McNeece Unveils Unique Hull Concept
With John McNeece recently departing the company to "pursue other interests," the McNeece reputation is now led by Mark Hilferty. Destination Brisbane is touted as a breakthrough, advanced concept for a radical cruise vessel embodying the vibrant spirit of Australia. Destination Brisbane has already generated much interest from both consumer and business media outlets: lifestyle magazines from China to Scandinavia have featured the vessel, while the broadcast media, CNN and The Discovery Channel, have also featured this 'modern icon' from Hilferty's design team.
The marine team has recently been awarded two major contracts: the first to design a newbuilding cruise vessel intended to alter the brand posi- tioning of a European operator; the second to design a quantum leap in on-board facilities and interior fit-out for a long-distance ferry operator. McNeece also recently appointed Anna-Louise Thomas in a new role, business development manager. Thomas joins McNeece from international design consultancy, Imagination, and will be responsible for a wide range of tasks including strategic business development and client care. With previous experience in the retail, leisure and development sectors, including major international hotel groups, she brings into the business a world-class track record in key McNeece markets.