A premier global refit destination

Rivergate Shipyard Expansion

Rivergate will put Australia on the world stage as a premier superyacht hub under plans for a major expansion of our multi award-winning shipyard.

Already recognised as Australia’s leading refit destination and one of the top three international superyacht shipyards, Rivergate is set to become the primary base for the Asia Pacific region.

Our $200 million repair, refit and maintenance centre will create around 2,000 new jobs in an employment windfall for Queensland and contribute close to $1 billion a year to the state’s economy.

It will meet global pent-up demand with increased service capabilities for superyachts and support the expanding Defence, Government and commercial vessel markets.

The expansion will see the creation of a state-of-the-art shiplift for vessels up to 90 metres and 3,000 tonnes and capacity for 8 to 12 vessels, making Rivergate the largest superyacht hub in the Asia Pacific region.

As the catalyst for a substantial increase in large superyacht visitation to Australia, the Rivergate expansion will also deliver a huge shot in the arm for the tourism industry through generous spending by owners, guests and crew.

Key Elements

10-fold increase in lifting capacity to 3,000 tonnes and up to 90m


Innovative $35 million syncrolift shiplift and vessel transfer system


3 refit sheds and hardstand capacity for up to 10 vessels


2 large in water service berths


5-storey trade centre with offices, training rooms, café and car parking


Australian-first on-site crew accommodation and resort-style recreation



The Benefits

Massive employment and economic boost for Queensland


Tourism spinoffs from increased cruising and chartering


75% of shipyard revenue flowing directly to SME’s


World-leading maritime industry skills and training


Estimated 60 additional superyacht visits per year


Sustainable maritime industry to service expanding superyacht, commercial and defence fleets


Vital support for growing domestic and foreign-flagged charter industry


The heavy lifting:

The heavy lifting:

The heavy lifting:

World-class Facilities and Technology

World Class Facilities and Technology

World Class Facilities and Technology

Premium Offering for Visitors

The proposed Rivergate expansion will not only deliver the largest superyacht refit facility in the Asia Pacific region, but also premium offerings and services that will match or better anything else on the world stage.

Captains & Owners lounge

Boardroom


Captains studio accommodation

Games room


Crew outdoor recreation & pool

Meeting rooms


Crew lounge, kitchen and dining

Project offices


Gymnasium & sauna

Training rooms


Movie theatre

Cafe & restaurant


Captains & Owners lounge


Captains studio accommodation


Crew outdoor recreation & pool


Crew lounge, kitchen and dining


Gymnasium & sauna


Movie theatre


Boardroom


Games room


Meeting rooms


Project offices


Training rooms


Cafe & restaurant


Captains & Owners lounge


Captains studio accommodation


Crew outdoor recreation & pool


Crew lounge, kitchen and dining


Gymnasium & sauna


Movie theatre


Boardroom


Games room


Meeting rooms


Project offices


Training rooms


Cafe & restaurant


Captains & Owners Lounge Captains Accommodation Crew Recreation Area

Innovative Superyacht Service

The expanded Rivergate shipyard will feature leading-edge technology with the latest platform shiplift and yard infrastructure to ensure safety for both vessels and crew.

Vessels will be transferred from the shiplift to the yard using a state-of-the-art Self-Propelled Motorised Transporter (SPMT) featuring a grid of computer-controlled and precision-guided axles. Enclosed refit sheds incorporating 10t gantry cranes will allow for 24/7 works to be carried out unaffected by weather. The shipyard will also deploy the latest safety environmental systems and showcase green-star and clean marina accreditation.

Captains & Owners Lounge Captains Accommodation Crew Recreation Area

Why Rivergate

Perfectly positioned for the future

When it comes to meeting the expectations of the world’s discerning superyacht owners, only the best will do.

Rivergate is the ideal location for a superyacht hub with deep water access on all tides, near perfect weather for year-round operations, an extensive world-class skills base and professional management.

Together with vibrant capital city services, including a 24 hour international airport, a favourable exchange rate and Australia’s enviable record of safety and security, many more superyacht visits and extended stays at Rivergate will be inevitable.

Midway between Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef, Rivergate is also the perfect launching pad for superyacht owners visiting the many delights of Australia’s east coast or cruising the stunning South Pacific Islands.

Australia’s current infrastructure is holding back the growth of superyacht visitation in the region.

The planned expansion will allow Rivergate to say “yes” to the many clients Australia has had to turn away in the past.

Our ‘shovel ready’ expansion will release this pent-up international demand and immediately capture increased market share for Queensland and Australia.

Rivergate is also strategically located to tap into the expanding defence and commercial markets operating on the east coast of Australia.

Why Rivergate

Perfectly positioned for the future

When it comes to meeting the expectations of the world’s discerning superyacht owners, only the best will do.

