The Rivage Companies is proud to announce a brand new
division of our company with the recent award of factory representation for the
exciting and unique Duffy Electric Boats.Known worldwide as the finest electric boat in the industry, we are
certain that the introduction of this fine watercraft in the Mid-Atlantic
Region of the United States will be welcomed with keen interest. Duffy is
currently marketed with great success in California, Nevada, Florida, Hawaii,
New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, China and Spain.
You may be a current or former yachtsman who would rather
not wrestle with boat lines, gas docks and a multitude of maintenance and
repair issues. The DUFFY electric boat might just be a solution. Even if you
have never owned a boat, the simplicity of operation makes a DUFFY seem almost
like a golf cart on the water! One charge allows 11 hours of operation and with
a speed of 6 knots, it is ideal for calm waters such as rivers, bays, Intercoastal
Waterway cruising and certainly ideal in neighborhood canals. Often this
watercraft can cruise where motorboats will require more water depth.
I have spent most of my life on the water on very small
boats as a child and later on large yachts. I was overwhelmed with the discovery
of the unique features offered by this quality driven manufacturer. It is a
boat for all ages and ideal for the transition from handling larger power or sail
boats to a turn the key and go plug and play watercraft.
Having traveled to Newport Beach, California for more than
25 years, I have always been amazed at the multitude of breathtaking homes
surrounding Newport Harbor at the mouth of the Pacific Ocean. Today there are 2,500
Duffy electric boats docked in this harbor nestled amongst multi-million dollar
homes housing many international celebrities. Even movie stars such as John
Wayne has a family compound right on this picturesque bay. Other than a new Duffy
office situated on Lake Las Vegas with similar homes surrounding the lake and a
South Florida location, Duffy has never been introduced to the east coast of
the United States with one exception. More than 15 years ago, a well-known gentleman
from Irvington, Virginia made the same journey to Newport Beach and was so
enthralled with this company that he partnered, until his death, with a long established
yacht builder in Irvington, Virginia. Together they sold 40 Duffy boats to
Carters Creek homeowners situated on the edge of the famous “Tides Inn Resort”.My son and I recently rented a boat at Tides
Inn and were able to photograph those very boats still in great condition on
Carter’s Creek. The president and owner of that yacht building partner company met with us on this trip.After imparting a wealth of knowledge concerning
the quality of the Duffy boat, he has agreed to assist in the delivery of these
Electric Yachts” as we have now adopted as our company slogan.
If you currently reside on the water, this is an ideal boat
for evening sunset rides or cocktail parties, luncheons, etc.It can seat up to 12 guests and offers
options such as a refrigerator, head and other niceties that make it just a
fabulous addition to your home and boat dock!For those who do not live in a waterfront area, all of the dry storage
facilities can readily house this boat with ease. We have learned that these
dry storage facilities have plenty of space for watercraft in the 18-22 foot
size which also affords a very low monthly fee.
The handsome styling offers roll up zippered glass around
the entire boat and Sunbrella material on the canopy.Even in the winter months, the airtight glass
zippered can produce a warm interior for afternoon adventures. From below the
waterline to the tip top of the craft since its inception in 1969 has been simply
been one goal……to produce the finest quality electric boat in the world. This
missionbeen accomplished and is evidenced
by becoming the official boat of Walt Disney Enterprises and the internationally
acclaimed Marriott Hotels as well as many other prestigious partners.
We will soon be marketing “The Little Electric Yacht” to 5
and 7 Star fine hotel resort groups all over the world.