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Superyacht Industry Potential in Australia

Superyacht industry potential once stifled in australia draws hope from gst relaxation..

Multi-million dollar superyachts are a fixture at any port in the French Riviera, the Mediterranean and the Pacific.

But Australia has been sluggish to capture the lucrative international superyacht market due to restrictive GST fees placed on charter vessels entering Australia.

The Queensland Government has been calling for a change on the tax which requires a payment of 10 per cent of the value of fully-imported superyachts — a fee which often reaches into the millions.

The industry believes the charge encourages luxury boats 24 metres and over to bypass Australia in favour of cheaper jurisdictions like New Zealand, Fiji and Tahiti.

This week, the Federal Government introduced amendments to the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 which Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo said would remove the “prohibitive” importation cost, leading to increased growth in the $1.9 billion sector.

PHOTO: Owners of Airlie Beach fruit shop The Prickly Pineapple Jen and Jamie Fuhrmann

PHOTO: Owners of Airlie Beach fruit shop The Prickly Pineapple Jen and Jamie Fuhrmann say superyacht clients can clear out their store. (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner)

GST fee change proposed

Mr Ciobo said the proposed changes would be similar to superyacht legislation in New Zealand.

“The vessel can come into Australia, can be chartered in Australia, without having to pay GST on the purchase price,” he said.

“Instead GST is paid on the price of the charter.”

“What we’re now looking at trying to do is get legislation through again, but it will rely on getting support from the ALP or at least the Senate crossbench.”

A representative for the shadow minister for tourism Anthony Albanese said the opposition wanted a closer look at the proposed changes, but raised concern the new measures could open an door to foreign-crewed vessels taking Australian jobs.

PHOTO: Superyachts are 24m or longer

PHOTO: Superyachts are 24m or longer and generally carry less than 12 passengers. (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner)

21 new anchorages

The Whitsundays is a hotspot for superyacht clientele, and in August environmental regulations were lifted creating 21 new superyacht anchorage points in the area.

Superyachts Australia CEO Maryanne Edwards said there were around 5,000 foreign superyachts plying the world’s oceans but Australia attracted only 2 per cent of that number.

“With an average yacht coming in, they’re going to be $35 million plus. That’s $3 million to $3.5 million [in importation tax] they have to pay to maybe do a charter for one or two weeks and earn $500,000. So it’s just not a viable option,” she said.

“[The tax is] fairly unique to Australia. All in the the Pacific region and Fiji, Tahiti, New Zealand, they don’t have this impediment. What it really means is that the superyachts are bypassing us.”

PHOTO: General Manager of Abell Pt Marina Luke McCaul

PHOTO: General Manager of Abell Pt Marina Luke McCaul said superyachts were a “massive economy booster” in Airlie Beach. (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner)

Lucrative market

While superyachts generally carry only 12 guests or less, a report commissioned by the Australian International Marine Export Group indicated a foreign guest on a superyacht typically spent around $7,500 a day.

General manager of Abell Point Marina, Luke McCaul, said the changes could not arrive soon enough.

“It’s a massive economy booster,” he said.

PHOTO: Foreign superyacht guests can spend around $7500 a day in local economies.

PHOTO: Foreign superyacht guests can spend around $7500 a day in local economies. (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner)

“We’re only just starting to see the superyacht industry emerge over the last ten years. More and more superyachts are looking to come to Australia, to explore new experiences.

“We’ve got the drawcards of the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Melbourne, our great events, Cairns, and when they come in and they’re bringing with them anywhere from six to twenty crew.

“Those crew are immersing themselves in the region, at cafes, at bars, at spas when these vessels go out on charter.

“They’re buying seafood en masses, they’re going to local flower (shops) and picking out flowers to dress the boat up, they’re fuelling up their boats.

“They’re looking at potentially basing themselves here to refit and maintain the boat, so there’s a huge multiplier effect.”

No impact on domestic market

Director of Gold Coast-based superyacht brokerage firm Northrup and Johnson, Cameron Bray, said domestic superyacht owners were not concerned about competition from foreign players entering the market.

“I haven’t spoken to an owner that’s had an objection or a single negative to it to this point,” he said.

“So it’s not even slightly unbalanced, it’s completely all positive towards wanting this legislation to pass.

“In the Australian domestic market, the vast majority of the luxury charter yachts or superyachts are between say 30 or 40 metres in length.

“Once you go over 40m in length there’s really limited or no inventory in Australia available for international or domestic charters looking for large superyachts.

“We often have enquiries for yachts that are 50-60m and above as that’s what clients are used to chartering.”

PHOTO: Owner of The Flower Hut Janelle Casey

PHOTO: Owner of The Flower Hut Janelle Casey (right) says some superyacht clients can spend up to $5000 on flowers. (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Meixner)

Small business money-spinner

Owner of The Flower Hut in Airlie Beach, Janelle Casey, said she had noticed a recent increase in business from superyachts.

“This year we’ve had the opportunity of doing lots and lots which has been fabulous for us, especially after the cyclone,” she said.

