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New managers for GCCM

The Gay family, owner of Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM), has signed a long-term management agreement with Andrew Chapman (above right) and his company Marina Solutions. GCCM brought Chapman in last year to reset the operations of the iconic facility.

Chapman says his focus has been to build and empower the great team that provides the exceptional customer service at GCCM. “With 23 years of experience, the GCCM operations set the benchmark in the Coomera Marine Precinct and we are focusing on these core values and deliverables that our customers require when they engage GCCM and our business partners around the shipyard to refit and maintain their vessels.”
GCCM director, Trent Gay, comments: “I am pleased to have secured Chapman and Marina Solutions to operate the facility long term as the benefits of his hands-on management style with staff, business partners and clients has been very well received. Many who have visited the marina and shipyard over the weekends are shocked to often see Chapman on the yard or in the office to ensure seamless operations for our customers. Chapman’s experience in marina and shipyard construction will be pivotal in the commencement of our Stage 2 Titan Yard.”
Andrew Chapman

Andrew Chapman

GCCM has 90 business partners on site and its stage 2 development will more than double its size by adding a 20ha (49 acre) adjacent facility. Once completed, GCCM will be able to further accommodate the growing size of the Australian domestic fleet along with the influx of vessels cruising the South Pacific region including superyachts, wide beam catamarans and sailing yachts. Titan Yard will have 1,500+ tonne lift capacity and undercover refit and repair factories.
Chapman has nearly 40 years of experience in marina and shipyard development and operation and actively consults around Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He has led the Marina Industries Association as president and chairman for the last 14 years and has been a director for 19 years.

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