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Old 31-03-2018, 17:29   #1
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Marina/Mooring Australia for big trimaran?

Question: If you had a big trimaran in Australia, where would you go to open a commercial business that:

#1 Allowed the business to operate.
#2 Could potentially sell 50 tickets or more per day for a day trip.

If the marina doesn't have space, then would consider a mooring and ability to load passengers from a commercial ferry dock.

Vessel is 65ft long and 40 ft wide.
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Re: Marina/Mooring Australia for big trimaran?

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Question: If you had a big trimaran in Australia, where would you go to open a commercial business that:

#1 Allowed the business to operate.
#2 Could potentially sell 50 tickets or more per day for a day trip.

If the marina doesn't have space, then would consider a mooring and ability to load passengers from a commercial ferry dock.

Vessel is 65ft long and 40 ft wide.

Cairns is one possibility, if you can compete with all the others doing the same thing.

But wait!...

Before you go any further with this, take a look at the survey requirements for operation as a commercial business.

If, which I strongly doubt, you could get your already built trimran certified, it would be very expensive.

https://www.amsa.gov.au/vessels-oper...ercial-vessels
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Old 31-03-2018, 18:33   #3
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Cairns is one possibility, if you can compete with all the others doing the same thing.

But wait!...

Before you go any further with this, take a look at the survey requirements for operation as a commercial business.

If, which I strongly doubt, you could get your already built trimran certified, it would be very expensive.

https://www.amsa.gov.au/vessels-oper...ercial-vessels
Thanks Stu, this is for someone buying my vessel. I believe his goal is to start operation where there already are not a lot of competitors. Also one thing he can do is load 10-20 kayaks on board.
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Re: Marina/Mooring Australia for big trimaran?

I am with StuM. Getting your tri through AMSA requirements will be very hard and expensive or impossible.
Carrying 10-20 kayaks is nothing special. At least one whale watch boat I know in the off season does that type of day trip.
Surely any place in Australia that has the potential to sell 50 tickets+ a day to day trippers already has boats servicing the market?
The only place I can think of is Tin Can Bay/rainbow beach. But there is not much of interest in these areas for day trippers. Unless mangroves murky water, mosquitos and sandbanks are your thing?
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Re: Marina/Mooring Australia for big trimaran?

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Question: If you had a big trimaran in Australia, where would you go to open a commercial business that:

#1 Allowed the business to operate.
#2 Could potentially sell 50 tickets or more per day for a day trip.

If the marina doesn't have space, then would consider a mooring and ability to load passengers from a commercial ferry dock.

Vessel is 65ft long and 40 ft wide.
You’ll need a permit something like this - https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats...-permit/200715

And as said before, you need to put the vessel in survey. This you will find almost impossible but very expensive.
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