Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Hon Simon O'Brien MLC

Former Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

    AMC floating dock lifts biggest super yacht

    17/03/2012 12:00 AM
    • MY Smeralda the longest aluminium motor yacht in the world
    • AMC floating dock indirectly responsible for creation of more than 550 jobs
    Commerce Minister Simon O’Brien said more than 550 direct and indirect jobs for West Australians had been created by a company which had used the State Government’s common use infrastructure to build its super yachts.

    “I am very pleased to see that once again the Government’s award-winning floating dock has played an integral role in assisting WA industry to meet client requirements and, in turn, create employment,” Mr O’Brien said.

    “By using the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) Common User Facility (CUF) at Henderson, Hanseatic Marine has built the luxurious super yacht, MY Smeralda, and other projects of international standing.

    “Hanseatic’s in-house team of designers and craftsmen have spent more than 550,000 man hours building Smeralda.
    “These are impressive employment figures from a company which builds its vessels entirely in WA.”
    The Minister also praised the company’s heavy investment in training across all trade disciplines. They currently employ 30 apprentices.   

    The Government has appointed a consultant to work with the local marine industry to assist them to develop strategies and initiatives to improve its efficiency and competitiveness.

          Fact File
    • The 99m x 53m State Government-funded AMC floating dock can lift vessels of up to 12,000 tonnes from the water; water-to-land transfer of vessels up to 3,500 tonnes
    • Hanseatic designed and built three super yachts at AMC shipyard: 73.5m Silver and Silver Zwei and 77m Smeralda.  Currently building another 77m vessel and designing a 100m mega yacht
    • At 77m, Smeralda is the world’s longest aluminium motor yacht
    • Smeralda will enter water for first time via the AMC floating dock
    • More information about the common use facilities at AMC, visit http://www.australianmarinecomplex.com.au

    Minister's office - 9213 6400