Editorial by Owner of Flying Fish
On the 27th of March 2014 GCCM lifted the vessel ‘Flying Fish’ formally owned by renowned stockbroker Rene Rifkin.
The vessel selectively chose GCCM as it’s destination for annual service because of a few key points. Firstly and most importantly the cost issue, reportedly GCCM were some 50% cheaper than reputable Sydney operators this is an astonishing saving. The fact that a 105’ vessel covers fuel bills, wages and the general running costs of a small ship and still be more cost effective is a credit to the GCCM’s focus on efficiency. Further to the cost factor Mr Markey had some major concerns at the general capability of the competitors to turn the job around in a short period of time. This is achieved at GCCM by having multiple tenants that are capable of high-end specialist works. Engineering, electrical and hydraulics were Gavin’s immediate needs.
Efficiency in the lifting equipment: GCCM is purpose built to service both the White Boat and Commercial market. The tight records and docking plans kept on every vessel means that lifting and setting a super yacht like ‘Flying Fish’ can be carried out in less than two hours. This is just not achievable using slipways or platform lifts with transfer trailers.
Having over 60 qualified commercial marine tenants calling GCCM home base is the real luxury any boat owner, Captain or Manager has at GCCM. Real time options that give the consumer leverage in negotiating and the option in the event of dispute.
End result a happy Captain with a technical job finished on time, and from the owner’s perspective on budget.
Located conveniently on the way to and from the Whitsunday’s vessel owners need to seriously consider Gold Coast City Marina as their Refit / Repair facility no matter where their home port is.
The cost benefit cannot be ignored!
To all at GCCM&S it is a real delight to get your communications.
You make us all feel like family, and for everyone there is NO better feeling!!
In our hustle bustle world of today it truly is great to find the recreation area we are all sooooooo passionate about can still have that warm sensation!!!
At our club tournament “Light Tackle Masters” hosted out of the GCCM&S in January we found a lot of our members and visiting competitors commenting on how “welcome” everyone involved with the marina made them feel. At that point we felt everyone had gone out of their way to make this happen!!!
Since then a chance meeting with a VERY happy owner of a new quite significant vessel purchased through GCCM&S who stated “Those guys have met and exceeded all our expectations, we couldn’t be happier” the realization that the staff had no gone out of their way at all!!! What we had experienced was in fact “situation normal” for GCCM&S … in a word “fantastic” or perhaps “sensational” is a better word to describe the warm feeling that we ALL experienced… Well done team!!!! Keep up the great work.. We love it!!
Bruce G J Keown.
Gold Coast Game Fish Club Inc.
Many thanks for the efforts you and your staff went to during our recent slipping at GCCM. I found all your staff and indeed the management to be friendly and eager to assist in any way they could.
Client Review: Pat Miller
Down here at the Gold Coast City Marina we have a number of outstanding staff members we call our family. As a whole, we strive to deliver the very best to our clients and recently Pat Miller, owner of 50 Deep Blues, got in touch with us about some admirable staff members on our team.
Mr Miller is a long-term customer and friend of GCCM. Recently Pat took it upon himself to let us know of the noticeable contribution of one Kym Fleet (Operations Manager) and Vanessa James (Administration) in assisting and leading the outstanding customer service of the GCCM employee’s.
“Kym Fleet and Vanessa James respectively seem to have the magic touch when it comes to GCCM clients – they seem to lead but all the others have a similar sensibility. After a career running large and complex organisations, I recognise the formula and the extent to which your staff go out of their way to make things happen.”
Mr Miller also extends his gratitude to the staff on site, from the crack-of-dawn to the graveyard shift employee’s.
“For example, Gary is the prime example of the Mr Fixit you need. Carlos your security bloke had to let one of my crew in at some godawful hour last Wednesday night. He conducted him to the boat – just doing his job well.”
Shipyard Operations run by Kym Fleet are also highlighted in Pats correspondence. “During the haul-out some complicated work on the saildrive, fairing and keel reinforcement was required. There is demonstrable expertise, networking and camaraderie among the businesses and staff at the yard. It became obvious if one business couldn’t do the job they would not only put me onto another business but organise for their people to see me in a timely manner armed with the right information.”
The Gold Coast City Marina would like to thank all operational staff of the Shipyard and Administration for their hard work and commitment to the clients of the GCCM. Pat Miller is just one of the many clients of the GCCM who have noted the hard work specifically of Kym Fleet and Vanessa James, who we are proud to have on board with us at The Gold Coast City Marina.
Just letting you know how impressed we were with the New venue and the overall running of the Light Tackle Masters. The Marina staff we really obliging, facilities we fine and the Berthing made for a friendly and welcoming Tournament. Over-all a well run and enjoyable Comp!
January 11 2014
Gold Coast City Marina has excellent and extensive facilities for fixing yachts, re-rigging, spraying, osmosis treatment etc. Almost anything can be done within the huge commercial precinct as several commercial boat manufacturers are based there and all trades are represented. The marina has special deals quite regularly including a weekend DIY Splash and Dash for those who want to do a quick DIY anti-fouling job.
July 20th 2012
Once again GCCM has provided an excellent haulout experience for us, Kaitoro has been hauled out at your yard four times now. Every time we have been impressed with the professional attitude of your staff and the performance of your in house contractors, we are particularly pleased with the service provided by Greg Watson and his team. Also high marks to Stella’s pipe fittings guy and to Wicked stainless.
SY Kaitoro NZ
January to July 2011
To Dean, Ryan and all the staff at the Gold Coast City Marina.
On behalf of myself and the crew on board MY Valkyrie I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your fantastic efforts in helping to make our time there with you run as smoothly as possible.
This was our second visit to you there in Coomera for yet another major re-fit. Once again I have been thoroughly impressed by your staff, your facility and the companies involved. Our project list was comprehensive and again extensive yet we were able to complete our re-fit on time and on budget. Everyone involved was a professional and consequently the results we achieved were of the highest standard.
I have no hesitation in recommending “The Gold Coast City Marina” to Yacht Captains and Owners who demand perfection.
See you all next time.
Captain MY Valkyrie
Phone: 07 5502 5888
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