01 July 2020


While the Covid-19 restrictions are starting to ease across most the country, Victoria, (my home state), unfortunately, is facing the prospect of a second wave which has resulted in a number of 'Hotspots' going back into lockdown, potentially for the next 4 weeks.

While it's obviously the right thing to do under the circumstances, nevertheless, the ramifications for many will be devastating and our thoughts go out to all who are doing it tough in these difficult and most unusual times.

At this stage there are no changes to the current rules in Victoria in terms of being able to go boating and so, for those that are fortunate enough, it's at least some consolation that we're able to get out on the water for some much needed mental and physical respite.

And now here's the latest boating news from around the country, so, as we say each time, sit back, browse through and enjoy the read.

Cheers, See you out on the water
John Zammit

Te Rapunga reflects new dawn for traditional boat building

June 30, 2020

A significant wooden boat rebuild is underway at Denman Marine in Kettering, Tasmania, reviving the 32-foot double-ended ketch known as “Te Rapunga”, and shining a light on the incredible life...


Simrad partners with Chaparral and Robalo

June 30, 2020

Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – has been selected as the exclusive marine electronics supplier...


Date set for 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

June 29, 2020

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Race and opening of entries for the rescheduled 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht...


All-New Princess X80 joins the X Class family

June 26, 2020

Following in the wake of the successful launch of the X95, Princess has announced a new addition to the range. Due to take to the water next year, the X80...


C-Map launches new website for rec boaters

June 23, 2020

C-Map, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, has announced the launch of the new C-MAP website catering to recreational boaters. The new website features rich content covering...


New Raymarine Axiom+ multifunction nav displays and new electronic chart catalogue

June 22, 2020

Axiom+ Offers Superior Visibility and Upgraded Performance; Raymarine LightHouse Charts Bring Heightened Levels of Clarity and Control to Marine Navigation FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today Raymarine Axiom+, a powerful new...


MC38s long-awaited return to 2020 season

June 21, 2020

Winter sailing on Sydney Harbour is often fraught, light winds and plenty of shifting potholes to catch the unsuspecting out. For the MC38s crews who returned to their season after...


New HQ showcases multi-faceted yachting lifestyle

June 19, 2020

Swan Super Lines has established new headquarters in the yachting hub of Main Beach on the Gold Coast, with a street-front office on Tedder Ave that showcases the many facets...


Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht world premiere tour

June 19, 2020

As the Riviera 64 Sports Motor Yacht commences her world premiere tour, anticipation is building among expectant owners eager to step aboard their dream motor yacht for the first time....


In the big league

June 19, 2020

Antares 6, 7, 8, 9, and now the Antares 11. This new model marks a new milestone in the well-known line of weekenders by Beneteau which now exceeds 10 metres....


RIB Force and Mercury – helping with kids at risk

June 18, 2020

For young people at risk, SAILS at Bayside can be a life saver… literally. A volunteer-run, not-for-profit outreach arm of the Anglican Church in the Brisbane-Redlands Bayside area, SAILS uses...

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