his journey as a proud Riviera owner, reflecting on the remarkable design evolution he had witnessed over the 36 years of owning Riviera yachts.

“The design evolution over the 36 years that I have owned Rivieras has been phenomenal,” he said. “One of the most important points for me is that Riviera is totally Australian. We are proud that we own a world-class motor yacht that has been designed and built by brilliant and dedicated local craftspeople.”

Rodney Longhurst, owner of Riviera Australia, expressed his pride and gratitude during the launch event, acknowledging the dedication of the Riviera team.

“Our 6,000th motor yacht – what an incredible achievement for the thousands of craftspeople who have built Riviera yachts over the past 44 years,” he said. “This historic event reinforces Riviera’s reputation as one of the most sought-after motor yachts in the world.”

Riviera, founded in Sydney in 1980, has come a long way since its humble beginnings. From building just eight yachts in its first full year, Riviera now boasts a state-of-the-art 16.8-hectare facility at Coomera, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, which is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Mr. Longhurst also extended an invitation to Riviera owners and boating enthusiasts to celebrate this milestone at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Riviera will host a record display at the show, including the 6,000th Riviera, which will star among a brilliant showcase of 12 luxury motor yachts ranging from 39 to 78 feet. The event will also feature the World Premiere of the latest Riviera model.

Riviera’s commitment to design, quality, and owner care has solidified its position as a leader in the highly competitive global luxury boat building industry. With over 800 Sport Yachts built since 2005 and more than 230 of the exclusive Sport Yacht Platinum Edition launched since 2019, Riviera continues to set new standards of elegance and luxury in the world of motor yachts.