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2018 Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza is on!

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The 9th Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza will be held on Friday 5th October 2018 at the Grande Bastide Golf Course in Châteauneuf Grasse-Opio on the French Riviera.

The day includes friendly competition over 18-holes of golf, a 19th-hole Champagne reception, a hearty 3-course lunch and a generous prize giving with plenty of opportunities to meet other professionals and companies from the yachting industry. 

The Golf Bonanza is the largest annual golf day for the superyacht industry on the French Riviera, and each year the event gets bigger. Last year, RYS welcomed 125 players for the golf and a total of 161 guests for the lunch and prize giving ceremony.

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The event is a chance to partner with a select group of yachting companies who take the opportunity to reach other industry professionals for networking and a social day on the fairways and greens. 

For more information, schedule of play, sponsor details and to buy tickets, please visit: Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza 2018


SYGroup logoTHE SUPERYACHT GROUP joins another one of our fantastic events as Media Partner. The Superyacht Group is the industry’s leading information and market insight provider.  The Group’s portfolio of services comprises print reports, a digital news site, the industry’s leading conferences, bespoke event services, market consultancy and intelligence, and a full-service marketing and branding agency.  

Riviera RadioRIVIERA RADIO is participating as our Radio Partner for this year's event. Riviera Radio is the only English-speaking radio and daily media in the south of France with specific programming dedicated to yachters, and has been at the center of the yachting community for 30 years.

An excellent marketing tool for yachting companies and service providers and a strong multichannel platform to connect and provide leads with owners, yachting professionals, charter customers, captains and crew.
Every year Riviera Radio is media partner of Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows with live broadcasts, interviews and daily reports so stay tuned over the duration of the yacht shows to hear the adverts about the Golf Bonanza! 

OO Full Logo HR 2Sam Watson and the team at ONBOARDONLINE are valuable Media Partners for this year's Golf Bonanza. Onboard Online is a digital publication for the global yachting community, targeted to captains, crew, industry professionals and enthusiasts worldwide.

Their mission is to be at the forefront of issues that matter to their readers, providing information and resources around yacht charter, marinas and destinations as well as new technologies and marine conservation.

From July, they announced their partnership with SuperYacht Radio giving them a combined audience of over 130,000 yachting enthusiasts keen for a broader range of content at sea and ashore. Great to see you return for another Riviera Yacht Support event!


Monaco Marine logoMONACO MARINE have been the main Sponsor of the RYS Golf Bonanza since our first event and we're very happy to welcome them back this year as our Championship Sponsor! 

Thanks to a growing network of 8 shipyards and marinas on the Mediterranean coast, Monaco Marine maintenance and refit activities cover yachts from 10 meters to 100 meters and more.

Owners, captains and crews benefit from unique sites during their short or long-term technical stops: Monaco, Beaulieu-sur-mer, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Antibes, Golfe de Saint-Tropez, La Seyne-Toulon, La Ciotat and Marseille, a new shipyard dedicated to megayachts.

Regardless of the project complexity, Monaco Marine's experienced technical teams and specialised contractors perform repair operations with strict quality standards. With more than 20 years experience, Monaco Marine offers adapted facilities and develops numerous services to crews.

Over 3300 boats undergo refit, repair or wintering at Monaco Marine every year where the team is dedicated to yacht owners and yachting professionals all year round.

Awlgrip AGL logoAGL MARINE / AWLGRIP / 3M return to our event as Platinum Sponsor and will be kindly sponsoring the delicious three-course Lunch at the Grande Bastide for all Riviera Yacht Support Golf Bonanza attendees.

Since 1993, AGL Marine S.A has been serving the yachting industry. Participating in the boat building, refit, painting and maintenance of all types of boats, AGL is today a specialist in yacht paints, with Awlgrip as the main reference.

Already 24 years that the AGL team is present in Europe and distributes its topcoats, full system of paint, varnishes for yachts, its renowned antifouling and all kinds of consumable products. AGL chooses to promote the premium brands such as Awlgrip, 3M, Epifanes for varnishes, Seajet for antifouling, West System for epoxies, Sika and lots of other brands.

Three locations are dedicated to a faultless service: Cannes with 2000sqms of warehouse and a shop for professionals, La Rochelle and Lorient. AGL strives to guarantee the best customer service with sales and technical representative dedicated to customer projects and commercial service always available for any queries.