She said some superyacht clients spent $5,000 in one hit and she sometimes stayed up all night preparing lavish arrangements.

“With the ones that have come in at midnight we’ve done 27 beautiful arrangements and taken them down to the boat by 4:00am in the morning,” she said.

“It was a huge job but lots of fun, especially at midnight. We’re all running around like secret squirrels trying to do wonderful things.”

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An inexhaustible source of adventure, Australia is the quintessential superyacht destination. Overflowing with iconic destinations that bask in the country’s infectious laid-back style, it is no wonder Australia is an enduring favourite for sport, adventure and natural wonders.

 With an eclectic mix of unique experiences, there are memories to be made in Australia that simply cannot be found anywhere else. Escape to a country that in one moment will leave you in awe at its untouched natural beauty, and the next throw you into the very heart of the some of the world’s most exhilarating events. Beaches are more than a spectacular blend of sand and sea in this colourful country; they’re a lifestyle and inhabit every piece of Australia’s coastal character, from the boho fashion of the locals to the delicious seafood cuisine served in waterfront restaurants.

Australia boasts an all-year-round cruising calendar, outstanding tourism experiences and world-renowned refit and maintenance facilities that welcome the global superyacht fleet. For those willing to indulge their inner hedonist, Australia is the ultimate superyacht playground.

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Summer and Winter cruising seasons afford Australia an irresistible outdoor spirit that lasts 365 days a year – rather fortunate given the abundance of experiences that await…

A country surrounded by water, Australia is a superyacht haven. Ranging from unspoilt, secluded stretches of glowing white sands to towel-strewn golden paradises and rough surfing havens, beach-lovers will never be disappointed here. Diversity reigns supreme in this huge island nation, where a cruising itinerary can encompass an amazing range of sights not found anywhere else in the world.

From the stunning coral reefs of Queensland, to the spectacular waterways of New South Wales and the crocodile-filled waterholes of the Northern Territory, Australia is a truly unique yachting experience. The kaleidoscopic colours of the Great Barrier Reef are the pinnacle of any diver’s fantasy. From Port Douglas down to Bundaberg stretches 300,000 square kilometres of coral cays, brimming with marine treasures and exquisite sea life. There is simply no better destination for water-based activities.

Not all of the adventure is concentrated at sea. Step inland and discover Australia’s diverse flora and fauna, along with a rich Aboriginal culture. Stop off to play with kangaroos, koalas and wombats or sample fine wines at one of Australia’s exemplary vineyards. The rugged beauty of The Kimberley and Tropical North Queensland presents the opportunity to learn something new. Immerse yourself in 50,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art, brush up on your bush tucker skills or get an awe-inspiring perspective of it all from the sky.

For those who can’t stay too long away from the hustle and bustle of a city, world-class marina facilities in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne can take you right back into the action. Sydney is perfect for a long weekend of luxury comforts, fine dining, and high-end shopping. New Year’s Eve onboard a superyacht with the backdrop of Sydney’s Opera House and Harbour Bridge is certainly one for every owner’s bucket list. Head down to Melbourne, the events capital, for some of the world’s best events. From the Harbour, you are a short tender cruise from the major sporting events held throughout the year, including the Grand Prix, Melbourne Cup and Australian Open. Alternatively, a short walk down the newly renovated dockside will bring you to the Marvel Stadium, where leading artists flock to perform.

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No matter where in the country your itinerary may take you, Australia’s highlife is never far away.

Premium superyacht marinas scattered across the islands lead into luxurious five-star resorts, leaving your yacht in good care while you delve into an authentic barefoot island retreat. Ideal for groups carrying a wide demographic, the Whitsunday Islands offer everything from chic beach glamour to high-octane water sports.

Should you wish to venture into Australia’s richly diverse regions, the Luxury Lodges of Australia will welcome you in sumptuous style. A collection of the finest lodges and camps around Australia, Luxury Lodges offers over 250 individual experiences and activities that connect guests to Australia’s most breath-taking locations, unlocking their curiosity and adventure-seeking spirit. The standards of comfort and service in Australia’s high-end heritage sites are parallel to that of a stay onboard one of the finest superyachts. Whether overlooking the Ningaloo Reef on Australia’s West Coast, staying in the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region in Southern Australia or dining underneath the iconic Ayers Rock in the World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the Lodges deliver a truly special experience.

If you prefer not to stray too far from the natural playground of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and the Whitsunday Islands offer a selection of high-end luxury resorts. Surrounded by a bewitching blend of sublime landscapes, intriguing marine life and infinitely perfect anchorages, the tropical coast marinas offer something for every superyacht party. Superyacht owners have enthused that being able to explore the coastal towns without the need for a security detail has added a special touch to their Australian exploits.

World-class superyacht facilities

Nowhere else in the world can a superyacht sit so detached and isolated yet still be within a short cruise from premier, state-of-the-art shipyard facilities. Australia has a thriving refit and maintenance industry that has benefitted recently from significant investment to cater to larger vessels, meaning no project is too complex.

