Welcome to Sail DownUnder! If you live outside of Australia and
are considering buying a Seawind, why not take advantage of our fantastic “Sail
Rather than simply having your boat shipped to the USA,
Europe, Asia or other international location, why not ‘Come Walkabout’ and
explore one of the most spectacular cruising locations on the planet…Australia!
is the 6th largest country, the world’s largest island, the largest island that
is a continent, the only continent that is also a country, the first continent
to be conquered by the sea, and the last.
It’s home to the world’s largest living thing, the Great
Barrier Reef which consists of 2,900 individual reefs stretching 1,600 miles
long and covering 133,000 square miles. There are also countless islands,
beautiful beaches and brilliant anchorages scattered along the east coast of
Australian with the islands of the South Pacific only days away.
Seawind regularly have customers take advantage of the Sail
DownUnder program and so we have packaged together some suggested itineraries
for your convenience.
Sail east coast Australia for up to 2 months
Harbour to the
Seawind delivery skipper included.
Boomerang Round Trip
and the Pacific
Sydney to New Caledonia or New Zealand and back
Cruise the east coast of Australia for 6 to 12 months or
Seawind delivery skipper will command the boat for the
Ocean Crossing can be conducted with or without owners.
Then the boat is shipped home.
Trace the path of Captain Cook’s HMAS Endeavour
then sail the Pacific via New Zealand
then to Hawaii, Alaska or to the Galapagos and South
Seawind skipper will join for the first leg.
Note: The boat must depart Australian waters within 2 months
to avoid the local 10% GST.
Visas & Permits
Apart from the standard 3 month tourist visa, there is a 12
month extended holiday visa which is available and renewable. Further
information on visas can be found if you CLICK HERE.
After the initial 2 month period in Australia after the
official handover date of the vessel, a 12 month Cruising Permit can be
obtained and extended to another 6 months. A further 12 month Cruising Permit
can be obtained if the vessel is again sailed from Australian waters. For
further information on Cruising Permits CLICK HERE.
If you are from the Northern Hemisphere, don’t forget that
our seasons are opposite. This means from about May through to October are
brilliant to cruise north and the Pacific
Islands, however in the warmer months
from November through until April, the northern parts of Australia experience
a Wet Season and the occasional Cyclone. This is when cruisers head south and
explore the more metropolitan cruising locations such as Moreton
Bay near Brisbane
and the Gold Coast then further south to Port Stephens, Lake
Macquarie, Pittwater, Sydney Harbour,
Port Hacking, Jervis Bay and more in New South Wales. For more information about Australian weather, visit www.bom.gov.au
When your boat is launched it is commissioned at Birkenhead Point
Marina, in the heart of Sydney Harbour
which is only half an hour drive from the International Airport
where a Seawind staff member will collect you and deliver you to your new boat.
Seawind staff also man an office at the marina in Sydney Harbour
and can provide further assistance and support to make sure you ease into your
new home on the water. Everything is close by including a large shopping center
which is perfect for commissioning your new boat before you go sailing. There
is also good public transport.
To listen to one of our previous Sail DownUnder customers, Joe Siudzinski and other Seawind adventurers, CLICK HERE.
For further information on the Seawind Sail DownUnder
program, please email inquiries to email@example.com