The 2022 edition of Superyacht Australia magazine was launched today ahead of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in Florida which opens on Wednesday and is being attended by Superyacht Australia. Now in its ninth issue, the magazine promotes all year-round superyacht cruising destinations in Australia and the world-class service and capabilities of the Australian marine industry.
The cover features 84m M/Y White Rabbit with shadow vessel 46m M/Y Charley. Both vessels were designed by Australian Sam Sorgiovanni and built by Western Australian based Echo Yachts. The inside pages present articles on cruising the coast of Western Australia from Esperance through to the Kimberley and Rowley Shoals in the north accompanied by the ‘must do’ top attractions for each stopover; how and why to visit one of Australia’s hidden gems – the stunning Torres Strait Islands; and why Newcastle shines as a superyacht hub and destination.
Australia’s reputation as a leading centre for marine maintenance and refit specialists also features with updates from key service providers on their more recent expansions both in footprint and capacity; and the Gold Coast eagerly awaits the opening of the Southport Yacht Club’s new megayacht berth.
With the domestic fleet continuing to experience growth, superyacht visitation data released earlier this year and summarised in the magazine, saw a marked increase of 75% in 2020 from 2019 in the average number of days stayed in Australian waters by foreign vessels. This translates into an estimated increase of economic contribution of $100 million into the domestic economy.
David Good, CEO Superyacht Australia said, “As the primary service centre for superyachts in the South Pacific region, Australia continues to play a key role in attracting more superyachts ‘down south.’ We actively partner with many of the South Pacific and SE Asian superyacht industries including Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand and Thailand as together we can increase our success rate in enticing more superyachts to the region. The longer a superyacht remains in the region, the more the region benefits overall.”
A further feature article provides a list of useful publications and guides for captains and owners. Included in the list are publications on the support services and networks available enroute to the South Pacific region through to local information on destinations, marine services and suppliers, and activities to experience once in Australian waters.
The Superyacht Australia Directory concludes the magazine with details of Superyacht Australia members who collectively have contributed to the development of the superyacht industry in Australia and the region.
Copies of Superyacht Australia magazine Issue 9 will be available at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show during the show times from October 27-31 and various other events attended and conducted by Superyacht Australia through the coming year. The magazine can also be accessed as an e-book here.