15 July 2020

While Melbourne is back in Covid lockdown again, the consolation for boaters and fishers  this time around is that both (boating and fishing) are allowed, as long as you don't venture out of Melbourne or the Mtchell Shire. See more details in this edition.

But what is really good to see is that boat shows are on the agenda again, kicking off with the Melbourne Virtual Boat Show later this month then the Sovereign Island Marina  Boat Show in September, followed by a special precursor to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show to be held in November.

And while there's no international holiday travel on the horizon for a while, this presents an opportunity for our local superyacht industry to offer high end cruisers the chance to get on board an Australian based charter vessel for the ultimate luxury cruising experience in some of Australia's most beautiful cruising grounds.

We've got all that and more in this edition, so, sit back, browse through and enjoy the read.

Cheers, see you out on the water.

John Zammit


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