R Marine Flagship Riviera Raft Up

An international boating record was set with 106 Riviera luxury motor yachts rafting together to create a massive circle measuring 234m in diameter at Awaawaroa Bay on the southern side of Waiheke Island on the 22nd February 2020.

In the centre of the circle, a purpose-built floating stage was anchored to create an amphitheater the likes of which the Hauraki Gulf has never seen before. Live entertainment was presented by Chet O’Connell and Midge Marsden during the raft-up. Headlining the event was one of New Zealand’s premier female vocal ensembles, The Lady Killers featuring Jackie Clarke, Tina Cross and Suzanne Lynch.

Over 500 Riviera enthusiasts were treated to a highly memorable day and evening on the water.

Dean Horgan, our dealer principal said; “The largest Riviera raft-up to date was held in Perth in 2017 with 48 Riviera yachts. So, our New Zealand owners have really wanted to take the title from our Australian friends. People traveled from far and wide to take part,”

A team of 30 from R Marine Flagship and Riviera were on hand to help the boats safely raft together, with three Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yachts and one 61 Enclosed Flybridge to drop their anchors at the four points of the compass.

This truly was an event we will never forget and we thank all of our Riviera owners for making it happen!