Superyacht Australia announced today that Superyacht Queensland will now come under the umbrella and management of Superyacht Australia.

Maryanne Edwards CEO of Superyacht Australia said “this is an exciting development for both Superyacht Queensland and Superyacht Australia.  A key focus for AIMEX has been to consolidate the industry and reduce duplication and cost for the membership.  This development ensures the long term survival of the Queensland cluster, greater lobbying resources and benefits for the members and allows the cluster committee to focus their energies on local issues.  Currently clusters operate as independent bodies, this initiative by the Queensland cluster ensures their long term growth and survival.”

The merge strengthens opportunities for Queensland’s marine industry to build further upon its significant global reputation as an appealing destination with world-class full service Superyacht facilities.

Byron Rabone Chairman of Superyacht Queensland said “Over the past 3 years Superyacht Queensland has watched Superyacht Australia achieve unprecedented results as the peak national body for the Australian Superyacht Industry. With the belief that we need a united front and local representation SYQ has taken a proactive approach in developing the industry for Queensland by merging with Superyacht Australia. This will be great for members, the industry and superyachts sailing in our waters. We look forward to working under the Superyacht Australia umbrella which SYQ believe will provide a bright and prosperous future.”

Superyacht Australia will be driving a marketing campaign in Queensland to ensure businesses in the Superyacht sector are aware of this initiative and understand the benefits of supporting the Queensland cluster to drive greater awareness of issues affecting the industry and opening up more opportunities for Queensland businesses at a local, national and international level.

Under the agreement the cluster committee will work closely with Superyacht Australia to identify the needs of the local Queensland Superyacht industry.  A networking event to bring the industry together is planned for the near future.

AIMEX Chairman Richard Chapman said “this is an exciting development for our industry as we are all aware the government wants to see one strong voice speaking for the industry and government has been supportive of AIMEX initiatives in ensuring this happens”.