Membership discount

The following service providers agreed to give BOA Members 10% discount, not exceeding $100.

                                Company                                        Location                Contact                           Phone                           Email

Electricians  -  Statis Marine Electrics                            N.S.W.             Bryce Statis                      0438 644 418 

Engineers    -  Yachtech Diesel Services                     Pittwater            Sandy Wallace                 0404 950 112

Solicoitors   -  Vaarzon-Morel                                         N.S.W               Marcel Vaarzon-Morel   02-4929 1174

Surveyors    -  Australian Maritime Consultancy         N.S.W.              Glenn Mathias                 0419 403 267

Marine Parks

DPI has released a ‘call for nominations’ for various Marine Park Advisory Committees. These areas cover Solitary Islands, Port Stephens, Jarvis Bay and Batemans Bay.

The BOA has been asked to participate.

To read the media release, please click here

Nominations closed 22 September. The BOA is looking forward to hear the results of the deliberations.

Robin Copeland

Robin a man all of us know so well from AFLOAT.

His editorials set a standard many editors can only dream of. He has been able to get his audience involved with more than just telling us what we can read inside. The editorials and articles  have been of value and balanced which must have been quite challenging from time to time.

We wish Robin a well deserved “retirement” and may it provide him with many enjoyable times and opportunities.

Marine Rescue NSW celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, July 2019. 

It was created as a new, unified service on July 1, 2009, bringing together three rescue services that had long served our community with distinction: the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association, Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol and the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association’s marine fleet.

Today, they have 3,000 skilled, experienced and dedicated volunteers based in 44 rescue units along the coastline and on two high-risk inland waterways, each committed to our mission of saving lives on the water.

This month's edition of Soundings is a commemorative issue to celebrate our first decade of service to our boating community.

The Patron in Chief, His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales; the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove; Prime Minister Scott Morrison; the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley; NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW Minister for Emergency Services David Ellliott all have generously shared messages of support and thanks for their members’ efforts over the past decade.

While their gaze is fixed firmly on the horizon and continuing to build on their capability and strength, this edition (click here to download it) also recognises the builders who laid the foundations for their development as a strong, modern and effective emergency service.

Each of their units has looked back through time to recount their history. It’s a compelling record of service to the community.

they hope you enjoy looking back – and forward – with them.


The Snug Cove development of the Port of Eden is a major and complex project with multiple stakeholders that has been underway for about 6 years.


It is coordinated through a representative Community Liaison Group that meets every month and by direct contact with the relevant ministers.

Marine Rescue Soundings magazine​

To read the summer  2019 issue 41 click here

2019 NSW Maritime Medal

Nominations are now open for the 2019 NSW Maritime Medal. The medal is awarded for outstanding and sustained contributions by individuals or organisations to the boating and maritime community in NSW.


Nominations for the medal will close at midnight on Monday 10 June 2019.


To nominate someone for the award, simply complete the fields below and submit your entry or download the 2019 Nomination pdf version and submit via email.


2019 Nomination Form

Do It Yourself  - Slipways

To do your own work on a slipway, contact the following:

We will add participating slips as more information becomes available.


Botany Bay

Sydney Harbour



Shell Cove Marina - Shellharbour

The Shell Cove Marina is being constructed on the NSW south coast.,  a unique boating development. The marina is to be flooded in 2020 and the first berths are scheduled for completion later that year. 

The photos on the right and left were taken late November 2019 - not long to go before the initial flooding.

To follow developments you can follow there construction blog by clicking here.