Rivergate is the ideal location for a superyacht hub with deep water access on all tides, near perfect weather for year-round operations, an extensive world-class skills base and professional management.

Together with vibrant capital city services, including a 24 hour international airport, a favourable exchange rate and Australia’s enviable record of safety and security, many more superyacht visits and extended stays at Rivergate will be inevitable.

Midway between Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef, Rivergate is also the perfect launching pad for superyacht owners visiting the many delights of Australia’s east coast or cruising the stunning South Pacific Islands.

Australia’s current infrastructure is holding back the growth of superyacht visitation in the region.

The planned expansion will allow Rivergate to say “yes” to the many clients Australia has had to turn away in the past.

Our ‘shovel ready’ expansion will release this pent-up international demand and immediately capture increased market share for Queensland and Australia.

Rivergate is also strategically located to tap into the expanding defence and commercial markets operating on the east coast of Australia.

Why Rivergate

Perfectly positioned for the future

When it comes to meeting the expectations of the world’s discerning superyacht owners, only the best will do.

Rivergate is the ideal location for a superyacht hub with deep water access on all tides, near perfect weather for year-round operations, an extensive world-class skills base and professional management.

Together with vibrant capital city services, including a 24 hour international airport, a favourable exchange rate and Australia’s enviable record of safety and security, many more superyacht visits and extended stays at Rivergate will be inevitable.

Midway between Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef, Rivergate is also the perfect launching pad for superyacht owners visiting the many delights of Australia’s east coast or cruising the stunning South Pacific Islands.

Australia’s current infrastructure is holding back the growth of superyacht visitation in the region.

The planned expansion will allow Rivergate to say “yes” to the many clients Australia has had to turn away in the past.

Our ‘shovel ready’ expansion will release this pent-up international demand and immediately capture increased market share for Queensland and Australia.

Rivergate is also strategically located to tap into the expanding defence and commercial markets operating on the east coast of Australia.

Rivergate is highly popular with superyacht captains and crew, who are key influencers in refit and maintenance decision making.

Brisbane’s vibrant hotel, dining, shopping and nightlife are within a 15 minute drive of Rivergate. From strolling through South Bank, exploring trendy bars, discovering the delights of the Moreton Bay islands, visiting a theme park, or simply relaxing at a Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast beach, leisure activities for visitors abound.

For those wanting to travel further from the home port, Brisbane’s major international airport is only 10 minutes away from Rivergate to take guests anywhere in Australia or the world.

Moreton Bay & Tangalooma Shipwrecks
International Tournament Golf Course
Restaurant Precinct
Leisure Precinct
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Rivergate Super Yachts Location Map
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Deep water access - 11m LAT
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Major International Airport
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International Tournament Golf Course
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Entertainment Precinct
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Leisure Precinct
Moreton Bay & Tangalooma Shipwrecks International Tournament Golf Course Restaurant Precinct Leisure Precinct

Rivergate is highly popular with superyacht captains and crew, who are key influencers in refit and maintenance decision making.

Brisbane’s vibrant hotel, dining, shopping and nightlife are within a 15 minute drive of Rivergate. From strolling through South Bank, exploring trendy bars, discovering the delights of the Moreton Bay islands, visiting a theme park, or simply relaxing at a Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast beach, leisure activities for visitors abound.

For those wanting to travel further from the home port, Brisbane’s major international airport is only 10 minutes away from Rivergate to take guests anywhere in Australia or the world.

Rivergate Super Yachts Location Map
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Deep water access - 11m LAT
2
Major International Airport
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Moreton Bay & Tangalooma Shipwrecks
4
International Tournament Golf Course
5
Restaurant Precinct
6
Entertainment Precinct
7
Brisbane CBD
8
Leisure Precinct
Moreton Bay & Tangalooma Shipwrecks International Tournament Golf Course
Restaurant Precinct Leisure Precinct

Rivergate is highly popular with superyacht captains and crew, who are key influencers in refit and maintenance decision making.

Brisbane’s vibrant hotel, dining, shopping and nightlife are within a 15 minute drive of Rivergate. From strolling through South Bank, exploring trendy bars, discovering the delights of the Moreton Bay islands, visiting a theme park, or simply relaxing at a Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast beach, leisure activities for visitors abound.

For those wanting to travel further from the home port, Brisbane’s major international airport is only 10 minutes away from Rivergate to take guests anywhere in Australia or the world.

The Opportunity

Boom times for large superyachts, commercial and defence vessels

More superyachts are being built than ever before, vessel size is increasing and our region has a critical shortage of infrastructure to haulout and berth these large vessels.

Recent changes in Government policy and increased commercial activities servicing the mining industry have also seen a boost in Defence and commercial vessel operations off the north-eastern coast of Australia.

