Archive | November, 2014

Sailing & Dining on Sydney Harbour


As a lover of both Sydney Harbour and good food and drink, I thought I would post my inaugural blog on exactly this! As strange as it seems the choice of venues on the Harbour to actually berth a yacht and eat are quite limited. Boasting relatively deep water and LOTS of berthing options Middle […]

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Royal Brighton Yacht Club and the 1956 Olympic Games


I share an office with the Victorian Windcraft representative Nick Jones. Recently I overheard him telling a client that our office was used as a dormitory for the Russian sailing team competing in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. After I got over the shock of him keeping this little gem to himself for the last 3 […]

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eNotices Notice to Mariners – Update Your Charts With Ease


Yes it’s a fact that paper charts are still very much in use in the sailing world. In fact many of our best sailors / racing yachts / delivery crews / skippers would not leave the heads without the relevant paper charts on board to back up their various electronic systems. One issue we face […]

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Hanse 355 – Aqua Bella – November 2014


Aqua Bella’s new owner is returning to sailing after a few years owning a big game fishing boat out of Pittwater. The ability to sail short-handed or solo was an essential requirement for him and the Hanse 355’s self-tacking headsail perfectly suited this task. One of our regular crews safely delivered Aqua Bella to Pittwater […]

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Columbia 27 – Nicely Done – November 2014


Paul wanted a solid, no fuss, well cared for cruiser to spend weekends on our beautiful Pittwater. Nicely Done is surely the neatest Columbia 27 we have seen in a long while. Paul could tell as soon as he stepped on board that the previous owner had certainly put his heart and soul into keeping […]

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Bowman 47 – Island Girl – November 2014


This hand built classic stunner was always set to sell to someone who appreciated the attention to detail, hand crafted quality and classic lines. Our purchaser is planning to spend lots of time on board – to live aboard in fact and hopefully get some spare time to cruise the beautiful sailing grounds around the […]

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Hunter 466 – Horizon Hunter – October 2014


After spending a heap of time racing and cruising around Sydney Harbour, our purchaser wanted a high capacity, well presented and proven sea going yacht. The Hunter 466 was a great fit as she’d previously sailed out from Hawaii so had a stack of cruising gear on board, was certainly high capacity and presented very […]

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Royal Brighton Yacht Club Showing Off Latest Listings From YOTI


Stroll into the members lounge at Royal Brighton Yacht Club in Melbourne and you are likely to see one of YOTI’s the latest Victorian listings up in lights on the big screen. You might also meet Jeremy Larkin if you are lucky…ask him to buy you a drink and explain why we are a great […]

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Respect of Both The Buyer & The Vendor


Recently I sold my yacht Columbia 27 “Nicely Done” through Yoti at Quays Marina, Bayview. I write this letter to praise and say thank you to the whole team at Yoti but in particular Peter Mactier who handled the sale in a most professional and hassle free manner. Peter has won the respect of both […]

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The Warm Up to Hobart


As the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2014 beckons, many of the 100 plus fleet will be using the 180nm Cabbage Tree Island race on the 7th November as a much needed hit out for both boat and crew. With the entry level currently sitting at 40 boats, training and preparation is likely to be […]

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