The marine export and superyacht industry has recognised the top achievers for 2016 at a gala event and awards dinner.
After the successful first day at the ASMEX 2016 conference, the Australian Marine Industry lauded the business excellence in the industry at the Annual Marine Export, Superyacht and Commercial Marine Awards at their Gala Presentation Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel at Sanctuary Cove, Tuesday 18 May.
For the second year in a row luxury boat manufacturer Riviera took out the coveted Exporter of the Year Award along with the Export Marketing Strategy Award for their continued growth and their sharp marketing strategies.
“Even with the introduction of four new awards to recognise the commercial sector of the Australian Marine Industry, this year saw the highest number of entries in the awards’ 17 year history,” AIMEX CEO Maryanne Edwards said.
Ms Edwards said that the entries were of such high calibre this year that several High Commendations were awarded. Palm Products for their innovation in manufacturing export products and Joy Weston Crew Pacific International as a service provider to the marine export sector.
Jeremy Spear of Spear Green Designs received recognition for his contribution to the commercial marine sector being awarded the Inaugural Industry Champion for the Commercial Sector.
Donna and Richard Morris were recognised as the 2016 Superyacht Industry Champions and the Amor Brothers, Carl and Grant, of Aqualuma were awarded the Industry Champions for the Marine Export Sector.
Alistair Murray of Ronstan, a globally personality, was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Other winners include:
AQUATRUCK Best Commercial Innovation
HYDRIVE ENGINEERING PTY LTD Best Marine Export Performance for a Medium Exporter
LIFE CELL MARINE SAFETY Best Marine Export Innovation
MARINE ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS Best Commercial Manufacturer
MUIR WINCHES AUSTRALIA Best Marine Export Performance for a Large Exporter
RIVERGATE MARINA AND SHIPYARD Business of the year – Superyacht service provider
RIVIERA AUSTRALIA Best Marine Industry Export Marketing Strategy
SILVER YACHTS Business of the year – Superyacht Manufacturer
SPEAR GREEN DESIGN Best Commercial Service Provider
VAARZON-MOREL SOLICITORS Best Marine Export Performance for a Small Exporter
The awards night was a true showcase of the best of what Australia has to offer and gave the ultimate recognition to these companies.