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SBM provides hot tips for baffled boaties

by Harbourside Media on 8 Oct 2012
Workshops were open to the general public. Harbourside Media
We’d all love to brush up on our boating skills, but how do you get expert advice and sound knowledge from people you can trust? Thankfully, one innovative Sydney boat dealer recently provided a solution.

On a sunny Saturday in September, SBM Sales Sydney held a boating clinic which wasn’t reserved exclusively for the dealership’s own customers but open to anyone who loves boating. Given the turnout of over 80 people, this is obviously the sort of event that boat owners, and aspiring owners, are crying out for.

The SBM Boating Clinic ran over the course of a full day and even included a gourmet lunch. Industry experts were on hand to conduct a series of workshops on specific topics, then provide answers to all the hard questions. There was a Navigation workshop conducted by representatives from Simrad and Raymarine who ran through their latest systems and gave boaties a glimpse into what the future holds. There were even some special deals exclusive to those attending the event, making the day even more worthwhile.

The morning also covered how to read a synoptic chart and interpret weather patterns, a section on safety at sea, boat handling tips, fishing tips and more.



It wasn’t all for seasoned boaties, the information was presented in plain English to suit novices and experts alike. One highlight of the morning was the Ladies Driving Clinic that saw a few female skippers displaying some impressive manoeuvring skills.

After an informative morning, lunch was a gourmet affair which included chilli crab, prepared by chef extraordinaire Stefan Batton (aka dealer principal Steve Batton).



For the afternoon, SBM’s head of servicing Jon Dodds covered a few home truths on engine room maintenance, caring for marine batteries, servicing generators, changing filters and more. This was all good practical stuff that practically every boat owner needs to know. Then as the sun went down, so did a few liquid refreshments.

The SBM Boating Clinic was billed as essential for all those planning to participate in SBM’s inaugural Lord Howe Island trip, though in reality it provided vital information for anyone who owns a boat.

The thinking behind the event was simple. In dealer principal Steve Batton’s words, the aim was to encourage more people into boating and encourage them to get more enjoyment from their pride and joy. This is something that will benefit not only Maritimo and Mustang owners, but the entire boating community. Such an event is symptomatic of innovative thinking that’s alive and well at SBM Sydney. Running these sorts of events enables more people to get maximum enjoyment from their boats, while also attracting newcomers, which indirectly benefits the entire boating industry.

For more information on the full range of either Maritimo or Mustang boats at SBM Sales Sydney, please call the SBM team on (02) 9968 1222 or visit the website: www.sbmsales.com.au

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