Barry 2018-06-28

Recognising the ingenuity and technical prowess of the team at Aus Ships Group and Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, the 2018 Business of the Year (Manufacturer) was presented to Rivergate Director of International Business, Steven Fisher, Rivergate General Manager Andrew Cannon and Aus Ships Group Director, Tommy Ericson at the 2018 Australian Marine Industry Awards, recently at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove.

“It’s an honour to receive this Award,” said Steven Fisher. “It’s an Award that recognises team work and the sheer dedication and hard work of a multitude of talented people.

“Rivergate and Aus Ships join forces to give our customers more and, if I can encourage everyone, I believe as an industry collectively, we can do far more together than we can do on our own.”

Aus Ships Group Director, Tommy Ericson said underlying every successful project is the people involved.

The Award recognised Rivergate and Aus Ships collaboration on the installation of new Triton submersibles on board a superyacht support vessel, ahead of its global itinerary with owners who are keen divers.

Rivergate was chosen for its technical capability, facilities and expertise. Rivergate’s onsite marine architect, Tommy Ericson, director of the Aus Ships Group, oversaw and directed the design, naval architecture, Class and Flag liaison, fabrication, welding and installation to create a totally unique solution for the 53m Damen Sea Axe.

The project, which was completed in just 6 months, involved refitting this high-tech vessel with hangar and garage facilities to handle two new Triton submarines, customised davits, docking, stowage and refuelling.

Triton Submersibles have already returned to Rivergate to request customised solutions for several of their other international clients.

Operating in the superyacht sector for 12 years, Rivergate is adept at bringing the skills of all its tenants and contractors to bear to develop unique solutions for its superyacht clientele.

“At this level, no two jobs are ever the same,” said Tommy Ericson, Director at Aus Ships. “There is no ‘one-size fits all’ approach – every client, like their yachts, is unique. Rivergate is the one-stop-shop for customization at this ultra-high-end of the market, and takes the same approach to projects for production boats and commercial vessels of all sizes.


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