All along the East Coast there is an array of shipyards that constantly makes sure the South Pacific superyacht fleet is well serviced and pristine. The capabilities available are not to be understated. In Cairns, the world’s largest Mobile Boat Hoist at BSE Maritime Solutions gives the area significant pulling, and lifting, power. The City can accommodate superyachts of up to 140m in length, while highly experienced agents take great care in providing everything needed for a seamless transition from or to life at sea. Cairns itself provides the perfect setting for a superyacht homeport, situated between the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, two World Heritage listed natural wonders.

Queensland’s vibrant South East region boasts a similarly impressive offering. The well-established facilities in Brisbane and the Gold Coast have given the green light to significant investments as they prepare for an influx of visiting superyachts. Rivergate Marina & Shipyard has its own prominent international reputation, having completed over 250 superyacht projects since opening in 2006. Rivergate’s positioning on the Brisbane River provides easy access to both the bustling city and the immaculate cruising grounds of Australia and the South Pacific.

The Australia Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia is home to Echo Yachts and Silver Yachts, both multi-award-winning superyacht builders with glowing international reputations. The delivery of 84m trimaran White Rabbit by Echo Yachts in 2018 earned worldwide acclaim for reimagining the possibilities of comfort and efficiency onboard a superyacht. Superyacht projects undertaken in Australia not only benefit from the thousands of specialised trades that surround each facility and the historic expertise in aluminium, but also from the significant exchange rate advantage of the Australian Dollar.

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With the intimacy of a small island and the might of a first world country, Australia is the South Pacific superyacht hub with a perfect balance to ensure there is never a dull moment. Some of the world’s largest superyachts frequent the sanctuary of Tropical North Queensland’s marinas as a homeport and gateway to the excitement of the South Pacific islands. Hollywood star Will Smith became the first to officially charter a foreign flagged superyacht in Australia following the passage of new legislation in 2019. Since then, interest in superyacht charters has blossomed from the tropical northern areas down to the isolated splendour of Tasmania.

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With over 50,000 km of coastline linked by more than 10,000 beaches boasting world-class marinas and ports, choice and diversity is a strong theme of any luxury yacht charter adventure Down Under. Sydney ’s fantastic natural harbour offers a gateway into a melting pot of experiences within this dynamic city, from the Sydney Opera House to a myriad of chic bars and boutiques. Watching the kaleidoscopic fireworks dancing over the Harbour Bridge with family and friends from the comfort of your superyacht is a truly unbeatable way to see in the New Year.

Justifiably one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is unrivalled in oceanic phenomenon. An afternoon’s helicopter ride over the reef will leave you awe-struck by the breath-taking aerial views showcasing it in all its glory. Scuba-divers and snorkellers can take to the warm waters to experience the mesmerising coral formations teeming with marine life close-up.

Set off the coast of Queensland, the idyllic Whitsunday Islands lie within the Great Barrier Reef, shimmering with secluded retreats. Ancient granite peaks encompassed with water form eerie and exciting dive sites and safe swimming waters surrounding the mostly uninhabited archipelago. Flora and Fauna scatter the wild landscapes and the welcoming hospitality of the locals.

The largely uninhabited north-west coast of Western Australia is home to the remote, pristine Ningaloo Reef – one of the best places in the world to see whale sharks – who arrive in large numbers every year. The City of Light, Perth, attracts visitors to its boutique hotels. South Australia is renowned for its cultural diversity, winelands, fine wines, arts, world-class restaurants.

Watch turtles nesting on the Sunshine coast, sample fine wines amongst the tumbling winelands of the Mornington Peninsula and go in pursuit of the Tasmanian Tiger in the wild and rugged terrains of Tasmania. Proud native cultures and mythical ancestors, home to some of the world’s largest world heritage sites.

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With amazing scenery on every shore and world-class service facilities available, Australia has a lot to offer Superyacht owners.

Posted on October 29, 2018 November 1, 2018 by Seal Superyachts

Words: Trenton Gay & Ben Reeves

Australia has 410,000 sq km of marine sovereignty. With such an expanse of sea, it makes for a year-round yachting destination with an impressive range of choice and diversity available. No matter when you visit, there will always be a port or safe anchorage, with each offering a unique experience unlike anywhere else. As remote a yachting destination as the country may be, the distance is part of the charm, and adds to the memorable experience.

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The Great Barrier Reef

Of course, the star attraction of cruising down-under is the Great Barrier Reef. It stretches for 2,300 km, from the very tip of Australia right down to Bundaberg. It is not one reef but 2,500 individual reefs which link together. As the name suggests, it provides a barrier from the Pacific Ocean, protecting countless islands, anchorages, towns and cities – the most well-known being Cairns and the Whitsunday Islands.

The Great Barrier Reef offers exceptional cruising, diving, fishing and island destinations along its whole length, starting at the northernmost point of the Australian continent – Cape York. It’s where the Torres Strait meets the Coral Sea, and is a great spot for fishing for barramundi. This area of the world has little to no development, so you’ll be seeing it as it has been for thousands of years.

