MAJOR players in the superyacht and tourism industry rubbed shoulders at an informative famil at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina on Tuesday.

The week-long event showcased everything Port Douglas and Cairns had to offer, as a premier superyacht destination.

Dr Dean Miller from Great Barrier Reef Legacy spoke of why Port Douglas was the perfect launching point to experience what the Great Barrier Reef had to offer.

“The outer Reef is in exceptionally good condition,” he said.

“With the correct guides you can have the most amazing experience.

“There are a lot of opportunities for the superyacht industry, including specialised charters with marine experts and have an adventure with a purpose.”

Points of international vesselsmaking their way to the Far North was a bid talking point.

Super Yacht Group GBR chairwoman Carrie Carter said promotion of the local superyacht charter industry was important.

“Since the… decision in August 2017 to overturn legislative barriers that prevented superyachts from cruising here, many new anchorages have opened up,” Ms Carter said.

Source: Cairns Post