Rivergate Marina and Shipyard in Brisbane has kicked off 2015 with some exciting arrivals and departures, thanks in part to Sevenstar’s yacht transport services. The last three months their project management team has been kept busy working with 40 metre motor yacht, RASA. Custom built by Palmer Johnson yachts in 2001 this luxury yacht accommodates up to 10 guests. RASA appointed Rivergate to manage works to RASA’s crane motor and brake, platform rails, guest cabins, electrics, hydraulic swim platform and more.
Additionally the Rivergate team were excited to have a 50 metre Westport return with her third visit to Rivergate. This vessel, built in 2011 by Westport, accommodating up to 12 guests, was specially designed for entertaining guests. More recently they welcomed motor yacht Vantage to the marina. This stunning 45 metre yacht was also constructed by Palmer Johnson. Vantage is truly unique in style, accommodating up to 12 guests, she is fully equipped with an outdoor Jacuzzi, bar, barbeque and several relaxation zones.
However, working with Sevenstar Yacht Transport, the three superyachts departed Rivergate last week, boarding the DYT Yacht Express to be transported to Costa Rica, Central America; via Auckland, New Zealand. Sevenstar are a world leader in yacht transport, customising their services for each client.
The silver lining of this rare mass-departure, was in-turn welcoming motor vessel Ocearch to Rivergate. The 38 metre research vessel is run by a not-for-profit organisation, ‘’OCEARCH’’. The impressive vessel features an at-sea laboratory and custom research platform that can lift a 5,000 pound shark (original article here). As a leader in research of great white sharks, and other ocean predators, the organisation strives to generate previously unattainable data through the tagging of these animals. Leading the expedition is Chris Fischer, on the vessels second tour to Brisbane.
The motor vessels operation and success is backed by the support of company Hastings Deering / Caterpillar. Rivergate were privileged to work closely with the team at Hastings Deering to organise an exclusive event to continue the exceptional work and education offered by OCEARCH for this important cause. The event saw over eighty of the organisations employees visit Rivergate and tour the vessel, after a formal presentation and catered lunch.
Rivergate work with a wide range of vessels, including the likes of OCEARCH, superyachts, sailing yachts and pleasure craft of all shapes and sizes.