Ships Master class 4

Another stripe on my shoulder as I’m now a Ships Master Class 4, qualified to captain ships up to 35m (115′) in the 200nm Exclusive Economic Zone or 80m inshore.

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Front row seat at Riverfire last night as I was driving the Cityhopper ferry. Prior and after the show was an adrenalin rush too. Manouvring amongst so many moored and moving vessels. Reminded me a bit of New York harbour at peak morning commuter time a couple of years ago or maybe a Sydney to Hobart yacht race start!

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Family wedding in Canada

Last week we chartered the 100′ Pacific Yacht for the marriage of our daughter Elouisa to Lucas Reid in Vançouver, British Columbia.

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Captain, anyone….

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Assessor gets a makeover

Our old training vessel that we sold with the Bayside Boat Licensing business four years ago has a new look with a wrap showing great graphics.

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Always keep a good lookout!

Always sad to see a vessel in trouble. This one shows a large hole just forard of where it is sitting on the rock. This incident occurred near Shaw Island in the Whitsundays and the rock had a beacon on it before the vessel smashed into it.

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Baly steaming up our canal

JD welcomes Balakera and dad home. Video is at

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