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YARDS & YARD MACHINERY level yard. All water on-site is treated via the latest high-tech filtration system. Rainwater harvesting captured from each super shed structure can be used for vessel wash downs. A second solar array will complement the 100kW solar panel system in the southern yard, with a view to the entire facility becoming self-sufficient. Creating jobs Most importantly, and the guiding philosophy behind the entire development, is the job creation across sectors and with flow-on into the broader community. With a history in the Coomera area dating back to 1975, the Longhurst family, who built Australia’s first theme park, Dreamworld, took over ownership of the original boat yard in 2000, and have owned Riviera Motor Yachts since 2012. Over 45 years, they have created employment for thousands of Australians of all walks of life. “More boats mean more jobs,” said Longhurst. “Not just in the marine and boating industries but in hospitality, tourism, provisioning – all the things visitors to our region want to see and experience, as well as works they carry out on their boats.” “The whole Marine Precinct is energised and there’s a surge of positivity in response to the new superyacht legislation [allowing foreignflagged vessels to charter in Australian waters], the Queensland Government’s Recently passed legislation enabling foreign-flagged vessels to charter in Australian waters has further energised plans for the superyacht yard and its impressive machinery. The site has been developed with an eco-friendly approach and has boosted job opportunities in the local area. Superyacht Strategy and commitment to ongoing dredging of the Coomera River and Gold Coast waterways,” he continued. The next phase of this landmark development will start soon. Stage 2 will comprise a dedicated sandblasting shed and refit workshops, along with the architecturally-designed lifestyle complex for retail, professional offices, function centre, restaurants and bars. This will be landscaped to create a tranquil reserve for visiting boaters, contractors and those seeking an entertainment venue with sensational vistas of superyachts. 42 www.marinaworld.com - March/April 2020

YARDS & YARD MACHINERY Florida yard buys advanced hoist Cable Marine East, a full service boatyard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has taken delivery of a new Conolift MML40 from Canadian manufacturer Kropf Industrial. The advanced new machine has a 40 ton capacity and allows safe and efficient handling of commercial and recreational vessels for storage and service. The MML40 features a Tier 4 Caterpillar diesel engine, full hydrostatic drive with 90° steering capability, and four-point lift functions with proportional controls and two-speed winches. The unit is also equipped with hydraulic sling positioners and digital load gauges for safe and efficient operation. All functions are operated via a radio remote control, with a backup belly pack included to reduce potential down time. The new lift was customised to meet the customer’s exact requirements in order to operate seamlessly in the facility. The building had a number of tight clearances that needed to be met and the lift dimensions were tailored to suit those parameters. The facility is also vulnerable to occasional storm surges and high water levels, which could flood the area where the lift is located. In order to reduce the risk of damage to the new lift, Conolift provided a custom design with the engine compartment and hydraulic system all located above the side beam, providing significantly more clearance in the event of high water events. Cable Marine has operated multiple locations in the Fort Lauderdale region for over 40 years, along with multiple associated businesses and service providers. It is dedicated to providing a full range of services to boat owners. www.kropfindustrial.com PROUD TO BE MADE IN AMERICA AUSTRALIA DOHA, QATAR Up to 25,000 lb. lifting capacity available • User friendly operation • Expandable capacity (lift can add capacity at later time) • Simply tie to a dock/piling • Easily moveable in areas prone to hurricanes or flooding Dealership Opportunities Available www.boatlift.com/ become-a-dealer 1.800.825.3379 | boatlift.com sales1@boatlift.com HH_Ad_MarinaWorld_5.1x7.1.indd 6 12/1/19 2:31 PM www.marinaworld.com - March/April 2020 43

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