|At R Marine Sydney, purchasing Australia's most awarded brand of luxury cruiser comes with equally winning service. In fact, we pride ourselves on the fact that we've won many of Riviera's coveted Australian Dealer of the Year Awards. So what makes the R Marine Sydney experience unique? Long before a Riviera arrives at our marina, we arrive at the factory. Here, we carefully inspect every Riviera destined for our customers, ensuring the hull, mechanicals and interior are to our standards and will ultimately surpass yours.|
Most owners appreciate that true boating satisfaction isn’t jumping aboard a vessel capable of taking on the seven seas and simply heading to the nearest bay and dropping a pick, or picking up a mooring.
Then coming home again.
As nice as some of those ‘sit still and chill’ times can be, doing nothing is not always the antidote for a schedule filled with doing too much.More often it’s about doing something different.
Boating’s higher levels.
Listening to our owners, we sense a common desire: that most would do more if they knew more.Given enough experience and confidence, nearly all owners would like to take their boating to higher levels.But you don’t tend to gain experience and confidence from books, or other people’s travel yarns. You get it from being involved in a graduated way that builds one upon the other.This has been the genesis of a completely new boating club called BlueWater.
An R Marine initiative, BlueWater is so-called for the true colour of the ocean.(Both cloth and motor sailors refer to ‘blue water cruising’, meaning proper ocean passages.) From varying shades of jade green over a shallow bottom, the colour of seawater becomes progressively a rich, deep ultramarine the further seaward you go.That’s the blue highway, the magic water that carries you to near or distant — and different — cruising playgrounds, around Australia, or even around the entire blue planet itself.
The long and the short.
The core idea of BlueWater is what we call “accompanied involvement”.Instead of you having to try to patch together skills and experience on your own, it offers a structured repertoire of flotilla cruises and events ranging from overnight spins to week-long jaunts. Seasoned staff and support vessels accompany the convoys and smooth the way.
As your experience and confidence grow, you can step up the duration and distance.Just to give you some idea: If your hailing Port is the Gold Coast, you can join a short run to Grafton (for the Jacaranda Festival) or a longer sojourn to, say, Fraser or Whitsunday Islands.From Sydney, you can go short, to Port Stephens or Lake Macquarie; or longer, to Coffs Harbour. Out of Perth, the closer choice is our Geographe Bay Experience, or longer, to Margaret River. Adelaide offers a short cruise to Port Lincoln; or further afield to Streaky Bay.And so on. With twelve locations around Australia, R Marine offers plenty of options for BlueWater participants at every level.
One call assistance.
Is that the full extent of it?Oh no. You underestimate our dedication to owners.Radiating out from this core of experiences and explorations is a secondary ring of reinforcement. As a BlueWater Club member, you can make a single phone call to 1800 RMARINE *(1800 7627463) to summon up a Concierge service, a one-touchpoint stream of support. Whether your needs are marina berthing, boat service bookings, hire car arrangements, restaurant reservations, , weather and tide information, sightseeing, reprovisioning, hairdressing, day spas, massage — even medical and legal advice — we’ll help make them all happen. In addition, BlueWater Club extends to you invitations to exclusive dealer events, get-together experiences, new model launches and previews.Further encircling this are a series of factory initiatives which include “Women on Water”, a confidence-building program offering boat familiarisation and handling for women (by women); skipper training and licencing; trouble-shooting and maintenance briefings — even expert fishing tips.
BlueWater benefits don’t stop there, either. Surrounding all of this again is the long-serving, unique care provided by R Marine: with 24/7 on-water assist around the coast; 26 land-based service vans; vast spare part inventories; and a thousand-plus years of experience accumulated by our team of over 40 technicians. All in all, a reassuring sense of complete confidence.
A priceless offer.
A service as valuable as this must surely carry a hefty membership fee.On the contrary, it is, quite literally, price-less. BlueWater membership is free to owners of both new and pre-owned Riviera, Princess and Grand Banks vessels, purchased through R Marine. If ever there was a reason to get into a quality boat, or to get more quality from your boat, this is surely it. Experience, service and support every bit as substantial as the boat itself. Not just a way to let an eager boat off off its leash.But a way to unleash your own boating skills and satisfaction.