28 May 2021
Following a positive week for one of Australia’s leading refit and repair provider, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM), this week has been named a finalist in the 2021 ACREW Superyacht Business Awards.
Listed for the Best Superyacht Refit Yard Award, GCCM will be competing for the title against Monaco Marine, Astilleros de Mallorca and Lürssen for the award.
GCCM is the only one of the four finalists with a shipyard facility based in the Asia–Pacific region.
Nomination for this award comes following industry-relevant captains putting forward and recommending businesses they believe deserve global recognition for their performance.
The winner of this award will be judged on their knowledge and specialised efforts shore-support and how they achieve efficient, high-quality outcomes for both owners and captains.
Additionally, all nominees will pass through a panel of senior captains before being accepted and recognised as finalists for these awards.
One of the nominators was Captain Mike Gregory, the Director of Operations for the Fly Fleet and a GCCM client, taking his 73-metre Silveryacht to the Gold Coast marina since early 2018.
“We have been to the facility a number of times in the past few years and in my 15 years of yachting, which includes nine years of command, a build and multiple large refits, have never been so well looked after by a professional, fun and friendly team,” stated Gregory.
In 2020, GCCM was awarded the top prize for Best Australasian Superyacht Marina in the ACREW Business Awards. The same year saw GCCM concurrently complete two of the largest on-water yacht paint and refit projects ever undertaken in Australian waters: the 74-metre M/Y Dragonfly and the 63-metre M/Y SuRi.
Both vessels required full hull and superstructure repaints, and their successful repairs have arguably changed the expectations of timeframes and cost of maintenance for Asia–Pacific’s superyacht industry.
Currently, the 68-metre M/Y Lady Christine is undergoing an on-water refit program at GCCM.
GCCM was also announced winner of the Best Innovation by a Marina or Supplier Award at the 2021 Marina Industry Association Awards, held earlier this week and hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.