Superyacht Australia has announced the Australian Government’s changes to superyacht regulations improving access to the Whitsundays & Great Barrier Reef, with the release of 21 new superyacht anchorages respectful of the natural environment and protection of coral life. Superyacht Australia (SA) has for some time been seeking to reform the Whitsundays Plan of Management in order…

The 2018 Commonwealth Games is going to be a major draw card for visiting superyachts to Australia, according to Steve Sames – Manager of Gold Coast City Marina. Even with the two year lead time, six large superyachts have already confirmed berths at the marina for the event. ‘and this is the tip of the…

Exciting news out of Australia as Superyacht Australia announces regulatory changes for foreign flagged Superyachts to charter in Australia. The organisation and some of its key members have been working diligently over the past 12 months, lobbying government to allow easier access to Foreign Flagged vessels to operate commercially in Australia. Superyacht Australia CEO MaryAnne Edwards recently…

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Steps are being made towards allowing superyacht captains with Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) qualifications to gain Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Certificates of Competency (CoCs), which would allow them to return to work in Australian waters. The AMSA qualifications department has reached out to the superyacht industry and has formed a committee to consider…

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