Sevenstar Yacht Transport Keeps Rivergate Marina And Shipyard Busy
Published: Wednesday, 04 February 2015
The project management team at Rivergate in Brisbane, Australia have been working with a variety of vessels including the 40-metre motoryacht Rasa. Custom built by Palmer Johnson yachts in 2001 this luxury yacht accommodates up to 10 guests. Rivergate was appointed to manage work on Rasa’s crane motor and brake, platform rails, guest cabins, electronics and hydraulic swim platform.
A 50-metre Westport-built yacht is making her third visit to Rivergate. Built in 2011 and accommodating up to 12 guests, she was designed for entertaining. While undergoing work on the vessel the crew joined in celebrations such as the Melbourne cup and the Rivergate Christmas party where guests enjoyed an Aussie-style sausage sizzle with other crews, Rivergate tenants and Rivergate employees.
Vantage, a 45-metre yacht constructed by Palmer Johnson was also recently welcomed to the marina. She is outfitted with an outdoor hot tub, bar, barbeque area and several relaxation zones.
All three yachts have now departed Rivergate with Sevenstar Yacht Transport. The vessels were boarded onto the DYT Yacht Express to be transported to Costa Rica via Auckland.
After this mass departure Rivergate welcomed the motor vessel Ocearch, a 38-metre research boat run by a not-for-profit organisation of the same name. Backed by the support of the company Hastings Deering / Caterpillar, she boasts an at-sea laboratory and custom research platform that can lift a 5,000-pound shark. As a leader in researching great white sharks and other ocean predators the organisation strives to generate data through tagging them. Chris Fisher is leading the expedition on its second tour to Brisbane.
Rivergate Marina and Shipyard works with superyachts, sailing yachts, work boats and pleasure craft of all sizes.