The owner of a charter yacht chartering company in Queensland has said it is considering moving its fleet to Australia.
The Westport Yacht Club said on Thursday that it had secured a new contract with a company based in New South Wales, which is expected to begin operations later this month.
The group operates four small and medium-sized vessels and has sailed with some of the world’s best yachting stars.
In a statement, the club said it would be “seeking further information on potential new markets and to assess the viability of the new operation”.
“We will continue to monitor the opportunities and to develop further plans for the future,” it said.
“The Club will continue working with industry and stakeholders to build its brand in Australia and internationally.”‘
A new era’The club’s owner, Andrew Roberts, said he would look at the offer from the company before making a decision.
“It is going to be a new era and a new opportunity for us,” Mr Roberts said.
“We’re very excited about the opportunity.”
Mr Roberts said the Westport yacht charter was based in Australia, but did not specify whether it was based at New Southport or Brisbane.
“We’re a small and light-footed operation,” he said.
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