The award recognizes Gold Coast Yachts’ boatbuilding facility that, through its commitment to innovation, sound engineering, quality workmanship, teamwork, and professional project management, has built vessels that demonstrate a process and product that has made a lasting contribution to the recreational marine industry.
The 120 plus large multihulls built by Gold Coast Yachts reflect the experience gained from over 31 years of vessel construction. The company got its start 30 years ago developing and refining boats for the day-charter business, primarily in the Caribbean. Today Gold Coast Yachts can be found worldwide. The company patented a unique wave piercing designed power cat in 1992 and most recently pioneered a new carbon fiber manufacturing process for custom vessel production.
Gold Coast say company founder and president, Rich Difede, has put his heart and soul into boat building and developing a highly skilled team, expected to perform under difficult conditions. He has also put together a well-respected design and engineering team.
As a philosophy, the company believes that relationships are more important than issues. In their relationships with employees, suppliers and clients, they endeavor to embody that principle.
Gold Coast received the award at a special ceremony held January 24th in Ft Lauderdale.