Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef Welcome their 2019 Executive Team

After a successful year in the Great Barrier Reef Region, the Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to outgoing member Les Callaghan of Norship and a big welcome to new executive committee, Maritime Lawyer, Emma Connolly.  Emma is the Principal Lawyer of Ocean Blue Legal, a boutique international legal practice, which specialises in the maritime and superyacht legal sector.  Emma studied Law at the University of Tasmania and was called to the Bar in 2002.  She is entered on the Register of Practitioners with the High Court of Australia and holds further Postgraduate qualifications in Maritime Law.  She has developed a sound and unique understanding of superyachts, working not only as a lawyer in the marine area, but additionally working with European shipyards constructing superyachts.   Emma has lived and worked on various yachts chartering in the Mediterranean an in varied and unique experience has paved the way to creating her own successful legal practice, specialising in superyachts.  The firm provides advice and assistance to a range of stakeholders in the yachting industry including; owners, captains, project managers, brokers and crew recruitment agencies, to name a few.  She regularly liaises with various regulatory authorities including the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (and other foreign ship registries around the globe).  Emma has been involved with the SYGGBR as a volunteer and helped substantial with her assistance in many areas over the past year.

  • The Executive Committee 2019 consist of:
  • Carrie Carter, Carter Marine Agencies - Chairperson
  • Kathleen Ferguson, Trinity Fire Services - Deputy Chair
  • Daniel Chalmers, dmc Integration Management - Treasurer
  • Emma Connolly, OB Legal
  • Kerry Hipgrave, Spectrum Sounds 
  • Brian Keller, BSE Cairns Slipways
  • Matt Logan,Trinity Petroleum
  • Bill Millett, CBRE
  • Pat McLoughlin, Australian Superyacht Services Qld
  • With Manager, Joanne Drake.

The group are looking forward to working hard towards a prosperous year in 2019 and increased collaborations with the Asia Pacific region.

The Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef wish all crew at sea and all of our colleagues and neighbours a very safe and happy Christmas!  

By Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef

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