Winners of the 2015 Club Marine Australian Marine Industry Export & Superyacht Awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner on the evening of Tuesday 19th May at the InterContinental Resort in Sanctuary Cove, Queensland.

Submissions for the 2015 Awards closed on Wednesday the 1st April with over 30 applications meeting the deadline.

Judges for the awards included Ken Evans, consultant at Ken Evans Consulting (Chair Judge); John Zammit, dounder and publisher of Shipmate Marine Directory; Barry Jenkins, government, industry and international relations at Mulpha Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show; Deo Chand, trade advisor for Austrade; and Joe Akacich, MD at Blackpond Marine Consultants.

All judges were impressed with the level of passion and commitment that was apparent throughout all of the applications.

“It was great to see an increase year on year in the number of entries of both Marine Export and Superyacht awards,” says Ken Evans, chair of the judges. “An area of great interest for both divisions was the increased use of online and social media promotion of their business. Increased R&D allowing introduction of new products and systems along with trade show display and networking has also shown many applicants’ business success in both local and international markets.”

A common theme established within this year’s round of applications was customer service and the notion of over delivering, as well as the strong presence the Australian marine industry now has on using social media to grow their business.

The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) and Superyacht Australia have been facilitating the Australian Marine Industry Awards since 2009.

The 2015 awards have once again been proudly supported by Club Marine and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.