Seahub enjoyed a successful week in Sanctuary Cove for the 2018 Australian Superyacht & Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Adding to a great opportunity to network and further understand the local marine industry landscape, Seahub took out the award for the Best Marine Export Performer of the Year at the 2018 Australian Marine Industry Awards.
This year was Seahub’s second year of attendance at the ASMEX marine conference in Sanctuary Cove. Chaired by Martin Redmayne of the Superyacht Group, the conference provided an invaluable insight into the Australian marine industry’s health and challenges. The speakers this year were fantastic. Princess Yachts, UK Marketing Director, Kiran Haslam gave an informative and entertaining presentation encompassing lifestyle, corporate actions and personalities. An interview with well known industry leader, Wes Moxley, CEO of Riviera, gave an inspirational insight into Wes’ history starting with a boat building apprenticeship and his various experiences working with the iconic Australian brand, Riviera. Together they were able to shed light on how the local marine industry can continue to expand, support growth and capitalise on opportunities. For those businesses looking to succeed in Australia, ASMEX is a great platform for creating a strong business network across a range of sectors and backgrounds.
Seahub’s Technical Director, Matt Hyde, was in attendance at ASMEX 2018 to represent Seahub and learn more about what is taking place within the industry. “ASMEX is a great opportunity to spend time and chat with like-minded individuals here in Australia that support the Australian marine industry. Everyone you speak with is passionate about their roles and the whole place is just full of ambiance and optimism. It’s a great place to network and build new relationships” says Hyde.
Securing the Best Marine Export Performer of the Year was a great honour for the entire Seahub team. “It was a great surprise to learn we had picked up the award this year. We built Seahub from very humble beginnings starting with Matt and I sitting in a room with a note pad and a white board. To win this award is great recognition for the entire team, especially our developers and support staff” says Sam, Commercial Director.
ASMEX Day 2 – a full house!
Seahub continues to build on their user base partnering with a number of well-known and well travel yachts in the European and USA regions. M/Y Four Jacks, a 46m Palmer and Johnson and M/Y Annastar, a 50m Westport are two projects recently completed delivering account setup and data entry for both vessels. Strategic partnerships were formed in 2018 including with Yachting Dynamics, a Singapore based yacht management company which utilises Seahub to manage a number of vessels under their management and has continued on to become Seahub’s primary reseller for the Singapore market. 2018 saw Seahub partner with Sea Shepherd Global to support the organisations four direct action campaign vessels and their maintenance management requirements.
Matt with Jessica Gatt of the Logix Group and Blake Cooper of Atlantis Security at ASMEX 2018.
Technical Director, Matt Hyde, accepts the Best Marine Export Performer Award on behalf of the Seahub team.
A very big thank you to our supportive association, Superyacht Australia, and also the team at AIMEX and AMCG. Seahub will be back at ASMEX in 2019 and we look forward to seeing you all there again!