(Courtesy of Riviera Group)

Riviera is firmly focused on the future after exiting receivership and returning to private ownership on March 8.

Longhurst Marine Holdings Pty Limited, a Queensland based investment company has purchased the Riviera assets, work in progress and associated companies and has offered employment to 340 of Riviera’s staff and contractors.

Rodney Longhurst is the Managing Director of Longhurst Marine Holdings and is well known in Queensland business circles having developed an investment portfolio in tourism and property.
Rodney already has a significant investment in the boating industry in the 9.2-hectare marine service facility “The Boat Works” located on the Coomera River within the Gold Coast Marine Precinct.

Wes Moxey, the former CEO of Riviera and a veteran of 26 years with the company has been asked to return as CEO after a three-and-a-half year sabbatical.

“Rodney has asked me to return to Riviera in the role of CEO to help steer the course forward. I am honoured to accept this position and I am dedicated to ensuring our great team continues to build award-winning vessels,” Mr Moxey said.

“Riviera is world-renowned for its quality craftsmanship and innovative designs and we are focused on ensuring that we continue to deliver high quality boats that exceed all expectations.

“As the company moves forward, we will continue to build and develop our team of highly skilled and qualified tradesmen, as well as strengthening our global dealer network, which currently spans 66 countries around the globe.”