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Cairns, The Whitsundays and Gold Coast

As you head south, you will find Lizard Island close to Cairns. It’s a mecca for black marlin fishermen and has a six-star resort for those looking for some land-based activities and fine dining.

The heart of the reef is where you will find the Whitsunday Islands, including Hamilton Island and the beachside town of Airlie Beach. Hamilton Island is the home of the famous Hamilton Island Race Week with Airlie Beach popular for its coastal bars, restaurants & nightlife. Naturally, The Whitsundays has two great ports for Superyachts at Abell Point Marina & Hamilton Island, with both providing plenty of first-class facilities on the doorstep to the 74 islands of the Whitsundays.

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The iconic Whitehaven Beach is a jewel in the crown of the Whitsundays. Stretching over seven kilometres it boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world. At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a spectacular fusion of colours. Many people claim Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach are the most beautiful places they’ve ever seen.

A few days’ cruising south gets you to the southernmost tip of the reef. Locals call this the Bunkers, and the stars are Lady Musgrave, Lady Elliot and Herron Islands. They are islands within coral cays which are reminiscent of the Caribbean. The famous Gold Coast is a further few days of sailing away.

The Gold Coast is a beach-side city stretching over 57 km. It’s Australia’s sixth largest city, with a resident population of 570,000 people, which is significantly added to by the arrival of 13 million tourists each year. They come for the very same reason that superyacht crews love the city – the world-class surf, the great weather, leading golf courses, and great theme parks, all framed by World Heritage-listed rainforest.

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The West Coast

On the opposite side of Australia from the Great Barrier Reef is Ningaloo Reef – Australia’s other reef. At 260 km long, it’s the longest single fringing reef in the world, and one of the few places you can swim with whale sharks. Like the Great Barrier Reef on the east coast, the west coast’s Ningaloo Reef is UNESCO World Heritage listed. It’s a marine nursery for manta rays, turtles, fish and dolphins, so it makes for an outstanding diving and fishing location.

Further up the same coastline is the Kimberley. This vast region of Western Australia has been the focus of international attention recently after it won the Voyager Awards at the World Superyacht Awards in 2017. It’s about the size of Germany, but populated mostly by beautiful canyons and gorges. It is one of the most remote parts of the Australian coastline, so hiring a local guide is virtually a must. There is an 11-metre tidal range, which creates spectacular but challenging horizontal waterfalls. Careful planning is required to get the most out of this relatively unknown area, but it is worth the effort. As it has very little in the way of development, it is full of native wildlife.

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North and South

The north of Australia is for the truly intrepid, and is best cruised in the cooler months of May to October. By contrast, the southern parts are more popular in the warmer months – November through April.

The mega star of Australian yachting destinations is Sydney Harbour, though more for its glamour and cosmopolitan atmosphere than the natural environments of other parts of the country. It’s a busy harbour and has the iconic bridge and opera house, which are at their best when illuminated by the amazing New Year’s Eve fireworks displays.

Finally, there is Tasmania. Sitting off the southern coast of the Australian mainland, it’s severely underrated as a yachting destination, although that is changing. Over half of the island is dedicated to national park and the pelagic seafood you will find here is amazing. Along the east coast, there are many natural harbours in much-desired locations, such as the Bay of Fires, the Freycinet Peninsula, Wine Glass Bay and down to Hobart and Bruny Island. The west coast can be unforgiving, but the challenges are completely smothered by the raw natural beauty.

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If you are going to cruise to Australia then you need to feel confident in the support network. You need to know there will be marinas, yards and trades who can meet the standards you expect. Fortunately, Australia has generations of experiences with boats and yachts, which has produced Jon Bannenberg, Sam Sorgiovanni, Oceanfast, SilverYachts and, more recently, the world’s biggest tri-hulled yacht – White Rabbit from Echo Yachts. It should come as no surprise to learn that well over 12,000 Superyacht crew members around the world hail from Australia.

Currently, the yachting industry in Australia supports 14,500 shore-based jobs and contributes $1.97 billion to the country’s economy. The largest proportion of that economic activity is delivered in South East Queensland, where you will find Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM) – East Coast Australia Agent for Seal Superyachts.

Australia is perfectly located on regional or world cruising itinerary for maintenance, refit and service work, and is a lower cost yet efficient marine service location. Yachting projects are delivered with noteworthy speed and efficiency. This comes from the concentration of contractors creating healthy competition and a thriving industry. GCCM alone has over 80 companies onsite, employing in excess of 700 individual tradespeople. There is more than one contractor for any given trade, so the yachts visiting this facility have the convenience and flexibility of options.

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Cruising Australia: Everything you need to know about sailing Down Under

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From stunning coastal routes to unmissable sailing events, Janneke Kuysters shares her top tips for cruising Australia

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Anna Caroline moored with iconic Sydney landmarks in the background

“It doesn’t matter where you choose, you can’t go wrong in Australia. There are so many wonderful cruising grounds,” says Hank Rosendal, a Dutch-Australian sailor. His Amel 53 Tempest is currently moored in Albany, West-Australia. And he’s right: you could sail a lifetime around Australian shores and still not see everything.

