The perfect Pacific Superyacht refit, marina & service centre
The Gold Coast Delivers Gold Standards
GCCM has become an international benchmark and gained a global reputation for superior quality outcomes for Superyachts. This reputation is driven by the unrivalled strength and experience of the world-class marine trades located onsite working together to set the standard for our Superyacht clientele – on time, on budget, on water. That’s why GCCM has been chosen as the preferred service provider for Benetti, Gulf Craft, Majesty Yachts, Cantiere Delle March, IGY Marinas and Seal Superyachts.
Whether you are seeking a refit yard, completing annual maintenance or require a marina berth for crew respite and rotation, GCCM’s experienced team can support you with their trademark efficiency and personalised service. All this located in the heart of one of Australia’s most iconic holiday destinations – a beachside city that provides the perfect playground to balance efficient refit outcomes with crew rejuvenation. Welcome to Service Paradise!
Why GCCM for Superyachts
A secure facility with CCTV cameras, controlled access and manned security patrols
12 inhouse and third party Project Managers onsite with refit, new build and international experience in all major survey classes
A dedicated yacht concierge for crew support
A clean, controlled hardstand with flexible work area options for yachts up to 75 metres (and up to 120m at our Brisbane facility)
Comprehensive haul out facilities up to 55 metres and 300 tonne
Over 90 leading marine businesses onsite employing over 800 individual technicians, craftsmen and tradesmen
Onsite amenities specifically designed for yachts including Superyacht Crew Zone, courtesy cars, complimentary WiFi, options for project management offices, workshops and onsite storage
GCCM is ideally located on Queensland’s spectacular Gold Coast, mid-way between Cairns and Sydney. Spanning more than 57 kilometres of picturesque coastline and bordered by world-heritage listed rainforest, the Gold Coast is Australia’s premier tourist destination – renowned for surf, sand and year round sunshine. It is the ideal destination or stopover for vessels cruising the South Pacific or the east coast of Australia and also a dedicated port of clearance.
Located on the 27th parallel south, the Gold Coast enjoys a sub-tropical climate of warm, dry winters and refreshing summers.
GCCM is one of the only Superyacht shipyards in the world where you can catch a surf break in the morning, complete a full and productive day in the yard before watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand from a multitude of coastal chic bars.
The Gold Coast has a dedicated customs, quarantine and inspection point at Southport Yacht Club. Less than two nautical miles from open sea, the berth accommodates yachts in excess of 75-metres and is an ideal location for yachts entering Australia from the South Pacific.
GCCM is located 10 nautical miles from the clearance berth and, as a member of the Seal Superyacht network of yacht support agents, can support you with Australian customs, visa and permit regulation.
Contact Kevin Altera, Seal Superyacht East Coast Australia representative, on [email protected] to discuss entering Australia through the Gold Coast.
Fuelling at GCCM
GCCM operates an on water 24-hour, 7-day a week fuel dock offering diesel and unleaded in both high and standard flow. During business hours every day, Dockmasters are on hand to assist you.
For bulk fuel purchases, we can provide a service at the fuel wharf or through fuel bunkering services in our Superyacht basin
International Support Network
GCCM’s reputation in the global refit market has captured the attention of leading yacht and marina brands seeking to support their own clients with a trusted partner in the South Pacific. GCCM has been appointed the preferred service centre for Benetti, Gulf Craft and Cantiere Delle Marche. The facility is also a strategic partner to IGY Marinas and Seal Superyachts.
5 Gold Anchor Service
Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard is a 5 Gold Anchor facility. This is the highest accreditation in the worldwide initiative which celebrates marinas operating with exceptional customer service standards. By receiving a 5 Gold Anchor status, GCCM has demonstrated excellence in facilities, services, customer satisfaction, quality and ethical standards. When you select GCCM as your superyacht refit destination of choice, you can do so with 5 Gold Anchor confidence.
