Gathering the greats

The Australian Superyacht Rendezvous on the Gold Coast will bring together superyachts with a collective worth over $200 million.

Business and pleasure will combine when the some of the biggest names in superyachting gather over two days, for the second annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous from 20-21 April.

The stage is set for a spectacular occasion assembling a who’s who of international superyacht industry heavyweights, over $200 million of superyachts, superyacht owners and buyers from around Australia, along with other tourism and industry professionals.

The host venue for the 2018 Australian Superyacht Rendezvous is none other than the Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) – the largest facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere, with capacity for more than 50 superyachts at any one time. The internationally accredited 5 Gold Anchor marina and shipyard is home to over 80 on-site marine-related trades and currently employs well in excess of 600 marine contractors.

With the largest concentration of marine services in the southern hemisphere, the Gold Coast is the perfect venue for the annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous to throw a spotlight on the superyacht industry’s economic and tourism potential, as well as highlight Asia Pacific as the ultimate superyacht cruising destination.

Superyachts attending this year’s Australian Superyacht Rendezvous include Antalax, Atlantic Princess, Aurora, Aus Pro, Blinder, Corroboree, Crystal Blue, Deep Blue, Lady Pamela, Masteka 2, Murcielago, Mystic Tide, Oneworld, Pacific Quest, Patriot 1, Sassy, Settlement and Silentworld.

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Antalex

LENGTH: 26 metres

BUILDER: Falcon Yachts

LAUNCH YEAR: 2002 and refitted in 2009

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Sale

LISTED PRICE: AU$2,950,000

M/Y Antalex, built by Falcon Yachts in Italy, flaunts her Mediterranean heritage in her layout and design – wide open deck spaces for soaking up the sun, plus plenty of dining and entertaining areas.  Antalex has a four-stateroom layout plus accommodation for a professional crew.  She is powered by twin MTUs allowing her to cruise at 20 knots.  With ample room for a four-person crew, this is a superyacht to be enjoyed unreservedly.

Atlantic Princess

LENGTH: 24 metres

DESIGNER: Nick Meyers

LAUNCH YEAR: 1991 and refit 2008

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: AU$41,930 + APA

GUESTS: 30 for events and 8 overnight

CRUISING AREA: Gold Coast, Fraser Island, and the Great Barrier Reef

M/Y Atlantic Princess is an immaculately presented superyacht designed by Nick Meyers, available for charter on the Gold Coast, Fraser Island, and the Great Barrier Reef.  With style and just a little more than substance, this superyacht is capable of some serious blue-ocean cruising.

Her twin engines can take you 2,500 nautical miles without pausing for breath.  For those interested, that means Atlantic Princess could, if so desired, cruise from the Gold Coast to Cairns and then to Tasmania.

Atlantic Princess takes you to a sweet escapade away from the hustle and bustle of the city, so you enjoy breathtaking views, adrenaline-pumping water sports like fishing, snorkelling and paddle-boarding, cruising between islands, swimming, and a whole lot more.

With a guest capacity of 30 for day charters, Atlantic Princess can host corporate events, private functions, product launches and Christmas functions.

Aurora

LENGTH: 25.76 metres

BUILDER: Moonen

LAUNCH YEAR: 2004 and refit 2016

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: US$50,000 + APA + GST

GUESTS: 12 cruising and 8 overnight

CRUISING AREA: Australia’s East Coast, Sydney and the Whitsundays

M/Y Aurora was built by Dutch yard, Moonen.  Known for the expedition-style, Aurora is the epitome of seaworthiness without compromising the finer things.  She has a rich Cherry wood interior, four cabins for eight guests, formal dining plus more casual options on the rear deck or flybridge.  Given her explorer tendencies, Aurora is the perfect yacht for the intrepid and adventurous.  For those seeking a unique and intimate yacht for either memorable family getaways or an event venue which allows for privacy and discretion, Aurora is the perfect match.

Auspro

LENGTH: 27.57 metres

BUILDER: AZIMUT

LAUNCH YEAR: 1998 and refitted 2014

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Sale

LISTED PRICE: AU$1.9 million

The amazing 1988 Azimut Auspro is presented for sale.  This iconic Italian motor yacht is in current 1C and 2B survey compliance and ready for charter operation or private cruising.

Auspro has accommodation for eight – the master stateroom features an expansive queen size bed, superb private lounge and two bathrooms; one of which sports a spa bath. The forward compartments house accommodation for a further six guests within a large queen size stateroom and two additional twin cabins. All accommodation includes ensuites.  Auspro is set up for four crew including the important captain’s cabin with ships office that allows for a live aboard.

