The Marine Queensland Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 23 March at the Tinnie and Tackle Show at the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane.
The President and Board of Marine Queensland at its last meeting decided that it would like to formally recognise Jeff’s significant contribution to the recreational and light commercial marine industry in this State by awarding him a Life Membership to Marine Queensland. This award is rarely made and only to those individuals where there is a significant and outstanding contribution made for the benefit of the recreational and light commercial marine industry in the State.
In the thirty eight years of the industry associations existence, only fourteen people have received this award.
Jeff commented that he was very proud of what he and his partner Patrick Gay had created within the Marine Precinct at Coomera. The Gold Coast City Marina, is a true signature facility, which forms a key element to the continual growth and success of our industry within South East Queensland.
Photo caption from left to right: Gold Coast City Marina’s, Jeff Leigh-Smith; Former president of Marine QLD, Sharon Russell and founder of Cruisecraft Boats, Keith Nichols