The Triton

Where in the World

Australia creates 21 anchorages along Great Barrier Reef for megayachts

ADVERTISEMENT

New amendments by the Australian government will create 21 anchorages for yachts up to 230 feet (70m) throughout the Whitsunday Planning Area, according to a news release from Superyacht Australia, an organization of businesses providing products and services to the megayacht industry. The group has been lobbying for the past nine years to allow yachts greater than 115 feet (35m) to cruise and anchor in key spots within the Great Barrier Reef.

“Many superyachts over 35m have been deterred from heading south for cruising due to the restrictions on access for vessels in the Whitsundays,” David Good, operations manager for Cairns Marlin Marina, stated. “With superyachts limited to a maximum of 12 persons, it was always very hard for visiting captains to understand the restrictions on access to one of the world’s best cruising grounds.

“These 21 new anchorages will really open up another cruising option and benefit the whole region by encouraging these vessels to stay longer and venture further,” he said. “The maintenance and logistics these vessels require when in the area benefit a massive number of small businesses, something that many businesses in regional Queensland will welcome.”

A cruising itinerary calling in at all the major superyacht marinas from Cairns to Tasmania is being developed by Superyacht Australia  and will be promoted at the Monaco Yacht show in September.

Related Posts...
By Lucy Chabot Reed A 450-foot slip in the Port Read more...
In the days after two massive hurricanes swept across the Read more...
Yacht brokerage Yachtzoo has opened its sixth international office in London's Read more...
St. Maarten's airport reopened yesterday for commercial flights after hurricanes Read more...
Many yacht industry businesses are sharing links to favorite charities Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

10th annual NMS Poker Ride rides out

10th annual NMS Poker Ride rides out

More than 100 motorcyclists and car enthusiasts joined National Marine Suppliers today for its 10th annual Poker Run. The ride has so far …

Port slip opens to yachts

Port slip opens to yachts

By Lucy Chabot Reed A 450-foot slip in the Port of Palm Beach is now available for large yachts. Port commissioners voted …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Lady Sheridan, Invader for sale

New in the sales fleet M/Y Lady Sheridan, a 190-foot (58m) Abeking & Rasmussen launched in 2007, listed jointly with Burgess and …

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

From atop a volcano to under the sea in St. Kitts

Story and photos by Chef Victoria Allman “Good job!” Hilton barked. Hilton “Like-the-Hotel” was the Rastafarian guide leading …