Located in the Gold Coast Marine Precinct on the Coomera River (just 45 minutes south of Brisbane on the east coast of Australia), Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard is home of over 60 businesses covering all aspects of marine refit, maintenance and construction.
Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) in Australia has announced the addition of new services for superyachts and that it is now the official agent for Seal Superyachts on the East Coast.
Seal Superyachts is a leading support agency spanning the Indian Ocean, Asia and Pacific regions.
Located in the Gold Coast Marine Precinct on the Coomera River (just 45 minutes south of Brisbane on the east coast of Australia), GCCM is home of over 60 businesses covering all aspects of marine refit, maintenance and construction.
“With extended cruising ranges and the rapid increase in popularity of the Asia Pacific region as a cruising destination, we are starting to see a steady increase in international superyachts heading in our direction,” chief executive officer Trent Gay explains.
To meet growing demand from larger vessels, works will soon commence on the installation of eight additional 65m work berths with vehicle access, water and power up to 400 amps.
Commenting on the partnership, Gay says: “We’re really excited to be representing Seal Superyachts in Australia. Our award-winning facilities, strategic partnerships on the east coast of Australia, and our vast experience with superyachts will ensure that Seal Superyacht clients receive first class service in Australian waters.”
Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard is prepared to provide refit, maintenance and shore support services for vessels up to 2,500 tonnes.
The facility already operates a hardstand that is over 50,000sq m in size and eight dedicated superyacht refit sheds. Other resources onsite include a 50-tonne and 250-tonne travel lift.
Additional refit sheds will also soon be constructed and GCCM has plans to become the first marina in Australia with a dedicated onsite recycling yard in late 2016.
Proposals for future improvements and expansion of the current facilities also include the development of GCCM Stage 2 on a 20ha site with planning currently underway.
In addition, the staff can organise the operation of nearby facilities including a 600-tonne travel lift, refit sheds to 80m, 2500 tonne slipway and a 260m dry dock.
GCCM says the staff is committed to ensuring visiting superyacht crew are well catered for with onsite customs and shipping agents to provide assistance to vessels.
In addition, there are free courtesy vehicles and vessels available on request, plus a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from Brisbane and Gold Coast International Airports, both within 50 minutes’ drive.
Accommodation requirements and provisioning advice can also easily be arranged via the administration office.
GCCM’s future plans also include enhanced project management capabilities in order to take away the stress of deadlines, budgets and quality control.
Seven AMSA accredited marine surveyors are already available at GCCM.