Freedom Marine appointed to represent Riviera yachts in Canada 

Freedom Marine Dealership

July 9, 2024

Freedom Marine Vice President Denis Barnard (left) pictured with Riviera owner Rodney Longhurst and Riviera West Coast Sales Manager Rob Scott (right). 

Freedom Marine International Yacht Sales has joined Riviera’s growing global network of dealerships and will represent Riviera in Canada.

Freedom Marine will offer the complete range of Riviera yachts from 39 to 78 feet from its two offices in Coal Harbour, Vancouver, and Port Sidney Marina on Vancouver Island.

“We are pleased to welcome Freedom Marine to the Riviera global dealership network,’’ owner Rodney Longhurst said.
“Freedom Marine has been operating in Vancouver since 1997. We share the same values when it comes to creating the ultimate boating experience for our motor yacht owners.

“We look forward to the Freedom team supporting our many Canadian owners and welcoming new owners to the Riviera family.”

The Freedom Marine team is known for its highly regarded after-sales care. “In addition to giving new Riviera owners all the delivery and handover briefing and training they require, we connect them with our preferred service teams and include access to world-class boathouses in both office locations,’’ Freedom Marine Vice President Denis Barnard said.

Riviera yachts as far as the eye can see. 60 Riviera yachts and 160 people from Canada and the Pacific Northwest recently attended the 2024 Riviera Roche Harbor Rendezvous.

“Freedom Marine is the only yacht dealership in British Columbia with multiple boathouses between 55 and 75 feet, which provide a clean and fully enclosed environment for service, maintenance and repairs.’’

In 2023, Freedom Marine was awarded “Best Aftersales Support” amongst 73 global dealers by a world-leading adventure boat manufacturer. Revolution Yacht Experience, the service division of Freedom Marine, has extensive experience in commissioning, maintenance and equipment installation.

The strong Freedom Marine team consists of nine professional yacht sales representatives who are supported by a team of administration, marketing, accounting, and management personnel. This includes the recent appointment of Greg Andrew, a seasoned and respected sales professional with more than 15 years of experience working with Riviera yachts.

Freedom Marine is also Number 1 in Canada for boats sold between 35 and 180 feet.

“We are honoured to be representing Riviera yachts in Canada. With so many long-term Riviera owners boating here, we are keen to assist with any service we can,” said Mr. Barnard. “Earlier this month 60 Riviera motor yachts and 160 people from Canada and the Pacific Northwest attended the Riviera Roche Harbor Rendezvous and Freedom Marine were proud to partner with Emerald Pacific Yachts to host this inspiring event. We pride ourselves in putting our customers’ needs first in every decision that we make, and we look forward to supporting Riviera owners and welcoming more Canadians to the Riviera family.”

The Freedom Marine team co-hosted the 2024 Riviera Rendezvous event at Roche Harbor between June 6-9 with Emerald Pacific Yachts, where Canadian boat owners had the chance to meet the team.

Freedom Marine has also recently been named a 2024 Employer of Choice Award winner by Boating Industry Canada, the leading industry trade journal in the Canadian boating circle.

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