Our 8th Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza was a roaring success and the biggest ski day yet with a 50% increase in event attendees! The weather gods were shining on us on Friday 3rd March as we headed to Auron for a fantastic day on the slopes.Read More
Don't miss your chance to grab some amazing prizes at the Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza 2017!
Some of the prizes on offer for attendees are:
PREMIUM PRIZE: A one-night stay with breakfast included at a luxury palace hotel in Cannes (courtesy of Riviera Ports and the Syndicat des Hôteliers de Cannes et du Bassin Cannois)
4 x 18-hole green fees at the Grande Bastide Golf Course (courtesy of Riviera Cbay)
2 x Tandem Paragliding vouchers (courtesy of YPI)
1 x Level 2 WSET wine course (courtesy of Riviera Wine)
Champagne! (courtesy of Riviera Wine)
Dinner for 4 at Ancre de Chine (courtesy of Riviera Crew)
Dinner for 2 at Michelangelo (courtesy of Riviera Yacht Support)
Pepwave BR1 Slim Router (value $599, courtesy of GNO Accessories)
We are also kindly receiving two 7-seater minivans for morning logistics and VIP return transport.
Attendees will also receive goody bags on the bus enroute!
If you would like to Sponsor a prize or contribute something to the goody bags, please contact Ulf at firstname.lastname@example.org or the main event email email@example.com
IT’S ON AGAIN!
THE 8TH SNOW BONANZA IN AURON
FOLLOWING SEVEN YEARS OF GREAT TIMES & FUN IN THE SUN & SNOW WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SNOW BONANZA IS BACK!
THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE THERE BUSES DEPARTING AT 07:00 FROM THE PORTS OF ANTIBES, CANNES & MONACO. (DO NOT BE LATE,! THE BUSES WILLUU LEAVE AT 7).
BREAKFAST (COFFEE, THE, CROISSANTS, PAIN AU CHOCOLAT, FRUIT + JUICE) WILL BE SERVED ONBOARD AND INSPIRING SKI & SNOWBOARD FILMS SHOWN ON THE TV’S.
RENTAL EQUIPEMENT CAN BE ORDERED ON THE REGISTRATION FORM.
SKI PASSES, WITH FULL INSURANCE, WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL PARTICIPANTS. COMPATIBLE GROUPS WILL BE ORGANIZED FOR THOSE WHO WANT.
SKI & SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS WILL BE STANDING BY FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE A LESSON(can be booked on the registration form).
NOW, LET’S CARVE IT UP!!
AT NOON WE ALL MEET UP AGAIN AT THE RESTAURANT LA BERGERIE ON THE GREEN SLOPE (VERY EASY ACCESS) FOR AN APERETIF FOLLOWED BY A HEARTY
THREE COURSE MOUNTAIN LUNCH WITH WINE & COFFEE INCLUDED.
REFRESHED AND ROSY CHEEKED, THE ENTERTAINMENT REALLY TAKES OFF NOW AS THE SKI SCHOOL HAS SET UP A PARALELL SLALOM COURSE FOR US NEXT TO THE RESTAURANT!
AGAIN, THIS IS ON A GREEN SLOPE SO THAT ALL CAN PARTICIPATE NO MATTER WHAT LEVEL YOU ARE.
CHALLENGE YOUR NEMESIS!
THE MATTER OF SERIOUSNESS IS THE CHOICE OF EACH AND EVERYONE BUT OUR INTENT IS JUST TO HAVE FUN AND THERE WILL BE SOME SURPRISE ELEMENTS IN THE RACE…
THERE WILL BE TIME TO SKI / SNOWBOARD IN THE AFTERNOON FOR THOSE WHO WISH.
FROM 1600PM WE START THE FIRST APRES-SKI SESSION AT THE LES VALLONS TOGETHER WITH A GENEROUS PRIZE GIVING THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS.
THE BUSES WILL DEPART FOR THE RETURN TRIP AT 17:00.
ON ARRIVAL A SECOND APRES-SKI SESSION WILL COMMENCE AT THE BLUE LADY IN ANTIBES AND BY NOW WE DECLINE ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE REST OF THE EVENING…
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE BUS!!!
THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY OUR FRIENDS AT:
The Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza is one of the most popular winter events for the superyacht industry and we are thrilled to have new and returning Sponsors join our event and maximise their company brand in front of superyacht professionals.
