The Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard (GCCM) is one of the largest marinas of its kind in the southern hemisphere, now revealing it will double in size with the development of an adjacent 20-hectare site.
The Stage 2 project, valued in excess of $100 million will see GCCM, which first opened in 2000, increase its marine re-fit lifting capacity by 400 per cent. GCCM’s marine re-fit and repair facility are growing exponentially each year with in excess of 80 marine businesses on site, employing more than 700 of Australia’s most highly skilled marine contractors and servicing vessels ranging from tinnies to more than 70 metre superyachts. Once Stage 2 is complete, GCCM will occupy 37.5 hectares within the Gold Coast’s 250-hectare marine precinct.
GCCM CEO Trenton Gay says the expansion is an important evolution for the Gold Coast’s ever-growing marine capabilities and the increasing influx of larger vessels to the region. “This project is an exciting coup for the Gold Coast’s ever-expanding marine industry which is developing a global reputation for being a leading destination for marine re-fit and repair within the Asia Pacific region,” he said. “Once completed, GCCM will be able to further accommodate the growing size of our domestic fleet and those coming to the South Pacific region including superyachts, wide beam catamarans and sailing yachts thanks to groundbreaking new facilities including a 1000 tonne capacity lift and undercover refit and repair factories.”
GCCM’s Stage 2 project has received support from all levels of government including Gold Coast City Council, Michael Crandon MP – State Member for Coomera, the Hon. Steven Ciobo MP – Federal Member for Moncrieff and the Hon. Stuart Robert MP – Federal Member for Fadden. Stuart Robert MP said “This project by GCCM will play a key role in generating employment on the Northern Gold Coast, as well as strengthen the greater Gold Coast Community through regional city economic development.”
For more than 40 years, the Gay family – in particular, Patrick Gay and his son, Trenton Gay – have been visionary pioneers in their charge to position the Gold Coast as Australia’s leading marine industry re-fit and repair destination.
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