Mega Sheds; a New Super Era for the Gold Coast
Officially opening this week 17th February, The
Boat Works largest refit sheds the, Mega Sheds have welcomed bookings from the
region’s premium superyachts.
The new Mega sheds are now even larger than the existing
sheds built two years ago and are the tallest refit sheds on the Gold
With a 20-metre height clearance the new refit
sheds will welcome major refits and refinishing works to superyachts 50-metres
The first to be welcomed was the robust 34.6-metre Moonen
motor yacht ‘Beluga’, which boasts an 8.1-metre beam.
The four-deck explorer will be extremely comfortable in the
new 20-metre high Mega Shed, with ample room and enough air draft for refit and
The sheds have a 16-metre width to accommodate the scaffold
and scissor or boom lifts necessary for various refit works along with plenty
of room aside for cooling towers, storage containers, even enough room to store
the tender or jetskis.
The Mega Sheds are situated in the dedicated Superyacht
facility with easy access to the Chandlery Superstore, Marine Trade Supplies along
with all marine services within the Gold Coast Marine Precinct.
Contractors will enjoy the north facing aspect preventing
the trending south-east winds along with the longer daylight hours.
sheds provide state-of-the-art LED lighting, ample power for vessels and
trades, drainage channelled into a treatment process and commercial curtains
for privacy and reduction of noise and dust.
“To meet demand, we accelerated our
plans,” explained The Boat Works owner, Tony Longhurst. “Our new Mega Sheds are
five-metres higher than our existing Super Sheds and they are the largest on
the Gold Coast, ready and waiting for the largest privately owned and
As Tony observed, the Gold Coast is looking forward to welcoming a flurry of new 20m+ vessels. Onsite partner, Alexander Marine Australia will receive the new Ocean Alexander 27E in mid-April.
Horizon Motor Yachts, based at Sanctuary Cove’s undercover Marina, recently took delivery of four new vessels in the Fast Displacement (FD) Series, all of which will be commissioned at The Boat Works.
General Manager, Steve Sammes from Sanctuary Cove
Marina commented “The new sheds are a great addition to the already existing
comprehensive offering that The Boat Works can provide to our Sanctuary Cove
Marina berth holders.”
“The feedback from our berth holders is that The Boat
Works’ facilities are world-class which further strengthens the offering in our
region. Our relationship with The Boat Works means our customers can access
this premium maintenance and refit facilities within a convenient distance from
The Gold Coast is fast becoming the region’s
superyacht hub. Southport Yacht Club officially opened its 163-metre Mega Berth
this week as well– the largest of its kind in Australia featuring a line-up of
three Horizon superyachts, 75 to 103-feet.
Brett James, General Manager at Southport Yacht Club
said The Boat Works’ Mega Sheds opening was “perfectly timed, coinciding with
the Mega Berth at Southport Yacht Club”.
“Both these Mega Yacht infrastructures are the first of
their kind in Australia. Vessels from not only Australia but the world are
coming to see what Australia has to offer.”
We will see multiple expedition and motor yachts from various locations that look to dock at Southport Yacht Club’s new berth before heading to The Boat Works for haul out and service.
104-foot (32-metre) Ocea Motor Yacht ‘Espiritu Santo’
from Melbourne recently docked at SYC and was lifted out yesterday at The Boat
Works for a three-month refit.
Captain and crew will enjoy all the amenities The Boat Works
has to offer with a bespoke VIP Lounge offering a retreat from the yard equipped
for relaxation and or as a meeting room. Onsite recreational zones have been
created to welcome Crew a place to stay, work and play with onsite food &
beverage options from The Galley restaurant, Espresso Twenty5 café & car
museum and the new Kokomo Kitchen & Bar set along the palm-fringed sand
beach of the superyacht basin, perfect for entertainment with sundowners and a
For crew convenience to onsite laundries, gym equipment even
an onsite Barber & massage option are available along with courtesy cars to
Surfers Paradise and the famous Gold Coast beaches.
“It’s a new super-era we’re entering on the Gold Coast and
we’re proud to be leading it,” stated The Boat Works’ General Manager, Shane
Subichin. “Our Mega Sheds are world-class, as are our tenants, staff and
Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate said this infrastructure
represented a further “game changer for our city’s marine industry”.
“Our focus, as a council, is on diversifying the economy –
and the marine industry is key to that approach,” he said.
“We want the world to know that our city is not only a
welcoming port for superyachts and their crew but that we also have the
logistical and technical facilities to ensure the best service and support is
in place throughout their visit.
“In the past three years, we have seen significant state,
council and private sector investment in the marine industry. I applaud all
parties for their confidence in expanding this vital industry sector.’’