Rivergate News

  • Great southern wonderland

    TUESDAY, MARCH 12

      Moreton Bay is a sublime, sheltered yachting playground in Brisbane’s backyard. Long the aquatic haven of southern Queenslanders and the initiated, Moreton Bay is coming to the attention of visiting international superyachts. In January, at the advice of the team at Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, the owners of 74m Lurssen MY AURORA, discovered the […]

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  • SUPER SUMMER OF SUPERYACHTS AT RIVERGATE

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 06

      Following in the wake of 74m (243ft) Lürssen-built MY AURORA, the equally impressive 65m (214ft) Feadship MY CALLISTO travelled to Brisbane last week, stopping at Rivergate Marina & Shipyard for maintenance and repairs. The pride of its Barbados-based owner, CALLISTO caught the attention of residents and media in Brisbane, cutting an elegant profile against […]

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  • Aus Ships Group builds Hayman luxe-sportation

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 06

      More than tools of transport, the new Hayman Island line-up of four diverse vessels is as aesthetic as they are practical. In its purpose-built sheds at Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, the Aus Ships Group has been working around the clock on four custom-designed vessels for the newly refurbished and relaunched Hayman Island by InterContinental, […]

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  • AURORA represents new dawn for megayachts in Brisbane

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26

      The Brisbane skyline will present a glorious backdrop for the largest superyacht to visit the River City, 74m (243ft) MY AURORA, Friday 21 December. This magnificent, five-deck, privately owned superyacht is the first of its kind to enter the City reach of the Brisbane River. “Welcoming AURORA to the City Reach of the Brisbane River is an historic […]

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  • Brisbane’s first double-decker CityCat to set sail in 2019

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

     Brisbane Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner has unveiled the design for the new fourth-generation SuperCat, Brisbane’s 22nd CityCat, which will be the city’s first high-speed double-decker catamaran. Cr Schrinner said the $3.7 million CityCat was chosen following a competitive tender process and would offer some of the best views of Brisbane from the water, between St Lucia and Hamilton Northshore, “Council is […]

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  • FIRST OF ITS KIND TRAINING TO RAISE SUPERYACHT SKILLSET

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

    A unique program, and the first of its kind in Australia, aims to address the looming welding skills shortage in the marine and boat building industry. Supported by the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, East Coast Apprenticeships, with the help and encouragement of key industry proponents, plans to deliver the ‘Launch into […]

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  • CAPTAINS COMBINE FOR CELEBRATION AND COLLABORATION

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12

      Rivergate Marina & Shipyard partnered with Major Yacht Services and Sydney Superyacht Marina to host their annual Sydney Captains’ lunch, the opportunity for superyacht skippers to renew ties, socialise and compare notes on international destinations and regulations and closer to home, the evolution of the local industry. This year, the venue was The Squire’s […]

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  • Vale Dave Christensen

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 05

    Dave Christensen, the esteemed founder of Christensen shipyard passed away, aged 87, following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He died in Vancouver on 15 October in the presence of his three daughters. Over the past 12 years, Rivergate has had the privilege of working on many Christensen yachts, most recently ‘No Comment’, a 47m (157ft) […]

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  • “Champion of the Superyacht industry” pledges government support

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

     Michael Healy MP, ALP Member for Cairns and a staunch advocate of the superyacht industry was in the south-east today, visiting superyacht refit and service yards on a fact-finding mission for the Queensland government. Mr Healy’s first stop was the Brisbane yards, BSE, The Yard and then Rivergate, where he discussed key issues with General […]

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  • Future forecast - Superyacht CEO Report

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 08

    Rivergate Marina & Shipyard co-owner and founder, Judy Brinsmead was among fine company sharing her forecast for the international superyacht industry in the recent Superyacht CEO Report, stating she believes that “by 2022, all facets of the industry will be better perceived as we strive to reduce our impact on the planet”. “Owners want to […]

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