Riviera Festival to run during SCIBS

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Queensland boat builder reverts to holding in-house show in May.

Anybody who thought that last week’s announcement about the cancellation of the Gold Coast Expo might herald the return of Riviera to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) in 2018 should think again following the announcement this week that the Queensland luxury boat builder is set to host its 2018 Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating at the same time as SCIBS.

The event will run over four days from 24-27 May, 2018, at Riviera's facility in Coomera on the Gold Coast. This year it was held in March alongside the Gold Coast Expo.

As usual the Festival is set to offer a range of hands-on educational workshops designed to promote boating safety and to build owner confidence. Popular workshops returning next year include the Ladies Skipper Program, safe towing and anchoring, understanding the weather, offshore seamanship and understanding navigation.

“The Festival of Boating was created for Riviera and Belize owners to help them realise their full boating potential,” said Riviera’s owner and chairman Rodney Longhurst.

“We also welcome those who seek to join our Riviera family of owners and enjoy the best of motor yacht ownership.

“Whether you are investigating the incredible lifestyle of luxury motor yacht ownership or you have been enjoying boating all your life, everyone will discover something new and valuable at the 2018 Riviera and Belize Festival of Boating.”

The event will also include guided tours of the Riviera facility as well as social events culminating in the traditional Saturday marina cocktail and gala evening.

Pre-registration for the Festival is now open for those who wish to receive the 2018 Festival program ahead of its public release.

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