The Great Southern Route : 2010 - 2011
GSR | 173 businesses and individuals are attracted to the city's climate, lifestyle and opportunities. The subtropical climate has brilliant hot summers and clear mild winters, so Brisbane enjoys more sunny days than Florida and warmer winter days than the Bahamas. The allure of Australian and Queensland waters has increased the rate of superyacht visitation by an average of 42 per cent every year over the last five years. Brisbane has developed an international reputation as a high quality destination for refitting, refurbishing and maintaining superyachts. In recent years, the following superyachts have visited Brisbane for significant refit projects: • Ulysses (Winner of Australian Superyacht Refit of the Year, 2007) • Seafaris (Winner of the International Superyacht of the Year and the Australian Superyacht Construction of the Year, 2007) • Ophelia •LazyZ • Tristan Shipyard and BSE, Brisbane houses a thriving marine manufacturing and servicing industry of businesses covering the full gamut of new-build, refit, repair and maintenance services, from electrical engineering to interior fit-out and other specialist superyacht services. Through Superyacht Base Brisbane’s network, the city has: • 55 hectares of dedicated marine industrial land • Straddle lifts capable of lifting up to 600 tonnes • Slipways capable of accommodating vessels up to 2500 tonnes • Deepwater berthing in state-of-the-art marinas • Over 5000 skilled employees, and • A regularly maintained and charted 15 metre commercial channel through the cruising grounds of Moreton Bay, past the Port of Brisbane to the city centre. Brisbane is the only Australian port in the Dockwise Yacht Transport international network, providing superyachts with the perfect launching point for cruising to the Great Barrier Reef and direct access to world-class marine industry services. Brisbane is located in the southeast corner of the state of Queensland on the 27 degree south parallel. With a fast growing population, THE STATE’S CAPITAL City Brisbane a major cruise ship destination and port with the beautiful Moreton Bay at its doorstep. 54 NM of white sandy ocean beaches on Moreton, North Stradbroke and South Stradbroke Islands shelter the 335,455 hectares and 365 islands of Moreton Bay Marine National Park. To the north of Brisbane lies the Sunshine Coast, the world's largest sand island Fraser Island, the Great Sandy Straits, Hervey Bay, the 1400 NM long Great Barrier Reef, and the many wonders that comprise Far North Queensland. Forty-five minutes drive south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast entices with its magniﬁcent surﬁng beaches, marinas, international hotels, shopping and nightlife. Brisbane is the commercial hub of Queensland and with the region's perfect climate, natural waterways, beaches and islands, its two million citizens have taken to the water for recreation, commerce, fishing and transport. These activities have developed a marine industry infrastructure which is highly cost-competitive in comparison with Asia, and signiﬁcantly cheaper than Europe and North America. Brisbane boasts a high calibre of marine industry workmanship and an impressive track record in reﬁtting, refurbishing and maintaining superyachts. With major superyacht facilities Brisbane Marine Industry Park, Rivergate Marina and BRISBANE Where else but Brisbane?
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