‘I have always loved boats and being “on” the water as opposed to being “in” the water. My wife was not from a background of the water or boating but agreed with my concept. She was also sympathetic to me slowing down my hectic work life and we decided to try out the boating life and purchased a 2008 Riviera 3600 sports yacht from Brendon Grieve. It was a well kept and well presented boat and dealing with Brendon made the acquisition an easy experience.
We used the boat regularly on the river and started travelling to Rottnest and were hooked on the tranquillity of boating. We would regularly entertain family and friends. Having travelled the world on a regular basis in my job capacity, it just became so apparent at how fortunate we were in Perth to have access so freely to our waterways and how pristine and uncrowded they were. Sometimes we were the only ones on the water for some distance.
My wife genuinely embraced and enjoyed the boating lifestyle and I learnt so much with boat handling and navigation. We would use the boat every week and numerous times twice a week. After only 3 months of owning the Riv 3600, we upgraded to a 2008 Riviera 45 that Brendon Grieve brokered for us again with no hassles. The larger Riv 45 just took our boating experience and lifestyle to another level. It is just so comfortable with a larger crowd on board and has all the amenities and comforts for extended stays at Rottnest.
The boat has provided a calm, healthy and stress free environment for not only us but our family and friends on a regular basis. Many enjoyable times and memories have been with just my wife and I taking the boat out for a lunch at Rottnest or a river cruise.
We can honestly say we are converts to the boating lifestyle and feel so fortunate to be a part of it. Thanks so much Brendon for all your help in making it happen for us. Now, where’s that Glass for a toast!’ – Rgds, Peter