Aussies in force

Australian companies in force at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2017.

01 November 2017


This year there is a strong presence of companies from the Gold Coast region of Queensland. The Gold Coast is fast becoming one of the most significant marine industry regions with world class capability to service visiting superyachts, as well as being the base for Australia’s key boat building brands of Riviera and Maritimo.

Superyacht Australia will also have a strong presence promoting Australia as a world class cruising destination offering safe, secluded and pristine waters.

VEEM a strong global brand will have their state of their art Gyro, the VG120 unit on display on stand number 649. VEEM is a sophisticated marine products manufacturer, operating from its dedicated head office and production facility in Western Australia.

Greencorp Marine a specialist producer of Marine Coatings will display their high-quality products Just Teak and PropOne. They are an Australian Manufacturer producing products with class leading performance and provide the highest level of support. Located in the designer pavilion also at stand number 670b next to Superyacht Australia (670a).


Australia’s world-renowned luxury motor yacht builder, Riviera, will proudly present an eight-yacht display at the Show. The on-water display will showcase three models from Riviera’s stylish and sophisticated Sport Yacht collection – 6000, 5400 and 4800 – two sporty and adventurous SUV models – 575 and 445 – as well as the 45 and 43 Open Flybridge models and the classically elegant Belize 54 Daybridge.

Riviera Chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst said: “As the world’s largest boat show, Fort Lauderdale holds a special place in Riviera’s heart each year and it is with great pride that we present a range of distinctive and luxurious designs that cater to the wide range of today’s motor yachting pursuits and cruising aspirations”.

This year the Superyacht Group Great Barrier Reef (SYGGBR) will promote Cairns, the perfect home port to explore the diversity and sophistication of the Asia Pacific and South Pacific island nations for Superyachts aiming to explore and base themselves in Queensland, Australia.

Gold Coast City Marina, a world class refit and repair facility located in the Gold Coast of Queensland Australia, will also be present at the show along with their close neighbour South Port Yacht Club an award-winning boating facility with a marina and slipway. In recent months Southport Yacht Club was appointed a Boarding Station for the purposes of the customs, biosecurity and migration acts for international arrivals and departures, securing extra security provisions on the marina. These companies will be contactable by visiting the Superyacht Australia stand.

Other key Australian Companies present will be Abell Point Marina, Aurora Global Logistics, Aqualuma LED Lighting, Bellingham Marine, Maritimo, Maxwell Windlasses, Muir Engineering, Seaway Logistics and Sorgiovanni Designs.

Mary Anne Edwards from Superyacht Australia said “Fort Lauderdale is an important show for Australian companies with the American market featuring high on those cruising to Australia and purchasing Australian boats and equipment. We always get a lot of enquiries at the Australian stand regarding cruising itineraries, marinas capable of looking after superyachts and of course with global brands like VEEM, Muir Engineering and Aqualuma LED Lighting these companies always attract a lot of attention”.



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