DUBAI, 29 July 2015: Gulf Craft will be participating in the 2015 Sydney International Boat Show, demonstrating its global reach and unwavering commitment to serving the evolving boating needs of the Australian market.
The show, which is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere, kicks off tomorrow and runs until Monday, 3 August at the Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour and the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island.
With the continuous development of beautiful coastlines that extend across the South Pacific, Australia is conveniently located next to some of the world’s most alluring waters and breathtaking landscapes, making it a natural cruising destination. The Australian GDP per capita purchasing power-parity stands among the highest in the world at $43,000, according to the 2015 International Trade Administration Recreational Transportation Top Markets Report. And with most of the population living along the country’s coastline, boating enthusiasts have both the ways and the means to enjoy the pastime.
“Over the last 20 years we have helped meet the diverse boating requirements in Australia through our wide range of craft, including our Silvercraft fishing boats and family cruisers, Oryx Sport Yachts and Cruisers, and our flagship brand Majesty Yachts,” said Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft.
“However, we are also noticing a steadily growing market for superyachts. We believe yachting enthusiasts in Australia are avid boaters at heart who appreciate a well-built product and are looking for great underlying value, and this is exactly what we offer. This increased interest in yachting stretches beyond Australian borders and into the region, including Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. People are beginning to realize that yachting is so much more than an ostentatious display of wealth – it is an experience, a lifestyle. In addition, there is increasingly more leisure time available globally, giving people an opportunity to experience the splendor of on-water living.”
Semi-custom capability, quality and value for money are key factors that prospective customers in Australia look for in a superyacht acquisition, says Captain Richard Morris of Australian Superyachts, Gulf Craft’s exclusive distributor in Australia.
“Increasingly, our clients are requiring their yachts to be personalized and to meet world-class standards that would enable them to cruise in Australian waters, thereby delivering an enhanced resale value as well as the possibility to widen their operation to charter use,” Captain Morris said.
“As an exclusive distributor of Majesty Yachts in Australia, the Majesty Yachts brand’s point of difference is that their yachts are not only fine examples of quality craftsmanship and design, but also meet the rigid safety and construction standards required by any international classification for commercial charter operations. Hence increasing the entertainment and safety features aboard their yachts for the owner’s family, friends and business associates.”
Established in 1999, Sydney-based Australian Superyachts offers a complete range of services to the Australian superyacht sector including Gulf Craft sales, superyacht management, charter central agency, crew placement and yacht agency.