So for a foreign cruiser there is a difficult choice: how much time do you want to spend in Australia and what can you do and see? Classically, on a trip around the world , cruisers sail from the islands of the South Pacific to New Zealand for the cyclone season: a tough crossing but with the rich rewards of New Zealand hospitality and boat maintenance facilities.

From New Zealand many go back north to Vanuatu or New Caledonia and then on to the Indian Ocean. For those a short pitstop in Australia in either Cairns, Thursday Island or Darwin is logical. Visits to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef will add the wonderful experience of tropical Australia.

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Australia is a vast country: don’t underestimate the distances you’ll sail. From Bundaberg to Sydney is a little under 500 miles; add 628 miles for the trip from Sydney to Hobart. If you go from Hobart to Perth across the Bight, you’ll be adding another 2,250 miles.

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But in the past decade more and more cruisers have viewed Australia as a destination in itself. And that opens up a whole new perspective. The tough 1,000-plus miles crossing from the Pacific Islands to New Zealand is no longer necessary – a downwind cruise of around 700 miles from New Caledonia to the east coast of Australia is much more comfortable.

The boat can be safely left in Australia while you fly home, or you can keep sailing. The most important thing to consider is to stay below 30°S; the official cyclone belt lies to the north of this latitude. Instead of having to wait for the cyclones to pass, cruisers can sail on and explore Australian waters.

There are myriad choices to make depending on the distances you are willing to cover. Two popular options are to make landfall near Brisbane in Queensland and sail south to Sydney and back, or to continue sailing to Tasmania .

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South African cruiser Brent Grimbeek has chosen this second option: “I love the diversity that the Australian east coast has to offer. Most of the distances between ports are short, so we daysailed our Lagoon 44 Impi from port to port. Crossing Bass Strait is always a challenge, but the effort is richly rewarded by the stunning nature and landscapes of Tasmania.”

His wife Ana adds: “There is the annual Go West rally between New Caledonia and Australia. Although we have made this crossing a few times now, we enjoy participating in the rally: it makes entry into Australia easier and it is fun to meet like-minded people.”

British solo sailor Thom D’Arcy sailed his Vancouver 28 Fathom along the east coast from Bundaberg to Sydney and back up north, all the way to Darwin. “I’m very pleased I took Fathom to Sydney. The sense of achievement on entering such an iconic port is fantastic.”

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Thom D’Arcy sailed his Vancouver 28 Fathom along Australia’s east coast

For those with a taste for speed and endurance, sailing south along the east coast of Australia can be ‘spiced up’ by entering the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race . Paul Billingham, Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia explains: “We encourage foreign yachts to participate in ‘the Hobart’ as part of their trip around the world and extend all the necessary help and support to make it happen for them.”

There is also a lesser used track to cruise around the south of Australia and up the west coast. After studying the weather patterns closely, we saw that the tough westward crossing of the Great Australian Bight is feasible in the summer months of February and March.

A succession of high-pressure systems chases the prevailing south-westerly winds away and makes for periods of four to seven days of nice easterly winds. A cruise ‘along the bottom’ of Australia not only gives the opportunity to visit Tasmania’s lesser known cruising areas on the wild west coast, but also puts cities such as Adelaide within reach.

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The start of the Sydney Hobart Race means a congested Sydney Harbour. Photo: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

Bruce Roach, Commodore of the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron, says they welcome visiting cruisers. “The south coast of Australia is a very rewarding cruising ground, from Adelaide to the natural beauty of the Gulf St Vincent and Spencer Gulf with its many anchorages,” he adds.

During our cruise around the south of Australia we experienced this warm hospitality first-hand: the generosity of the Australians to visiting yachts is one of the rewards of sailing off the beaten track in such a vast country. Once across the Bight, Western Australia offers a whole new cruising experience. Long reefs stretch along the coast, so careful navigation is needed.

Cities like Perth and Fremantle offer all possible facilities to visiting yachts, and from the west coast of Australia there are two options: start crossing the Indian Ocean as early as possible after the cyclone season or sail north to Indonesia.

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The Royal Prince Albert Yacht Club in Pittwater

Coastal sailing

In Australian sailing vocabulary, ‘cruising’ doesn’t mean bluewater cruising, but is mainly coastal daysailing from port to anchorage. Coastal sailing in Australia therefore comes with lots of interesting options, often seen as luxuries by foreign cruisers, such as streaming internet up to 25 miles offshore and ample provisioning (around every corner there is a supermarket and an ATM).

We joked how cruising the east coast is ‘sailing with a watch in your hand’, as a lot of the entrances are river mouths with sandbars across them, requiring careful calculation to cross the bar at the turn of the tide. The navigational challenges can be roughly summarised in three words: current, depressions and sea breeze.

