Wilderness Escape to Port Davey

“Nuh!” said the skipper holding a crayfish aloft. “It’s too small.” He tossed it back into the kelp beds and continued his search. A short time later he swam back to the rocky shore of Stephens Beach where we waited and pulled two big…

Cygnet 20 Raid: Windsor to Brooklyn

For some reason this trip had been on my mind for years. It may be due to its historical significance in the settling of Sydney, or the book The Secret River written about a gaffer plying its trade, or because I had travelled across…

Cavorting in Catamarans in Croatia

A bareboat charter in Croatia is the holiday of a lifetime … but when your own boat is a 26ft monohull and the charter yacht is 45ft with a 24ft beam it takes a bit of getting used to writes Peter…

Whitsunday Islands

A 1400 nautical mile, 14 day ‘Aussie Adventure’  for Californian’s Jeff and Robin Lyall aboard their brand new Maritimo M59 cruising motor yacht was the culmination of a year and a half of planning and decision making and a lifetime of hard work. The…

Adrift in Caledonia

Northerly winds dictated the route of our week’s cruise around the Inner Hebrides, so with full sail up on our Contessa 32 we headed south along the rock strewn coasts of Skye. Atlantic gales bring powerful seas and winds to this west facing coast…

The Marine Technology Experience

‘Proven by adventure’ The yacht charter industry has long had the ability to capture the hearts of boaters and non-boaters alike. However, as in other sectors, continuous innovation is vital in order to keep pace with the needs of consumers.    As modern society…