Offshore Yachting : February March 2013
In the final hours of 2012, Maluka of Kermandie completed her fourth Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, arriving to fireworks and dockside cheers. Skippered by Sean Langman, Managing Director of Noakes Group, the 1932 wooden boat has sailed 11,500 sea miles since Noakes rebuilt her in 2006. Noakes has recently completed a repaint of the historic and beautiful MB172, hand brushing every spotted gum plank. Owned and operated by the ANMM, the former RAN officers' launch was built at Garden Island Dockyard in 1937. STS Young Endeavour has returned to Noakes in her 25th year. Noakes has been part of the Young Endeavour story from her early days, and has rerigged, redecked, repainted and refitted this world voyaging training ship. Noakes has recently completed a half-life refit of the Port Botany line boat, Batlow. Built in 1986 by Stannard Bros. Slipway & Engineering, the significant work included: survey; abrasive blast and replacement of corroded metal work; shaft and engine bed alignment; full repaint and shipwrights' work to the interior. Be part of the Noakes Year and enjoy the specialist services provided by Noakes in every facet of boat, yacht and small ship maintenance. Travel lift • Hard stand • Slipway • Shipwrights • Engineers • Professional painters • Riggers • Fabricators • DIY welcome www.noakes.net.au • Phone 02 9925 0306 • Email firstname.lastname@example.org Noakes New Year www.tasmanianyachtphotography.com.au The Noakes New Year has begun with vessels being worked on and sailed that have already seen many years on the water. With the right maintenance programs in place, these vessels will continue to be sailed and worked for decades to come.
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Offshore Yachting April-May 2013