First the current. Along the east coast of Australia there is a southbound current of up to four knots which makes for fast sailing to the south, but rather tedious work when sailing up north, unless you use the countercurrent close inshore. Along the south coast the Leeuwin current flows east at a rate of 0.5 knots. On the west coast the Leeuwin current is stronger and flows south at a rate of about one knot.

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Cruising in Pittwater and Broken Bay, north of Sydney

The second challenge is the depressions. They flow in a steady succession from west to east, bringing troughs and fronts. The quality of the available forecasts is high, so you can make good use of the wind the depressions generate to propel you in the right direction. Going against the prevailing winds makes for tough conditions though, because in the shallow coastal areas steep wind-waves build up very quickly.

Australia’s hot interior generates sea breezes. Again, if you study them and use them to your advantage, it can make for some fine passages. But you need to be careful. Sea breezes can easily last for 12 hours and reach over 25 knots on top of the prevailing winds.

Timing and distances

The cruising season in southern Australia is at its best in January, February and March. That means that you can sail to Australia from, for instance, New Caledonia in September. This gives you the time to cruise at leisure down the coast and make some trips overland too. We went to Ayers Rock/Uluru.

You can spend the summer in Tasmania and sail back up in March, to be in time for the end of the cyclone season by the time you reach Queensland again. If you decide to go along the Bight, you need to leave Tasmania at the end of January to time your crossing of the Bight in February or March.

Cruising Australian shores has been very rewarding for us: the wildlife, nature, diversity and hospitality left us in awe.

Entry in Australia

Australia has the reputation of being a tough country to enter. In reality, if you prepare yourself and your boat, there is no need to worry. The process is fairly straightforward and all necessary information is easy to find on the government websites.

Before arriving in Australia, every crew member needs to have a visa. There are two types. The e-visitor visa which is valid for three months. It is free of charge and can be extended. The other type is valid for one year (multiple entry) and costs AU$140. Both can be applied for online.

When you have been in certain countries in the Pacific for more than three months, you will need to have a chest X-ray before you arrive in Australia. Check the online forms carefully for the conditions.

For your boat there are two important steps. First, the cruising permit. This is issued on arrival and is valid for one year, with the option of extending it to three years. With this cruising permit as proof of being a ‘yacht in transit’, buying parts for the boat or having repairs done is exempt from sales tax (GST in Australia).

The second step is the biosecurity inspection. Fresh fruit, meat, dairy and eggs are not allowed. Importantly, the boat also needs to be without any pest infestation, such as fruit flies, termites, or growth on the hull. Australian agri- and aquaculture is strictly protected and the inspections are thorough.

At AU$60 per 15 minutes increments, it pays to prepare the boat in the port of departure, cleaning and making all surfaces accessible makes for a quick inspection. On average, the cost is AU$300 for the inspection.

Where to enter? There are roughly three options, depending on your cruising plans. If you want to do ‘Australia light’, the port of Bundaberg is the best. It is just below latitude 30°S, so you can wait for the cyclone season to pass north of you before you head to Cairns or further north.

If you want to cruise the east coast, ports further south such as Brisbane, Southport or even Coffs Harbour are attractive. If your focus is on Tasmania, you could even choose to enter in Sydney.

About the authors

Dutch couple Wietze van der Laan and Janneke Kuysters are sailing around the world in their Bruce Roberts 44 Anna Caroline . They love high latitude cruising and exploring areas which are slightly off the beaten track.

First published in the August 2019 edition of Yachting World.

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On the east coast of Australia, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, green islands with white sandy beaches appear like a mirage under the rays of the tropical sun. Though far from civilization, they attract and frighten at the same time with their unpredictability. The colorful world of fish, turtles, dolphins, and even whales frolicking in warm waters, and the unique coral reefs make it worth embarking on an unpredictable yacht trip off the coast of Australia. Thanks to the reef, the coast of Queensland boasts the largest number of safe anchorages and sheltered yacht clubs. Along the rocky coast and sandy beaches, only the mouths of the rivers serve as natural harbors.

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The east coast of Queensland, specifically Airlie Beach, offers yacht charters.

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Brisbane International Airport (BNE) and Sydney International Airport (SYD) are the nearest airports to the yacht charter location.

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Yachting in Australia is recommended for experienced yachtsmen due to the high level of difficulty. The area is characterized by tidal waters, strong ocean currents, strong winds, rocky shores, gently sloping ocean waves, and difficult seabed topography. Safe and secure moorings and marinas are located along the east and southeast coasts, though navigation can be challenging. However, every island, reef, and passage is well-marked on the region’s nautical charts.

The best time for yachting in Australia is from August to October and from February to May (local spring and autumn). The southeast coast of Australia has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and rainy, mild winters. The air temperature from November to April is around 25-27 degrees Celsius, while the water temperature ranges from 20-25 degrees Celsius. South and southeast trade winds typically prevail at 20-25 knots, and showers are likely.