The galley is modern and stylish with practical European appliances while the saloon has been tastefully designed, utilising superb Italian cream leather and new carpets laid in 2015.  Extra detail in lighting and audio visual enhances the luxurious ambiance. The Fly bridge has a magnificent fully equipped wet bar with practical beer taps, glass fridges, BBQ and LCD TV.

Auspro recently underwent an extensive refit in 2014.  With options too large to list, Auspro comes highly loaded, being fitted with a Seakeeper Gyro stabiliser.

If you are wanting a high volume, European motor yacht with extended cruising capabilities and in current survey, Auspro delivers.

Blinder

LENGTH: 28.7 metres

BUILDER: Sunseeker

LAUNCH YEAR: 2005

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Sale

SALE PRICE: $3,750,000

GUESTS: 10 guests in 4 cabins

CRUISING AREA: Gold Coast, Whitsundays

The Sunseeker motor yacht Blinder represents the finest layout and amenities in her spacious 28.7-metre hull with wide walk-around decksAboard Blinder large sliding glass doors open, allowing an open feeling throughout the salon. The sumptuous main salon features an ideal layout with large plush sofas and an adjoined formal dining area. This luxury yacht’s large aft deck with teak table is perfect for alfresco dining.

Furthermore, Blinder’s oversized flybridge offers the opportunity to sunbathe, soak in the jacuzzi or enjoy the wind in your face while cruising.

Luxury motor yacht Blinder, can accommodate up to 10 guests in four spacious staterooms.  Her full-beam master stateroom is amidship while the VIP staterooms is forward. The motor yacht’s two additional guest cabins feature a twin bed with a bunk.

The sleek and elegant Blinder showcases unsurpassed performance under way. The motor yacht’s deep V hull makes for a smooth ride in a head sea while her CAT32 power her at speeds up to 27 knots.

Corroboree

LENGTH: 33.2 metres

BUILDER: Lloyds Ships

LAUNCH YEAR: 1988 and refit 2015 and 2017

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: AU$60,000 + APA

GUESTS: 126 for events and 12 overnight

CRUISING AREA: Australia’s East Coast

M/Y Corroboree epitomises yachting in Australia.  She is elegant yet welcoming.  Her accommodations are spacious with references to the aesthetics of her indigenous namesake.  Yet, what is perhaps most telling as to why this superyacht is so popular as a charter yacht is her flybridge and sundeck.  With capacity for 126 guests for event charters, Corroboree’s upper decks feature a full bar, dining suite, sunbeds and ample room for mixing and mingling with like-minded people.  Corroboree has recently undergone an extensive refit, fastidiously designed and laid out to ensure optimum use of space and facilities, including 2 outdoor cinemas, spacious deck and illuminated sky bar.

Crystal Blue

LENGTH: 24 metres

BUILDER: Evolution Yachts

DESIGNER: Sam Sorgiovanni

LAUNCH YEAR: 2006

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: AU$50,000 + APA

GUESTS: 60 for events and 8 overnight

CRUISING AREA: South East Queensland

M/Y Crystal Blue is proof not all superyachts were created equal.  Designed by world-renowned Australian yacht designer, Sam Sorgiovanni, and built by Evolution Yachts in Perth, Crystal Blue sports a distinctive and sophisticated silhouette against the Gold Coast skyline.  Similarly, her interior does not disappoint and not unlike a sports car, her saloon includes a sunroof for when the azure sky is too good to hide.  She has overnight accommodation for eight in four 5-star cabins.  Crystal Blue is a versatile yacht which can easily cater for a formal dinner for 14 as equally as a corporate event and private party for 60.  This stylish superyacht is available for charter on the Gold Coast as well as Brisbane and Moreton Bay.

Deep Blue

LENGTH: 35.4 metres

BUILDER: Brooke Marine

LAUNCH YEAR: 1988 and refitted 2012

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Sale

LISTED PRICE: Offers over AU$2 million

M/Y Deep Blue is a 116-foot custom yacht from English builder, Brooke Marine.  Her aluminium hull and superstructure indicates the very serious cruising abilities of this otherwise indulgent superyacht.   Her 2012 refit saw a modernisation of the four staterooms and interior spaces plus added modern stabilisation equipment to her seafaring credentials.  Deep Blue is an explorer yacht complete with the toys – jet skis, seabob, kayaks, paddle boards, dive equipment and 33-foot-high speed support tender – and a jacuzzi on the foredeck for post-adventure relaxation.

Lady Pamela

LENGTH: 29.8 metres

BUILDER: Azimut

LAUNCH YEAR: 2008

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: AU$55,000 + APA

GUESTS: 33 for events and 8 overnight

CRUISING AREA: South East Queensland/Sydney

With features more closely associated with a larger yacht, M/Y Lady Pamela is a popular and relaxed chartering superyacht.  Built by Italian yard, Azimut, she is available for both event and private charter from Cairns to Sydney.  Her four-cabin configuration accommodates eight people in sublime comfort whose every need is attended to by four professional crew including a private chef.  The flybridge presents 360-degree views complete with bar and jacuzzi whilst the swim platform transforms into a beach club-style arrangement.