Our expansion plans for Rivergate coincide with a period of strong growth in these industries and closely align with both the Queensland Government’s Superyacht Strategy and Australia’s new laws allowing foreign-flagged vessels to charter in our waters.

More superyachts are being built than ever before with the most recent research finding that 193 builds were underway or planned in 2019, a 26% increase on 2018. Industry body Superyacht Australia has reported the domestic superyacht fleet has doubled in the past two years, increasing local demand for a premium refit facility to service this growing market.

Together with close to 6,000 vessels already in service, and the Asia Pacific region increasing in popularity, this global growth will require a similar expansion in superyacht support facilities and Rivergate is ideally positioned to fill a clear gap in the market.

The attraction of large superyachts to the new 3,000t shipyard would trigger increased demand for the existing 75t and 300t shipyard to refit, store and support their tender vessels. A dramatic rise in the number of visiting yachts would also create new opportunities to redesign and upsize the existing marina berths, increasing the revenue yield and bottom line of the business.

Visiting our region

To visit Australian waters, a superyacht will travel more than 9,000 nautical miles from their traditional cruising ground of the Mediterranean or Caribbean, and 4,000 nautical miles from major Asian ports.

These vast distances mean visiting superyachts typically spend up to two years in our region with permanent crews while owners and their guests fly in to explore our coastline and the South Pacific.

All boats, regardless of size, encounter regular maintenance issues and require shipyard services. Large refit projects can take up to 6 months, are planned well in advance, and need certainty around lifting capacity and yard availability.

As the only location in the region with the capability to lift and service multiple large superyachts of up to 90 metres and 3,000 tonnes, Rivergate will be firmly on the radar of captains around the world.

Owning a superyacht

Not surprisingly, superyacht ownership is an expensive undertaking and one of the biggest sources of wealth redistribution in the world.

To ensure they meet regulatory, insurance and safety standards, vessels typically undergo annual out-of-water routine maintenance and survey certification every five years, which can represent several months on the hardstand or in a refit shed.

Full superyacht refits typically occur every 5 to 7 years, usually because of an ownership change or a current owner’s desire for a refresh.

Such refits can be significant, costing between $1 million and $5 million per month and taking on average about six months.

The Opportunity

Boom times for large superyachts, commercial and defence vessels

More superyachts are being built than ever before, vessel size is increasing and our region has a critical shortage of infrastructure to haulout and berth these large vessels.

Recent changes in Government policy and increased commercial activities servicing the mining industry have also seen a boost in Defence and commercial vessel operations off the north-eastern coast of Australia.

Our expansion plans for Rivergate coincide with a period of strong growth in these industries and closely align with both the Queensland Government’s Superyacht Strategy and Australia’s new laws allowing foreign-flagged vessels to charter in our waters.

More superyachts are being built than ever before with the most recent research finding that 193 builds were underway or planned in 2019, a 26% increase on 2018. Industry body Superyacht Australia has reported the domestic superyacht fleet has doubled in the past two years, increasing local demand for a premium refit facility to service this growing market.

Together with close to 6,000 vessels already in service, and the Asia Pacific region increasing in popularity, this global growth will require a similar expansion in superyacht support facilities and Rivergate is ideally positioned to fill a clear gap in the market.

The attraction of large superyachts to the new 3,000t shipyard would trigger increased demand for the existing 75t and 300t shipyard to refit, store and support their tender vessels. A dramatic rise in the number of visiting yachts would also create new opportunities to redesign and upsize the existing marina berths, increasing the revenue yield and bottom line of the business.

Visiting our region

To visit Australian waters, a superyacht will travel more than 9,000 nautical miles from their traditional cruising ground of the Mediterranean or Caribbean, and 4,000 nautical miles from major Asian ports.

These vast distances mean visiting superyachts typically spend up to two years in our region with permanent crews while owners and their guests fly in to explore our coastline and the South Pacific.

All boats, regardless of size, encounter regular maintenance issues and require shipyard services. Large refit projects can take up to 6 months, are planned well in advance, and need certainty around lifting capacity and yard availability.

As the only location in the region with the capability to lift and service multiple large superyachts of up to 90 metres and 3,000 tonnes, Rivergate will be firmly on the radar of captains around the world.

Owning a superyacht

Not surprisingly, superyacht ownership is an expensive undertaking and one of the biggest sources of wealth redistribution in the world.

To ensure they meet regulatory, insurance and safety standards, vessels typically undergo annual out-of-water routine maintenance and survey certification every five years, which can represent several months on the hardstand or in a refit shed.

Full superyacht refits typically occur every 5 to 7 years, usually because of an ownership change or a current owner’s desire for a refresh.

