is VERY expensive. To give you an idea the £ is currently worth $1.62 Australian dollars. We refitted in Australia
and it cost us $23,000 to re-rig the boat
$14,500 for six new acrylic
windows $3,000 to have the boat
antifouled, a new rudder
is a standard $5,000, new daggerboard the same. Food
is eye wateringly expensive and poor quality to boot indeed you are better off with frozen veg than fresh ??? Fuel
is cheaper than the U.K. Able Point Marina at Airlie Beach $100+ per night but you can anchor
for free just outside. In my experience marinas
for a 48ft boat vary between $65 and $135 per night. The traders all seem to work
for at least $100 per hour as in the U.K. some are good some are not.
Make no mistake Australia is VERY expensive and yacht in transit does not entitle you to tax free imports unless you are leaving Australia within 60 days and then you can claim it back. It will also cost you around $400 when you enter. Most people now who sail the Pacific go to NZ which is much cheaper.