Great Barrier Reef welcomes superyachts

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority confirms that superyachts cruising the Great Barrier Reef are not in any way causing coral bleaching. The news follows on from the annoucement made during the ASMEX conference held 17/18 May at Sanctuary Cove in Queensland.

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) confirmed to Superyacht Australia at the recent ASMEX conference held 17/18 May at Sanctuary Cove in Queensland that superyachts cruising the Great Barrier Reef are not in any way causing coral bleaching.

Simon Banks, GBRMPA general manager, attended the conference and provided a presentation on the Great Barrier Reef agreed with comments that there appeared to be a lot of miss-information out there regarding superyachts and he wanted to assure the global superyacht fleet that vessels are welcome in the Great Barrier Reef.

The facts are detailed below and coral bleaching is definitely not caused by superyachts cruising in the area.

Superyacht Australia is currently working with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to gain greater access for superyachts to this iconic heritage area and GBRMPA are keen to work with industry to ensure owners have the best possible experience when cruising in the Whitsundays.

MaryAnne Edwards, Superyacht Australia CEO, comments: “The southern regions of the GBR have experienced minimal impact from this natural event. We strongly encourage all visiting yachts to come and experience our beautiful cruising grounds along the Great Barrier Reef. The marinas in this region will go above and beyond to ensure visiting superyachts have the best experience possible.”
Read more at http://www.superyachtbusiness.net/news/great-barrier-reef-welcomes-superyachts-11374#qtAHW8TOKCiM55cl.99

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