Chartering a Catamaran in Croatia

Chartering a catamaran 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…

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…

Clarence River Adventure by Canoe

At the start of last year, I typed up my New Year’s resolutions, and mid way down the list wrote “To go on an ‘adventure’ of the 2004 – 2008 style”.  In those years, with a couple of my friends I had some of…

Across the Pacific

In May 2019, Regan and Sandra Fleming took their 11-year-old son out of the classroom and into the ‘school of South Pacific life’ aboard their new Riviera 68 Sports Motor Yacht, Living the Life. What ensued was a trip of a lifetime.

The Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s world heritage jewel It’s about this time of year, that many boat owners dream of escaping the cold winter chills by heading north. This year QLD is closed but we can plan for 2021. John Boyce reports. From June or July…

Weather: Interpret – Adjust – Prepare

Weather forecasts are never going to be perfect. As mariners, it is our responsibility to interpret, adjust, and prepare. Technology is transforming our reception of weather forecasts. They are improving with more weather observations, satellites scanning the earth faster, and greater resolution. The multitude…

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…

Wilderness Escape to Port Davey

An opportunity to visit the remote south western corner of Tasmania is an experience not to be missed writes Peter Webb “Nuh!” said the skipper holding a crayfish aloft. “It’s too small.” He tossed it back into the kelp beds and…

Cygnet 20 Raid: Windsor to Brooklyn

Small Boat Raids 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…

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…