Masteka 2

LENGTH: 37 metres

BUILDER: Kha Shing

LAUNCH YEAR: 2009 and refit 2017

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: from US$100,000 + APA + GST

GUESTS: 80 for events and 12 guests overnight

CRUISING AREA: Australia’s East Coast and the South Pacific (New Caledonia and Fiji)

M/Y Masteka 2 is one of the most intrepid yachts available for charter on the Australian market.  Based in Australia for half the year, she then spends the remaining month in the South Pacific and specifically, New Caledonia where she is the first foreign flagged yacht to be granted a commercial charter permit.  Her crew includes a fully qualified dive master and there are more than enough toys and tenders to account for every taste.  Her ample deck space offers everyone onboard privacy and seclusion.  Masteka 2’s forward sundeck is adorned with a jacuzzi from which guests soak up the views whilst the rear deck has casual dining and sun lounges.   Masteka 2 has a full time professional crew who cater for 12 guests in five cabins for overnight charter or up to 80 guests for events.

Murcielago

LENGTH: 30.5 metres

BUILDER: Sunseeker

LAUNCH YEAR: 2003 and refit 2017

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: AU$55,000 + APA + GST

GUESTS: 12 for events and 6 overnight

CRUISING AREA: Australia’s East Coast, Sydney and the Whitsundays

The English may be generally considered as sedate and gentile but this English-built Sunseeker of monochrome beauty most certainly isn’t.  As M/Y Murcielago cruises at 26 knots with a maximum speed of 47 knots, she is not for the faint of heart.  Having started her life in the Mediterranean, Murcielago encompasses all the features of that lifestyle – sunbeds a plenty, retractable sunroof, swim platform, fully appointed staterooms and a state-of-the-art sound system.  This daring superyacht is available for day and extended charter for up to 12 guests in Australia’s nautical hotspots.

Mystic Tide

LENGTH: 26.2 metres

BUILDER: Nordhavn

LAUNCH YEAR: 2009 and refitted in 2014

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Sale

LISTED PRICE: US$5,490,000

M/Y Mystic Tide is an explorer-style superyacht and she takes this classification very seriously having cruised as far as Broome to Papua New Guinea and Lizard Island.  Built by world-renown builder, Nordhavn, this yacht has a 3000-nautical mile range and ample and sophisticated accommodation for eight people as well as crew.  The master suites and staterooms are all fitted with Bose entertainment system.  Once comfortably at anchor, there are kayaks, wakeboards, tenders, stand-up paddle boards, dive and fishing equipment to make the most of your chosen destination.  On deck, there are two exterior dining options for when the weather is far too appealing to retreat indoors and the flybridge includes a heated therapeutic spa.  For the new owner, Mystic Tide offers endless possibilities for cruising without compromising on amenity

Oneworld

LENGTH: 32 metres

BUILDER: Gulf Craft

LAUNCH YEAR: 2017

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: AU$110,000 + APA

GUESTS: 120 for events and 12 overnight

CRUISING AREA: Australia’s East Coast

Not only is M/Y Oneworld the newest superyacht to reach Australia’s shores, she is also making her world debut on the charter market at the 2018 Australian Superyacht Rendezvous.  Her styling and interior perfectly represent the current minimalist trend in yachting.  She has accommodation for 12 guests in en-suited staterooms and cabins.  For the young at heart, she is fitted with a FunAir Sundeck Slide. This tasteful superyacht would be ideal for private and luxurious family holidays in the Whitsunday Islands or Great Barrier and equally as a lavish corporate event on Sydney Harbour.

Pacific Quest

LENGTH:  24.7 metres

BUILDER: Custom Build

LAUNCH YEAR: 2009

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: US$47,000

GUESTS:  10 guests

CRUISING AREA: Fiji

M/V Pacific Quest was designed and built in Australia as a luxury dive charter yacht.  She is now based in Fiji providing the very best in dive adventurers.  The crew onboard are all qualified dive instructors led by Captain Ned Hill.  Pacific Quest visits up to five dive sites each day of a charter so you will undoubtedly see the most colour coral and the greatest fish this South Pacific island nation has to offer.  Once the below sea activities have finished, guests retire to the comfort of the yacht and the anticipation of a superbly prepared meal.

