Published: Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Three of the biggest international superyacht industry players – Burgess, IGY Marinas and Benetti – have confirmed their involvement in the second annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous returning to Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard on April 20-21.

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(Photo: Australian Superyacht Rendezvous)

All three companies have signed as partners of the 2018 Australian Superyacht Rendezvous which this year coincides with the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games.

Burgess is considered one of the global superyacht industry leaders in sale, purchase, new construction, charter and yacht management of yachts over 30m or 100ft.

CEO Jonathan Beckett - considered by many to be industry royalty - has confirmed he will be attending the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous.

The New York-based IGY Marinas is the largest international marina company in the world with 18 marinas operating in nine countries.

Italian-based, Benetti is one of the oldest motor yacht builders in the world with at least one vessel confirmed to be on display at the rendezvous.

Trenton Gay, CEO of Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard and organiser of the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous said while the inaugural event attracted international business, the signing of these three partners confirms the international confidence in Australia’s superyacht industry potential.

“When you talk about superyachts across the globe, these are arguably three of the biggest market players and to have them backing the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous is a coup for the event and the industry as a whole,” Gay said.

“We are thrilled to be welcoming Burgess, IGY Marinas and Benetti to the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous giving them a firsthand insight into Australia’s potential as a hotspot for superyachts.

“These big names are passionate about industry collaboration but also being involved in this movement to increase the number of international vessels chartering and cruising in Asia Pacific waters.

“We are currently in final talks with many other exciting name partners for the second annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous and look forward to announcing these in due course.”

The Rendezvous will comprise four main events – an industry roundtable event for those invested in growth of the Asian Pacific superyacht industry, a superyacht industry event for captains, crew and marine service business operators, a superyacht showcase for event / wedding planners, hotel concierges, travel, tourism and media industry professionals and a VIP invitation-only event for superyacht owners, political and business identities and sponsors.

Major returning sponsors already confirmed include Aurora Yacht Logistics, Adagold Aviation, Aqualuma LED Lighting, City of Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard, Hardy Brothers, Seal Superyachts and Suez.