NJ Logo 200We're thrilled to announce NORTHROP & JOHNSON is joining us as a new Sponsor for this year's Golf Bonanza, taking the opportunity to sponsor the prestigious Hole-in-One competition to win a luxury Mercedes Classe A 180d AMG vehicle if you sink a hole-in-one at Hole number 3!

Since 1949, Northrop & Johnson has offered a new dimension of sophistication and service to the yachting lifestyle.  Northrop & Johnson's reputation of success is built on decades of commitment to clients and commerce within the industry.

From yacht sales and purchase to charter to management and marketing of the world's most discerning luxury vessels, Northrop & Johnson offers a total-service approach.

The impressive record of yacht sales, growing charter fleet and global expansion are a testament to the honesty, integrity and steadfast promise to deliver the best to Northrop & Johnson's clientele.


RivieraWine logoRIVIERA WINE is the wine division of Riviera Yacht Support, led by Master of Wine Louise Sydbeck and will be generously sponsoring the Champagne bar on the day.

With over 10 years' experience of supplying wine to yachts, Riviera Wine can offer the very best advice. They are passionate and knowledgeable about the wines they supply and have a very customer-centric approach.

Louise has recently published 'The Yacht Cru Wine Guide', the first wine book dedicated to yachting. For all of your wine supply needs, WSET courses or tastings, you can rest assured you are in the very best hands.

RivieraCrew logoRIVIERA 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 comprehensive database of individually checked and verified crew members they offer an outstanding placement service bar none - the Antibes office is open from Monday to Friday 09h00 to 17h00, with a consultant available 7 days per week.

Last year, Riviera Crew kept golfers on the day hydrated and fed with a range of refreshing cocktails, cold beverages and snacks and we're looking forward to seeing what they mix up this year!

colgans logoAndy and the team at COLGANS BREWERY will be back for the 9th edition of our Golf Bonanza to serve up some cold craft beers for our thirsty golf players.

Beer connoisseurs in the know will be familiar with their great range of beers served in bars, beer shops and restaurants across the Côte d'Azur including the Hopbuckler IPA, Pacific Pale Ale, Captain's Stout, Colgan's Pilsner and Pirate Pale Ale.

Andy and the team also welcome visitors for tastings at their Pub and Tap Room in Mouans-Sartoux - we look forward to some Colgans beers at the Grande Bastide Golf Course on October 5 - cheers!

Lamico logoWe are thrilled to have Christophe and the team from LAMICO / SIMPLE2SHIP return as a Silver Sponsor at this year's Golf Bonanza event.

Simple 2 Ship and their sister company LAmico offer a packaging and shipping solution that is an easy way to save time and money by offering competitive rates for shipping anything, anywhere, anytime. Great to have them return as a Sponsor! 

Liquid logoWe're delighted to welcome LIQUID YACHT WEAR as a Silver Sponsor where they will gift a stylish polo shirt featuring Sponsor logos to each player on the day.

Liquid Yacht Wear is the industry leader in fashion forward, practical and comfortable uniforms designed specifically for the yacht industry.

Over the past 25 years Boat Bum (their private label) has developed into an internationally recognized brand with their flagship office in the USA also servicing the Caribbean and Bahamas while their sister store in Antibes (France) covers the Mediterranean.

Liquid Yacht Wear is proud to launch their new "Gold Label" cutting edge materials, think fast dry, no iron, stretch and modern fit.  Their experienced staff are ready to greet you and assist with your Yacht or Villa uniform.

Prestige Driver logoFounded in 2012, PRESTIGE DRIVER is directed by Julien Lanteri and Christophe Sella who started their own enterprise after more than 10 years experience in transport.

Over the past 3 years, their company has evolved by expanding their car fleet and they work day and night to ensure five-star service from Monaco to St Tropez.

A big thank you to Prestige Driver for supplying the minivan transfers for our Golf Bonanza participants!    You can contact them in the future via their Prestige Driver Cannes Facebook page or email : contact@prestige-driver.com

Sosij logoA gracious thanks goes to Emma and the team at SO-SIJ who return to the 9th edition of the Golf Bonanza as our Breakfast Sponsors.

