Ocean Magazine : 4 November December 2005
The GCCM has some fairly amazing statistics that once combined has created the ultimate destination for vessels of all sizes to carry out refit, repair, pre-delivery or even new builds for vessels up to 150 tonnes. There was over 300,000 cubic meters of soil removed, 100,000 cubic meters of material dredged, over three kilometers of retaining walls installed, 38,000 meters of conduit laid and 36,000 cubic meters of concrete poured. The end result is over 30,000 square meters of factory and office space which has become home to 55 elite marine businesses employing in excess of 750 full-time staff. Never before has the boating and superyacht fraternity had such a selection of specialist tradesman and services offered in one convenient location which begs the question "City Marina or Marina City". It's a tough call! The phrase that best describes the Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard is regularly used in 126 | ocean THE YARD City Marina or Marina City City Marina or Marina City In June 1998 two visionaries of the Australian Marine Industry Patrick Gay and Jeffrey Leigh-Smith commenced the development of one of the most state-of-the-art marina and shipyard facilities of its kind, south of the Equator now known as Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard (GCCM). The 15 hectare site is located on the picturesque coomera river which is only 45 minutes from Brisbane and 15 minutes from the Gold Coast CBD.
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