Approved by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, the plans will see the number of berths at the superyacht marina in Sydney increase from 24 to 43 as well as the creation of an exclusive yacht club, several new eateries, and 7,000 square metres of retail and commercial space.
The marina was originally built to host visiting superyachts during the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, but has since experienced a rise in the number of yachts visiting the city.
Brain James, Chairman of Sydney Superyacht Marina, said: “Demand for the superyacht industry is growing and it has been growing steadily since the Olympics in 2000 when we built the marina.
“A large part of the superyachts in Sydney are domestic; we have a percentage which are international visitors from the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and from Asia, in fact from all over the world.”
Sydney is gradually emerging as a top superyacht destination, with an expansion planned for Spit Marina too and the creation of a new 34-berth marina at Berry’s Bay.
Indeed, Sydney Harbour is a beautiful meandering waterway, home to the iconic landmarks of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, and surrounded by miles and miles of idyllic beaches and coves, national parks and other historic sites.
The harbour is also a gateway to reach other parts of the city such as Manly, Watsons Bay and Taronga Zoo, and step on land to experience Sydney’s vibrant, cosmopolitan vibe, plethora of restaurants and bars, green spaces, museums and art galleries, and the famous Bondi Beach.
Demand for the superyacht industry is growing and it has been growing steadily since the Olympics in 2000 when we built the marina.Brain James, Chairman, Sydney Superyacht Marina