M/Y Mangusta (131 ft. Overmarine)
As Master of the 40m new build Motor Yacht Mangusta, It is my pleasure to be writing this letter of commendation for Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard.
As Master of the 40m new build Motor Yacht Mangusta, It is my pleasure to be writing this letter of commendation for Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard. GCCM was highly recommended to us through a reliable source, while based in Fiji and seeking a world-class shipyard in the South Pacific to carry out extensive repair & refit works as well as a 5 year survey. The shipyard lived up to our expectations, while even exceeding them on several occasions.
Our tenure at GCCM lasted 4 months, from July to Oct 2021. Our extensive job list included: Fresh & black tanks re-coating, class approved soft patch installation in transom, generator re-builds, main engine half-life overhauls, Rolls Royce jet drive overhaul, electrical design and overhauls, paint repairs, interior repairs, deck repairs, tender refits, and 5 year class survey items.
I would like to give special accolades to the following contractors involved in our diverse project. We had a great experience with each of them and would not hesitate to enlist any one of them again:
Benson & Brown ~Marine Electrical Survey & Design, ‘cutting-edge’ installations
Pacific Maritime Solutions ~Engineering Systems & Hydraulics, Rolls Royce KaMeWa systems
Transmarine Asia Pacific ~MTU Diesel M/E and Kohler Generator Overhauls
Lumark ~Bespoke Metal Fabrication
Australian Marine Enterprises (AME) ~Bespoke Custom Tender Refit
Finishline Paint ~Yacht & Tender Coatings
Pacific Trim ~Marine Trimming & Upholstery
WISE Boatbuilding ~Deck Repairs
Bradford Marine Services ~Antifouling
On-site project management by Pete Grocock was an immense support to us. Pete’s drive & energy, dynamic abilities, and positive contractor relations ensured maximum results. The travel-lift team were calm, safe, and dependable. The 24hr security team were on-point, professional, and helpful. The Quarterdeck Restaurant and it’s friendly staff provided culinary support to our crew, and a serene atmosphere in which to dine and relax.
I most appreciated the management in their flexibility to our unique needs and ever-changing itinerary. They were always accommodating and showed great resourcefulness in problem solving. We depart on a high note, and I would not hesitate to return again in future aboard this vessel or any other in my command.
Vessel Captain – Lachlan Griffiths
M/Y One O One (128ft Tecnomar)
The time spent at GCCM was productive as we had both Wise Boatbuilding and various other trades involved in the refit at our fingertips. The team are always
The time spent at GCCM was productive as we had both Wise Boatbuilding and various other trades involved in the refit at our fingertips. The team are always welcoming and willing to go out of their way to make both the owner and the crews time in the shipyard easy and enjoyable. Clean and accessible facilities as well as welcoming staff and tradesmen. One O One is a great example of the quality finishes and craftsmanship that can be achieved in Australia.
Vessel Captain – Craig Lindsay
M/Y Murcielago (100ft Sunseeker)
We have spent significant time on the yard and in the refit shed at GCCM. What has impressed me the most has been the flexibility, professionalism and accommodating
We have spent significant time on the yard and in the refit shed at GCCM. What has impressed me the most has been the flexibility, professionalism and accommodating nature of the yard staff and contractors. It has allowed us to complete an extensive list of works as efficiently as possible. I will definitely be bringing the boat here every year for all the works needed. Thank you for making our experience as productive and painless as possible.
Vessel Captain – Jon Bischoff
M/Y Little Blue (89ft Jade Yachts)
The yacht had been at GCCM in late 2018 for the usual annual maintenance period. When looking for a yard to complete a hull refinishing and the engineering
The yacht had been at GCCM in late 2018 for the usual annual maintenance period. When looking for a yard to complete a hull refinishing and the engineering works for PYLC, we were confident in selecting GCCM again based on our previous experience. The contractors were of high quality and very well priced. The crew and I selected them based on word of mouth referrals and competitive quotes. We had access to all the trades we needed onsite and they worked well together. Everyone from the café staff to the office and yard teams were helpful and friendly.
