A couple of years ago, a large number of foreign boat owners were chatting in Darwin with a beer
or three about our experience with marine
services in Oz (most boats had been in the country for several months, generally Sydney
and north. Without exception there were complaints about the quality of service
, the price
or both. These are highly experienced cruisers who have come from North America or Europe
and have dealt with marine
trades in many countries. General sense was that as soon as someone said, "no problem mate" you were in trouble.