AIMEX, the Australian International Marine Export Group, today announced that Superyacht Queensland has merged with Superyacht Australia.

Superyacht Queensland now comes directly under the umbrella and management of Superyacht Australia, the peak body for the country’s superyacht sector.

“A key focus for AIMEX has been to consolidate the industry and reduce duplication and cost for the membership,” says Maryanne Edwards, CEO of Superyacht Australia. “This development ensures the long-term survival of the Queensland cluster, greater lobbying resources and benefits for the members and allows the cluster committee to focus their energies on local issues.

“Currently clusters operate as independent bodies,” she adds.  “This initiative by the Queensland cluster ensures their long-term growth and survival.”

Under the agreement the cluster committee will work closely with Superyacht Australia to identify the needs of the local Queensland superyacht industry. A networking event to bring the industry together is planned for the near future.

Byron Rabone, chairman of Superyacht Queensland, explains: “Over the past three years Superyacht Queensland has watched Superyacht Australia achieve unprecedented results as the peak national body for the Australian superyacht industry. With the belief that we need a united front and local representation SYQ has taken a proactive approach in developing the industry for Queensland by merging with Superyacht Australia. This will be great for members, the industry and superyachts sailing in our waters.

“We look forward to working under the Superyacht Australia umbrella which SYQ believe will provide a bright and prosperous future.”