The Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX 2011) held immediately prior to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show attracted delegates from the USA, UK, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, China, NZ, Thailand, Ireland and across all states of Australia.
The focus of the conference was to highlight the issues facing the Australian Superyacht and Marine Export sector and to profile Australia and the Asia Pacific region as an idyllic cruising and luxury yacht charter destination for Superyachts and an extremely attractive alternative to traditional cruising grounds.
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The Hon Peta-Kaye Croft, Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Premier on the Gold Coast launched the Queensland Superyacht portal superyachtsqueensland.com at the Australia Superyacht and Marine Export Conference on Tuesday 17 May. She was enthusiastic about the portal which will provide excellent exposure for the serious iconic attractions that Queensland offers.
This is a significant step forward for the Queensland Superyacht Sector. The portal provides a one stop shop for Captains and Owners that want to cruise in Queensland. It also highlights the Queensland Superyacht sector capacity and capability for Superyacht maintenance and refits.
The Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council were strong supporters of the Australia Superyacht and Marine Export Conference.
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Where else but Queensland can you experience magnificent beaches, lush green rainforests, the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, exciting cities and the Outback…and for the perfect yacht charter cruising experience?
Australia is blessed with many charms – the friendly people, an excellent climate, fine food and wine, the extraordinary diversity of culture and natural beauty – that make it one of the world’s most desirable tourism destinations.
And nowhere will you find all of this in more abundance than in Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State. Queensland is the best of Australia rolled into one – It’s the home of some of the world’s most treasured natural wonders like the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Queensland is also the pride of Australia’s beaches – from the dazzling, flash and fantasy of the Gold Coast, to the long stretches of sandy beaches along the Sunshine Coast, to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, where the rainforest meets the reef.
Queensland also boasts one of the strongest marine refit and maintenance industries in the Southern Hemisphere, with the full range of services for maintaining, repairing and refitting chartering or private superyachts.
Queensland Yacht Cruising Destinations
Queensland offers 11 unique regions for you to explore, each offering countless places to visit that are distinctive and captivating. There are literally hundreds of things to see and do during your visit to Queensland so what are you waiting for? Come and explore the many beautiful destinations that Queensland has to offer.
Tropical North Queensland’s largest city, Cairns is a popular international tourist destination and home to an international airport. Proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and south-east Asian ports also makes Cairns a popular cruising destination. The Cairns region is capable of handling superyachts up to 135m across six marina facilities, with Five-star dedicated superyacht services available at Cairns Marlin Marina and Cairns Port having the capability of berthing superyachts up to 200m. If you are looking for ideas on the best places to visit in the Tropical North Queensland region, the Super Yacht Group – Great Barrier Reef Inc. can suggest a number of cruising itineraries for you to consider.
Tropical North Queensland
Welcome to Paradise – Tropical North Queensland. This stunning region where the rainforest meets the reef offers visitors a magical and unforgettable experience. Few places on earth can boast such unique natural attractions – with the Great Barrier Reef offering dazzling coral and sea life, and the superb World Heritage listed tropical rainforests all within easy reach.
Queensland Dive Sites
The World Heritage listed reef offers a spectacular variety of snorkel and dive opportunities to suit all levels of ability.
Agincourt Reef, Beaver Reef, Bouganville Reef, Cobia Hole, Cod Hole, Fish Bowl at Hastings Reef, Flinders Reef, Flynn Reef, Great Detached Reef, Holmes Reef, Mantis Reef, Milln Reef, Moore Reef, No Name Reef, Norman Reef, Osprey Reef, Pixie Pinnacle, Snake Pit, Southern Small Detached Reef, Split Bommie, Steves Bommie, The Whale Bommie, Thetford Reef, Tijou Reef, Turtle Bay and Wishbone Reef.
The Whitsundays region can accommodate well over 200 vessels, with Abel Point Marina alone capable of accommodating 155 superyachts. Capacity in the region is set to expand significantly, with proposed developments at Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour and Bowen State Boat Harbour.
The Whitsunday Mackay Super Yacht Cluster Inc. is a collaborative industry group designed to promote the region as a world class superyacht destination. If you are looking for ideas on the best places to visit in the Whitsundays region, the Whitsunday Mackay Super Cluster Inc. have some useful suggestions on a number of cruising itineraries options for you to consider.
In the heart of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, lie the Whitsundays, 74 islands floating like jewels in the tropical warm waters of the Coral Sea. The Whitsundays group of coastal and island resorts are a major tourism destination for Australian and international vessels. The region is an ideal cruising destination, with an abundance of tropical islands and world class tourist attractions in close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.
Queensland Dive Sites Experiences Marinas Moorings & Anchorages
The Great Barrier Reef offers a spectacular variety of snorkel and dive opportunities to suit all levels of ability. A perfect location for exploring the reef, this wonderland is on your doorstep.
Bait Reef and Garys Lagoon, Caves and Canyons, Drop Zone, Hardy Reef, Manta Ray Bay, Manta Ray Drop Off and the Stepping Stones.
Some of the Yachts for Charter in Queensland Include:
Motor yacht Texas T, built by Brisbane-based Sulis Marine, has been designed by Clubb Marine Design to allow for the safety, strength and specifications required for long range cruising.
Motor yacht Cosmos – For a carefree journey or an extravagant event, it’s all smooth cruising when you charter Cosmos.
Motor yacht Galaxy I – MY Galaxy I is a 26 metre luxury superyacht based in tropical North Queensland View Details
Motor yacht Huntress provides a level of comfort and reliability for guests to fully enjoy their cruising experience
Princess Iluka – The latest addition to the Australian superyacht charter fleet, Princess Iluka represents six-star luxury with a uniquely Australian flavour.
Motor yacht Seafaris – Charter Australia’s finest Superyacht on the Great Barrier Reef.
To see more Australian Queensland crewed luxury yacht charters have a look here.
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