Such refits can be significant, costing between $1 million and $5 million per month and taking on average about six months.

The Opportunity

Boom times for large superyachts, commercial and defence vessels

More superyachts are being built than ever before, vessel size is increasing and our region has a critical shortage of infrastructure to haulout and berth these large vessels.

Recent changes in Government policy and increased commercial activities servicing the mining industry have also seen a boost in Defence and commercial vessel operations off the north-eastern coast of Australia.

Our expansion plans for Rivergate coincide with a period of strong growth in these industries and closely align with both the Queensland Government’s Superyacht Strategy and Australia’s new laws allowing foreign-flagged vessels to charter in our waters.

More superyachts are being built than ever before with the most recent research finding that 193 builds were underway or planned in 2019, a 26% increase on 2018. Industry body Superyacht Australia has reported the domestic superyacht fleet has doubled in the past two years, increasing local demand for a premium refit facility to service this growing market.

Together with close to 6,000 vessels already in service, and the Asia Pacific region increasing in popularity, this global growth will require a similar expansion in superyacht support facilities and Rivergate is ideally positioned to fill a clear gap in the market.

The attraction of large superyachts to the new 3,000t shipyard would trigger increased demand for the existing 75t and 300t shipyard to refit, store and support their tender vessels. A dramatic rise in the number of visiting yachts would also create new opportunities to redesign and upsize the existing marina berths, increasing the revenue yield and bottom line of the business.

Visiting our region

To visit Australian waters, a superyacht will travel more than 9,000 nautical miles from their traditional cruising ground of the Mediterranean or Caribbean, and 4,000 nautical miles from major Asian ports.

These vast distances mean visiting superyachts typically spend up to two years in our region with permanent crews while owners and their guests fly in to explore our coastline and the South Pacific.

All boats, regardless of size, encounter regular maintenance issues and require shipyard services. Large refit projects can take up to 6 months, are planned well in advance, and need certainty around lifting capacity and yard availability.

As the only location in the region with the capability to lift and service multiple large superyachts of up to 90 metres and 3,000 tonnes, Rivergate will be firmly on the radar of captains around the world.

Owning a superyacht

Not surprisingly, superyacht ownership is an expensive undertaking and one of the biggest sources of wealth redistribution in the world.

To ensure they meet regulatory, insurance and safety standards, vessels typically undergo annual out-of-water routine maintenance and survey certification every five years, which can represent several months on the hardstand or in a refit shed.

Full superyacht refits typically occur every 5 to 7 years, usually because of an ownership change or a current owner’s desire for a refresh.

Such refits can be significant, costing between $1 million and $5 million per month and taking on average about six months.

The Bigger the Better

DIRECT SPEND PER VESSEL BY VESSEL LENGTH ($M) SEQ

Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding. Source: ABS (2012), ABS (2017), ABS (2019b), ABS (2019c), Luxury Yacht Group (2019), TRA (2019), AEC (2016), AEC Rivergate Expansion Economic Impact Assessment 2020.

The Bigger the Better

The larger the vessel equates to exponential benefits...

DIRECT SPEND PER VESSEL BY VESSEL LENGTH ($M) SEQ

Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding. Source: ABS (2012), ABS (2017), ABS (2019b), ABS (2019c), Luxury Yacht Group (2019), TRA (2019), AEC (2016), AEC Rivergate Expansion Economic Impact Assessment 2020.

The Bigger the Better

The larger the vessel equates to exponential benefits...

DIRECT SPEND PER VESSEL BY VESSEL LENGTH ($M) SEQ

Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding. Source: ABS (2012), ABS (2017), ABS (2019b), ABS (2019c), Luxury Yacht Group (2019), TRA (2019), AEC (2016), AEC Rivergate Expansion Economic Impact Assessment 2020.

Commercial and Recreation

Rivergate is expected to increase its existing commercial vessel capability and capture a large segment of all maritime markets due to its proximity to the east coast and Pacific operating areas, location below the cyclone belt, ideal year-round climate, and flexibility of docking arrangements with the new platform shiplift.

There are hundreds of commercial vessels greater than 40 metres actively operating on the east coast of Australia. This market is expected to continue its growth on the back of robust resources, tourism and transportation industries.

Commercial and recreation

Defence and Government

Defence and Government

The Australian Navy is undergoing transformative growth in its Pacific fleet. Rivergate will be best placed to provide overflow support to Defence contractors based in northern Australia facing capacity and trades constraints for existing and new vessels such as the Arafura Class and Mine Hunters.

The expansion would eliminate the need for vessels having to steam to Perth to undergo routine and unplanned maintenance.

In addition to the Defence opportunities, the Queensland Government recognises Rivergate’s excellent refit capabilities, having recently completed three extension of life refits on Police and Fisheries vessels.