Well-known in the yachting industry for the best sausages, Scotch eggs and Yorkshire puds in town, So-Sij will be serving up a full English breakfast at the Grande Bastide Golf Course that is sure to fuel everyone for a day out on the fairways!

Chateau dEsclans logoCHÂTEAU D'ESCLANS have been a fantastic supporter of the RYS Golf Bonanza and we're very happy to welcome them back this year as the prestige Sponsor for wines served at the 19th-Hole.

Located on an exceptional site, on elevated land near the Gorges de Pennafort twenty-five kilometres from Fréjus, the estate is famous for their wines such as Whispering Angel, Garrus and Rock Angel. 


CBay logoRIVIERA CBAY have taken a premium opportunity to return with a double-edged bonus - they are sponsoring a bar with refreshments and snacks on the fairways AND Hole number 4 featuring the 'Closest to the Line' challenge!
As the premier storage and sales solution for the French Riviera and beyond, Riviera Cbay store, sell and ship your ex-yacht items and yacht equipment.  Their 260m2 safe and dry storage facilities in the Trois Moulins area next to the Antibes autoroute exit is also ideal for traditional storage.

Stay tuned to Riviera Radio over the next few weeks where you can hear their adverts and learn why their 'a la carte' storage service and bespoke logistic service has changed the storage and marketplace model for yachts in the Mediterranean.

bluewater logo6We're extremely happy to announce BLUEWATER YACHTING is jumping on board the Bonanza bus and participating as a new Sponsor for this year's event, taking the opportunity to sponsor Hole number 5 - our 'Beat the Pro' competition!

The 'Beat the Pro' competition is your chance to tee-off and challenge Jérémie Felenc, our golf professional.  Any player who beats him at Hole # 5, wins a prize!  Last year, 19 people placed their ball closer to the hole than Jérémie so the stakes are raised for this year.

Bluewater is the only company that can sell, charter and manage yachts with crew they have personally trained and recruited.

Bluewater was recently ranked #1 by crew as the preferred provider for recruitment and training. Their team of industry experts and renowned instructors take pride in delivering the most comprehensive range of training courses. Their industry leading database of over 120,000 crew is constantly updated by their crew agents, enabling them to identify the right candidates for you.

Their new website will be launched this month, with a new look crew profile, updated career information and new dynamic job search functionality.

In addition to being the largest crew trainer and recruiter in the world, Bluewater is a luxury yacht charter and brokerage company with offices in Antibes, Davos, Hong Kong, Miami, Moscow and Palma.

Zephyr logoZEPHYR YACHTING return to the fairways at the Grande Bastide to sponsor the 'Closest to the Pin in 2 shots' challenge set up at Hole #7.

With offices in Antibes and Barcelona, team Zephyr provides both the professional and pleasure yachting enthusiasts the finest selection of the latest luxury tenders and big boys toys for your charters, private parties or team building exercises.

In addition to that, Zephyr offers all the crew and VIP training you may need through world-recognized governing bodies such as the RYA (Royal Yachting Association), MCA (Maritime Coast Guard Agency) and the Marshall Island Registry. 

HEMcathelco logoThe 'Longest Drive' competition that takes place at Hole number 10 is one of the most anticipated challenges on the day! 

Once again, the 'Longest Drive' is generously sponsored by one of the Golf Bonanza's avid supporters each year, HEM/CATHELCO, who specialise in design and manufacture of equipment for superyachts with desalination and water treatment systems. 

Great to see you on board again and we're looking forward to seeing who takes the top spot at hole # 10!

Freedom Maritime logoFREEDOM MARITIME will be back for the 9th edition of our Golf Bonanza to take on sponsorship of the 'Closest to the Pin' competition at Hole #16.

Freedom is conveniently located a short distance from Port Vauban in Antibes and offers a product range including interiors, deck, engineering, water sports, safety and logistic supplies.

Sturge logoWe are thrilled to have the team from STURGE return as a Bronze Sponsor at this year's Golf Bonanza event.

Sturge is sponsoring the 'Floating Green' at Hole # 17 where you can perfect your target shot to win a prize!  

Sturge are one of the respected names in the field of Luxury Insurance Brokering with many of the Sturge Team having operated in this sector in excess of 20 years and responsible for arranging bespoke insurance solutions for some of the world's finest yachts. Great to have them return as a Sponsor!

Watch our video from last year to get the vibe!


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