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A 7-day itinerary for a yacht trip around the Whitsunday Islands off the east coast of Australia from Airlie Beach is available. It includes a detailed description of anchorages with GPS coordinates and distances (in miles) for daily sailings on the islands of the Coral Sea in Australia. The route covers 95 nautical miles and includes stopovers at Airlie Beach, South Mall Island, Hook Island, Whitsunday Island, Shaw Island, Hamilton Island, and Shute Harbor.

Queensland is the most popular and famous of the six Australian states. The state’s popularity is attributed to the fact that most of its local tourist attractions are “invented” by nature itself: the best beaches, breathtaking mountain systems, and a series of beautiful waterfalls. The famous Great Barrier Reef, stretching in the Coral Sea along the northeast coast of the state, and the Whitsunday Islands are the main attractions of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest coral systems in the world, and it can be seen even from space. The reef is made up of billions of coral polyps, the smallest microorganisms. It is the largest formation in the world created by living organisms. In the north, it is almost continuous, while in the south, it breaks up into groups of separate reefs, in some places receding from the coast by 300 km.

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In 2008, Cooper Chapman, founder and Managing Director of Chapman Yachting, conceived Chapman Yacht Management. Cooper found there to be a lack of yacht management and service facilities in the Australian marine industry that could offer motor yacht owners and operators a true one-stop solution for operating and maintaining their yacht. He decided then to create this reality.

Today, 14 years on, Chapman Yachting has grown to be the longest established yacht management and all-inclusive yachting company in Australia. The company hosts a range of in-house services including Yacht Management & Service, Crew Recruitment, Yacht Charter and Sales which is backed by a team of specialist, industry experienced staff.

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The Chapman name first appeared on Australia’s boating scene in the early 1980s. Mark Chapman housed a team of several marine engineers in one of the largest Marine Sales and Service Centres on Sydney Harbour.

From that time on, the “Chapman” name grew rapidly and achieved success in building some of the fastest high performance powerboats in Australia throughout the late 80s and early 90s. During this period, Chapman proudly held the agency for the iconic Wellcraft and Scarab performance boats.

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In the early 2000’s, Chapman Marine joined forces with Princess Motor Yachts. Between 2000 and 2007, the company sold in excess of 37 Princess Yachts and numerous brokerage boats. Chapman’s profile continued to grow. In addition, the company took on representation of some of the most well-known brands around the world, including Fairline Motor Yachts, Chris Craft, Riva Yachts, Regal Sport Boats, Wellcraft and the iconic Cigarette Racing offshore power boat brand. Sales during this period proudly included approximately 45 Chris Crafts, 14 Fairline Yachts and hundreds of smaller sports cruisers and brokerage vessels.

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In 2017, Debbie Leenderts joined the company as a partner and became Head of Charter and Recruitment. Mark Chapman, Founder of Chapman Marine Group also joined the company in 2021 as Sales Director. This move by Chapman Yachting would complete the full-circle yacht service offering for the group. Drawing on a wealth of experience from Debbie on private and busy Superyachts throughout the Mediterranean, Croatia, Caribbean, The Bahamas and America, she began to further build the Chapman brand in the Australian Superyacht industry, offering a true end-to-end solution for yacht owners with charter & crew services. The appointment of Mark Chapman as sales director, renowned as one of the industry’s most trusted and leading brokers is set to see chapman lead the way in luxury yacht and superyacht sales

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    Superyacht Australia is the peak body for the Australian Superyacht Industry. Our key focus is to develop and promote the South Pacific's international competitiveness as a destination for the global superyacht fleet; to increase visitations of superyachts to Australia; and to promote the capabilities of the Australian superyacht industry to service a visiting vessels' every need.

  4. Your Guide To Becoming a Yachtie

    Your Guide To Become a Yachtie. Whether you're setting sail into the world of yachting, already navigating its waters, or preparing to dock after a rewarding career at sea, Yachties of Australia is your ultimate destination for all things yachting. Established by a yachting industry veteran with first-hand knowledge, we offer a comprehensive ...

  5. Superyacht Industry Potential in Australia

    Superyacht industry potential once stifled in Australia draws hope from GST relaxation. ... "With an average yacht coming in, they're going to be $35 million plus. That's $3 million to $3.5 million [in importation tax] they have to pay to maybe do a charter for one or two weeks and earn $500,000. So it's just not a viable option," she ...

  6. Australia's Domestic Superyacht Industry Doubles In Size

    06 Apr 2021. Back in January 2020, Superyacht Australia CEO David Good spoke to Superyachts.com about the potential to double the domestic superyacht industry on the back of the new Special Recreational Vessels Bill. Few could have predicted the challenges that would unfold around the globe shortly thereafter, yet just over a year later the ...

  7. Australia Luxury Yachting Guide

    Industry Events Interviews Documentaries Top 100 2024 Forecast 100 Largest Yachts 2023 New Launches ... Australia is a truly unique yachting experience. The kaleidoscopic colours of the Great Barrier Reef are the pinnacle of any diver's fantasy. From Port Douglas down to Bundaberg stretches 300,000 square kilometres of coral cays, brimming ...

