Brisbane is a major step closer to becoming the Asia Pacific region’s premier superyacht destination after Rivergate Marina and Shipyard gained approval for a $200 million expansion.
The approved expansion of Brisbane’s major superyacht hub will generate an estimated 2,000 new jobs for marine and tourism sectors, inject close to $1 billion into the Queensland economy each year, and ensure the region’s maritime industry is ready for the 2032 Olympic Games.
Key elements of the expansion include a $35 million state-of-the-art shiplift capable of lifting vessels of up to 3,000 tonnes and 90 metres, and new hardstand space, sheds and berthing to service multiple large vessels at the same time. Rivergate will also become a Trade Centre for Excellence with plans for a new 5-storey purpose-built facility featuring training rooms, offices, café, world-class crew accommodation and crew recreation facilities.
The multi award-winning Rivergate Marina and Shipyard was established in 2006 and is now recognised as one of the top three superyacht shipyards in the world. It is widely respected for its skilled trades, safe environment, and warm hospitality.
Rivergate is a customs clearance marina and offers deep water access on all tides, near-perfect weather for year-round operations, and easy access to capital city services, including the 24-hour Brisbane International Airport only 10 minutes away.