Queensland Shipyard making big waves globally
GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA: Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) has made global waves in the international marine world becoming the first commercial marina and shipyard in the Asia Pacific region to be awarded the highly coveted 5 Gold Anchors Global Marine Accreditation.
The iconic facility, a vital part of the 250-hectare Gold Coast Marine Precinct, is the largest refit and repair yard in the Southern Hemisphere attracting yachts from around the globe. Its capacity caters for up to 50 superyachts at any one time with service capabilities extending to all aspects of marine refit, maintenance and construction with support from 70 on-site marine related businesses employing in excess of 600 marine contractors.
GCCM’s 5 Gold Anchor accreditation was based on an extensive assessment process including a rigorous onsite audit, mystery shopping exercises and quantitative and qualitative customer research. GCCM CEO Trenton Gay said the award was testament to his team’s work ethic and the continual upgrades and improvements that have been taking place onsite.
“This award confirms our commitment to first-class service and reaffirms our focus on maintaining a truly world-class shipyard and marine team,” Mr Gay said.
“While GCCM is the first commercial grade marina and shipyard to receive five anchors, we’re joining an outstanding group of Queensland recreational marina facilities including Abell Point Marina, Sanctuary Cove and Southport Yacht Club who now all boast the prestigious five anchor accreditation. This is Queensland showing the world that we are an international class marine destination.
“We are continually looking for ways to improve what we do – to increase our site efficiency and create first-rate facilities for visiting yachts. We’ve just welcomed a 190-foot superyacht from Fort Lauderdale here for an extensive on-water refit project in our brand new superyacht work basin and we’ve got some even bigger plans for 2018 including a dedicated crew lounge, increased height refit bays, a specialised sandblasting facility and a multi-storey Marine Innovation Hub purposefully designed to grow, nurture and promote the future stars of the Australian marine industry.”
The marina and shipyard already boasts a hardstand that is over 50,000m2 and proposals for future improvements and expansion of the current facilities also include the future development of GCCM Stage 2 on an adjacent 20 hectare site which will more than double the current capabilities on offer.
Further information about Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard is available at www.gccm.com.au