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Ray White Marine cruises into Melbourne to announce the launch of Riva $50 million superyacht.

17 May 2019


Ray White Marine has continued its national expansion program and established a new office within the exclusive Royce-Rolls Motor Cars Showroom in Melbourne.

Already with a strong local presence on the Gold Coast, Sydney and in Auckland, Ray White Marine is opening its doors in Melbourne, one of Australia’s two largest cities and luxury motor yacht markets.

CEO and founder Rick Rodwell said the business already had many existing luxury yacht clients in Melbourne, which was home to the highest number of superyacht owners in Australia, so the initiative will also provide local support for both these new and pre-owned brokerage vessel owners.

The business draws on its base of worldwide industry colleagues to identify, source, and survey the right vessel, with its specialist brokers often travelling to Europe, Asia or the US to personally inspect recommendations on behalf of their clients.


“Ray White Marine’s Melbourne office will provide the Victorian market with the first sales and service presence of a leading global euro luxury motor yacht brand as the exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor for Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, and the iconic Riva marque. Other brands in the Ferretti Group include semi displacement and planing yachts from Custom Line, and the full custom superyacht from 45 metre to 90 metres built by the CRN shipyard,” Mr Rodwell said.

Ray White Marine is also appointed the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Technohull high performance bespoke RIBs.

The move will also expand the marine auction program to conduct events locally for buyers and sellers alike in consort with the more than 90 local offices in the Ray White real estate network in Victoria.

“Zagame Automotive, Ferretti Group and Ray White Marine share many synergies as pre-eminent luxury brands in their fields, and Zagame Automotive, like the Ray White Group, are each 100 per cent owned by respected and successful Australian families,” Mr Rodwell said.

Zagame Automotive is the authorised sales and service dealer in Victoria for leading European luxury, sports and high-performance brands including Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, McLaren, Lamborghini, Audi,  Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lotus.

It is also the exclusive Australian agent for the most spectacular of car brands, Pagani Automobili, which hand builds stunning multi-million dollar works of automotive art.

“Our brands represent the best of the best, and our buyer demographics consequently overlap, along with our business philosophies of offering the world’s leading brands with impeccable levels of customer service,” Mr Rodwell said.

The Ferretti Group’s Riva brand is well known as the “Rolls Royce of the Ocean”, and Pershing as the “Ferrari of the Sea”.

“Connoisseurs of high end luxury motor cars tend to be interested in luxury yachts, and vice versa, so it makes sense to form an association of this nature,” said Zagame Automotive founder and managing director, Bobby Zagame.

The Zagame Automotive association will provide exclusive and combined benefits for our respective databases along with new clients, including the opportunity to visualise the latest luxury yacht styling, interior designs, fabrics and finishes on the state of the art AV interactive multi media display wall in the Rolls-Royce showroom.

Ferretti Group is also announced the launch of the Riva 50-metre superyacht hull #1 appropriately named Race, built for an iconic global automotive family identity.


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