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Shipmate News 15 August 2016

The Sydney boat show ended on a high earlier this month with a big thumbs up from both visitors and exhibitors. That’s the last of the Sydney shows’ split over two locations and next year sees whole show reunited back at Darling Harbor with the indoor section located at the sparkling new, Sydney International Convention Centre and the in-water component adjacent at Cockle Bay.

This week is Brisbane’s turn with the Brisbane Boat Show this coming weekend 19 – 21 August. This year the show returns to the fabulous Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in South Bank, with public transport on the doorstep and 4,500 parking spots on site and at nearby stations only minutes away from the venue.

In Victoria, the tall ship Tenacious made a grand entrance in to Port Phillip and is now berthed at Seaworks in Williamstown. This will be her base for the next few months as she embarks on an action-packed agenda, including day sails, round trips and longer passage voyages to and from, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, and Sydney. See more details below on how you can be a part of the crew with socially inclusive adventures, including dedicated berths for disabled crew on this unique wheelchair accessible tall ship.

And up in Hamilton Island, they’ve set a new record for the number of boats competing in Race Week up there with 252 yachts entered for what will be a fabulous week of racing.

Well that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of news we’ve got for you in this edition but just a reminder that we are well into the process of preparing the 2017 print edition of Shipmate Marine Directory, so if you have a listing, please visit the website at and check your listing as we’ll be downloading this information for printing shortly.

And if you’re interested in advertising contact us at or give us a call on 0418 587 799 and we’ll send you out a Media Kit with full details.

Well that’s it from me again till next time, so sit back, browse through and enjoy the read.

Cheers, see you out on the water

John Zammit

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