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MIA MARINA OF THE YEAR A crowd of 120 enjoyed a networking Awards dinner at CYCA. also accepted the Best Marina Restaurant award on behalf of Empire Marina Bobbin Head, NSW – kindly presented the award on behalf of Marina World to One°15 Marina Sentosa Cove. A very happy marina director, James Roy, was joined by Jonathan Sit, acting general manager, to accept the award, masked up and via Zoom. In recognition of successive wins in their categories, three of Queensland’s finest marina facilities – Coral Sea Marina, Rivergate Marina & Shipyard and Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina – were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Support initiatives MIA CEO, Suzanne Davies, took advantage of the dinner event to announce the launch of three initiatives: Marina Training Institute, Marine Jobs and My Marina Guide. The MIA will now deliver its valued industry education and training courses through a newly created Marina Training Institute brand. “The branding of our training and education under the Marina Training Institute gives our educational programmes that Nicky Vaux presented the Marina World International Marina of the Year award to zoomers James Roy and Jonathan Sit of One15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore. additional recognition and credibility they deserve,” Davies said. “The name is deliberately aligned with the Global Marina Institute, which accredits our professional marina operators, managers and professionals globally, and which the MIA, along with British Marine, founded in 2011.” She also made reference to a suite of new online courses that assist marinas when inducting new employees into their jobs. There are five courses in the suite, which will provide employees with best practice instruction around work health safety, environmental compliance and incident response. In line with its focus on building a strong workforce, MIA is partnering with Boating Industry Association and Superyacht Australia to launch Marine Jobs. Marine Jobs is a ‘career centre’ dedicated to the broader marine industry to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of recruitment processes for employers and increase employee retention by providing a dedicated platform to connect industry employers with qualified job seekers. “Marine industry recruitment has always been a pain point for employers because until now we have been a very diverse recruitment market where a vast range of recruitment tools are used, “Davies explained. “We will now have a single recruitment portal for our industry to list every job available in the sector. Marine Jobs’ primary function is a recruitment platform, and it will also provide a range of career resources, including information on apprenticeships and industry training, writing a resumé and preparing for an interview.” The final initiative announced is My Marina Guide, an online mapbased marine services directory that will enable users to easily search for marinas and maintenance facilities by location by simply zooming in on a map. The tool will be a valuable passage planning tool for boaters and a great way to find facilities, services and products by location. Award winners and finalists • Best Marina Restaurant: Waterside Bistro, Empire Marina Bobbin Head, NSW • Best Community Engagement: South of Perth Yacht Club, WA • Best Innovation by a Marina and/ or Supplier: Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, QLD; finalist – Westhaven Marina, New Zealand • Best International Marina: ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore; finalist - Westhaven Marina, New Zealand • Best Dry Stack Facility: Sydney Harbour Boat Storage, NSW; finalist – Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, NSW • Best Boat Yard – Up to 20 Boats: Fenwicks Marina, NSW; finalists – White Bay 6 Marine Park, NSW and South of Perth Yacht Club, WA • Club of the Year - Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay, NSW; finalist – South of Perth Yacht Club, WA • Best Commercial Marina - Under 140 Boats: Koolewong Marina, NSW; finalist: Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, QLD • Best Commercial Marina over 140 Boats: Birkenhead Point Marina, NSW; finalists – Sanctuary Cove Marina, QLD and Wyndham Harbour Marina, VIC – July/August 2021 41

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