  8. RYA

    Australian Sailing is in partnership with the RYA due to its qualifications being recognised and respected around the world, and with more than 130 years experience, together we are able to provide a world-class training platform. From your first steps on a yacht to skippering a crew across oceans; the RYA Yachtmaster™ Scheme is designed to ...

  9. Australia Yacht Charter Guide

    Australia's vast open plains of arid desert contrast with lush forests and snow-cloaked mountains whilst its crowning glory, the magnificent Great Barrier Reef creates the perfect concoction for a hedonistic and unforgettable vacation. With over 50,000 km of coastline linked by more than 10,000 beaches boasting world-class marinas and ports ...

  10. Australian Sailing

    Australian Sailing. Australian Sailing is recognised by World Sailing as the governing body for the sport of sailing in Australia . It formed in 1950 as the Australian Yachting Federation at a meeting at the Royal St. Kilda Yacht Club. [1] It is responsible for the administration, promotion and development of sailing in Australia.

  11. Australia: The Ideal Yachting Destination

    Australia is perfectly located on regional or world cruising itinerary for maintenance, refit and service work, and is a lower cost yet efficient marine service location. Yachting projects are delivered with noteworthy speed and efficiency. This comes from the concentration of contractors creating healthy competition and a thriving industry.

  12. Super yacht industry is booming. Sometimes, one multimillion-dollar

    An American-owned super yacht with a permanent crew, helicopter pad, submarines and pools emits about 7020 tons of CO2 a year, according to research from Indiana University academics Richard Wilk ...

  13. Superyacht Charter Sydney & Australia

    Leading Australian Charter & Yacht Sales Sydney Superyacht Marina 2 Maritime Court, Rozelle, Sydney NSW 2039 (02) 9222 7705 [email protected]

  14. Cruising Australia: Everything you need to know about sailing Down Under

    Australian agri- and aquaculture is strictly protected and the inspections are thorough. At AU$60 per 15 minutes increments, it pays to prepare the boat in the port of departure, cleaning and ...

  15. Australia's Domestic Superyacht Industry Doubles in Size

    The SRV Act removed red tape restrictions on superyachts operating commercially in Australian waters. Prior to this Act becoming law, the largest domestic charter yacht was 42m (138ft); now the largest. Australian based yacht is 74.5m (244ft) which is one of eight vessels over 50m now based in Australia. since the passage of the Act.

  16. Yachting in Australia

    The best time for yachting in Australia is from August to October and from February to May (local spring and autumn). The southeast coast of Australia has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and rainy, mild winters. The air temperature from November to April is around 25-27 degrees Celsius, while the water temperature ranges from 20 ...

  17. Home

    As a business in the marine industry, the Boating Industry Association is here to support you. The Boating Industry Association supports members to build thriving marine businesses. We connect over 600 organisations to grow the boating industry, forming a united voice representing boating in Australia. As a not-for-profit organisation led by ...

  18. Australia's Most Trusted Yacht Charter

    Built from a family heritage and founded by Cooper Chapman, Chapman Yachting is Australia's leading, full-service, in-house yachting company. Discover over 50 years of Australian yachting experience from the wider Chapman network and services that cover all aspects of the industry, including Yacht Management and Service, Yacht Sales, Yacht ...

  19. Super Yachting Australia

    Our Focus. For Employers: To create the best working and living environment on board super yachts to reduce crew turnover in the industry. For Crew: To provide support and mentorship for new crew to establish and build a successful career in yachting as well as up-skilling to help you achieve your career goals faster. What.

  20. Home

    Discover the sport of sailing in Australia, from courses and clubs to events and news. Join the national body for sailing and access your online profile with your Australian Sailing number.

  21. Industry Overview

    Introduction to the Superyacht Industry. ... Working as a crew member provides plenty of potential to work your way up the ranks and to build a career in the yachting industry, all whilst travelling the world and saving money. ... AUSTRALIAN SUPERYACHT SEASONS. Summer in the South: October-March ...

  22. Yacht Market Size & Share Analysis

    Yacht Market Size. Yacht Market size was valued at USD 11.04 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register a CAGR of 6.7% between 2023 and 2032. The high focus of yacht manufacturers on building technologically integrated yachts is driving market growth. Manufacturers are incorporating cutting-edge technologies, such as advanced navigation ...

  23. About Us

    Today, 14 years on, Chapman Yachting has grown to be the longest established yacht management and all-inclusive yachting company in Australia. The company hosts a range of in-house services including Yacht Management & Service, Crew Recruitment, Yacht Charter and Sales which is backed by a team of specialist, industry experienced staff.

  24. Australian Marine Industry Awards

    We call on businesses to reflect on the success of the the Australian Marine Industry's achievements over 2020 and commence their 2021 award submissions. Enter the annual Australian Marine Industry Awards before a closing date of Friday 2 April 2021. David Good, CEO of AIMEX, Superyacht Australia and ACMG said, "The COVID-19 crisis obliged ...