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The Voyage of ‘Novae’


  A charming little update we just received from Novae’s lucky owners as they island-hop around the Pacific. Novae has sailed all around the world from Europe and is now for sale (see our brokerage page), although she will continue sailing until sold, with plans to reach Australia later this year. “Niuatoputapu, Tonga. 30 Aug […]

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For the love of timber boats


True connoisseurs of the Australian fishing vessel heritage will appreciate the beautiful ‘Pamela-Jean’, a Port Phillip Bay fishing trawler built by Pompeii, a well known family of Italian migrants who brought with them many generations of shipwrights skills, from steam binding, to caulking a hull to perfection, to fashioning beautiful bronze fittings. Pamela-Jean’s last owner […]

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Little ‘Lady Iris’ off to her new home!


Cute little 1930’s cruiser ‘Lady Iris’ is off for some new adventures up the river. A credit to her owners of over 40 years Hans and Claire, ‘Lady Iris’ may be 80 years of age but as sprightly as the day she was launched somewhere in the Pittwater/Hawksbury area. Proud (and smitten) new owner Steve […]

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We Have Moved!


To better be of service to you ‘For All Your Boating Needs’¬† we have a new office at Careel Bay Marina. 90 George Street, Avalon, NSW 2107. The marina offers such facilities as fuel wharf, slipways, experienced shipwrights, marine mechanics, etc. as well as the best coffee in town. Drop in at any time if […]

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Perfect your berthing techniques with our Nautilus Private Worskhops


The windy months are upon us…! Twice 40 knots this week so far, and more on the way. Last Saturday saw quite a few people at our local Yacht Club get a bit of a fright when a huge cruiser lost control reversing into his pen and destroyed the bow of another yacht. Whether you […]

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Your chance to sail beautiful Pittwater on a Harmony 42 completely free


Would you like to go Social Sailing on Pittwater? Ian, a dear friend and fellow Nautilus Club member has a post that may interest you! ‘Due to a recent re location of some crew members are looking for friendly easy going people for social sailing on beautiful Pittwater. We mainly sail mid week (Tuesdays or […]

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Enter the draw to win a luxury Valentine’s day fully catered and skippered charter


‘Like’ us on Facebook for your chance to win a fully catered Valentine’s day luxury charter on board “Gelati’ our Hanse 461. Draws will take place on the 1st of January 2014. The day will begin with Champagne and nibbles, followed with a leisurely cruise to the Hawksbury National Park and gourmet lunch with a […]

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We love Navionics!


Before rushing into buying a big, expensive, power-hungry plotter for your yacht take a look at the Navionic App. A touch-pad plotter of this ease-of handling and quality would set you back at least $3000, plus the costs of installing it. Yet the App is just $45 if you already own an Iphone/Ipad or their […]

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Spring is the time to… check that rig!


After weeks, perhaps months of sitting at her berth or mooring your yacht’s rigging has taken quite a punishing. Most people assume that a yacht that is not used bears little damage. In fact, it is quite the contrary. The incessant rolling and pitching of the yacht spending months yawing away back and forth at […]

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Nautilus welcomes new crew member David Simpson


The Nautilus Family is getting bigger! Beneath his quiet, friendly and humble manner Dave is in fact an accomplished sailor, having raced from a young age with his sister in their 8′ Manly Junior “Total Chaos”, before progressing onto 12′ and 16′ Skiffs. Through sailing, he met his wife Bronwyn, and together they have crewed […]

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