New tour, new boat, happy days

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - Shane Ni­chols

SAIL­AWAY’S hav­ing a big month, with the in­au­gu­ra­tion of its new tour run­ning out of Cape Tribu­la­tion and the ar­rival in Port Dou­glas of its brand new baby, the Sail­away VI cata­ma­ran, a big­ger ves­sel to take over the Low Isles op­er­a­tion.

“It augers well for a bumper 2017 sea­son on the Great Bar­rier Reef,” said owner Steve Ed­mond­son.

Sail­away VI, an ocean go­ing La­goon 560 cata­ma­ran from France, sailed via the Panama Canal, Tahiti and Fiji, to Port Dou­glas. As ever, the op­er­a­tors stress the en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity cre­den­tials of their ves­sels and their op­er­a­tions.

The big­ger ves­sel and the launch of the Cape Trib to Mackay Cay and Un­dine full­day cruise means the com­pany has up­scaled some­what.

“We have em­ployed another five full-time staff, in­clud­ing ex­tra marine bi­ol­o­gists and skip­pers,” Mr Ed­mond­son said.

“We have re­ceived ex­cel­lent feed­back from pas­sen­gers who ap­pre­ci­ate our na­ture­based, lux­ury sail­ing experience.”

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