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Australian Superyacht Rendez-Vous announces new location in the Whitsundays for 2020

By Katia Damborsky   13 November 2019

The Australian Superyacht Rendez-Vous will be back between 16 - 18 October 2020 in a brand new location at the Coral Sea Marina Resort in the Whitsundays for a special Great Barrier Reef edition. 

Recognised as the leading superyacht event in the South Pacific, the fourth edition of the Australian Superyacht Rendez-vous will be bringing more superyachts and social events to the Coral Sea Marina Resort for three days in October 2020. 

The yachting meet has been traditionally held along Australia’s Gold Coast, but this new move aims to highlight the cruising grounds of the Whitsundays and promote the charter capacities and economic potential in this pocket of Australia.

“Globally, more superyachts are looking to migrate to the southern hemisphere to capitalize on fresh charter destinations like the Great Barrier Reef,” said Paul Darrouzet, owner of the Coral Sea Marina Resort host venue. 

“The Australian Superyacht Rendezvous represents an exceptional opportunity to tell the international superyacht world we are ready to welcome them.”

Superyacht cruises up to Coral Sea Marina Resort ahead of Australian Superyacht Rendezvous, with blue sea and green landscapes in background

The event will welcome a selection of Australia’s leading superyachts from the brokerage market, with the majority available for private yacht charters

The three-day programme will present ample opportunities for attendees to acquaint themselves with the fleet through yacht tours and meet and greets with the captains and crews. 

The Australian Superyacht Rendezvous represents an exceptional opportunity to tell the international superyacht world we are ready to welcome them.

Paul Darrouzet, Owner of Coral Sea Marina

The event will also offer familiarity cruises on board participating superyachts, with itineraries that explore a range of land and sea-based Whitsunday-exclusive experiences including a lunch on Whitehaven Beach, reef adventures, wildlife tours and more.

The invitation-only Rendez-Vous is a key networking event, allowing attendees to share insight and look ahead to the future of Australia’s charter market. Guests will include industry players, superyacht owners and prospective charter clients and buyers. Politicians, members of the media and a number of attendees from the tourism and hospitality sector are also expected to show their support at the event.

Superyacht illuminated at sea at Coral Sea Marina Resort
Yachts in port at luxury marina in the Whitsundays
Luxury yacht marina in the Whitsunday islands, Australia

The Australian Superyacht Rendez-Vous has been hosted in Queensland since 2017, and the event has been integral in promoting Australia’s success as a superyacht hub for the Asia Pacific region. 

It’s hoped that the new venue of Coral Sea Marina Resort venue will prove popular as well. The marina has 520 berths with the capacity to host yachts measuring up to 80m, and plays host to a chic hotel and restaurant on the premises. 

Aerial shot of the Whitsunday islands, blue sea and white sand beach
Aerial shot of the Whitsunday Islands, white sandy beaches and green blue sea

The marina is also perfectly placed for visiting superyachts looking to soak up the unparalleled beauty and marine life of the Whitsundays.

From sandy swirls of beach and bright blue lagoons to kaleidoscopic marine life and thriving coral gardens, the Whitsundays is a playground for adventure and exploring.

“Australia’s prominence on the global superyacht stage continues to gain momentum and the 2020 Great Barrier Reef edition of Australian Superyacht Rendezvous is our opportunity to showcase to the world our unrivalled and pristine cruising charter grounds for superyachts.” Stated Mr. Darrouzet.

Sunset over superyachts at Coral Sea Marina and Resort

If you’d like to learn more about any of the yachts attending the 2020 Australia Superyacht Rendez-vous, please get in touch with your preferred yacht charter broker.

You can view and compare all charter yachts in the Whitsundays.


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