Boating & Aviation

Trade-A-Boat Issue 510

Established in 1977, it serves thousands of committed readers from all walks of life who have a passion for boating. Complementing its marine market place strengths are quality news articles, product reviews and the latest boat tests.

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2 min.
on watch

MARITIMO MASTERCLASS In this issue we’re launching a new regular feature that’ll inspire you to make the best of your galley and time with friends. Recipes are a familiar inclusion to boating magazines – we’ve run our fair share – but this time round we are focusing on achievable on-board fare with a eye to impressing guests. Its’ called the Maritimo Masterclass and it could not have happened without support from many people, none more so than the series sponsor, Maritimo. A big thanks needs to go to Tom Barry-Cotter and the team at Maritimo for allowing us to make a mess of their S70’s galley, as well as Lee and Victoria, two of the team behind the scenes at the InterContinental, logistical magicians and genuinely nice people to boot. An extra special…

1 min.
hands on the deck

JENI BONE Jeni Bone has been quizzing people since she scored her first notebook and multicoloured pen in First Grade c. 1975. She has built on that natural nosiness with a few Degrees and over two decades of writing about the the things and people that define the boating lifestyle. Jeni lives mostly blissfully on the GC with two kids, a hubby and a large dog. ADAM JANE As the greenhorn of the TAB crew, Adam’s had to shake off his landsman’s rhetoric to master the parlance of the seas. In recent years he’s opted for altitude over ocean, nurturing a desire to conquer peaks and summits in the most convoluted fashion. Nevertheless, his eye for detail and fondness of wordplay go beyond the borders of land and sea – it’s about time…

2 min.
guest comment

WELCOME TO SUMMER! The good news is that the summer boating season is on us – the bad news for all you boaties down south is that boating here in the Whitsundays never stopped, and we’ve had a magnificent winter with temperatures in the mid-20s and light winds. Before you hit the water after what may have been a few months with your boat stored away, we would like to give you a few tips that may make your boating safer and less stressful this summer. Make sure your boat is well maintained and ready for the season. Have the engine serviced and checked. It never fails to amaze us that we see people launch their boat, have trouble starting it and still go out for the day. If it’s hard to…

1 min.
commitment to anglers by vic government

Daniel Andrews' Labor Government has announced a plan to make boating cheaper and easier for families in Victoria. This will see the repair of a number of boat ramps, the removal of boat ramp parking and launching fees, and a guarantee that every cent from licensing and registration goes directly to boating infrastructure. The Andrews Government will establish a Better Boating Fund, which will be used for immediate boat ramp upgrades throughout the state. “Victorian boaters already pay licence and rego fees, they shouldn’t also have to pay local councils up to hundreds of dollars just to use boat ramps – so we’ll scrap these fees to make boating accessible for everyone” said Jaala Pulford, minister for agriculture. The removal of parking fees is predicted to save families up to $315 per…

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abell point acquires coral sea

Paul Darrouzet continues to grow his Airlie Beach empire, Abell Point Marina, with recent exchange of unconditional sale and purchase contracts to acquire the iconic Coral Sea Resort. Abell Point Marina has undergone a $30 million upgrade in recent years, stepping up to an international scale with 520 wet berths to accommodate vessels up to 80 meters. The acquisition complements the superyacht strategy of Abell Point, which seeks to draw a new calibre of vessel to the region. The addition of the resort will bolster the marina's already impressive array of facilities with first-class boutique accommodation. Greg Waites will remain as general manager of Coral Sea Resort, and will be working closely with Kate Purdie, general manager of Abell Point Marina. Kate explains, “Coral Sea Resort is a well-run, excellent asset, in…

1 min.
wyndham's new recruits

Victoria's Wyndham Harbour development offers a unique opportunity for die-hard boaties to live right by their mooring along the north-western shores of Port Phillip Bay. The harbour suburb is located at Werribee South, about a 30-minute drive from Melbourne's CBD. The development was conceived in 2003 and has since seen investment of around $440 million from a consortium of Melbourne-based private shareholders. The vision was born of the realisation that no safe harbour existed between Geelong and Williamstown, and is now committed to nurturing a sustainable community united by the pleasures of warterfront living. Wyndham Harbour have recently made three new appointments to their highly-qualified team of marina employees. Allan Cayzer CMM steps in as the new Marina Manager, bringing with him more than half a century of industry experience. He's been involved…