May 9, 2017

What makes a good Master, Captain or Skipper?

Legal responsibilities of a Master The Master is responsible for: – Navigation and control of the vessel. In the event of a collision, first rule applied […]
January 3, 2017

Marina Etiquette

There are many tips and tricks to berthing in marinas, many of which are obvious when you are there. These are the ones many people miss. […]
November 12, 2016

What is Automatic Identification System?

  AIS is a maritime communications device. It uses the Very High Frequency (VHF) radio broadcasting system to transfer data. AIS equipped vessels and shore-based stations […]
October 9, 2016

Boat Licensing in Victoria

History Recreational boat licensing was introduced into Victoria on December 8, 2001 following the Marine Amendment Act November 2000. This Act followed on from a fatal […]
August 9, 2016

Mediterranean Mooring

This type of docking is space efficient, is used nearly everywhere around the mediterranean and may eventually become common in Australia as the cost of marina […]
June 16, 2016

Cruising the Mediterranean

I’m very fortunate to do what I love. My job for the next two months is to get a boat ready for launching after it’s been in […]
May 12, 2016

Is it Time to Winterise Your Boat?

  Melbourne days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder so maybe you’re not using the boat as much as you could? Before you […]
April 10, 2016

Docking Tips

The most calls I get from boat owners are ones that go “I need some help getting my boat in and out of the marina or […]
March 2, 2016

Bareboat Yacht Chartering

Hiring a large cruising yacht Most people have not experienced the responsibility of a boat and its passengers for extended periods. Cruising the Whitsunday Islands in […]