Vessel Captain – Dan Airey
The YOT Club (131ft Custom Trimaran)
We were very specific in selecting the contractors and facility who work on this yacht. She is not a traditional superyacht, yet we want for those who board
We were very specific in selecting the contractors and facility who work on this yacht. She is not a traditional superyacht, yet we want for those who board her to gasp as they would entering a yacht. For that, we needed a group who were well versed in delivering this level of craftsmanship and it was impossible to go past the team at GCCM.
Vessel Owner – David Fisher
S/Y Atao (82ft JFA Yachts)
We also used the time to complete a range of works calling on many of the contractors onsite at GCCM… the trip was well worth it as the
We also used the time to complete a range of works calling on many of the contractors onsite at GCCM… the trip was well worth it as the yard was 50% cheaper than Sydney and the contractors were very price competitive. We have also encountered a really friendly community both in the GCCM team and the tenants. I have had access to a courtesy car which is invaluable for someone away from their home port.
Vessel Owner – Alex Martin
M/Y Ghost II (122ft Gulfcraft)
We selected GCCM for our three-month project predominantly due to its reputation for quality work. The other main factor was the range of contractors and services in the
We selected GCCM for our three-month project predominantly due to its reputation for quality work. The other main factor was the range of contractors and services in the facility. I managed the project and it was invaluable that the GCCM team and contractors would work around the boat’s schedule and each other to get the job done. The wealth of knowledge and experience of some of the senior shipwrights at GCCM to select the right contractors for the right job certainly made the difference to our project.
Vessel Captain – Craig Pearson
M/Y Lady Pamela (98ft Azimut)
The crew were so pleased with our time in the shipyard. Every staff member from the lovely ladies in the office to the security guys of an evening
The crew were so pleased with our time in the shipyard. Every staff member from the lovely ladies in the office to the security guys of an evening and even the shipyard guys who did our haul out were always friendly, attentive and nothing was ever an issue.
Charter Manager – Kirsty Sabarre
M/Y Pursuit (167ft Damen)
I would just like to personally thank GCCM for the service they provided the vessel during our time in the yard, and the helpful staff and supplied contractors
I would just like to personally thank GCCM for the service they provided the vessel during our time in the yard, and the helpful staff and supplied contractors for any situation that the vessel needed. The GCCM project management was such an asset and made every aspect of the refit that much easier knowing it was quality controlled and kept to a strict schedule enabling us to concentrate on other projects. Also, the friendly staff for organizing the great crew excursions, and involving all the yachts in the marina.
Chief Officer – Byron Dobson
M/Y SuRi (207ft Expedition Yacht)
From day one GCCM has provided us with exceptional service, expertise and all the facilities that we need to get work done in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
From day one GCCM has provided us with exceptional service, expertise and all the facilities that we need to get work done in an efficient and cost-effective manner. All of the marina staff are always professional and willing to go the extra mile for us and do so with a smile. The facility itself with all the trades we require under one roof enables us to get numerous quotes for the same job so that we can make informed decisions quickly. All of the above in conjunction with the crew activities the marina puts on (Top Golf, bowling etc) along with the location of GCCM make it a great place for any superyacht to get refit work done.
2nd Officer – Sam Redward
M/Y Oneworld (101ft Gulfcraft)
The reason we chose GCCM is because of the level of service and exceptional range of contractors. GCCM is the best shore support in the industry. Kevin Altera
The reason we chose GCCM is because of the level of service and exceptional range of contractors. GCCM is the best shore support in the industry. Kevin Altera provided 100% support 24 hours a day. Travis Slatter lifted and stood the yacht with great care and attention. The office team and Yacht Concierge were always on hand and nothing was ever too difficult. We used a variety of contractors and all of them gave great advice and support.
