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New management

GCCM has announced a long-term management commitment with Andrew Chapman CMM and his company Marina Solutions.

15 June 2023


Following the success of recent activities at the 2023 edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, GCCM owners the Gay Family has announced a long-term management commitment has been negotiated with Andrew Chapman and his company Marina Solutions.

GCCM brought Chapman in last year to reset the operations of the iconic Gold Coast Marina and Shipyard. Chapman says his focus has been “to build and empower the great team that provide the exceptional Customer Service at GCCM.

“With 23 years of experience, the GCCM operations set the benchmark in the Coomera Marine Precinct, and we’re focussing on those core values and deliverables that our customers require when they engage GCCM and our Business Partners around the shipyard to refit and maintain their vessels.”

Trent Gay Director of GCCM says he is pleased to have secured Chapman and Marina Solutions to operate the facility long term as the benefits of his hands-on management style with both staff, business partners and clients has been very well received.


“Many who have visited the marina and shipyard over the weekends are shocked to often see Chapman on the yard or in the office to ensure seamless operations for our customers,” he says.

“Chapman’s experience in marina and shipyard construction will be pivotal in the commencement on our Stage 2 Titan Yard with increased capacity for lifting and another 16,000 sqm of factory space soon to come online at GCCM.”

Chapman says he sees the 90 businesses around the GCCM shipyard as business partners who all share the responsibility to deliver exceptional customer service to our clients.

“Our job at GCCM is to lift our clients’ vessels in an easy fashion then facilitate an opportunity for the best trades people in the Australian Marine Industry to service and refit their vessels at GCCM.

“With construction of Stage II imminent, the excitement is building, and the industry understands the opportunities that are now presenting with the predicted boom time in Southeast Queensland leading up to the Olympics.

“Stage II development will see the current facility more than double in size with the development of an adjacent 20-hectare site. A facility of this nature will give us the opportunity to increase our boat building capacity and capabilities on the East Coast of Australia.

“Once completed, GCCM will be able to further accommodate the growing size of the Australian domestic fleet along with the influx of vessels cruising the South Pacific region including superyachts, wide beam catamarans and sailing yachts with ground-breaking new facilities including 1,500+ tonne capacity lift, and undercover refit and repair factories.”

Chapman has nearly 40 years’ experience in the marina and shipyard development and operation industry. He is still actively consulting around Australia and the Asia Pacific region and has led the Marina Industries Association as President and Chairman for the last 14 years, having been a Director for 19 years.



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