Until recently Rivergate Marina & Shipyard has offered berthing to superyachts from all over the world measuring up to 80 metres in length. As the company continues to increase its international dominance, its services are also expanding. This week saw Rivergate announce that they are now able to accommodate mega yachts measuring up to 234 metres in length.
This new berthing is available via a commission of Queensland Bulk Terminal’s well-known ‘sugar wharf’. With the two companies working together; Rivergate’s Manager, Andrew Cannon, announced the new capability, stating: “We accommodate vessels of all sizes here at Rivergate, but of course – a major focus will always be on those bigger projects. More vessels are choosing Rivergate for their refit works. In the last 12 months we have carried out refit work on 7 superyachts. We’re really proud of how the business has continued to grow and of this latest alliance. We see this as not only a great opportunity for Rivergate, but for the marine industry as a whole”.
Cannon explains that Rivergate’s decision to expand is in response to an ongoing interest from larger vessels. The opportunity has been made possible due to a continuing alliance between Rivergate and QBT.
This additional berth means superyachts will have an opportunity to appoint an award-winning project management team for significant refit works, repairs and maintenance in South-East Queensland for the first time ever.
The berth, located only minutes from Rivergate is highly secure, with private and controlled areas, has fuel transfer capabilities, vehicle, crane and pedestrian access, 3 phase power and a potable water supply.
Rivergate has an award-winning, and internationally recognised refit specialist team, with access to over 320 contractors across 20 trades; their services include, marine electricians; shipwrights and cabinetmakers; marine and mechanical engineers; propulsion experts and paint teams delivering quality with even the most complex paint systems.
“It’s an exciting time for the marine industry in Queensland” Cannon states, “and we’re looking forward to the projects this new berth will bring into Rivergate”.