Southport Yacht Club on Australia’s Gold Coast has unveiled a new 163m deepwater pontoon capable of berthing superyachts up to 130m (427ft). The berth was officially inaugurated last week in front of 600 people, including prominent representatives of the yachting industry, local politicians and MPs, and club members.
The Gold Coast Council, the Queensland government, and the Southport Yacht Club contributed equally to constructing the new facility, known as the Megayacht berth. In cooperation with MGM Civil, Superior Jetties built the massive concrete pontoon.
SYC’s general manager, Brett James, stated: “The biggest vessel we could welcome here would be 130 meters.”. We are prepared for the influx of superyachts, especially in the run-up to the Brisbane Olympic Games in 2032. In the absence of gaming, our club relies on marina revenue and club operations for its financial support.
The new berth is the latest example of Queensland’s collaboration in the yachting industry, which includes the state government, the local council, and a wide range of yachting stakeholders.