Superyacht Australia increases strength of national committee 

Superyacht Australia’s announced the addition of new members, including a charter expert this week at the Australian International Marine Export Group’s (AIMEX) annual conference, ASMEX.

This year’s ASMEX conference at Sanctuary Cove saw Superyacht Australia announce its new superyacht committee line up.

Superyacht Australia is dedicated to developing Australia as a charter destination and has signalled its commitment to the attraction and facilitation of foreign flagged yachts chartering within the country, through the appointment of a charter expert to its ranks.

Bray Management’s Cameron Bray has been heavily involved with Superyacht Australia’s efforts to smooth the way for visiting charter yachts. His appointment to the industry committee comes at a time when Australia is on the cusp of legislative changes that will affect charter yachts and he’s looking forward to sharing his broad knowledge of the international charter market with the committee for the betterment of the Australian cruising climate.

“Superyacht Australia is very effective at initiating new projects to ensure the Australian industry stays competitive,” says Bray.

“As charter brokers working with both local and international clients to help them experience our local industry, as well as the best of the superyacht industry around the world, we have a unique perspective which we’re looking forward to bringing to the committee.”

Bray’s appointment to the committee is in recognition of his efforts to develop the Australian industry, working alongside Superyacht Australia. In his position as managing director of Bray Management, Bray is at the front line of opportunities and issues facing local charter yachts, foreign flagged charter yachts, crew, the onboard event sector and the Australian private ownership market.

The leading body of the Australian industry promotes local superyacht companies and the country’s cruising grounds to the world, supporting its member companies by both attracting yachts to the local market and assisting local companies to reach them in the global superyacht sphere.

Other committee members include Muir’s Matthew Johnston; also a member of the International Superyacht Society board, the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show’s Barry Jenkins, Kane Bygrave of Aurora Yacht Logistics, Chris Blackwell of Marine WA, Joachim Howard of Ocean Alliance, Steve Fisher of Rivergate Marina, Captain Richard Morris of Australian Superyachts, Byron Rabone, Rabone Systems, Penske Power Systems’ Andrew Rossi, Denis Maher of BSE Maritime Solutions, and Derrick Nowak of Awlgrip.