Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Last week, the Marina Industries Association (MIA) conducted a successful three-day marina tour which attracted 23 marina managers, administrators and operators from around Australia as well as from Fiji and New Zealand.

World class facilities visited by the group included Gold Coast City Marina, Runaway Bay Marina, The Boat Works, Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, The Yard Brisbane, Southport Yacht Club, East Coast Marina, Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and Wynnum Manly Yacht Club with marina hosts presenting and hosting a tour of the facility for the group at each location.

The tour, which culminated in a visit to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on Friday offered an invaluable opportunity for participants to learn and compare world best practices in marina operations and network with other marina operators from the Asia Pacific region.

Queensland Marina Tour A Success

Facilitated by tour hosts, Andrew Monks and Mark Robertson from Scarborough Marina, the participants enjoyed cruising the Gold Coast’s waterways, checking out a variety of facilities along the way and being able to thoroughly inspect and compare each marina.

Adam Wade, General Manager and CEO of Vuda Marina, Fiji says, “the ability to visit nine professionally operated marina facilities over a couple of days while having the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and experience of many respected and experienced industry operators was invaluable.”

The MIA develops the marina study tours in Australia and overseas each year as part of an extensive education timetable for industry operators.