November 24, 2018


Part of the IALA Buoyage System (International Association of Lighthouse Authorities) the Cardinal Marks are designed to show us the safest water in which to navigate. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 12, 2016


Anchoring I have spent more than 600 nights at anchor and if you and your crew want to be safe and/or have a good nights sleep, […]
January 8, 2016

Launching at Boat Ramps

Launching a boat or Jet Ski can be the most stressful thing you do when boating. Planning and preparation is the key to stress free boating […]