18 March 2018
Superyacht Australia is calling for Captains to apply for the exciting new Australian Voyage Award, this an opportunity for Captains to be recognised for their inspirational cruises within Australian waters. Sponsored by Captain Carl Brandes from MY Glaze and his wife Melanie Brandes, this is an opportunity to be recognised on the global stage.
Captain Carl Brandes’ desire to sponsor an Australian Voyage Award was inspired by his immensely proud, moment when he won the Voyagers Award at the World Superyacht Awards and wanted to share this opportunity with others.
“The spectacular Superyacht destinations Australia has to offer, are only limited by the imagination. The Australian climate allows a full 12 months of cruising pleasure, so we have no doubt that the entrant’s itineraries will be rich and diverse, covering all seasons and regions. My wife and I look forward to sharing our experience, and want to offer others the opportunity to feel the pride we felt by winning such a prestigious award.”
The Australian Voyage Award is presented to the Superyacht (foreign or domestic) that, in the opinion of the judges, completed the most inspirational cruise during 2017 in Australian Waters.
A separate judging panel to the main section of the Australian Marine Industry Awards has been formed and will be made up of Karen Fitzgerald from Tourism Australia; Barry Jenkins from Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show; MaryAnne Edwards from Superyacht Australia; Captain Carl and Melanie Brandes from MY Glaze and a representative from Austrade.
Karen Fitzgerald, Global Manager, Experiences from Tourism Australia said “As a judge of this prestigious award, I’d be looking for a quality submission that demonstrated a genuine wow factor in the planning and execution of an outstanding voyage.
A journey that delivered an experience with a difference, an itinerary featuring life changing adventures, and one that showcased Australia’s unique destinations, our food and wine and our friendly people.
Tourism Australia’s vision is to make Australia the most desirable and memorable destination on earth – the successful winner of this award would complement our vision”.
The winner will be announced at the Australian Marine Industry Awards Gala dinner, held on the 22 May 2018 from 7:00pm-11:00pm, at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove resort.
As part of Superyacht Australia’s 12-month complimentary membership for Captains, Captains can attend the 2018 Australian Marine Industry Awards Gala Dinner, including the 2018 Australian Superyacht, Marine Export & Commercial Marine Industry Conference (ASMEX) for AU$150 plus GST.
AIMEX encourages Captains to apply for the Australian Voyage Award by the deadline of the 23 March 2018 5:00pm AEST.
Application forms can be downloaded at www.asmex-conference.com.au/awards/australian-voyage-award-apply/.