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Gold Coast City Marina Riding the Waves of Success

Gold Coast City Marina Riding the Waves of Success

Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard has again been recognised for its innovation and excellence by the Australian Marine Industry, receiving its third prestigious award in as many weeks.

The 2015 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export and Superyacht Awards are organized by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) and Superyacht Australia, with the support of Club Marine, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, and Negociants Australia.

The awards were announced during a two-day international conference held at Sancturay Cove, recognising exceptional industry leaders in the export and Superyacht arenas.

Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard beat competition from all over Australia to be acclaimed as the 2015 Australian Superyacht Business of the Year – Service Provider.

Steve Sammes, general manager of Gold Coast City Marina, was presented with the award by Martin Redmayne, Chairman of the Superyacht Group.

“The past twelve months has seen the GCCM take a proactive and collaborative approach in terms of our marketing strategy to reach out to the global Superyacht market,” said Steve. “Thanks to the support received from AIMEX and Superyacht Australia, we have been provided with a very effective platform at international boat shows, which has enabled the Australian Marine Industry to showcase its capabilities holistically on the world stage.”

Steve further explained, “The financial commitments made this year by GCCM owners, Patrick & Trenton Gay, include a 1.3 million-dollar investment for a new 250-tonne capacity straddle carrier. This alone has opened up a huge market offering for Superyachts in terms of refit, maintenance and repair requirements. The benefits to the local economy of the Gold Coast will be unprecedented.

“The Gold Coast City Marina is truly a visionary project, unmatched by anything else within Australia. There is a critical mass of some 60 marine businesses based at the site, making the facility a one-stop-shop for any marine-related requirement.”

Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard, located in the Coomera marine industries precinct, is part of the Gay Group of companies owned and operated by Patrick and Trenton Gay.

Photo of Steve Sammes and Kym Fleet