NEWS - Riviera expands USA dealer network
Riviera appoints Treasure Coast Boating Center of Stuart, Florida
Australian luxury boatbuilder Riviera says it has appointed Treasure Coast Boating Center (TCBC) to its growing international dealer network.
Located in the "sailfish capital of the world" in Stuart, Florida, TCBC has been servicing its clients from the same on-water location for the past 18 years and brings to its customers more than 225 years combined marine industry experience, said Riviera.
Riviera Yachts USA Inc Director Chris McCafferty said TCBC would represent the Australian company from Broward County north to the Florida-Georgia state line.
"This is a very exciting new chapter for us in Florida and one that I know will be positive for current and prospective Riviera owners. The team, led by dealer principal D. Thomas Grane offer a very professional and pleasurable boating experience," said McCafferty.
According to Riviera, TCBC have extensive large powerboat experience, with dealer principal D. Thomas Grane beginning his career in the marine business in Atlanta, Georgia in 1984. He has spent the past 26 years operating sales and service facilities in both Florida and Georgia.
Grane said TCBC enjoyed a reputation as one of the most successful boat dealerships on the "Treasure Coast" of Florida.
"We couldn’t be happier to be associated with Riviera moving forward," said Grane.
"We believe the boating market of South Florida; with its miles of waterfront homes, the Inter Coastal Waterway (ICW), offshore cruising and fishing opportunities, as well as its many marinas and yacht clubs presents a unique opportunity for success for TCBC and Riviera.
"We believe the depth and breadth of the product line make Riviera unique. Being able to offer the extensive Flybridge collection and Offshore Express collection will attract the cruising customer as well as the sport fisherman.
"The growing Sport Yacht collection has great appeal to the baby boomer generation who enjoy longer term cruising and we believe will be an area of significant growth for us. The Motor Yacht collection will give us a place to take our owners as they move up in size and want to venture further afield.
"With Riviera’s renowned quality, fit and finish and value, strong customer service and ethic, the Treasure Coast is going to be very excited with Riviera.
"We are pleased to represent Riviera, Australia’s largest and most respected luxury boatbuilding company and a major player in the global marine industry.
"We look forward to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in October where Riviera will introduce the new 5800 Sport Yacht with IPS and 5000 Sport Yacht with Zeus and the new 43 Open Flybridge with IPS. We’re extremely excited about these new models and we know our clients will be too," Grane said.
Treasure Coast Boating Center is located at 420 S Federal Highway, Stuart, FL, 34994. For Sales & Service, phone 772-287-9800, for Sales, phone 866-611-7774 or fax 772-287-2878.
Photo: Treasure Coast Boating Center's D. Thomas Grane (left) and Riviera Yachts USA dealer and distribution manager Chris McCafferty
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