This is a unique opportunity for members to tour the state-of-the-art luxury motor yacht building facilities at Riviera Australia and hear from CEO Wes Moxey.
Wes will provide a fascinating insight into the rise of Riviera from its beginnings in 1980 to become today’s largest and most awarded luxury yacht builder in Australia and a leader in the highly competitive global market; and how the company has overcome challenges faced by many Australian manufacturers such as the shortage of a skilled workforce.
Riviera operates from a 14-hectare waterfront site at Coomera on Queensland’s Gold Coast – the largest luxury yacht building facility in the Southern Hemisphere – building luxury yachts from 36 to 77 feet in length across five model collections. The company exports over 55 per cent of its annual production to a global dealer network that spans some 60 countries across all continents earning the company the 2015 and 2016 Australian Marine Industry Exporter of the Year.
The presentation and guided tour of the manufacturing facility will be followed by networking and refreshments.
Note: Due to commercial sensitivities the organisers have the right to decline a request to attend.
About our host, Wes Moxey, CEO of Riviera Australia
Wes Moxey’s history with Riviera dates back to the company’s formative years and the launch of the Riviera 30. Wes joined Riviera in 1982 as a shipwright, just two years after the company was founded. He was promoted to Production Manager in 1987 and then Managing Director in 1998. His extensive marine experience and boat building knowledge fuelled his rise to the challenge of CEO in 2000 and the oversight of the move from Labrador to the company’s 14-hectare state-of-the-art Coomera facility. In 2008 he took a three-year sabbatical from Riviera during which time he developed the Belize Motoryacht line. Wes returned to the Riviera helm in 2012 and under his leadership and guidance, the company is moving forward and gaining further strength and momentum with a dedicated investment in new model development.