Boating Partnerships was started by managing director Tom van Vliet to create small syndications in luxury Riviera motor yachts between like-minded individuals.

Tom designed the business structure to make syndicated ownership as relaxing and enjoyable as possible while ensuring the owners stay in control of their asset.

Boating Partnerships appeals to those who have limited time but have a genuine passion for luxury lifestyles and world-class motor yachts, and who wish to share the ultimate boating experience with families, friends or business colleagues.

With the main focus on the owner experience, Boating Partnerships operates under a completely transparent running cost structure meaning what it costs to own the boat is what is charged to the owners, much like owning a boat by yourself. 


To change the face of syndicated ownership

To provide clients with exceptional service, transparent running costs, exclusive services and an overall outstanding boating experience


Riviera and R Marine network relationship

We are the only syndication company endorsed and supported by Australia's most awarded luxury boat builder. Together with Riviera Australia's extensive R Marine dealer network, Boating Partnerships offers vessels in some of Australia's most desirable boating locations. Each shareholder in a Boating Partnerships arrangement enjoys the benefits of being part of the global family of Riviera luxury motor yacht owners. These benefits include unrivalled aftermarket support from the nationwide R Marine Network of Riviera and Belize dealers, Riviera's educational workshops and seminars, exclusive invitations to spectacular social events around the world and access to the marque's special experience voyages cruising with fellow Riviera owners. 


We purchased a one sixth share in a Sydney-based 4800SY and we're loving it. It's been a dream to own a "big boat" for more than 20 years and, after researching buying our own second-hand boat outright, we realised that buying a share in a brand new, state-of-the-art Riviera made a lot more sense. We don't use our boat 100% of the time, so why pay for 100% of the ongoing costs? Despite it being a syndicated boat, Boating Partnerships have helped ensure we have a real sense of "ownership" of our pride and joy. The BP team are friendly and professional, and we like that they ensure that like-minded owners are selected for each vessel. The boat is impeccably looked after and we love the walk-on-walk-off service that BP provides.

Andrew and Inga - May 2019

"I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking at investing in a boat share syndication to have a talk to Tom.  He is the ultimate professional and you will be surprised how easy it is to be involved in a small syndication of large boats".

- Roger
East Coast travelling 68 Sports Motor Yacht, 'WINGS'

After contemplating for many years to either purchase a boat or engage in a boating partnership, my wife encouraged me to take the plunge. The team at Boating Partnerships had stayed in contact with me knowing it was something I was keen on doing and their knowledge and expertise was the final clincher that gave me the confidence to proceed. It has by far, been the best format of owning a boat. The quality of boat is superb and the location and facilities are second to none. It has been the best thing I have done as it has provided hours of entertainment and provided a unique environment on our spectacular harbour and exploring Pittwater to spend quality time with family and friends as well as making new friends through the boating partnership. I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys boating and is considering moving forward with a boating partnership. You will not regret it


Sydney-based 4800 Sport Yacht