Defence and Government
Commercial and recreation Defence and Government

Economy and Jobs

An export income and employment bonanza

Superyacht refit and maintenance work is high value, export-oriented and labour intensive, generating enormous economic and employment benefits.

The Rivergate expansion will make a significant contribution to the economy and jobs during the construction phase and an even greater ongoing contribution once fully operational.

An economic impact assessment report by leading advisory group AEC found the Rivergate superyacht hub will generate $154.6 million for local businesses during construction and create a total of 433 direct and indirect jobs.

Post-construction, Rivergate will contribute an estimated $459.4 million a year to the local economy, including around $167.3 million in direct revenue from 60 superyachts undertaking repair and refit works. The regional tourism and provisioning benefits will be up to $525 million, making a total of up to $984.4 million.

Our research also shows that 75% of the shipyard revenue will flow directly to small and medium-sized marine businesses in the local area, creating a huge economic boost and fostering new training and apprenticeship opportunities.

AEC found the overall increase in spending from superyachts would support 1,457 new fulltime equivalent jobs, consisting of 525 direct positions and 931 flow on jobs.

Economy and Jobs

An export income and employment bonanza

Superyacht refit and maintenance work is high value, export-oriented and labour intensive, generating enormous economic and employment benefits.

The Rivergate expansion will make a significant contribution to the economy and jobs during the construction phase and an even greater ongoing contribution once fully operational.

An economic impact assessment report by leading advisory group AEC found the Rivergate superyacht hub will generate $154.6 million for local businesses during construction and create a total of 433 direct and indirect jobs.

Post-construction, Rivergate will contribute an estimated $459.4 million a year to the local economy, including around $167.3 million in direct revenue from 60 superyachts undertaking repair and refit works. The regional tourism and provisioning benefits will be up to $525 million, making a total of up to $984.4 million.

Our research also shows that 75% of the shipyard revenue will flow directly to small and medium-sized marine businesses in the local area, creating a huge economic boost and fostering new training and apprenticeship opportunities.

AEC found the overall increase in spending from superyachts would support 1,457 new fulltime equivalent jobs, consisting of 525 direct positions and 931 flow on jobs.

Economy and Jobs

An export income and employment bonanza

Superyacht refit and maintenance work is high value, export-oriented and labour intensive, generating enormous economic and employment benefits.

The Rivergate expansion will make a significant contribution to the economy and jobs during the construction phase and an even greater ongoing contribution once fully operational.

An economic impact assessment report by leading advisory group AEC found the Rivergate superyacht hub will generate $154.6 million for local businesses during construction and create a total of 433 direct and indirect jobs.

Post-construction, Rivergate will contribute an estimated $459.4 million a year to the local economy, including around $167.3 million in direct revenue from 60 superyachts undertaking repair and refit works. The regional tourism and provisioning benefits will be up to $525 million, making a total of up to $984.4 million.

Our research also shows that 75% of the shipyard revenue will flow directly to small and medium-sized marine businesses in the local area, creating a huge economic boost and fostering new training and apprenticeship opportunities.

AEC found the overall increase in spending from superyachts would support 1,457 new fulltime equivalent jobs, consisting of 525 direct positions and 931 flow on jobs.

Output for Local Business Construction: $154.6M - including $58.8M directly and $95.8M flow on Operational: $459.4M - including $167.3M directly and $292.1M flow on

Gross Regional Product Construction: $75.6M - including $26.2M directly and $49.3M flow on Operational: $208.6M - including $59.3M directly and $149.2M flow on

FTE Jobs (Full Time Equivalent) Construction: 433 - including 132 FTE jobs directly and 301 FTE flow on Operational: 1457 - including 526 FTE jobs directly and 931 flow on

Wages & Salaries Paid to Households Construction: $38.7M - including 14.1M directly and $24.6M flow on Operational: $113.5M - including $38.6M directly and $74.9M flow on

Annual Economic Contribution of Rivergate Expansion Project Construction and Operationally to SEQ

Notes: Totals may not sum due to rounding. Source: ABS (2012), ABS (2017), ABS (2019b), ABS (2019c), Luxury Yacht Group (2019), TRA (2019), AEC (2016), AEC.

Output for Local Business Construction: $154.6M - including $58.8M directly and $95.8M flow on Operational: $459.4M - including $167.3M directly and $292.1M flow on

Gross Regional Product Construction: $75.6M - including $26.2M directly and $49.3M flow on Operational: $208.6M - including $59.3M directly and $149.2M flow on

FTE Jobs (Full Time Equivalent) Construction: 433 - including 132 FTE jobs directly and 301 FTE flow on Operational: 1457 - including 526 FTE jobs directly and 931 flow on

Wages & Salaries Paid to Households Construction: $38.7M - including 14.1M directly and $24.6M flow on Operational: $113.5M - including $38.6M directly and $74.9M flow on

Annual Economic Contribution of Rivergate Expansion Project Construction and Operationally to SEQ

Notes: Totals may not sum due to rounding. Source: ABS (2012), ABS (2017), ABS (2019b), ABS (2019c), Luxury Yacht Group (2019), TRA (2019), AEC (2016), AEC.

