OUR TEAM

Professionals you can trust with a passion for Riviera boats and luxury motor yachts. A proven track record of over 30 years of experience operating in Australia’s most awarded Riviera dealerships. A commissioning and delivery processes that ensure you get your boat on the water confidently, safely and quickly. Scale with a local focus, including more than 15 staff of engineers, shipwrights, sales, delivery captains and finance experts. In-house training capability that offers several specialised courses and events throughout the year to promote safe and fun Riviera boating.

A full calendar of events with other Riviera owners to help you spend more time on the water, exploring, having great times and meeting other owners.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, we’re happy to offer market advice and help steer you in the right direction. See you on the water soon!

OUR AWARDS

  • Highest Sales Award
  • Riviera Dealer Award Since 2009
  • Customer Service Riviera Dealer Award Since 2009

 

Mike Joyce – Dealer Principal

Mike Joyce Dealer Principal

Mike Joyce, Dealer Principal of R Marine Sydney, has over 30 years of marine industry experience and is the longest-serving Riviera broker. R Marine Sydney predominately sells and services Riviera and Belize motor yachts. The brokerage component is the largest in Australia and specialises in large motor yachts, selling premier luxury brands such as Sunseeker, Fairline, Azimut, Maritimo and Princess.

Mike and his team have consecutively won the Australian Riviera Dealer of the Year Award since 2009, along with the Best Customer Service award. Mike has sold countless luxury boats during his career and is the respected ‘ five times cons go-to’ person in the Australian marine industry.

With a deep understanding and love of boats, Mike knows that earning long-term respect begins with a complete commitment to exceptional customer service.

 

Simon Don – Sales Executive

Simon Don R Marine Sydney

It’s satisfying to match a client with a great boat and know that they and their families will enjoy it. Nothing beats spending time on the water with family and friends.”

A long-time boatie, Simon has worked with R Marine Sydney and Riviera for around 12 years at different career stages. While still at school, Simon commenced his working life, driving tender boats for Middle Harbour Yacht Club and detailing boats for Riviera Sales Sydney at Rushcutters Bay.

Before his current role, Simon was the National Sales and Marketing Manager for a manufacturer in the RV segment based on the NSW South Coast. Simon is happy to return to Sydney and the boating industry, where his true passion lies.

Simon is proud to have received Riviera’s Sales Excellence award (individual) in 2019 and 2021.

If you enjoy boating in Sydney, you’ll likely see Simon on the water soon, so be sure to say G’day.

 Simon@rivierasydney.com.au

0404 444 033

 

 

 

Martin Rose -Sales Executive

Martin Rose

One of the most experienced Riviera brokers in the country, Martin Rose, has always been around the ocean. His father was a ship pilot in Southampton, UK, and his family owned several boats throughout his childhood. He then expanded his interest in studying for a degree in Marine Biology at university before moving to Australia. He began his career in the marine industry in Sydney in 1993. After gaining experience with other brands, he joined the Riviera family at 7Seas Motor Cruisers in 2001 with  Mike Joyce, representing the Mariner range. After several years, the dealership moved to Rushcutters Bay to promote the whole Riviera product range. After a brief hiatus from the industry, Martin returned to the Dealership in 2019 at the new location at the Superyacht Marina in Rozelle. He says, ‘ It was extraordinary to see the product’s progress over such a short time. Riviera is now a globally respected brand with a presence at all the major international boat shows. The current model range and quality of construction ensure that we can meet the needs of the most discerning buyers, whatever their boating plans. I have many customers who have owned a range of models over the years as their requirements have changed, and it has been both a pleasure and a privilege to advise them on how to maximise their boating experience. Call Martin to chat with him about your wishlist for the perfect boat, and let his expertise guide you to the outcome.

martin@rivierasydney.com.au

0404 777477

 

LUCAS SIMKIN -SALES EXECUTIVE

Lucas Simkin

Lucas’s maritime journey began with a luxury charter boat company in Sydney Harbour, where his dedication earned him commercial certifications, including Master 24 and MED II. This role also gave him unique opportunities to meet internationally recognised figures such as musician Ed Sheeran, former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Before joining our team, Lucas honed his skills in vessel management at Boating Partnerships, overseeing 20 vessels, primarily Rivieras. This role allowed him to understand the Riviera brand extensively, managing and delivering ships along the East Coast for various clients.

Lucas’s extensive experience and unwavering passion for boating make him an invaluable addition to our team.

lucas@rivierasydney.com.au

0410 799603

Ben PiggOtt -SErvice Manager

Ben has extensive experience in the marine industry. In addition to managing refits and logistics for various yacht management companies, he has competed in regattas, offshore races, and record attempts with professional offshore racing teams.

In the Philippines, he assisted in the preparation of vessels and worked in various other capacities. Ben’s journey to the remote islands of the Philippines has been exciting and awe-inspiring. His overseas career experience extends to the Fastnet Race in the UK in 2019 and the Transatlantic Race in Newport, USA.

At the beginning of 2020, Ben moved permanently back to Australia. Recent career highlights include working as an event manager for a boat broker in Port Hacking and with a charter company. Both roles have given him valuable insight into Sydney boating lifestyles and private boat ownership.

He spends most of his free time boating in Port Hacking and completed his fifth Sydney to Hobart Race last year. He is looking forward to meeting R Marine Sydney boat owners, sharing his boating knowledge, and helping them enjoy Sydney’s best boating lifestyle.

Ben@rivierasydney.com.au

0404 444011