Posts Tagged ‘Marina’

Now I know why Maritimo has done so well over the last ten years.

They have cloned Bill Barry-Cotter………


The real story that goes with this photo is on the Maritimo web site as follows  http://www.maritimo.com.au/news-events/news/2013/new-maritimomustang-dealers-for-victoria.aspx




Two of Victoria’s longest established marine industry identities, Tim Pratt and Andrew Burns, have joined forces in a new venture called Victorian Boat Sales, which will be the official Maritimo and Mustang dealership in the State.

Maritimo sales and marketing manager Greg Haines said the company was delighted with the appointment and was confident that the duo would see a significant lift in the number of Maritimo and Mustang vessels sold in Victoria.

“Tim and Andrew have been around the marine industry for many years and their expertise, professionalism and network of contacts will be invaluable for us as we continue to expand our business,” he said.

“They pride themselves on honesty and customer service so they fit perfectly with our corporate philosophy.”

Victorian Boat Sales is located at the Patterson Lakes Marina and is a Boating Industry Association Member. The company has on site qualified marine engineers and antifouling, detailing and fibreglass capabilities.

Tim Pratt was 17 years with JV Marine where he was responsible for the Mustang brand.  He then started work with Mustang Victoria, a direct factory owned dealership and following a year there he owned and operated Patterson Lakes Boat Sales for the past three years.

Andrew Burns was with JV Marine for 23 years, also involved with Mustang and senior management and spent the last five years with R Marine Jacksons-Victoria Riviera dealership.

“We launched Victorian Boat Sales in late March and we are delighted to have been able to secure the dealership for Maritimo and Mustang in Victoria,” said Tim.

“We are very familiar with both brands and we know the quality and the integrity that they represent so for us it is a perfect fit.”

VBS is a Club Marine insurance agents and also offers competitive boat finance.

“We also include full tuition for buyers of all vessels sold and pride ourselves on honesty and ethical dealings with all customers or prospective customers,” said Tim.

VBS representation of the Maritimo and Mustang brands in Victoria is effective immediately


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Recently dropped by Yachthaven Marina in Phuket Thailand ……..

and saw some handsome Trawlers berthed there awaiting their next cruise.

First to catch my eye was an “old friend” Seabird a Nordhavn 62, looking like a brand new yacht after some serious TLC at Boat Lagoon.

Her Gelcoat and stainless steel was just sparkling in the strong Thai sunshine. She really did look fantastic. Better than many newer boats in the Marina.

She also had some interesting details for covering the engine exhaust’s in the stack whilst the owners were away overseas !

Apart from Seabird, Nordhavn were well represented, with B2 a Nordhavn 64.

That’s what you call “Tight Parking”

There was also a Nordhavn 55, Amandla.

There were also a pair of Selene’s. Firstly a very tidy Selene 53 – Storyteller V

and right beside her on the other side of the pontoon a Magnificent Selene 66 – Meeandah, shown here hiding behind B2, and making up the other half of the sandwich in that “tight parking” berth.

Lastly was the very capable and very green Northern Marine – Taipan IV

All in all quite an impressive array of Trawlers from 53 feet to over 70 feet LOA.

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