Brisbane At Monaco Yacht Show

This year, Rivergate joined forces with the Brisbane Economic Development Agency, The Yard Brisbane, and Superyacht Australia, to showcase Brisbane as a top destination for tourism and industry. The global superyacht industry is more buoyant than ever with the next generation of owner adventurers on show in Monaco. “The 2022 event was a great success for our team,” Rivergate Director of International Business Steve Fisher said. “It was an amazing opportunity for us to network and highlight the benefits of choosing Brisbane – the 2032 Olympic and Paralympics Host City – as a premium superyacht refit destination. “The Monaco Yacht Show was our opportunity to showcase Rivergate's capabilities on the world stage and share the best that Brisbane has to offer for visiting captains and crew.”

Innovation in Focus

This year’s event included several new elements, such as a yacht design and innovation hub that offered owners and their representatives the chance to mingle with designers and share their ideas. A dedicated sailing yacht section helped to attract a different type of owner and charter guest – younger and more adventurous with a strong focus on sustainability.

The average age of a superyacht owner had fallen markedly since the first Monaco Yacht Show in 1991, which was being reflected in a much wider variety of vessels in the world fleet. “Owners and charters today typically lead much more active lifestyles,which can be seen in the latest yacht designs and capabilities,” says Fisher. “They are often modern-day explorers that want to travel much further afield while also focusing on environmental issues and looking for ways to make yachting more sustainable. At Rivergate Shipyard and Marina the team of project managers and expert onsite contractors are very focused on sustainability, adopting the latest environmentally friendly practices for the benefit of our customers. We also recently became re-accredited as an International Clean Marina by the Marina Industries Association.”

Find out more about Rivergate’s shipyard services here.

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