Registrations are now open! You can join the Snow Bonanza here: https://www.rivierayachtsupport.com/shop/snow-bonanza-2017
RIVIERA YACHT SUPPORT SNOW BONANZA 2017 SPONSORS
RIVIERA PORTS, the unique network
5 ports at your service
Riviera Ports is the network of the 5 ports managed by the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce:
The teams of the Riviera Ports network are here for you, and are committed to making your stay exceptional. Our mission is to satisfy the expectations of all our clients
Yacht Chandlers is the first choice amongst Owners, Captains, Mates, Engineers, Chefs, Crew and charter management companies.
Offering the full range of Marine Supplies and Provisions for Mega Yachts, we meet the demands of all departments on board with our extensive line of marine supplies and interior products, as well as the finest quality gourmet foods.
Sturge International & Sturge Taylor are the leading professionals in the field of luxury yacht insurance. With a combined experience of over 50 years and a portfolio of total values in excess of US $1,000,000,000 we are able to negotiate highly competitive rates and offer extremely comprehensive insurances.
HEINEN & HOPMAN
Heinen & Hopman has become a leading specialist in the maritime sector. We provide world-class quality and service in air conditioning, ventilation, central heating, refrigeration and mechanical ventilation, and have supplied over 10,000 vessels worldwide.
The no-nonsense and entrepreneurial spirit of the employees who founded the family business in 1965 continues to pervade the company today. At the same time, Heinen & Hopman is renowned for thinking ahead of the curve and coming up with genuinely innovative systems and solutions.
De Keizer is an ambitious family business with years of experience in pioneering, high quality solutions for maritime installations. As an innovative and inspiring partner and employer that serves clients the world over, we have a clear mission: To make unlimited technical opportunities possible for superyachts.
Our passion for electrical systems in luxury yacht building dates back to our foundation in 1965. De Keizer has enjoyed uninterrupted growth since then, building a worldwide reputation in the maritime sector. Thanks to our specialized services and products for luxury superyachts, we have become a major supplier to renowned yards in Europe and beyond, fueled with passion about electronic systems and the perfect execution of the build and installation.
Together with our Dutch roots and family culture this leads to a very high standard and a “can do” mentality within every project we take on. Our word is our promise, and if we promise something, we will deliver.
Contact : Laura Todurot, Yacht Relationship Manager
ELITE RENT A CAR
Since 1996, Elite Rent Côte d'Azur, member of the Elite Rent-a-Car international group and of the French national network EURLIRENT, offers you the widest choice of vehicles for rent. Convertible, luxury car, commercial van, city car… Whatever your request is, Elite Rent Côte d'Azur is able to answer it effectively.
With 3 dynamic agencies in Monaco, Cannes and Nice, Elite Rent Côte d'Azur puts at your disposal professional teams available 7 days a week. Operating a trilingual manned line (French, English and Russian in Nice) from 7 a.m. to midnight: we will never leave you with no answer.
Riviera CBAY is the premier storage AND sales solution for the French Riviera and beyond - we store, sell and ship your ex-yacht items and yacht equipment.
Our 260m² safe and dry storage facilities in the Trois Moulins area next to the Antibes autoroute exit is also ideal for traditional storage.
Riviera CBAY is now introducing an á la carte storage service and bespoke logistic service which will enable you to pick up the phone and select which of your items you need and we will deliver them to the destination of your choice immediately!
Riviera Crew is part of the Riviera Yacht Support group. In 2009 Riviera Yacht Support opened its Crew Division here in Antibes and continues to provide the very best in recruitment and placement of professional crew.
Riviera Crew is an industry leader in providing an excellent all round and complete service for Yachts and Crew.
With a newly updated database of individually checked and verified crew members we offer an outstanding placement service bar none - our Antibes office is open from Monday to Friday 09h00 to 17h00, with a consultant available 7 days per week.
Riviera Wine is the wine division of Riviera Yacht Support, led by Master of Wine Louise Sydbeck.
With over 10 years experience of supplying wine to yachts, Riviera Wine can offer the very best advice. We are passionate and knowledgable about the wines we supply and have a very customer-centric approach. For all of your wine supply needs, WSET courses or tastings, you can rest assured you are in the very best hands.
