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The Boat Works Awarded For EXCELLENCE

The Boat Works Awarded For EXCELLENCE


The Boat Works won two awards at the 2022 Australian Marine Industry Awards held on Wednesday 18 May at Southport Yacht Club.

Against strong competition, The Boat Works was awarded “Superyacht Service Provider of the Year”, recognising The Boat Works’ exceptional service to the superyacht industry during 2021.

Australia’s largest and most environmentally-friendly yard, showed the consistent commitment to going the extra mile in the service and support of customers, tenants, contractors and visitors.

No other shipyard has delivered the level and extent of marine infrastructure that benefits not only the industry, but the economy of the entire region.

A fastidious attention to detail differentiates The Boat Works, along with a commitment to innovation and the aesthetic appeal of a luxury resort, rather than an industrial shipyard; from the manicured landscaping to the VIP Captain & Crew Lounge with the added benefits of the full array of onsite services.


Combining all attributes of the comprehensive facility, the long-term staff and marine service providers on-site constantly set out to exceed customers’ expectations. That dedication and culture are what truly give us the competitive advantage.

A family run Australian business, the Longhursts have invested a great deal within the marine industry with Rodney Longhurst at Riviera and Tony at the helm of The Boat Works.

“A well-deserved award, we congratulate our highly skilled long-term team of women and men who have invested the care and genuine service in their day-to-day work; along with all our marine trade service partners’ onsite that have collectively supported and excelled their level of service to all our customers.It’s wonderful to be recognised by our peers,” commented Tony Longhurst.

The second Award was for “Superyacht Industry Project / Design or Manufacturer of the Year” for their contribution to a massive refit project on a 30-metre charter vessel in collaboration with on-site tenants, Ocean Degree Yacht Services, Stella Marine and ATL Composites.

The project involved a major upgrade of a ‘Stabiliser at Rest or STAR System’ to the superyacht, which required complex reinforcing of the vessel’s hull through infusion, using the haul out, berthing and hardstand facilities of The Boat Works.

This ground-breaking project had only previously been undertaken once before in Australia and by the same expert team.

General Manager at The Boat Works said both Awards were testament to the collaboration of the team at The Boat Works, their talented tenants and partners, and relationships with suppliers and contractors.

“The Service Award is a tribute to teamwork, owners, managers, staff and the vision of Tony Longhurst and his investment in the dedicated Superyacht facility.”

“The Project Award is a nod to our ethos of collaboration with a positive approach, skilled people and a passion for this industry that are characteristic of every project undertaken at The Boat Works to ensure the customer gets the best experience every time.


The Boat Works, Marine Trade Supplies & Chandlery was also awarded at this year’s Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show as the Australian Propspeed Dealer of the year. We are very proud for John and his team at the Boating supplies store to evolve from humble beginnings to become Australia’s largest marine superstore.


The Boat Works is set to welcome a new ship lift, the Italian built BL90 Telescopic Boat Lift the first of its kind in Australia.

The latest in boat lift ingenuity with several unique features allowing for versatile options for set down including a hydraulic cross beam that enlarges or decreases the overall machine’s footprint to suit; maximising the set down footprint. Mechanical pivoting and all-wheel 90-degree steering allowing the boat lift to spin 360 degrees on the spot and ‘walk’ sideways.

With over 500 storage and maintenance spaces ashore, our dry berthing & out of water capacity is the largest in the southern hemisphere, and ever-growing to keep pace with demand.

Shane Subichin, General Manager at The Boat Works said, “We are seeing a marked increase in vessels cruising the east coast and stopping at The Boat Works for service and refit work. The new boat lift has so many applications because of its variable widths and gives us the greatest number of lifting options of any yard in Australia to make every haul out safe and seamless.”




Published in print July-September 2022



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