August 6 - 12, 2017: Issue 324

RPAYC Named Club of the Year! - Marina Industry Association Award

From L to right: Andrew Chapman (Chairman of the Marina Industries Association), Gary Moon (RPAYC Boatyard Operations Manager), Monique Mobbs (RPAYC Boatyard Services Manager), Suzanne Davies (RPAYC General Manager), Kylie Brown (RPAYC Marina Services Manager), David Randall (RPAYC Facilities Manager), Simon McLean (CEO Club Marine).Photo courtesy MIA

RPAYC Named Club of the Year! - Marina Industry Association Award

August 1st, 2017
The RPAYC was awarded the MIA 'Club of the Year’ at the Marina17 International Conference last night.

The RPAYC is proud to have been a Club of the Year finalist at the last two conferences and this year, show casing its efforts to excel in the marine industry, was honoured once again along side the Royal Perth Yacht Club as a finalist and ultimately awarded the accolade for 2017.
The Club was recently nominated as a finalist along with The Royal Perth Yacht Club for “Club of the Year” for the Marina Industries Association’s Australasian biennial awards.

“I am thrilled that the Club has been won such a prestigious industry award, it’s a credit to members and all the staff that have made this possible, this award is particularly special with the Club celebrating its Sesquicentenary." said Suzanne Davies, General Manager RPAYC. 

Suzanne Davies (RPAYC General Manager) - photo courtesy MIA

The MIA’s biennial ‘Club of the Year’ award recognises excellence and celebrates industry best practice and provides a benchmark for other businesses to aspire to. 

The judging criteria is based on the Club’s goals and objectives, marketing, customer service including evidence from customer feedback; environment, risk management, staff training, industry participation, community involvement and involves a comprehensive on site audit. The Club submitted a comprehensive submission and an audit of the Club and facilities was undertaken some months ago.

Finalists for the Marina Industries Association (MIA) Club Marine Marina of the Year Awards were announced in May for the 2017/18 period with presentations to category winners and finalists a highlight of the Gala Dinner at Marine 17, July 30-August 1.

MIA President, Andrew Chapman CMM said in congratulating all the finalists as well as the entrants that “the awards celebrate industry best practice and provide a benchmark for other businesses to aspire to.”

Simon McLean, CEO of the Awards partner, Club Marine, said the growth in awards’ participation once again was excellent. “As an industry insurer we see the Awards as an effective vehicle to encourage and promote good business practices and procedures as well as supporting the goals of the MIA”.
The award winners for each category were announced at the Marine17 International Conference and Exhibition at the ICCC in Sydney.
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2017-18 Marina Awards Winners Announced

August 2nd, 2017
The Marina Industries Association (MIA) Club Marine Marina Awards have been announced at the Marine17 Gala Dinner. The Awards are for the 2017/18 period and are based upon performance over the previous financial year period. MIA President, Andrew Chapman CMM, said the Awards have been very well supported by industry both in Australia and internationally.

The award winners for the Club Marine Marina of the Year Awards 2017/8 are as follows:         
Commercial Marina - Under 140 Boats: The Reef Marina Port Douglas, QLD
Commercial Marina - 140 Boats and Over: Abell Point Marina, QLD
Club of The Year: Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, NSW
International Marina: Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
Best Public Boat Harbour: Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, WA
Best Marina Restaurant:  D’ALBORA Marinas The Spit – ORMEGGIO At The Spit,NSW
Best Environmental Initiative by a Marina: Gold Coast City Marina, QLD
Best Innovation by a Marina: Abell Point Marina, QLD
Best Community Support Initiative by a Marina: Port Denarau Marina, Fiji
Best Boat Yard - Up To 20 Boats: White Bay 6 Marine Park, NSW
Best Boat Yard – 20 Plus Boats:  Rivergate Marina and Shipyard, QLD
Best Dry Stack Facility: D’ALBORA Marinas Pier 35, VIC
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the Industry: Trenton Gay
People’s Choice Award – Best Marina Employee Winner: Steve Sammes (Gold Coast City Marina)
MIA President Andrew Chapman congratulated all the winners and finalists as well as all entrants in these awards that have attracted such strong support.