Patriot 1

LENGTH: 32 metres

BUILDER: Lloyd Ships

LAUNCH YEAR: 2004

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: AU$70k for 7 nights

GUESTS: 47 for events and 8 guests overnight

CRUISING AREA: Australia’s East Coast

Built for and by the owner of Lloyd’s Ship, M/Y Patriot takes indulgence to a whole new level.  Like many of her peers, she has accommodation for eight guests in four staterooms.  Yet unlike her peers, Patriot’s interior has the unmistakable mark of Versace.  The Owner’s stateroom has a
four-posted bed worthy of Marie Antoinette.  Meanwhile, her bold interior gives way to a modern exterior with first world amenities such as a hot tub, casual dining and seating areas plus a fully equipped bar. If you are looking for an event venue to make a statement, this yacht will do that in spades for up to 47 guests.

Sassy

LENGTH: 28.6 metres

BUILDER: Hargrave Yachts

LAUNCH YEAR: 2004

FOR SALE/CHARTER: SALE

WEEKLY RATE: AU$2,750,000

GUESTS: 12 Guests + 4 Crew

Sassy is a fine example of a Custom 94, Hargrave Capri motor yacht that has proven itself with successful family cruises covering the East and West coasts of the USA, the Mediterranean, South East Asia and Australia. Sassy presents in excellent condition with an extensive interior refit carried out mid 2017, all new electronics were also installed at this time and new galley appliances have just been fitted to complete this comprehensive refurbishment. Originally built for a very experienced yachting family who worked closely with the Hargrave design team to create a family friendly vessel able to undertake extensive cruises with a full complement of guests of all ages on board.

Crew accommodation on Sassy is forward with a private captain’s double berth cabin plus an additional crew cabin with upper and lower berths. There is also a bathroom, lounge area, TV and ample storage. The crew area is finished to the same standard as the guest accommodation so they can be used to accommodate extra guests if required.

Settlement

LENGTH: 34.5 metres

BUILDER: Sunseeker

LAUNCH YEAR: 2015

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: AU$125,000

GUESTS: 10 guests overnight

CRUISING AREA: Australia’s East Coast

M/Y Settlement is the part of the Predator range for English yacht builder, Sunseeker.  As the name suggests, this is a killer yacht.  Her strong lines ensure Settlement commands the sea at a cruising speed of 19 knots whilst 10 guests enjoy the modernity of her black walnut interior.  Settlement has five cabins – master suite, two doubles and two twins – all with fitted with their own entertainment systems and en suites.  One of the most remarkable features of this yacht is the extendable balconies off the main saloon providing guests with panoramic sea-scapes.  A full complement of water sports toys, tender, 2 x jet skis, 2 x sea bobs along with diving gear.  Setup for extended voyages, luxury escapes and ready for mother shipping.

Silentworld

LENGTH: 40 metres

BUILDER: Astilleros MCIES

LAUNCH YEAR: 2006, Refit 2016

FOR SALE/CHARTER: Charter

WEEKLY RATE: from US$130,000 + APA + GST

GUESTS: 12 cruising and 12 overnight

CRUISING AREA: Australia’s East Coast, South Pacific (Tahiti, Fiji, Cook Islands)

Silentworld is a flawless example of craftsmanship and elegance from world-class motor yacht manufacturer Oassive. With accommodation for up to twelve guests in 6 cabins and eight crew, Silentworld offers an ideal combination of relaxation, entertainment and adventure. It is the ultimate yacht for those who value unrivalled comfort and style.

Built in 2006 Silentworld sports several brand-new features, including an open top deck for relaxed comfort. This gives the choice of an undercover or fully open-air cruising experience as the weather and your preference decides.

Alternatively, why not choose the sun deck for a full alfresco dining experience under a Beach top that permits access to either sun or shade, while enjoying a gourmet breakfast, lunch or evening dining experience?

Enjoy a rest in one of the beautiful teak lounges on the amazing sun deck to work on your tan while reading a great book. You can also unwind in the full-sized Jacuzzi spa while listening to your favourite music on a state-of-the art audio system – even fitted for your iPod favourites.

If you seek less relaxation and greater activity while at port or anchorage, there are a number of watertoys for your recreational interest. These include brand new seabobs, top-quality dive gear and a tender perfectly setup for early morning fishing adventures.

 

DAY ONE: Friday 20 April

City of Gold Coast Superyacht Industry Round Table

What: Industry forum for owners, captains, brokers and policy makers to share insights and ideas about the growth of the superyacht industry in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific region.

When: 9am-1pm

Superyacht Industry Event

What: Industry and business networking evening

When: 6pm

 

DAY TWO: Saturday 21 April

Superyacht Charter Showcase

What: ‘Open decks’ showcase of the attending superyachts to gain an understanding of the types of vessels available for private, corporate or event charter in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

When: 10am-12pm

Australian Superyacht Rendezvous Owners and VIP event

What: High-glamour VIP cocktail event celebrating the economic potential of Australia and the Asia Pacific as a superyacht hotspot with tours and experiences for guests on board the attending superyachts.

When: 3pm

 

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