The 2020 Australian Marine Industry Awards Gala Dinner will take place on the evening of 12 November, 2020. Keep an eye out for more details!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO M/Y SPIRIT, THE WINNER OF THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN VOYAGE AWARD
The inspirational Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard Australian Voyage Award was presented to the intrepid Captain Martin Debanks of luxury charter yacht, M/Y SPIRIT, for the voyage of a 10-day charter from Cairns, then Lizard Island to Port Douglas.
“There was special mission for our client and her family, checking out the Great Barrier Reef and seeing for themselves it’s general health, they are avid snorkelers who very much into conservation and preservation of marine life. This is their seventh visit and they were thrilled and very relieved to see the Reef is in very good condition. They spent at least four hours a day snorkelling, and particularly loved Pixies Reef, off Ribbon Reef number 10. I feel privileged to receive such a fantastic Award and to win it for a local Voyage is a proud moment. It’s our local region and so many people’s bread and butter such as marlin fishing operations and dive boats – who do a brilliant job protecting the Reef and showcasing it to the world. It is a fantastic way to counter some of the sensational media coverage around the health of the Reef.”
Martin DeBanks, Captain of M/Y Spirit