21 May 2014
Winners of the 2014 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export & Superyacht Awards
By Ellie Brade
Closing day one of the Australian Superyacht & Marine Export conference were the 2014 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export & Superyacht Awards. The awards are judged based on scores given to the applications by individual members of the judging panel, with additional scores then given at a group meeting of the judges to produce an overall score. Numbers of entries were the highest they have been in the history of the awards, and the judges stressed that they had been hugely impressed by the calibre of applicants, and were also encouraged by the number of newer businesses applying.
Muir Winches were the overall winners, taking the ‘Exporter of the Year’ title in addition to the award for ‘Best Export Performance - Large Exporter’. Other winners included Steber International, Arctic Steel, SUPERIOR, GME, Hanseatic Marine|Silver Yachts and Rivergate Marina and Shipyard.
Richard Chapman, Managing Director of Coursemaster Autopilots and current President of AIMEX Board, was awarded the Marine Export Industry Champion and Stephen Fisher, International Business Development Manager of Rivergate Marina, was awarded Superyacht Industry Champion recognising his work for the Australia superyacht industry.
Yacht designer Sam Sorgiovanni was also inducted into the Australian Superyacht Industry Hall of Fame. A proud Australian, Sorgiovanni’s hard work and contribututions to profiling the Australian marine industry were formally acknowledged.
Look out for SuperyachtNews.com’s exclusive interviews with Stephen Fisher and Matthew Johnston of MUIR Winches in the coming days.
Overall Winners - 2014 Club Marine Australian Marine Export & Superyacht Industry Awards
2014 Australian Marine Industry Exporter of the Year
Winner – Muir Winches Australia
2014 Most Innovative Marine Industry Exported Product
Winner – Steber International
2014 Marine Export Industry Champion
Winner – Richard Chapman
2014 Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Small Exporter)
Winner – Arctic Steel
2014 Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Medium Exporter)
2014 Best Marine Industry Export Performance (Large Exporter)
Winner – Muir Winches Australia
2014 The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show Best Marine Industry Export Marketing Strategy
Winner - GME
2014 Superyacht Industry Business of the Year (Manufacturer)
Winner – Hanseatic Marine | SilverYachts
2014 Superyacht Industry Business of the Year (Service Provider)
Winner – Rivergate Shipyard & Marina
2014 Australian Superyacht Industry Champion
Winner – Stephen Fisher
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