sail-world.com -- Two new patrol vessels for Sydney region
Two new patrol vessels for Sydney region
Tue, 7 May 2013
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has taken delivery of two new patrol vessels for the Sydney region, RMS Acting Director Maritime Michael Wright announced today.
'These patrol boats will replace existing vessels which have served their time ensuring NSW waters are kept as safe as possible,' Mr Wright said.
'The existing seven metre Vision catamaran patrol boats with twin Honda 150 horsepower motors are being replaced with 7.2 metre Seatamer catamarans with twin Honda 175 horsepower motors for a combined cost of $473,500.
'RMS boating safety officers (BSOs) patrol State waters – including rivers, lakes and dams.
'Coastal BSOs also patrol offshore to three nautical miles to keep safe the estimated 1.5 million people who go boating each year.
'BSOs conduct daily random checks of recreational and commercial vessels to ensure appropriate safety equipment is being carried, inspect moorings, manage on-water traffic including for large aquatic events such as the Sydney Hobart race start and New Year’s Eve celebrations on Sydney Harbour, and ensure compliance with marine regulations and boating safety requirements.
'RMS patrol boats are often used cooperatively on operations such as random breath testing on the water or water traffic management of marine mammals such as whales or dolphins with NSW Police or National Park representatives,' Mr Wright said.
Ensign Ship Brokers
Ensign Ship Brokers was established in 1980 and has spent the last 28 years expanding our marine knowledge and developing our reputation! We strive to provide the very best service! [More info]
Festival of Sails
The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 400 yachts and 4300 competitors annually taking part in the event. [More info]
GME Standard Communications Pty Ltd
Leaders in communications and navigation. Their goal has always been to make products whose innovation, convenience and peace of mind can help improve the lives of their customers. [More info]
Hood Sailmakers (Aust) P/L is 100% Australian owned and operated. The first sail loft outside of the USA to be granted a franchise in 1968 by the founder Ted Hood. [More info]
Mauri Pro Sailing
Your direct access to sailing solutions. 8,000+ products for cruising and racing sailors and sailboats. We search for appropriate sailboat hardware or sailing gear and offer them at competitive prices [More info]
Navionics is proud of its superb cartographic database comprising more than 25,000 charts and port plans; the largest privately owned database of its kind, the only one using full seamless technology [More info]
Performance Sailcraft Australia (Asia Pacific)
Laser builder Performance Sailcraft Australia has taken on the successful RS Sailboat range from Britain, and is now licensed to build and distribute all of the RS range in the Asia Pacific region. [More info]
Quantum Australasia Pty Ltd
Quantum Sail Design Group designs, engineers and manufactures sails for racers and cruisers who demand the highest levels of quality and performance. [More info]
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) is an annual four-day event which attracts buyers and marine industry representatives from across Australia and around the globe. [More info]
Sydney Rigging Specialists
Sydney Rigging Specialists is a leading company in the supply of yacht rigging, cordage, marine fittings and accessories. We are based in Sydney and work from our specially fitted out rigging shop. [More info]
Ullman Sails Australia
The Ullman Sails Australia team provides service to customers all over Australia with four main locations in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and the Whitsundays. [More info]
Vicsail Sydney Pty Ltd, launched into the Australian sailing fraternity in 1983 and has been sailing strong ever since. At Vicsail, “We Sail the Boats We Sell”. [More info]