More than $100 million worth of luxury superyachts from across Australia and other parts of the world will descend and party on the Gold Coast on 19 and 20 May, for the first ever Australian Superyacht Rendezvous.

“The Australian Superyacht Rendezvous is an exciting new initiative that will throw a spotlight on the evolving potential of the super yacht industry in Australia,” says Gold Coast City Marina CEO, Trenton Gay. The exclusive two-day event, hosted by Australia’s awarded marina and shipyard, Gold Coast City Marina, aims to showcase Australia as an ultimate superyacht cruising destination.

“Australia offers some of the most pristine and safest waters in the world so the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous

is about generating more awareness both for private and commercial chartering of superyachts but also positioning Australia as a key super yacht destination,” adds Mr Gay.

The event will see leading Australian and international super yacht skipper and owners and industry heavyweights rubbing shoulders with tourism an event professionals, Queensland business identities, and media.

“Superyachts offer second-to-none venue and holiday potential for day or live-aboard charters for corporate or private events, holidays and weddings and we’d like to see many more superyachts coming to Australian waters in the lead up to the

2018 Commonwealth Games and Beyond,” concluded Mr Gay.

The luxurious rendezvous will include a yacht hop event by day for tourism and event industry professionals followed by an invitation only glamour evening party for business, industry and media, and will conclude with a superyacht crew party on the final day. Some of the glamour names of the super yacht industry making the trek to the Gold Coast include Atlantic Princess, Aus Pro, Crystal Blue, Emerald Lady, Mary Rose and Mermaid Spirit and Sahana.

The Rendezvous will be an exciting lead up party ahead of the 2017 Australian Superyacht, Marine Export and Commercial Marine Conference at Sanctuary Cover on the 22 to 24, May.