2022 Australian Marine Industry Awards winners announced

ASMEX 2022, the flagship conference in Australia for the superyacht, marine export and commercial marine industry, announced the winners for the 2022 Australian Marine Industry Awards on 17th May.

The Australian Marine Industry Awards recognise and award the outstanding achievers across the three industry sectors at a gala dinner held at Southport Yacht Club. The awards commenced with pre-dinner drinks and canapes sponsored by Benetti Yachts on the Club’s recently opened Megayacht berth.

The Commercial Category offered two awards, with the first being ‘The 2022 Commercial Marine Project/Design or Manufacturer of the Year’, presented by Sydney City Marine to Spear Green Design for the Neville Bonner Bridge project over the Brisbane River.

Jeremy Spear, Spear Green Design.

‘The 2022 Commercial Marine Service Provider of the Year’, presented by Volvo Penta, was won by The Yard Brisbane, with the judges impressed by the facility’s ability to overcome challenges presented by COVID-19 and achieve greater efficiencies resulting in significantly lower costs while project values remained high, placing them in a better net position.

In the Superyacht segment, the most hotly contested category of the night, was ‘The Superyacht Industry Service Provider of the Year Award’, presented by Bank of Queensland - Business. The Boat Works was selected by judges for its impressive expansion over 2021, designing and marketing as a resort for boats.

Shane Subichin, general manager at The Boat Works, said, “The Service Award is a tribute to teamwork, owners, managers, staff and the vision of Tony Longhurst and his investment in the dedicated Superyacht facility.”

The Boat Works was also successful in winning ‘The 2022 Superyacht Industry Project/Design or Manufacturer of the Year Award’, presented by Echo Yachts. The outstanding submission detailed a significant project that involved installation of an upgraded stabilizer system on a 30-metre (98-foot) charter yacht, requiring a complex reinforcement of the vessel's hull.

Shane Subichin, The Boat Works.

Charmaine Webb, marketing manager at The Boat Works, said, “The Project Award is a nod to our ethos of collaboration with a positive approach, skilled people and a passion for this industry that are characteristic of every project undertaken at The Boat Works to ensure the customer gets the best experience every time.’’

‘The 2022 Australian Exporter of the Year’ award, presented by The Whiskey Project Group, went to Fliteboard. The award reflects an extraordinary success story which has seen an increase of 126% in export sales and export revenue growth from January to December 2021 compared to the previous year, representing more than a doubling of export business performance to AUD $38.6 million (c. €25.7 million).

Fliteboard was also voted the winner for a second year running for ‘The 2022 Marketing Strategy of the Year’ award, presented by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The award reflects Fliteboard’s innovative marketing strategies to promote eFoils globally.

Notably, Fliteboard held the first-ever 'Flite Cup', showcasing the performance side of the innovative product and hosted a community fundraiser that raised AUD $50,000 (c. €33,332) for two indigenous-led organisations while also making history, being the first-ever eFoil to cross the English Channel.

‘The 2022 Apprentice of the Year Award’ presented by TAFE Queensland rewards the winner with a return trip to the world's largest marine equipment trade show, METSTRADE in Amsterdam. This year’s proud recipient was Blake Frazer from Onboard Engineering.

The final award of the night, ‘The 2022 Marine Industry Champion’ was presented by Rivergate Marina & Shipyard to Wes Moxey from Riviera. Moxey joined Riviera in 1982 as a shipwright, just two years after the company was founded. His career quickly progressed, leading him to become CEO of Riviera in 1998.

Wes Moxey, Riviera.

Moxey also established Riviera's award-winning apprenticeship program, with Riviera currently training 107 apprentices on-site as the company works to meet global demand for its world-class motor yachts. Over many years, Moxey has become a champion of the industry by learning from the best, now imparting that knowledge freely to benefit the wider industry.


For more news and yachting tips, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


Yachting News
June 17, 2022
Tried & Tested: Best Water Toys 2022
Tried & Tested: Best Water Toys 2022

In our 2022 Tried & Tested, yacht toy specialist EAMS and a group of captains and crew review a selection of the very best luxury water toys on the market. Find out which toy was crowned the winner...

By Hannah Rankine
March 12, 2021
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirts
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirts

In this Tried & Tested, clothing specialist Sea Design conducts a review into the best yacht crew polo shirts on the market. Which garment comes out on top when put to the test? Find out the number one option...

By Nathan Bees
January 21, 2021
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Cleaning Products
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Cleaning Products

In this Tried & Tested, yacht cleaning expert Marine 16 Ltd and cleaning expert Judith Shaw rate and review some of the best cleaning products available to buy. Find out which product was crowned the best following rigorous testing.

By Yachting Pages
IBEX 2022 cancelled

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced the cancellation of this year’s show....

By Hannah Rankine
September 27, 2022
IBEX 2022 cancelled
Climate activists block superyacht marina in French Riviera

Climate activists blocked a quayside on the French Riviera on Saturday 24th September 2022 to protest against what they ...

By Annabelle Fox
September 26, 2022
Climate activists block superyacht marina in French Riviera

Finished reading? Now find your perfect supplier.

Search our industry-leading directory for over 20,000 superyacht suppliers, providers and marinas.

Search now