MHG Insurance Brokers is the leading insurance brokerage providing advice and solutions for Marine Crew, businesses, groups and individuals around the world. Founded in 1991, the MHG group includes companies located in the US and Europe and is committed to providing our clients across all areas of our business with the highest level of advice, service and support.
With over 25 years of insurance experience, access to the world's leading insurance carriers and a commitment to service, MHG has established an unrivalled reputation for providing quality insurance advice and products that meet a clients’ particular circumstances, coverage requirements and budget. Through our “Concierge Broker Service” we will continue to assist you and/or your employees with questions regarding the policy, details about the coverage it provides and throughout the claims process.
With offices and staff in the Isle of Man, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Hamburg and the Cote d'Azur, we are strategically located to better serve an international clientele.
MHG Ocean Benefits Limited, trading as MHG Ocean Benefits and MHG Insurance Brokers is registered with the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority as an insurance intermediary in respect of General Business.
GNO ACCESSORIES / PEPLINK / PEPWAVE
GNO Accessories specialises is the design, installation, support and maintenance of onboard IT & AV systems. Our aim has always been to provide a solution that is reliable and easy for the crew to manage. We are planning on offering an AVIT course aimed at captains and engineers which would be a hands on course with equipment commonly found onboard Super Yachts.
Peplink / Pepwave
From the company’s inception, we set out to create the most reliable and easiest-to-use routers. Since then, we have developed multi-WAN VPN bonding (SD-WAN) routers and access points with industry-leading durability, a straightforward and intuitive web interface, and a wide range of features that are difficult to match.
From home-office users, to enterprise-branch networks, to emergency vehicles and Super Yachts we have helped thousands of customers migrate from traditional WAN to our SD-WAN solutions, resulting in increased bandwidth, higher WAN reliability, and lower costs.
THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPATING SPONSORS :
Get ready for the Riviera Yacht Support Snow Bonanza which will be returning to the ski resort of Auron on Friday 3rd March 2017!
We have another fantastic day lined up for the superyacht industry with breakfast, return bus transfers, ski pass, a 3-couse lunch with wine and coffee, prize giving and après-ski session all included!
More details about the day to come in the near future, but in the meantime you can check out Auron's webcams here : http://www.stationsnicecotedazur.com/fr/webcam/auron/
This year, as part of the RYS Golf Bonanza we pledged to donate a portion of player registration fees to the Antibes Lifeboat.
We're thrilled to say that this resulted in a donation of €662 which Angus delivered to the Lifeboat crew recently. Lifeboat Cox Wladimir Herman said the funds will be used to replace towlines which are a crucial safety element to their rescue operations.
We're happy to support the Antibes Lifeboat, a valuable part of the yachting community.
The Riviera Yacht Support group has expanded with Riviera Cbay officially launching as the premier storage and sale solution for the French Riviera and beyond!
As a sister company to Riviera Yacht Support and Riviera Wine, Riviera Cbay is a novel solution to the problem of boats being sold and broker companies then having to store or sell the boat's items that are onboard or in storage facilities.
Riviera Cbay aims to be the premier storage and sales portal for yacht interior items, audio, visual and entertainment products, furniture, water sports toys and equipment, engineering supplies and parts, galley equipment and clothing including unused crew uniforms.
The 7th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza held last Friday at the Grande Bastide Golf Course was our biggest and best Golf Bonanza yet!
We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to everyone who attended and we were fortunate to see the sunshine this year after the soggy but fun day last year.
This year's event was a resounding success with 100 teeing off for golf, and 160 in total for the sit-down lunch and we're pleased to see such overwhelming interest already in next year's event.
We were thrilled to have Dockwalk as our official Media Partner (keep an eye out for the event write-up in the December edition of Dockwalk magazine) and to see Monaco Marine return as a Main (Championship) Sponsor.
Our Platinum Sponsor, CBAY, ensured everyone was treated to a delicious three-course lunch, and our Gold Sponsor, Riviera Gourmet, sponsored the Hole-in-One challenge that sadly was not conquered leaving the gleaming Mercedes SLC to remain a dream for next year.
The prize giving was well received with Best Team awarded to Rooster's Revenge, Best Gents prize going to James Hennigar from M/Y Kingdom 5KR, and Best Ladies prize was awarded to Gilly Theed.