Output for Local Businesses: $154.5M including $58.5M directly and $95.8M flow on in construction / $459.4M including $167.3M directly and $292.1M flow on in operational.



Gross Regional Product: $75.6M including $26.2M directly and $49.3M flow on in construction / $208.6M including $59.3M directly and $149.2M flow on in operational.



FTE Jobs (Full Time Equivalent): 433 including 132 FTE jobs directly and 301 FTE flow on in construction / 1457 including 526 directly and 931 flow on in operational.



Wages & Salaries Paid to Households: $38.7M including $14.1M directly and $24.6M flow on in construction / $113.5M including $38.6M directly and $74.9M flow on in operational.

Annual Economic Contribution of Rivergate Expansion Project Construction and Operationally to SEQ

Notes: Totals may not sum due to rounding. Source: ABS (2012), ABS (2017), ABS (2019b), ABS (2019c), Luxury Yacht Group (2019), TRA (2019), AEC (2016), AEC.

Tourism

Rivergate — opening Asia Pacific to the world superyacht fleet

The benefits of a large superyacht refit centre at Rivergate will extend to every corner of Australia, especially the tourism sector.

Our expansion will be as much a tourism initiative as it is a marine industry initiative. It will allow vessels to spend more time in the region, staying for up to two years before or after works have been completed.

An additional 60 vessels coming to Rivergate will generate direct expenditure of approximately $150 million, assuming they also undertake cruising activity. The flow-on effects from this in terms of provisioning, travel, shopping and other spending will see a further $325 million to $375 million annual boost to the Australian tourism economy.

In total, the direct and indirect economic contribution to tourism will be up to $525 million per year and felt mostly in the popular regional cruising grounds from the Gold Coast to Cairns. This level of spending will create an estimated 520 new fulltime equivalent jobs.

Rivergate will be marketing Brisbane, Queensland and Australia to the world, including high net worth individuals who will become ambassadors for our region with the potential flow-on of international investment in Australia as a result of this visitation.

News that Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic Games, and recent reduction in red tape now allowing superyachts to charter in Australia will place Brisbane on the world map for tourism and result in even more superyachts visiting Rivergate.

Tourism

Rivergate — opening Asia Pacific to the world superyacht fleet

The benefits of a large superyacht refit centre at Rivergate will extend to every corner of Australia, especially the tourism sector.

Our expansion will be as much a tourism initiative as it is a marine industry initiative. It will allow vessels to spend more time in the region, staying for up to two years before or after works have been completed.

An additional 60 vessels coming to Rivergate will generate direct expenditure of approximately $150 million, assuming they also undertake cruising activity. The flow-on effects from this in terms of provisioning, travel, shopping and other spending will see a further $325 million to $375 million annual boost to the Australian tourism economy.

In total, the direct and indirect economic contribution to tourism will be up to $525 million per year and felt mostly in the popular regional cruising grounds from the Gold Coast to Cairns. This level of spending will create an estimated 520 new fulltime equivalent jobs.

Rivergate will be marketing Brisbane, Queensland and Australia to the world, including high net worth individuals who will become ambassadors for our region with the potential flow-on of international investment in Australia as a result of this visitation.

News that Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic Games, and recent reduction in red tape now allowing superyachts to charter in Australia will place Brisbane on the world map for tourism and result in even more superyachts visiting Rivergate.

Tourism

Rivergate — opening Asia Pacific to the world superyacht fleet

The benefits of a large superyacht refit centre at Rivergate will extend to every corner of Australia, especially the tourism sector.

Our expansion will be as much a tourism initiative as it is a marine industry initiative. It will allow vessels to spend more time in the region, staying for up to two years before or after works have been completed.

An additional 60 vessels coming to Rivergate will generate direct expenditure of approximately $150 million, assuming they also undertake cruising activity. The flow-on effects from this in terms of provisioning, travel, shopping and other spending will see a further $325 million to $375 million annual boost to the Australian tourism economy.

In total, the direct and indirect economic contribution to tourism will be up to $525 million per year and felt mostly in the popular regional cruising grounds from the Gold Coast to Cairns. This level of spending will create an estimated 520 new fulltime equivalent jobs.

Rivergate will be marketing Brisbane, Queensland and Australia to the world, including high net worth individuals who will become ambassadors for our region with the potential flow-on of international investment in Australia as a result of this visitation.

