Riviera’s Festival of Fun and Learning
In 2017, the three-day Festival of fun and learning will reach new levels, with an action-packed educational program including many new workshops and a series of fully refreshed workshops to further enhance the knowledge and enjoyment of luxury motor yacht owners.
Many new workshops
Our new workshops span the full spectrum of marine education – from night navigation and safety at sea through to a new fishing clinic, and we have also added a special new Skippers Program for those aged 18-25 years.
Also new is the seminar Living the Riviera Dream – the joys and rewards of extended cruising, detailing an amazing odyssey of over 5000 nautical miles around the Pacific on board the luxurious Riviera 61 Enclosed Flybridge, Communique.
Of course our most popular workshops return with new content and fresh hands-on workshops, including the Ladies Skipper Program, safe towing and anchoring, understanding the weather, offshore seamanship, understanding navigation and radar operation, as well as the preventative maintenance and professional Tricks of the Trade, emergency procedures and radio communications.
Riviera Express factory tour
Our fully narrated Riviera factory tour will return in 2017, where you can experience via the Riviera Express train ride or air-conditioned bus to learn more about our world-class production processes at the largest luxury motor yacht facility in the Southern Hemisphere.
Two fun-filled social events
The Riviera Festival of Boating Ladies Day event will be held on Friday 17 March at Palazzo Versace.
The Festival gala event, Let’s Dance, starts with a red-carpet marina party at the world-class Riviera facility on Saturday evening, 18 March, and will be followed by a spectacular celebration of dance and rhythm that is sure to have everyone eager to get up and shimmy, samba and rock all night long.
Luxury motor yacht owners, and aspiring owners, wishing to register for educational and social events can do so from today at FestivalofBoating.com. As these workshops and events are normally booked out, please register early.
If you love the boating life, our 500-strong team would love to welcome you to the Riviera Festival of fun and learning in March 2017.
Please see below for a list of the 2017 Festival of Boating Program Educational Workshops:
The under 25’s Skippers Club · Navigating at night · Knots, lines and hitches · Living the Riviera dream – the joys and rewards of extended cruising · Understanding radar · Fishing clinic · Safety at sea · Ask an expert about your classic Riviera · Weather fundamentals · Advanced weather forecasting · Fire training and emergency planning · Emergency protocols and procedures · First aid essentials · Safe towing, anchoring and rafting · Radio communications – distress, marine assist, Safetrix and AWQ · Australian waters qualification · Local direction, IALA buoy age system and collision regulations · Traditional navigation 1 – passage planning · Traditional navigation 2 – positioning · Mastering the simplicity of CZone · Onboard power systems · Mastering the glass cockpit system · Preventative maintenance and discovering the professional tricks of the trade · Ladies skipper program– tender handling · Ladies skipper program – start-up, helm station and berthing · Skippers on water – start-up, helm station and berthing · Offshore seamanship · Experience pod drive propulsion with integrated joystick and glass cockpit navigation · Experience the Twin Disc express joystick system · Experience a Seakeeper gyro stabiliser at work · Riv kids skipper program · Understanding desalination · Know your generator · Troubleshooting and preventative maintenance for sanitation and air-conditioning systems · Guided factory tours – aboard the Riviera express · Getting the most out of your marine insurance cover · Understanding the science of anti-fouling · Interior décor and styling and much more