The Best Gross Score on the day was claimed by Terry Allen, Longest Drive (Gents) went to Rory in the Colgans bunch and Longest Drive (Ladies) was picked up by Anna Lindell. Best Dressed Team was handed out to the diverse bunch of costumes and crew represented by M/Y Kingdom 5KR.
Twenty-eight golfers beat the Pro Jéremie Felenc and 20 managed to Hit the Floating Green - well done, we hope you enjoy your bottles of rosé courtesy of Riviera Wine.
Prize winners were treated to some fantastic goodies including two Club Class tickets and a weekend at a luxury hotel in London thanks to British Airways and Rinck Griffin Travel, paragliding vouchers from Monaco Marine, dinner vouchers kindly sponsored by Dockwalk, CBAY and DolphinWear, a hair and beauty voucher from HEM/Cathelco, Golf Bags from Hill Robinson, Double Magnums of Rosé from Elite and PADI Open Water Courses donated by Diamond Diving.
Every one of our Sponsors was appreciated and we had great feedback from So-sij's lovely English breakfast to Wild Group International's fun bar and the classy polo shirts from Dolphin Wear.
Next year, we will be implementing improvements to the course marshalls as we understand it was a long day for some of you!
Photos from the day - thanks to event photographer Julien Michel - can be found on our Facebook page by clicking on the button below, and please feel free to tag Riviera Yacht Support in any of your photos on social media.
Until next year!
The Riviera Yacht Support Team
The annual 1000-metre Yacht Lunch was hosted by Riviera Yacht Support and Riviera Wine at the iconic Restaurant Quai des Artistes in Monaco on Friday 30th September.
Timed to coincide with Monaco Yacht Show, the festivities began with a champagne reception in the laid-back luxe of the outside bar beside Port Hercules, followed by a three-course lunch and wine to mark the end of another successful season.
Around 65 guests enjoyed a menu with mouth-watering options to satisfy Monaco Yacht Show appetites - from starters such as salmon or foie gras, mains such as sea bass and roasted lamb shanks and tempting desserts including molten chocolate puddings and profiteroles with cream.
Thank you to all the guests of Riviera Yacht Support and Riviera Wine who attended the End of Season Lunch in Monaco, and kudos to the staff of Restaurant Quai des Artistes for superb service.
See you all next year!
A great time was enjoyed by all on Wednesday 28th September at the 'Happy Hour' party hosted by Yacht Chandlers at the Star Deck upstairs at Stars N Bars in Monaco.
Overlooking Port Hercules, the soirée on the opening day of Monaco Yacht Show saw Riviera Yacht Support co-sponsor the event alongside other regional yachting companies.
Thank you to Yacht Chandlers for a super party, and a big congratulations to Captain Steve Willoughby of MY Sorah who won complimentary entry to the upcoming Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza scheduled for later this week.
The 7th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza will be held Friday 7 October 2016 at the Grande Bastide Golf Course.Read More
We are pleased to announce Dockwalk as the Exclusive Media Partner for our 7th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza, to be held Friday 7 October 2016 at the Grande Bastide Golf Course.
Valued by captains and crew across the world for essential resources and its active forum discussions, this partnership with Dockwalk provides an unmissable opportunity for the Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza and its sponsors to reach a vast number of people in the international superyacht community.
We are thrilled that the September issue of Dockwalk will feature a Full Page ad for Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza 2016, there will be a news piece on the Dockwalk website of the event with a link to the Golf Bonanza registration page and a one-page article covering the event in the December issue including photos from action on the day. Additionally, participants on the day of the event will receive their own copy of Dockwalk in their goody bag!
Welcome on board Dockwalk - we’re really excited to be working together to ensure this will be the biggest and best Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza yet!
SAVE THE DATE! Friday 7 October 2016
The Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza is one of the most highly anticipated social and networking events on the Mediterranean superyachting industry's calendar.
Each successive year, we appreciate the support from sponsors and players who contribute to make this event a superb day where you can enjoy friendly competition, a delicious 3-course lunch (with drinks), and a generous prize giving with plenty of opportunities to meet other individuals and companies from the superyacht industry.
This year, due to reorganisation and increased interest from sponsors and players, we will host the Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza at the Grande Bastide Golf Course with the potential for play to extend across to Opio Valbonne Golf Course.
