Members of the Australian superyacht industry and superyachts in the region gathered on Tahitian shores for a day of networking.
Superyachts arriving in the South Pacific are excited by Australia’s 4th annual Australian networking event to be held at Marina Taina in Tahiti on Friday 24th June 2016.
Invitations to the event are extended to all superyacht captains, owners and crew who will be in the South Pacific over this period.
The opportunity to network and promote Australia’s unique surroundings attracted a high level of Australian industry support with a strong contingent of the Australian superyacht sector traveling to Tahiti once again to showcase their capability at the event.
Tahiti is seen as a gateway into the South Pacific and is a unique cruising destination for the global superyacht fleet. A noticeable trend for the vessels cruising or chartering in this area is to head to Australia for their routine maintenance and refit requirements. With Australia’s reputation of quality work second to none, meeting budgets and delivering on time, the Australian superyacht industry is continuing to notice an increase in vessels arriving from Tahiti.
The event is an excellent way to ensure the superyachts in Tahiti are fully informed about Australia and the region's excellent cruising grounds, iconic events and high quality facilities.
Given the recent positive changes to Australia’s charter regulations, superyacht agents are already fielding more enquiries from foreign flagged yachts and a number are now scheduled to visit in 2016.
The day commenced with information sessions followed by the inaugural VIP Captains and Chief Engineers networking lunch. This lunch gave captains, chief engineers and owners the opportunity to informally liaise directly with key players from the Australian superyacht industry on everything they need to know about cruising and maintenance facilities about in Australian waters.
In the evening saw the fourth addition of the Crew Barbeque Competition and the day will conclude with the Australian industry hosting an Australian themed marina party.
Australian companies participating in the event are the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX), Abell Point Marina, AWL Grip, Boat Style, BSE Maritime Solutions, Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard, Penske Power Systems (MTU Detroit Diesel), Multi award winning repair/refit company Rivergate Marina and Shipyard, Superyacht Solutions and The Super Yacht Group Great Barrier Reef. A broad cross section of the Australian superyacht industry will be present.