The Marinas Guide was developed after much research cruising the Australian coast, talking to boat owners, marina operators, brokers and charterers. Anyone in fact with an interest in boating and where those boats are stored. Realising there was a need for a comprehensive definitive guide to Australian marinas, the Marinas Guide was launched in 2008. Six years later it t seemed like the dinosaur era in web design so that it was totally rebuilt in 2014.
With a totally revamped Marinas Guide we’ve plans to gradually roll out coverage into Asia/Pacific during the latter part of 2014.
The Marinas Guide is based on the simple premise of providing information on every single berthing option in Australia, whether marina, swing mooring, hardstand or drystack facility.
It is the definitive guide to Australian marinas with over 350 listings Australia-wide.
The Marinas Guide works closely with industry associations and operators to better inform boat owners. Our independence allows us to provide non-biased reviews and information, unlike member-based bodies who are obliged to appease their own members. It is this independence that allows us to include every single marina and berthing facility in Australia in our directory. The Marinas Guide is squarely aimed at meeting the needs of boat owners.
In the beginning…
Fiona Harper is the founding Editor (she’s also the skipper, deckhand and cabin boy in the Marinas Guide office – keeping things afloat) of the Marinas Guide. Fiona is a freelance travel writer, content creator , digital media manager and web editor. She’s also a sailor, having spent countless days at sea cruising and delivering yachts around the Asia/Pacific region. She created the Marinas Guide after becoming frustrated while planning coastal passages and not being able to find out marina locations. There was not one single resource that covered Australia, rather the information was staggered across a motley bunch of random sources.
With strong support from the boating community (thanks Women Who Sail Australia members!) as well as marina operators who realise the value of supporting such a guide, the Marinas Guide has since become most boat owners first port of call.
If we’ve missed a marina or published incorrect or outdated information please get in touch so that we can rectify the problem.
If you’d like to offer feedback on what you like (and don’t!) like about the Marinas Guide please Email Fiona Harper and let her know.
And if you’re a marina operator who would like to place your services and facilities front and centre where boaties want it, we’d love to have you onboard as a valued advertiser. We promise that your marketing dollars will be well spent. We treat our advertising supporters well, providing maximum return on investment. It’s not just good business sense it’s good karma.
Fair winds and calm seas.