We promise the 7th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza will be more spectacular and special than ever before!
Join us on Friday 7 October 2016 - more details to come soon in the near future!
The 6th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza started off with a BANG... of thunder and was accompanied by a truly Scottish downpour. Despite this, ninety-two brave souls took to the course and we ended up having the best BONANZA yet!Read More
On Thursday the 16th of April, Monaco Marine La Ciotat played host to the third edition of our RIVIERA YACHT SUPPORT BBQ BONANZA!
With the scene set, and the mood right (thanks to BEER on tap courtesy of COLGAN'S the French Riviera's very own Brewery, chilled rose served by RIVIERA WINE, and a charcoal fired BBQ masterfully handled by Riviera Gourmet.) It was time to commence with a SUMO competition bar none.
Grudge matches and inter-yacht rivalry were put to the test with 16 yachts putting forward their top contenders to fight it out in the middle. These were knock-out matches (best of three) with the winner of each match progressing into the next round.
Amidst much cheering and no small amount of sledging (mostly from the Aussies) the field was narrowed down until there were only two. JAN, representing LADY LAU, and SAM representing HERCULINA. These two giants among men faced off against each other, touched knuckles and then waited for the signal to "SUUUUUUMO!"
Jan won the first round, and Sam the second. A false start on the third came to nothing and then these beasts faced each other for the final time. The excitement was palpable, and the burgers, beers and wine were more than palatable.
"SUUUMO!" came the command from Ulf on the microphone. After some vicious fighting in the middle, SAM from his very aptly named vessel was crowned the SUMO MASTER!
The evening didn't slow down there. The sumo suits saw plenty more action, as did the bar, bbq and the dance floor.
Thank you to all of you who made it, to the sponsors who made it possible and of course a big congratulations to SAM the 2015 SUMO MASTER!
Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/rivierayachtsupport for more pictures and videos.
See you all in the summer!
-THE RIVIERA YACHT SUPPORT TEAM
A small selection of pictures:
Another excellent day in Auron. We had Sun, snow and good times a plenty!
Thank you to our fantastic sponsors, and crew who mad the day as special as it was. See you all next year and hopefully before!
- The Riviera Yacht Support TeamRead More
During the Master of Wine Awards Ceremony in London the 5th of November Louise Sydbeck (head of wine department at Riviera Yacht Support – now Riviera Wine) became the 100th women in the world to be awarded the most prestigious wine qualification available – Master of Wine. In addition to this qualification she also received the Bollinger Medal which is awarded to the candidate who has shown the most outstanding results in the three day blind tasting examination.
- I am so overwhelmed and relieved that I finally have achieved my goal of becoming a Master of Wine. I started on the program back in 2007 and it has indeed been a long journey. Already then I had a very profound knowledge of wine but as we supply the finest wines available to charter guests and yacht owners I felt there was a need to go further, I wanted to make sure that we were able to provide the highest quality of service and knowledge to our clients. I am now very happy to say that we are the only company in yachting that have a full time Master of Wine on our staff and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion!
Louise adds her name to the list of only 319 people who hold the Master of Wine qualification today. The Institute of Master's of Wine was established in 1953 and the qualification is one of the most rigorous and difficult to achieve with an extremely low pass rate. Nearly double this number of people have voyaged into space!
We offer the biggest congratulations to Louise for this incredible achievement! We've all known that she has been the Master of Wine for years, but to have the M.W at the end of her name is incredible. Well done Louise!
The Institute of Masters of Wine
For sixty years the Institute of Masters of Wine has been promoting professional excellence and knowledge of the art, science and business of wine. It began with an exam held for the first time in 1953 for the trade, known as the Master of Wine examination. Two years later the Institute of Masters of Wine was formed by the people who had passed the inaugural exam. The Institute’s membership now spans 24 countries while its study, examination and events programmes are conducted annually on a worldwide basis.
photo credits: http://www.markmitchell.photography/
Another successful Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza! This year over 100 players took to the greens to battle it out against one another for pride and prizes. Many thanks to our brilliant sponsors who make it all possible, and a very special mention to Monaco Marine who have been our title sponsor since the event was founded in 2010.
Some images of the Snow Bonanza 2014!Read More