GCCM has been the most refreshing shipyard experience I have had in many years of yachting. What a great example this facility is to the industry on how things should be done. I can highly recommend them to industry. Everyone really made us feel at home and welcomed. All our wishes were met with a smile and helpful attitude. The crew absolutely loved the Gold Coast area.
Vessel Captain – Ferdi Heymann
M/Y Playpen (140ft Richmond Yacht)
Over a six-week period, we completed a large list of works including some intricate and challenging engineering work. The great aspect of completing work at GCCM is the
Over a six-week period, we completed a large list of works including some intricate and challenging engineering work. The great aspect of completing work at GCCM is the array of contractors from which you can select, the confidence in their work and knowing you have the support of the GCCM team, many of whom are ex-crew and leaders in their field.
Project Manager / Relief Captain – Peter Cook
Yacht Manager – Greg Numa
Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard are a world class act in the Superyacht business. The marine maintenance business is people driven and you could not find a
Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard are a world class act in the Superyacht business. The marine maintenance business is people driven and you could not find a more caring group of professionals than those associated with GCCM. Thank you, Trent, and to all of your staff for making my life pretty simple and stress free. You have by far one of the slickest operations in this arena.
Master Greg Numa
M/Y Dragonfly (240ft Silveryacht)
We have been to GCCM a number of times in the past few years and in my 15 years of yachting, which includes nine years of Command, a
We have been to GCCM a number of times in the past few years and in my 15 years of yachting, which includes nine years of Command, a build, and multiple large refits. I have never been so well looked after by a professional, fun, and friendly team.
Director of Maritime Operations at Fly’ Fleet – Master Mike Gregory
M/Y Ubiquitous (112ft Westport Yacht)
After cruising up north, we headed back to GCCM for a full yard period and the team were great in making sure everything went smoothly. Kevin and Kimberley
After cruising up north, we headed back to GCCM for a full yard period and the team were great in making sure everything went smoothly. Kevin and Kimberley were on hand to make my life easier throughout the project. I would strongly encourage any captain looking at their next yard period to contact GCCM as you can trust they will get the job done on time and in budget.
Vessel Captain – Lachlan Calcutt
M/Y The Star (144ft Benetti)
I’d like to express my gratitude to GCCM for providing a world-class superyacht refit facility with service to match for our major refit project. Every aspect from planning
I’d like to express my gratitude to GCCM for providing a world-class superyacht refit facility with service to match for our major refit project. Every aspect from planning our arrival, services and trades onsite, ease of engaging outside trades, and the friendly staff always available 24/7 made our stay enjoyable. We look forward to returning.
Vessel Captain – Edward Woodman
M/Y Shirley-Anne (118ft Custom Motor Yacht)
I have been in the motor yacht industry for the past 42 years and have worked all over the world in new build and refit yards, working on
I have been in the motor yacht industry for the past 42 years and have worked all over the world in new build and refit yards, working on vessel’s from 72-metres to 140-metres. I have run three different boat building yards in Australia, and understand the complexities of the process of builds and refit work and the challenges in running yards. Late in 2018, I was asked to oversee a large refit of a classic family motor yacht (M/Y Shirley Anne) that was originally built for the Owner’s family in Australia and is now owned by another family member and his wife who love the vessel. The task was to refit her to her former glory without changing the style and feel of the original design of the motor yacht. One of the major tasks was to design and integrate a new overhanging swim platform into the vessel without anyone realising anything had been added or changed on the vessel, this was achieved very successfully and the Owners are delighted with the complete refit. The Captain and I considered a few yards and facilities in Australia and New Zealand to complete the works in a clean and safe environment). It didn’t take us long to narrow down the preferred site to Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, which was able to offer us all the facilities and trades people we need to complete the works in the right environment. They were very helpful in the whole process of the refit and it was an easy place to work from. The staff couldn’t do enough for us and were always available at all times to help us with whatever we needed. It was a pleasure to complete the refit at GCCM and I would recommend Kevin and his team to anyone looking for a facility for refit and repair works.