Australian Superyacht Rendezvous 2024
Australia and the broader Asia Pacific region’s growing superyacht movement will be celebrated when the fourth edition of Australian Superyacht Rendezvous is staged on 17 and 18 May 2024 at Australia’s most awarded marina, Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard (GCCM) in Queensland, Australia.
Trenton Gay, CEO of GCCM and organiser of the 2024 Australian Superyacht Rendezvous made the announcement at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Florida – the largest in-water boat show in the world - where he attended with a contingent of Australian representatives and businesses all highly committed to international promotion of Australia’s unrivalled charter experiences and world-class marine refit and repair services.
“We are delighted to announce the fourth edition of Australia’s leading event for superyacht enthusiasts –Australian Superyacht Rendezvous – will be staged over two memorable days in May 2024 to showcase why Australia and the Asia-Pacific region is such an ideal choice for global superyachts,” Gay said. “Australian Superyacht Rendezvous will assemble an elite and diverse fleet of around 20 of the finest superyachts for charter or sale currently in Australia along with international and Australian guests with a personal or business interest in what Australia and the Asia-Pacific region can offer superyachts. Past editions of Australian Superyacht Rendezvous have attracted international guests from Monaco, Hong Kong, Tahiti, New Zealand, Thailand, UK, USA, Canada, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Indonesia and Singapore and we look forward to welcoming an even bigger contingent of international attendees in 2024,” he said.
As more superyachts across the globe look to migrate to the southern hemisphere – the ongoing message to the world is that Australia is superyacht ready with pristine cruising grounds and marine refit and repair infrastructure that is second to none in the world. Australia offers affordable and high-quality marine skills, expertise and reputation to ensure that superyachts can be safely and securely based and serviced while accessing cruising grounds across the Asia Pacific region. It is also widely anticipated that Australia will welcome an influx of superyachts when it hosts the Olympic Games in Brisbane, Queensland in 2032 so now is an ideal time for superyacht internationals to learn more about Australia as a superyacht host destination.”
There are expected to be more than 6600 superyachts worldwide by 2025 and currently around 200 are based in Australia (*).
In 2023, globally it is believed there are 1203 new superyacht project builds underway (**) according to Boat International’s 2023 Global Order Book.
Superyacht Australia have forecast that by 2025, Australia’s superyacht industry will be valued at $4.346 billion and support 33,186 marine jobs, the highest concentration of which will be in Queensland (***).
For further information about Australian Superyacht Rendezvous 2024, visitwww.australiansuperyachtrendezvous.com.au
About Australian Superyacht Rendezvous
Australian Superyacht Rendezvous is a showcase of the leading superyachts in the Asia Pacific region available for sale and charter. In and around the yacht showcase, there is a two-day program of events for industry professionals, charterers and yacht owners to mingle and celebrate yachting in Australia and surrounding waters.
About Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard (GCCM)
Australian Superyacht Rendezvous will proudly be hosted at Australia’s most awarded marina and one of the largest superyacht refit and repair facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere - Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM). Since opening in January 2000, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, fondly known as GCCM, has gained a global reputation in its superyacht capabilities. GCCM is a vital part of the thriving 250-hectare Gold Coast Marine Precinct and attracts yachts from around the globe for all aspects of marine refit, maintenance and construction.
Visiting GCCM superyachts have direct access to over 90 on-site businesses employing in excess of 700 top-quality marine contractors and world-class superyacht facilities including superyacht work basin with full on-water work capabilities, refit sheds, fully enclosed superyacht sheds, hard stand, covered stand and haul out facilities catering for vessels up to 300 tonnes with a 10-metre beam.
GCCM was the first shipyard in the Asia-Pacific region to be awarded 5 Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation.
GCCM is located 20 kilometres from Surfers Paradise and 60 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.
(*) Queensland Superyacht Strategy (updated May 2022):
(**) Boat International: https://www.boatinternational.com/boat-pro/news/2023-global-order-book-shows-robust-market
(***) Superyacht Australia 2025 industry forecast:https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/superyacht-australia-industry-fact-sheets_final_080323.pdf