Rivergate News

  • 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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  • Aussie pride on show in Monaco

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 07

    Rivergate Director, Tom Hill completed the 2018 London to Monaco bike ride – an epic feat through eight countries over seven days, 19 to 25 September – scenic and challenging cycling to raise funds for Blue Marine Foundation.   Helping lead the 100-strong peloton into Monaco and a warm reception at the Royal Palace of His […]

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  • RIVERGATE: Where the big boats berth

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

    2018 has been a massive year for Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, Brisbane. In the past six months, Rivergate has welcomed MY Platinum, MY Playpen, MY Crystal Lady, MV Seawolf, MY Asteria, MY Big Fish, MV Great Escape, MY Felix, MY Plvs Vltra, SY Hetairos among many others. With deep water access for berthing vessels up […]

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  • Grit, gumption & redemption - Tom Hill rides for Blue Marine Foundation

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 09

    Professional and personal objectives, plus a commitment to saving our marine environment, underpin one determined Aussie cycler’s return to the saddle for the grueling 2018 London to Monaco ride. The Australian flag will fly high, through eight countries over seven massive days of cycling to raise funds for Blue Marine Foundation in the 3rd London […]

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  • INTERNATIONAL GUESTS HEADLINE RIVERGATE INDUSTRY DINNER

    MONDAY, JUNE 04

    Between the ASMEX Conference and the 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Rivergate Marina & Shipyard and AIMEX-Superyacht Australia welcomed colleagues, customers, Captains and select media to the annual Superyacht Industry Dinner at Ioesco Cucina & Bar. Hosted by Associate Director Tom Hill, General Manager Andrew Cannon and International Business Manager Steve Fisher, the occasion […]

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