Royale Oceanic has strengthened its operation in Australia by opening an office in Sydney at Sydney City Marine's Longitude Development, located within the Rozelle Bay maritime precinct (adjacent to the Sydney Superyacht Marina).
Qualified Naval Architect, Alex Robbins, who was formerly with Burness Corlett Three Quays in Southampton, UK becomes the new General Manager of the Sydney operation. Alex, who is an Australian citizen, will be returning to his home town to carry out his new position.
The services offered by the new office will be tailored to suit the local client base and are in line with those offered by the Royale Oceanic Group. These can be typified as yacht owner’s representative service; encompassing new construction & refit project management, technical services, survey and valuation.
Commenting upon the new challenge, Alex said: “Despite the current global financial conditions, Royale Oceanic have taken a long-term view and decided to increase investment in the Australian market by establishing this new office. Most yacht projects are generally three to five years in duration, so if you pause until clear skies return, momentum and opportunity are often lost. The signs are already there both in investment and intent, and Royale Oceanic are confident of great things to come”.
Asked about potential for the leisure yachts market within Australia, Alex added: “25 years ago Australia was virtually unknown in the high speed catamaran market. Now they are world leaders, being the benchmark within the US and Europe. With our help there is no reason why this global success cannot be fully translated into the yacht market. Australia has the skills, resources, and most importantly a can do attitude”.