News that Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic Games, and recent reduction in red tape now allowing superyachts to charter in Australia will place Brisbane on the world map for tourism and result in even more superyachts visiting Rivergate.

Output for Local Businesses: $475M to $525M. Including $149.3M directly and $325.0 to $375.0M follow on.

FTE Jobs (Fulltime Equivalent): 470 to 520 including 150 FTE directly and 320 to 370 FTE flow on

Tourism and economic contribution pre and post REFIT works

Notes: Totals may not sum due to rounding. Source: AEC (2016), AEC.

Output for Local Businesses: $475M to $525M. Including $149.3M directly and $325.0 to $375.0M follow on.

FTE Jobs (Fulltiime Equivalent): 470 to 520 including 150 FTE directly and 320 to 370 FTE flow on

Tourism and economic contribution pre and post REFIT works

Notes: Totals may not sum due to rounding. Source: AEC (2016), AEC.

Output for Local Businesses: $475M to $525M. Including $149.3M directly and $325.0 to $375.0M follow on.

FTE Jobs (Full Time Equivalent): 470 to 520 including 150 FTE directly and 320 to 370 FTE flow on

Tourism and economic contribution pre and post REFIT works

Notes: Totals may not sum due to rounding. Source: AEC (2016), AEC.

Skills and Training

An industry centre of excellence

The Rivergate expansion will create opportunities for Queensland and Australia to become an international training hub for the superyacht industry.

Already well known around the world for our highly skilled workforce, Rivergate will become an incubator for innovation and excellence in more than 25 marine-related trades and professional skills.

Ongoing training and apprenticeship programs will be vital to our long-term sustainability with AEC forecasts indicating there will be 36 apprentices or trainees employed at any one time.

Our plans include a 5 storey Trade Centre with dedicated apprentice training rooms and the potential for Rivergate to establish a new Superyacht Centre of Training Excellence located within the facility, attracting students from around the world.

Skills and Training

An industry centre of excellence

The Rivergate expansion will create opportunities for Queensland and Australia to become an international training hub for the superyacht industry.

Already well known around the world for our highly skilled workforce, Rivergate will become an incubator for innovation and excellence in more than 25 marine-related trades and professional skills.

Ongoing training and apprenticeship programs will be vital to our long-term sustainability with AEC forecasts indicating there will be 36 apprentices or trainees employed at any one time.

Our plans include a 5 storey Trade Centre with dedicated apprentice training rooms and the potential for Rivergate to establish a new Superyacht Centre of Training Excellence located within the facility, attracting students from around the world.

Skills and Training

An industry centre of excellence

The Rivergate expansion will create opportunities for Queensland and Australia to become an international training hub for the superyacht industry.

Already well known around the world for our highly skilled workforce, Rivergate will become an incubator for innovation and excellence in more than 25 marine-related trades and professional skills.

Ongoing training and apprenticeship programs will be vital to our long-term sustainability with AEC forecasts indicating there will be 36 apprentices or trainees employed at any one time.

Our plans include a 5 storey Trade Centre with dedicated apprentice training rooms and the potential for Rivergate to establish a new Superyacht Centre of Training Excellence located within the facility, attracting students from around the world.

About Rivergate

Rivergate is recognised as Australia’s premier superyacht facility with an enviable track record that has placed us among the top three shipyards in the world and earned numerous industry awards. In November 2020, we were named Superyacht Industry Service Provider of the year at the Australian Maritime Industry Awards and in May 2021 inducted into the Marina Industries Association Hall of Fame.

Established in 2006 to create a world-class superyacht refit centre, Rivergate reflects the vision and values of a family with a genuine passion for the marine industry, boating and the ocean. These passions, coupled with a strong work ethic and deep commitment to community, underpin Rivergate’s commitment to excellence in service delivery.

Our prime location on the Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia provides deep water access on all tides and an ideal climate for year round refit and painting projects. Rivergate is also moments to a 24-hour international airport, close to all capital city services and offers easy access to the beautiful cruising grounds of eastern Australia and the South Pacific.

Led by a management team with more than 200 years of combined experience, we deliver a wide range of world-class marine services. Rivergate has approximately 320 contractors across 20 trades onsite and many more experienced workers just a short drive away from the precinct.

Our commitment to safety and security is second to none. Rivergate has Clean Marina Level 3 accreditation and scored an incredible 99 percent in our most recent independent audit.

Apart from the quality of the work we perform on some of the world’s most prized superyachts, the Rivergate team is known for its excellent hospitality, organising social activities and recommending local tourism sights to make visiting captains and crew feel right at home.

To find out more about Rivergate, please view our Capability Statement.

