The Superyacht Group is proud to announce that it will be attending the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous as media partner. As the event enters its third year, Martin Redmayne, chairman of The Superyacht Group, will be attending for the first time, as well as chairing the ASMEX conference which runs in conjunction to the Rendezvous as part of ‘Marine Week’. The Australian superyacht market, as well as the wider Australasian industry, has experienced a period of growth in recent years and both events will consider the strength of yachting in the region and explore its continued potential.

The Rendezvous, held at the Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard (GCCM) running 17 and 18 May as part of a 13 day ‘Marine Week’, will allow superyacht enthusiasts to look at an array of yachts for charter or sale. GCCM is situated on 17.5 hectares of zoned waterfront industry land on the Coomera River which also has a $100 million 20-hectare expansion plan in the pipeline. The marina and shipyard form a part of the 250 hectares ‘Gold Coast Marine Precinct’ and is the largest refit and repair facility in the Southern Hemisphere.

Event organiser and CEO of GCCM, Trenton Gay, explains that the Rendezvous ”will be an impressive $200million-plus showcase of the finest and most luxurious superyachts currently in Australian waters.” The line-up features last year’s winner of the Australian Superyacht Voyage award, Silentworld, as well as M/Y Beluga, both of which are shortlisted for the award of the same name but in the World Superyacht Awards.

Silentworld, winner of the Australian Superyacht Voyage award 2018.

In and around the showcase, there is a program of events for industry professionals, charterers and owners to network and celebrate yachting in Australia. Notably, the ASMEX conference running 20-21 May aims to deliver quality and current industry information as well as valuable networking opportunities.

The conference will see some of the industry’s most influential players sharing experiences and imparting their knowledge. Some of the key sessions include a discussion on collaboration within the Pacific Rim - asking how superyacht markets in this region can support each other through encouraging vessels to remain in the area for longer. Another highlight will be a presentation by Mark Stothard, owner and Managing Director of Echo Yachts, on the build of White Rabbit – the largest trimaran superyacht in the world.

The future of the Australian superyacht market looks bright as its capabilities and economic potential increases, as well as its popularity as a holiday destination. This event is the perfect opportunity for all industry professionals and yacht enthusiasts to become more informed about this exciting market and to celebrate the success that it has already seen.

In The Superyacht Migration Report, due to be published in June, we consider the importance of emerging superyacht markets and examine various alternative destinations that highlight how beautiful yachting can be off the beaten track.

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