Stay Afloat and On Course: How GCCM Keeps Your Boat Refit on Track

Why are boat owners choosing GCCM for their vessel’s refit?

You can count on a tailored experience from the moment you arrive at the Gold Coast Marina and Shipyard (GCCM) and project management services that will make the refit or maintenance process simple. Every project is completed according to the requirements of the boat and its owner.

“We know our customers are pressed for time and we know their boat is their means of escape. They want their boat in tip-top condition and ready to hit the water when schedules permit, yet they often simply don’t have the time to coordinate the required maintenance. They want a trusted partner with access to leading trades, so all it takes is one phone call and it’s done,” says GCCM’s Chief of Operations, Andrew Chapman.

The goal of GCCM has been to build a community of passionate boaties for more than 22 years. Nothing at GCCM is too challenging or impossible to solve. Every project is completed according to the requirements of the boat and its owner. The contractors are scheduled by our project team to return each vessel to the sea as quickly and effectively as possible.

What does GCCM Project management include for your boat?

The GCCM Team is aware that competent project management can make the difference between a decent result and a terrific result.  At GCCM, we provide a three-tiered project management framework for superyachts and vessels undergoing substantial refits:

– Self-management,
– Third-party management, or
– Utilising the expertise of the GCCM project management team.

You can choose to be as involved or as uninvolved as you desire while using the GCCM project management offering. The Project Management team at GCCM has the knowledge and experience to handle your refit project for you, whether you choose to self-manage it with our skilled onsite trades or simply drop off the keys to your yacht (or have us pick it up for you! From planning, executing and monitoring your boat refit, we enable you to achieve your desired outcomes efficiently. In fact, our project management motto is On time. On Budget. On Water.

Expert Project Management Solutions for your boat

The project management team at GCCM are industry leaders in their profession, having experience as senior superyacht crew and ex-captains with expertise in vessel operation, maintenance, refitting, and new construction.  Our team possesses a thorough understanding of the demands, deadlines, and pressures involved in finishing a refit project – from a small boat refit to a superyacht.  The group has a thorough understanding of the refurbishment project’s workflow as well as crew and owner expectations.

They have experience in managing complex refits to ABS, AMSA, DNV, Lloyds, and Bureau Veritas survey requirements on leading yachts including the 93 metre Lurssen S/Y EOS, M/Y Pangaea, Feadship M/Y Sea Sedan (now Huntress, M/Y Pursuit, M/Y Dragonfly, M/Y Little Blue and M/Y Playpen to name a few.

The GCCM Project Management Team

Shaun Quinn is the manager of our project management team. Shaun lived in Cairns for nearly 30 years and brings with him 13 years of project and contract management experience on vessels ranging in size from 5 to 3000 tonnes. He has a wealth of experience in ship system improvements, minor and big refits, and maintenance support services. Senior management from GCCM is based on-site, and the Project Management team is assisted by highly skilled professionals like our Dockmaster, Nick, who has vast experience in the marine industry after managing the boatyard in Opua, New Zealand, and more recently Calypso Bay Marina here on the Gold Coast. A founding member of the Australian Marine Industry Advisory Group and the President and Chairman of the Marina Industries Association is Andrew, our COO. He has a wealth of management experience in marinas and boatyards, which he generously shares with the crew.

Over 90 Exceptional Marine Businesses On Site

Quality assurance begins at GCCM before your refit does.  Choosing the best contractors for the scope of work is the first step. GCCM project managers, and consequently superyachts, have an unmatched selection and peace of mind knowing that the best crew will be working on the project with over 90 renowned marine businesses on site.

You may have complete confidence that you and your investment are protected since all of our on-site contractors have undergone screening to guarantee that their licenses and insurances are current. This aids in ensuring that all tasks carried out at GCCM meet the standards for quality, effectiveness, and professionalism set by our clients. Additionally, we have extensive Workplace Health & Safety policies that are in complete compliance. The fact that GCCM provides all the flexibility and options you could ever want in a well-managed and secure environment makes us unique.  The strict requirements for quality, ethics, and best business practices needed to become an Authorised GCCM Contractor have been met by each of our worksite partners.

At GCCM, we strive to complete your yacht’s repairs quickly and affordably.  Assuring quality in real-time and adjusting to changes to keep the refurbishment on schedule, the GCCM Project Management team actively drives and oversees the work completed. So give us a call or fill-up the form below to discuss your next refit!

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