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BUILDING BLOCKS As our product range has evolved, it now has many applications. Together with our clients, we have the luxury of choosing the right pontoon, in the right materials, for the right job. By developing the heavy-duty end of our portfolio to always be a step stronger, we’ve also become experts in floating breakwaters, able to incorporate the strongest of building blocks when designing and engineering a marina that will withstand the test of time.

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Printed in the UK by Stephens & George © 2021 Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd Views expressed by individual contributors in this issue are not necessarily those of Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. Equally, the inclusion of advertisements in this magazine does not constitute endorsement of the companies, products and services concerned by Loud & Clear Publishing Ltd. The publisher reserves the right to refuse advertising. The bigger picture Marinas always benefit from on-site or nearby vessel maintenance facilities. In some cases, it’s a make or break when customers are deciding where to moor up their boat long term and it’s a factor visitors often take into consideration, especially if they are heading far out from their home port. But while small boat yards are fairly plentiful, specialist yards capable of repairing large luxury yachts are at more of a premium. When seeking to attract maxi yachts and beyond, marina developers and operators are well aware of the ‘wish list’: adequate power and water; specialist concierge services; high speed fuel delivery; dedicated crew facilities etc. But maintaining, and even establishing, superyacht destinations is as much about marinas being able to moor up giant boats than about yards offering the skill set to help owners and captains keep their precious hardware shipshape. It’s about creating a bigger picture, and repair and refit yards are vital. Nowhere is this concept more alive than in Australia, where Queensland yards have consistently made a bid to attract large vessels and thus helped to create new superyacht cruising grounds. It’s been about building a hub, adding an all-essential practical element to destination appeal, ensuring machinery and buildings are leading edge, and customer service and professional skills are gold standard. And the investment continues. In this issue, we highlight various new yard investments aimed at meeting the service needs of ever larger leisure vessels. In Queensland, the investment will see yet further expansion of the iconic repair hubs at Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) and Rivergate Marina & Shipyard. Rivergate is progressing with an extensive new 0 million maintenance and refit hub, and GCCM investing in an off-site on-water superyacht refit facility for yachts up to 120m (390ft) in length. In the USA, meanwhile, Derecktor Shipyards is further boosting its eastern seaboard portfolio with Derecktor Ft Pierce, a 12.5 acre (5ha) facility now at phase one construction. Establishing the yard will open up a new market for the USA, attracting megayachts to a region ripe with skilled trades people but unable, until now, to offer work on very large yachts. The result will have positive economic impact on the Treasure Coast, boosting nautical tourism and marine facilities. A similar economic boost is expected with the development of the former Bijela Shipyard in Boka Bay, Montenegro as Adriatic Marinas Group works with Drydocks World with a view to creating one of the leading superyacht repair and refit yards in the Mediterranean. Major nautical projects require not only investment, but shrewd evaluation of market needs. New superyacht yard developments, like these, in strategically different parts of the world, ring in a confident start to a new year. Carol Fulford Editor FROM THE EDITOR – January/February 2021 5

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