NEWS — Australian delegation at Asia Superyacht Conference

NEWS - Australian delegation at Asia Superyacht Conference

A high-level delegation from Superyacht Base Australia (SYBA) and the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) attended the recent Asia Superyacht Conference, Singapore, in its current promotion of Australia as a key superyacht cruising destination.

With a key focus of Superyacht Australia and AIMEX being to promote Australia as a key cruising destination and promoting the excellent capabilities in the refit, repair and manufacturing sector it was no surprise to see

According to the delegation, the conference is designed to promote the Asia region but also with a strong emphasis on Australia as an important player in the area.

The conference, they said, attracted key stakeholders operating in Asia and was an excellent opportunity for delegates, including those from Australia and New Zealand, to discuss how everyone could collaborate to create a much greater profile for the region as an attractive alternate cruising destination to the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

David McQueen, chair of SYBA, gave a presentation on Australia as an important cruising ground for the region outlining the quality of the services and infrastructure available.

Don Jones, CEO of Marine Queensland, also addressed the conference about the significant facilities and unique cruising grounds in Queensland.

Marine Queensland said it regards the superyacht industry as a critical part of the economy and is working with the Queensland Government to drive its strategy, ensuring
excellent services, tourism attractions and broad capability are promoted globally in that sector.

Other members of the SYBA board attending the conference and promoting their state clusters were Rod Tweddle of Western Australia/Darwin and Richard Morris from NSW. Both highlighted their region’s unique facilities and the service levels they can provide to visiting superyachts. SYBA emphasised to delegates the broad spectrum of what Australia has to offer as a cruising, refit and repair destination.

MaryAnne Edwards, AIMEX CEO said: “In the current global economic climate it is critical Australia is out there promoting the innovation, quality, skills and capabilities of our marine sector.

“The real value in these conferences is in the networking and identification of opportunities.
It is important to always have an up-to-date view of what is going on around the region.

Australian companies present at the Asia Superyacht Conference were:
Australian Marine Export Group, Evolution Yachts, Marina Oceanus, West Australia Superyacht Solutions, Sam So Giovanni Designs, Freedom Marine, Sydney Superyacht Services, International Maritime Services, and Superior Jetties.