Luxury superyacht, the 47 metre MY Aquamarina, made a jaw dropping entrance through Gold Coast Seaway up the Brisbane River to Rivergate Marina & Shipyard to complete scheduled maintenance.
“We have been bringing MY Aquamarina to Rivergate Marina & Shipyard Brisbane for annual maintenance for over five years, primarily because all our maintenance needs are expertly handled at Rivergate,” says Captain Alistair Purves. “It also helps that the Crew get a chance to unwind in Brisbane and at the fantastic surfing beaches that are just North and South of Rivergate. Not only is the yacht ready for the next charter, but the crew are refreshed and focused; which is a great advantage as we transition into hosting our guests on-board in Asia and the South Pacific.”
A regular visitor to Rivergate in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Italian-built Aquamarina undertook an extensive 6-month refit at Rivergate in 2012. This included a complete exterior refinish, carried out by Rivergate’s specialist contractor Superyacht Solutions. The refinish incorporated unique colours, pearlescent effect and specialised equipment which together represents the largest white boat special effect refinish completed in Australasia.
The Rivergate collaboration won the job against serious competition from some quality European contenders. The technically demanding project was completed a week ahead of schedule. The client, the YPI Group, was effusive in their praise, not only of the results, but also the professionalism with which the entire project was managed.
Rivergate’s Project Management included refinishing, engineering, shipwright services, upholstery and electronics over the 24-week project.
MY Aquamarina set sail this week from Rivergate after her latest round of maintenance. She is heading east to once again spoil her guests in the South Pacific.