About GCCM

We've assembled the widest choice of leading marine businesses with an impeccable reputation for quality without compromise
Our Story

The Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) was realised by people who wanted and could envisage better for all boaties, regardless of whether they were local or travelling from the other side of the ocean to get here, and regardless of whether they had a 10ft tinnie, or a 200-ft+ superyacht. This purpose-built facility was designed specifically to remove the pressure points of boating, with a laser like focus on assembling an unrivalled choice of the very best marine contractors in the industry, operating to the highest possible standards. Over the last 20 years we have worked hard to attract and retain leading marine service providers and multiple within each category. No other yard south of the equator has such a diverse and professionally recognised offering.

People & Culture
People & Culture

Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration

The glue that binds GCCM together is the human capital that has been assembled over the last 20 years. Our number one goal has always been to build and nurture the right team and the right culture to consistently deliver exceptional quality outcomes. The team members and on-site contractors at GCCM are widely acknowledged as the best in the industry – many have worked around the globe crewing and refitting yachts or working in leading shipyards in the UK, Europe and USA and now bring their expertise to GCCM. I am enormously proud to lead and support an incredible team of Australia’s most passionate and highly skilled marine professionals who collaborate to deliver amazing outcomes for vessels of all shapes and size. Together, we are driven by a commitment to integrity, innovation and collaboration. For us, it’s more than just a job – it’s our pleasure!

Trenton Gay
CEO & Co-Founder
Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard

20 year legacy
Why Choose GCCM?

5-star service and advice

GCCM is the only globally accredited 5 Gold Anchor Marina & Shipyard Facility in Australia and also stands proudly as Australia’s most awarded marina and shipyard.  Our enthusiastic customer experience team work hard to ensure that your stay with us is as productive as it is enjoyable – complimentary Wi-Fi, courtesy vehicles, leisure recommendations, local restaurant bookings, VIP access to InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort 5-star facilities (including spa, gymnasium, tennis courts, swimming pools and a championship golf course) and provisioning services are all available.

World-class marine contractors

No matter how large or small, simple or complex the job, our trades are the best in the business and we all like working together to achieve the best result for our customers.   Those who visit the yard come to value the consistency of quality outcomes and advice delivered by our wider team with their trademark efficiency.   Together we deliver best-in-class repair, maintenance and refit services.

Unrivalled choice with Australia’s largest concentration of marine trades

With over 90 leading marine businesses at your transom door we’ve got everything you need in one convenient location.  Having such a large pool of contractors onsite means you’ll be certain to receive the most competitive quotes, creative and leading solutions and assurance that work will be done on time.   No other yard can offer the depth and breadth of professional marine contractors – we get you back on the water faster.

Consistently competitive rates all year round

No hidden mark ups, gate fees or discount gimmicks – we believe in providing honest value 365 days per year.   Experience has taught has that discount promotions offered by others in our industry are not always what they seem so please be aware of misleading or deceptive pricing strategies.  Always make sure you are obtaining competitive quotes on ALL required services and compare the total price. 

Flexible service options (from DIY to full-service Project Management)

From DIY to full Project Management we offer visiting vessels complete flexibility of how their works are managed whilst in the yard.  We are open and pragmatic, and we operate with our customers like partners – captains and vessel owners can either choose to DIY, coordinate their own works direct with individual contractors or we can provide full end to end project management for more complex works.  Our internal project management team can manage refits to Lloyds, DNV and Bureau Veritas survey requirements and regularly work on yachts from around the globe.

Located in a stunning beachside city

GCCM is ideally located on Queensland’s spectacular Gold Coast famous for long white sandy beaches and year-round sunshine.  It’s an ideal cruising destination or stopover for vessels cruising the South Pacific or the east coast of Australia.  Explore the enchanting hinterland with pristine tropical rainforests, waterfalls and stunning natural formations.  Discover hidden gems like vibrant little townships, cafes, restaurants, arts and an exciting live music scene.  Enjoy the non-stop fun the Gold Coast is internationally famous for, the casino, roof-top bars, restaurants, clubs, theme parks, golf courses, and an events calendar bursting with world-class entertainment.  Not to mention the world class surf breaks such as D-bar, Snapper Rocks, Kirra and Burleigh Heads.  Do it all or do nothing at all.  Find out more at Destination Gold Coast.

20 years strong

For more than two decades we’ve been working together to lift, maintain, repair, refit and build well in excess of 50,000 vessels.   We’ve become an international benchmark in the marine industry and our experience and longevity has taught us the importance of collaboration and consistently exceeding customer expectations.  We know how to get the job done right – on time, on budget, on water!