About Rivergate

Rivergate is recognised as Australia’s premier superyacht facility with an enviable track record that has placed us among the top three shipyards in the world and earned numerous industry awards. In November 2020, we were named Superyacht Industry Service Provider of the year at the Australian Maritime Industry Awards and in May 2021 inducted into the Marina Industries Association Hall of Fame.

Established in 2006 to create a world-class superyacht refit centre, Rivergate reflects the vision and values of a family with a genuine passion for the marine industry, boating and the ocean. These passions, coupled with a strong work ethic and deep commitment to community, underpin Rivergate’s commitment to excellence in service delivery.

Our prime location on the Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia provides deep water access on all tides and an ideal climate for year round refit and painting projects. Rivergate is also moments to a 24-hour international airport, close to all capital city services and offers easy access to the beautiful cruising grounds of eastern Australia and the South Pacific.

Led by a management team with more than 200 years of combined experience, we deliver a wide range of world-class marine services. Rivergate has approximately 320 contractors across 20 trades onsite and many more experienced workers just a short drive away from the precinct.

Our commitment to safety and security is second to none. Rivergate has Clean Marina Level 3 accreditation and scored an incredible 99 percent in our most recent independent audit.

Apart from the quality of the work we perform on some of the world’s most prized superyachts, the Rivergate team is known for its excellent hospitality, organising social activities and recommending local tourism sights to make visiting captains and crew feel right at home.

To find out more about Rivergate, please view our Capability Statement.

About Rivergate

Rivergate is recognised as Australia’s premier superyacht facility with an enviable track record that has placed us among the top three shipyards in the world and earned numerous industry awards. In November 2020, we were named Superyacht Industry Service Provider of the year at the Australian Maritime Industry Awards and in May 2021 inducted into the Marina Industries Association Hall of Fame.

Established in 2006 to create a world-class superyacht refit centre, Rivergate reflects the vision and values of a family with a genuine passion for the marine industry, boating and the ocean. These passions, coupled with a strong work ethic and deep commitment to community, underpin Rivergate’s commitment to excellence in service delivery.

Our prime location on the Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia provides deep water access on all tides and an ideal climate for year round refit and painting projects. Rivergate is also moments to a 24-hour international airport, close to all capital city services and offers easy access to the beautiful cruising grounds of eastern Australia and the South Pacific.

Led by a management team with more than 200 years of combined experience, we deliver a wide range of world-class marine services. Rivergate has approximately 320 contractors across 20 trades onsite and many more experienced workers just a short drive away from the precinct.

Our commitment to safety and security is second to none. Rivergate has Clean Marina Level 3 accreditation and scored an incredible 99 percent in our most recent independent audit.

Apart from the quality of the work we perform on some of the world’s most prized superyachts, the Rivergate team is known for its excellent hospitality, organising social activities and recommending local tourism sights to make visiting captains and crew feel right at home.

To find out more about Rivergate, please view our Capability Statement.

2021 Trophy

Marine Industries
Association 2021
Hall of Fame

2012 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry
Business of the Year
Service Provider

2014 Trophy

Australia Superyacht Industry
Business of the Year Service Provider

2014 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry
Champion — Steve Fisher

2016 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry
Business of the Year Service Provider

2017/2018 Trophy

Marine Industries Association 2017 / 2018 Best Boat Yard
20 plus Boats

2017/2018 Trophy

Marine Industries Association 2017 / 2018 Marina of the Year

2018 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry Business of the Year Manufacturer

2020 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry Service Provider of the Year

2021 Trophy

Marine Industries
Association 2021
Hall of Fame

2012 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry
Business of the Year
Service Provider

2014 Trophy

Australia Superyacht Industry
Business of the Year Service Provider

2014 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry
Champion — Steve Fisher

2016 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry
Business of the Year Service Provider

2017/2018 Trophy

Marine Industries Association 2017 / 2018 Best Boat Yard
20 plus Boats

2017/2018 Trophy

Marine Industries Association 2017 / 2018 Marina of the Year

2018 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry Business of the Year Manufacturer

2020 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry Service Provider of the Year

2021 Trophy

Marine Industries
Association 2021
Hall of Fame

2012 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry
Business of the Year
Service Provider

2014 Trophy

Australia Superyacht Industry
Business of the Year Service Provider

2014 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry
Champion — Steve Fisher

2016 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry
Business of the Year Service Provider

2017/2018 Trophy

Marine Industries Association 2017 / 2018 Best Boat Yard
20 plus Boats

2017/2018 Trophy

Marine Industries Association 2017 / 2018 Marina of the Year

2018 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry Business of the Year Manufacturer

2020 Trophy

Australian Superyacht Industry Service Provider of the Year

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