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Walcon Marine set to expand in Australia

'Andy Goss, General Manager, East Coast, for Walcon Marine, at the recent Sydney International Boat Show. - Walcon Marine'    Paul Ruston    Click Here to view large photo

Visitors and exhibitors at the Sydney International Boat Show know only too well what an improvement was made to the exhibition when the UK-based company Walcon Marine installed its efficient marina system on Cockle Bay.

It proved to be a facility that really established the Sydney International Boat Show as a force to be reckoned with.

Many of those involved in the boating industry would have met with Walcon Marine’s Peter Stanley, currently serving as the company’s General Manager, West Coast and based in Perth.

Now, the company has established its own presence in the east with Andy Goss named as General Manager – East Coast and based at Coomera, on the Queensland Gold Coast.

If the name Goss sounds familiar, it should; Andy is the youngest of four Goss brothers, Pete, Richard and Martin being the others and many show exhibitors and visitors no doubt remember Pete Goss from his appearances on the Better Boating stage in 2009.

Pete, of course, sailed the beautifully hand-crafted timber vessel ‘Mystery’ to Australia with Andy one of the crew on board.

That was anything but Andy’s first visit to Australia; he may sound like an Englishman, some might even say he looks like an Englishman, but Andy Goss was born in Melbourne!

That came about due to the father of the Goss boys being involved in agriculture, a role which took him regularly around the world.

Andy has no memory of the city of his birth having departed these shores as an infant, but he recalled living in South America, the Middle East and Europe.

A graduate of the UK university, Sheffield Hallam with an Honours degree in Civil Engineering, Andy Goss is well suited to his Walcon Marina role.

His recent background includes a stint with the British Waterways Authority overseeing the many canals and locks in use and he was closely involved with the design of a marina in Wales.

Andy spent some time at this year’s Sydney International Boat Show, together with the company’s Managing Director James Walters, M.Eng, son of Walcon founder Robin Walters.

James and Andy were both impressed with the show and handed out high praise to the Darling Harbour venue.

They certainly had a very fine host to show them around in the form of Ian McAndrew, a BIA of NSW Life Member and a former National and NSW President.

These days helping the company out as a consultant, Ian was a prime mover in attracting Walcon’s expertise to lift the profile of the marina on Cockle Bay.

Now situated on the Queensland Gold Coast, in offices above the renowned Australian company Muir Windlasses and in the heart of the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, Andy is looking to expand the company’s Queensland involvement.

'We have only really had the proverbial toe in the water as far as the Queensland market is concerned,' Andy explained.

'I don’t have to tell you that we see Queensland as a huge prospective market opportunity and having a man on site here in a hands-on role was a move we had to make.

'The company views Australia as a prime market for upscale marina development and when it comes to upscale marinas, that’s what Walcon Marine does best,' he added.

For further information contact Walcon Marine Australia, 15/75 Waterways Drive, Coomera, Queensland 4209 or telephone (07) 5665-6843.

Walcon Marine's East Coast HQ at Coomera, on the Quensland Gold Coast. - Walcon Marine -  Paul Ruston   Click Here to view large photo

Walcon Marine Australia website




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