Clean and controlled facilities

All of our on-site contractors are screened to ensure that licenses and insurance are up to date offering you 100% peace of mind that you and your investment are protected. This also helps to ensure that all works performed at GCCM deliver the quality service, efficiency and professionalism our customers demand. We also have comprehensive and fully compliant Workplace Health & Safety and Environmental policies. All external contractors are also screened and inducted to ensure they comply with our procedures.  What sets GCCM apart is that we offer all of the flexibility and choice you could want in a well-controlled and safe environment. 

Trusted Yard Crew

You’re in the safest of hands with our trusted and highly experienced yard crew.  They understand that preparation is key to an efficient, safe and seamless haul out and they are renowned for their calm, friendly and professional manner and the incredible pride that they take in what they do.

Our Affiliations
APSA
Aussie Kidz Childrens Charity
Benetti Yachts
Boating Industry Association
Cantiere Delle Marche
Coral Seas Marina | Resort
ECLAT
Gold Coast Game Fishing Club
Gulf Craft
IGY Marinas
Majesty Yachts
Marina Industries Association
Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron
Sanctuary Cove Marina
Sea Bin Project
Seal Superyachts
SICYC
Southport Yacht Club
Superyacht Australia
Superyacht Services Guide
Tourism Gold Coast
USSA
VMR Southport
GCCM Awards
FINALIST - Best Superyacht Refit Yard Award 2021
FINALIST - Best Superyacht Refit Yard Award 2021

ACREW Superyacht Business Awards

Best Innovation by a Marina or Supplier 2021/22 - On Water Refit Capability
Best Innovation by a Marina or Supplier 2021/22 - On Water Refit Capability

Marina Industries Association

Best Dry Stack Storage Facility Finalist 2021/22
Best Dry Stack Storage Facility Finalist 2021/22

Marina Industries Association

Best Superyacht Marina Australasia 2020
Best Superyacht Marina Australasia 2020

ACREW Superyacht Business Awards

Best Innovation by a Marina or Supplier 2019/20 - Australian Superyacht Rendezvous
Best Innovation by a Marina or Supplier 2019/20 - Australian Superyacht Rendezvous

Marina Industries Association

Superyacht Industry Champion 2020 - GCCM CEO Trenton Gay
Superyacht Industry Champion 2020 - GCCM CEO Trenton Gay

Superyacht Australia

Superyacht Industry Product/Design/Manufacturer of the Year 2020
Superyacht Industry Product/Design/Manufacturer of the Year 2020

Superyacht Australia

Superyacht Business of the Year - Service Provider 2018
Superyacht Business of the Year - Service Provider 2018

Superyacht Australia

Marine Industry Champion 2017 - GCCM CEO Trenton Gay
Marine Industry Champion 2017 - GCCM CEO Trenton Gay

AIMEX Australian Marine Exports

Marine Industry Hall of Fame 2017
Marine Industry Hall of Fame 2017

Marina Industries Association

Outstanding Individual Contribution 2017/18 - GCCM CEO Trenton Gay
Outstanding Individual Contribution 2017/18 - GCCM CEO Trenton Gay

Marina Industries Association

Best Environmental Initiative by a Marina 2017/18
Best Environmental Initiative by a Marina 2017/18

Marina Industries Association

Marina Employee of the Year 2017/18 - GCCM General Manager Steve Sammes
Marina Employee of the Year 2017/18 - GCCM General Manager Steve Sammes

Marina Industries Association

Dry Storage Facility of the Year 2015/16
Dry Storage Facility of the Year 2015/16

Marina Industries Association

Superyacht Business of the Year - Service Provider 2015
Superyacht Business of the Year - Service Provider 2015

Superyacht Australia

Boatyard of the Year 2015/16
Boatyard of the Year 2015/16

Marine Industries Association

Boatyard of the Year 2013/14
Boatyard of the Year 2013/14

Marina Industries Association

Environmental Commitment

Our commitment to continued environmental improvement has set the benchmark for Marina’s worldwide. On-site initiatives include treatment and recycling plants for boat washdown water, rainwater harvesting, a dedicated on-site recycling yard (for both hard and liquid waste), one of the largest solar power marine facilities in the world and the Gold Coast’s first Sea Bin installation. GCCM is proud to have signed the Marina Industries Association’s (MIA) pledge to eliminate single-use plastics from within the marina by 2025. Our longstanding commitment to environmental best practice is also demonstrated by our consecutive 100% scores in the globally recognised Clean Marina accreditation audit. GCCM is the only facility in Australia to achieve a 100% score twice in a row.

Learn More

Environmental Credentials
Clean Marina
Fish Friendly Marina
Sea Bin
Single Use Plastics Pledge
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