Organisers have announced that the fourth annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous will be hosted in the Whitsundays by Coral Sea Marina Resort from 16th to 18th October 2020.
Recognised internationally as the South Pacific’s leading superyacht event, the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous, which has been staged on the Gold Coast since its inception in 2017, will make an exciting move to the Great Barrier Reef. Invitation only events will be staged across the three days for attending international superyacht industry heavyweights, superyacht owners and buyers, tourism and industry professionals plus politicians and media.
The prestigious annual event showcases the Australian superyacht industry, its capabilities and economic potential, along with Australia’s destination appeal. It has sparked a strong vision for driving more high-end tourism ‘down under’ and more internationally flagged superyachts are setting their sights on Australia’s charter potential.
The three-day programme for this year’s event includes a full Whitsunday’s superyacht and island immersion for VIP guests. Attending guests will be transported, by participating superyachts, to a range of land and sea-based Whitsunday-exclusive experiences including a lunch on Whitehaven Beach, reef adventures, wildlife tours and more.
Paul Darrouzet, owner of new host venue Coral Sea Marina Resort who is taking over the organising reins of the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous, says it is an exciting opportunity to showcase the superyacht cruising potential of the Great Barrier Reef.
“Australia’s prominence on the global superyacht stage continues to gain momentum and the 2020 Great Barrier Reef edition of Australian Superyacht Rendezvous is our opportunity to showcase to the world our unrivalled and pristine cruising charter grounds for superyachts,” he said.
“While international superyacht guests are intensely private, it is conservatively estimated that a single foreign guest on board a superyacht would spend in the order of $15,000 to $25,000 (c. £7,977 to £13,216) per day – and that is something from which the Whitsundays and the broader Great Barrier Reef could yield significant tourism impact.”
According to Superyacht Australia, the overall superyacht industry in Australia is projected to grow to $3.34 billion (c. £1.76 billion) by 2021. In 2016, the industry was estimated to be worth $1.965 billion (c. £1.03 billion).
Organisers are now inviting past and potential sponsors, media partners, superyacht owners, brokers and marine industry players within Australia and overseas to register their interest in the 2020 Australian Superyacht Rendezvous