A winning Show

As the dust settles on the 30th edition of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard (GCCM) is reflecting on a very successful show.   It was an intense six days incorporating the ASMEX Conference as well as the show, yet at the end, the team walked away with an award, new friends and plenty of work on the books.

Superyacht Australia, AIMEX and the Australian Commercial Marine Group (ACMG) came together for an intensive conference programme discussing everything marine in Australia.  Presentations from Kiran Haslam from Princess Yachts, Peter Mahony from Benetti Asia, Kate Fitzgerald and Courtney Barry from Tourism Australia, Clint Jones from Oceanmax, and Kitty McGowan from USSuperyachts were outstanding and informative.

The highlight was the annual award ceremony at which the GCCM team were proud to take home the award for Superyacht Service Provider of the Year.

“We were in some pretty illustrious company and very happy to be recognised.  This award reflects not only on the GCCM team but our tenants as well.  Collectively, we strive to deliver and invest in the best boating and yachting solutions to our clients,” said GCCM CEO, Trenton Gay.

With the conference over, the team moved onto the show with a complement of 20 tenants involved.  The prominent stand was both fun and festive offering sunset drinks to clients as well as the go-to place for everything Boat Maintenance.

“We have been exhibiting at SCIBS for 21 years even before we opened.  It is our backyard and this year we were overwhelmed with the number of quotes sought for maintenance on the hardstand.  It is testament to the health of the industry, the power of SCIBS and the reputation of GCCM,” continued Trenton.

It wouldn’t be a boat show without a get together or two and this year GCCM partnered with show neighbour, Ocean Media, for sunset drinks at the Ocean Club.  Boating is a fun pastime and that shouldn’t be limited to time on the water.  The GCCM team loved meeting new boat Owners to hear their stories, cruising aspirations and favourite products over a quiet drink and delicious antipasti.

As the industry heads into winter and annual maintenance season, GCCM will look forward to welcoming to the facility all those new and returning friends.  A well-maintained boat means a happy owner and more cruising adventures.