R Marine Jones – Coomera, Queensland
When it comes to event-planning, Randall and the team from R Marine Jones has the Midas touch! Willing the clouds to part on what was already the wettest day of the month, Randall sent an SMS declaring the Christmas Spirit Party must go on: “The weather will improve, I promise.”
As soon as the official start time passed, so had all the inclement weather – the clouds shuffled around to give the sun an ever-increasing space to shine.
As the anchorage came into view along the aptly named Millionaires Row at Jumpinpin, it looked like there was an extended family gathering. You could see the distinct family resemblance – all branches of the family were represented too: Flybridges, SUV’s, Sport Yachts and Sports Cruisers.
A total of 25 Riviera’s and a multitude of other craft backed the call and rendezvoused for the last time for 2015. Randall reports that the very relaxed atmosphere was a great tonic to quell the busy feeling this time of year creates.
For some, this was their fourth Riviera Experience or R Marine Jones Rendezvous for the year, whilst others with new boats made it their first event for the year. After hearing stories regaled of the fantastic trip to Lady Musgrave Island in September, the Christmas Party promised many more adventures next year.
“Christmas is a time for family and giving,” said Randall. “It’s also an opportunity for our team to thank our boating family for their support during the year and give back with a rendezvous that includes a gourmet luncheon – a variety of tantalising salads, gourmet meats and cheeses followed by special deserts made by Melinda (Jones) that were a big hit and didn’t last long.”
Randall and Melinda delivered each boat owner a gift to thank them for their support. The kids had smiles on their faces with their gifts and the smiles continued all day, with great energy expended flying through the air off a water trampoline having fun and making new friends.
“A truly spectacular day was had and we look forward to many more great Rendezvous, events and Experiences in 2016,” said Randall, whose dealership was awarded the Riviera Service Excellence Award for 2015. “We wish you all a happy and safe summer on the water!”