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Marina Mirage Marina

Marina Mirage Marina

This year’s Marina Industries Association (MIA) Marina of the Year Awards hosted at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney proved a great success with the top marinas and marine businesses recognised for excellence and leadership in the marina industry.

The scene was set as the industry’s best gathered to celebrate the exciting innovations and success stories across their businesses MIA CEO Suzanne Davies said she looks forward to the awards every year “I am astounded by the increase of quality put on display by marinas and marina businesses, whether that be the facilities, new innovations, customer service, and so on,” Davies said.

This year’s awards attracted record entries in many categories with finalists gathering from around the world including Asia, the Pacific and Australia. “This is a celebration of all entrants and finalists who strive to continue to lift the bar and drive industry standards ever higher” – Lyndon Turner, CEO of event ma or sponsor Nautilus Marine Insurance (NMI).

One such marina leading the way is Marina Mirage Marina, being crowned this year’s prestigious Marina of the Year (under 140 boats) In accepting the award, Marina Manager Luke McCaul took to the stage taking the time to recognise the support of his team and the vision of asset owner, Makris Group.

Opening in September 1988, Marina Mirage was originally developed in response to the need for a luxury shopping destination to service the Sheraton Mirage Resort. The centre was also developed for the burgeoning Gold Coast consumer appetite for premium brand merchandise, high-end fashion, and superior dining experiences, reflective of the unique waterfront locale.

Following Makris Group’s purchase of Marina Mirage in 2013, the adjourning Marina was demolished and rebuilt by GC Marine in 2020/21 and reopened for berthing in September 2021 completing a total of 76 premium berths accommodating vessels from 12 to 70+ meters Now also managed by

GC Marine, the newly developed Marina guarantees flexibility, personalised and attentive service, and unparalleled access to exclusive on-site amenities.

Marina Mirage Marina seeks to be Gold Coast’s number one lifestyle destination for boat owners Providing much more than just a berth in the heart of Main Beach, Marina Mirage integrates world-class customer service with the lifestyle experiences of the marina precinct Marina Mirage Marina is also home to Australia’s First Floating Beach Club La Luna, an exclusive venue for guests looking to unwind and soak up the sun in style. marina manager Luke McCaul invites all boaties to experience the marina, saying “There’s no other marina on the Broadwater that boasts the variety of waterside restaurants & bars for boating customers to experience, with the newly developed La Luna Beach Club being the jewel in the crown.”

In addition to this year’s award, Marina Mirage Marina has recently been accredited as an International Level 3 Clean Marina, Fish Friendly, Gold Anchor Marina and Superyacht Ready proving its capacity to accommodate larger superyachts and dedication to achieving important industry benchmarking programs Moving forward, Marina Mirage Marina is committed to providing an unparalleled experience for customers, from arrival to departure.






Published in print July-September 2023