Episode 46 of The Sailing Podcast is with Peter and Laura from Sevenstar and DYT Yacht Transport. We caught up at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) held on the Gold Coast, Queensland in May. The SCIBS management gave me the opportunity to carry out some interviews using the Channel 7 stage.
The concept of transporting yachts from sailing destination to sailing destination came up in a previous interview with Bill and Judy Rouse about the Costs of Cruising (one of our most popular interviews). Bill and Judy had decided to ship their yacht instead of sailing through the pirate infested waters off Somalia in 2011.
During the interview we hear about:
- How Sevenstar Yacht Transport began helping cruisers avoid the Bay of Biscay
- The common routes used for yacht transport
- How the DYT Yacht Transport vessel submerges to pick up its cargo
- How the business is still about helping the average cruising sailor to explore new cruising desinations
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Show Notes for Sevenstar and DYT Yacht Transport
Well it was a surprise to find a couple of overseas guests at the boat show, but I guess that is why it’s called the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. If you would like to check out the boats that Peter and Laura were talking about in action please head to the website – http://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/ and if you have used Sevenstar to transport your yacht somewhere interesting please let me know – I am really interested to hear about how people have used this service to their advantage. You can leave a message in the comments section or send me an email – email@example.com
It was great to have the stage to use although we were competing with the helicopters landing and taking off in the background as well as the ‘My Kitchen Rules’ cooking team who were setting up in the background as well – I guess that is just part and parcel of a live recording and it does add a bit of ambiance to the interview.
On The Radar
I still have the Speakpipe link operating on the website so that listeners can record a message directly from the and that is just what Neil Davies did. He has left a message to say thanks for producing the podcast and to let us know where we could check out his blog about their travels.
Here are the links to Neil’s websites:
- The blog about their travels – http://midnightsunii.blogspot.com
The other news that caught my attention this week was the Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov who landed at Mooloolaba, just a half hour from my house, after 168 days at sea, rowing from Chile in South America, non-stop to Australia. I think the reports said it was a 16,000km journey. I also saw one of the reports saying that he was inspired by the Kon Tiki Voyage, but just a bit of trivia for those of you playing at home, there was another raft voyage from South America in 1970, which ending in Mooloolaba as well, that was the La Balsa voyage led by Vital Alsar.
Coincidentally, another interview I did at Sanctuary Cove was with Mel from AMSA and he mentions a couple of times that AMSA has coordinated rescues for rowers crossing the Indian Ocean.
The AMSA interview covers some of the roles they have in Marine rescue as well as how to care for your EPIRB so that it can give you the best results should you have to activate it.
I also have an interview with Paul and Sheryl Shard recorded and it is on the subject of ‘How to make money while cruising’ so I will get these extra episodes up as soon as possible.
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