Rivergate Marina & Shipyard buoyed with Award success

The 2018 Australian Superyacht, Marine Export and Commercial Marine Industry Conference (ASMEX) was a success for Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, winning a major Award with international significance and hosting another satisfying Superyacht Industry Dinner with Captains, clients and colleagues.

Recognising the ingenuity and technical prowess of the team at Aus Ships Group and Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, the 2018 Business of the Year (Manufacturer) was presented to Rivergate Director of International Business, Steven Fisher, Rivergate General Manager Andrew Cannon and Aus Ships Group Director, Tommy Ericson at the 2018 Australian Marine Industry Awards.

“It’s an honour to receive this Award,” said Steven Fisher. “It’s an Award that recognises team work and the sheer dedication and hard work of a multitude of talented people.

“Rivergate and Aus Ships join forces to give our customers more and, if I can encourage everyone, I believe as an industry collectively, we can do far more together than we can do on our own.”

Aus Ships Group Director, Tommy Ericson said underlying every successful project is the people involved.

“We are a dynamic, hard working group of Australian men and women who work hard, take pride in our workmanship and have a bloody good time while we do it!

The Award recognised Rivergate and Aus Ships collaboration on the installation of new Triton submersibles on board a superyacht support vessel, ahead of its global itinerary with owners who are keen divers.

Rivergate was chosen for its technical capability, facilities and expertise. Rivergate’s onsite marine architect, Tommy Ericson, director of the Aus Ships Group, oversaw and directed the design, naval architecture, Class and Flag liaison, fabrication, welding and installation to create a totally unique solution for the Yacht.

Triton Submersibles have already returned to Rivergate to request customised solutions for several of their other international clients.

Rivergate Marina & Shipyard also sponsored and presented the Award in the category of Most Innovative Marine Industry Commercial Marine Product or Service of the Year, which was won by JEC Marine.

Between the ASMEX Conference and the 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Rivergate Marina & Shipyard and AIMEX-Superyacht Australia hosted the annual Superyacht Industry Dinner at Ioesco Cucina & Bar.

The occasion has become a traditional interlude between the two significant industry events and the ideal opportunity for senior industry leaders and luminaries to catch up in a social setting.

Topics included the changes to Queensland superyacht regulations, cruising locations in Australia, comparisons of yards, both in Australia and overseas, recommendations for contractors for refits, compiling itineraries for owners, travel tales and tall tales!

“The group was eclectic, with a nice balance of different people,” said Captain Jeff Coleman. “The whole atmosphere was wonderful. Rivergate’s events are invaluable because it’s professionals unwinding, talking about things we wouldn’t discuss in any other forum.”

Andrew Cannon, General Manager at Rivergate said “Each year, ASMEX and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show attract significant players in the superyacht sector. Rivergate is looking forward to welcoming back our clients, colleagues and friends when 2019 rolls around and we host the next Superyacht Industry Dinner.”

Next on the agenda for Rivergate is the 6th Australia Tahiti Rendezvous, 22 June at Marina Taina, Papeete. Rivergate is the major sponsor of this important industry event which unites as many as 200 professionals from the global superyacht industry, aiming to establish key contacts and strengthen bonds with the South Pacific Superyacht industry. 

“We are proud to sponsor and attend the 2018 Australia Tahiti Rendezvous, which promotes the Australian superyacht industry and aims to attract more superyachts down under, by positioning Australia as the world’s most pristine cruising ground and one that excels in servicing the global fleet,” said Steve Fisher.

More at www.rivergate.com.au

About Rivergate Marina and Shipyard – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Rivergate Marina & Shipyard is located on the Brisbane River Adjacent to the Gateway Arterial Bridges.  The facility is close to the centre of Brisbane, the mouth of the Brisbane River and domestic and international airports.  With 105 deep water access marina berths, Rivergate can accommodate vessels up to 80+ metres.  All berths have fresh water and shore power (up to 200amp), with access to wi-fi and onsite amenities, including laundry facilities and a cafe.  The site has 24 hour security, CCTV and night patrols.  The shipyard is comprised of a hardstand and enclosed sheds serviced by 300 and 75 tonne travelifts.  Rivergate provides comprehensive project management services, with all major trades onsite.  Rivergate is a certified Clean Marina and Customs and Quarantine Port.

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