Boats Sailing to the Kimberley 2019

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  • #2588

    Ross
    Keymaster

    If you’re planning a cruise to the Kimberley in 2019, use this topic to post a brief outline of your plans to meet up with other vessels, cruise in company, ask questions, get info etc.

    Hope to see you out there.

    Ross

  • #2597

    Dave_S
    Participant

    I’m a very definite maybe……… well maybe just a maybe. In case it’s not apparent I’m not good at setting rigid plans, I’d rather have general idea and let things work themselves out but the Kimberly is the focus of the trip.

    Depending on work and how fast we travel we will leave from Brisbane April-ish, I’d like to have a good look around, I expect we will probably make Darwin and leave it there for the wet then come back in 2020 and continue a slow trip anticlockwise,  lots of time in the Kimberly and a run out to Rowley Shoals.

    Dave

  • #2600

    MV Fonster
    Participant

    Hi, we are planning to leave Fremantle May 2019 and make our way North to spend 2~3 months in the Kimberley. May push on to Darwin for the wet or try west to east crossing to Queensland.

    will update as plans become firmer…..Dave & Fonny

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  • #2605

    Sirocco
    Participant

    From Perth – We are planning to leave either Carnarvon or Exmouth around the 1st of May 2019 making our way North, and probably departing Broome around the end of May, spending the majority of time in the Kimberley and planning to be in Darwin around September 2019.

    Will also update as plans become firmer….. Craig & Putu

    SV Sirocco

    Fountaine Pajot Athena 38 – Catamaran

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  • #2612

    Arabella
    Participant
      <li style=”text-align: right;”>Hi we are planning our first trip north to Kimberley’s 2019 slowly making our way north . Leaving about mid march for some time at Abrolhos ,shark bay ,Ningaloo etc and hopefully in Broome late June and Darwin October .Boat will stay there until heading east to FNQ when safe to do so 2020.                                                                   

    Exact dates will be known early 2019 .Paul &Rose SV Arabella 45 leopard .

     

  • #2613

    SkullDragn
    Participant

    We’re a 6.5m trailer boat so not exactly “saling” – but I hope you will still talk to us regardless 😉 We’re thinking we’ll be launching from Derby around 24th of June and returning on about 15th July. This will be our first time on the water in the area. Hope to make it as far north as the Sale river.

    There will be two boat – ours, “Skull Drag’n” and another boat “Bundy Runner”.

    Party will be 4 adults and 2 kids (14 & 12).

    Nat

    • #2647

      Spike
      Participant

      hey guys, done a lot of trips up the islands out of derby over the last 10 years. love to help you out.
      spike

  • #2633

    Murray & Marilyn
    Participant

    We have a tentative plan to undertake our 5th Kimberley visit in 2019 from Airlie Beach Central Qld in our Nordhavn 57 M.V. COMMANDER. Nordhavns are displacement power boats so we will average about 8 knots. At this moment just Marilyn and myself on board and our two dogs. We will generally day sail from Airlie to the top of Cape York then continuous run to Gove. Weather will influence our travel time as our boating is for pleasure not an endurance trial. There are a few boats on the east coast that have expressed a desire to cruise with us but nothing firm as yet. We would like to return to Airlie late 2019 – weather permitting. I sincerely trust the numerous shore side fires ( supposedly controlled burn offs) have ended since during our last Kimberley visit in Commander in 2015 the offshore smoke right across the top end and north of JGB was intolerable.

  • #2649

    Arabella
    Participant

    Hi any body know of an insurance company that covers you in cyclone season north of 26 parallel

    Paul Rose Arabella

    • #2650

      Ross
      Keymaster

      Try QBE and Proteus Marine. If you are heading to the NT, they are probably your only choices, unless your vessel is commercial.

      Have you tried talking to your existing insurer? They may extend your cover for a limited time if you are returning south of the 26th.

      Cheers,

      Ross

  • #2661

    HollyRose
    Spectator

    Planning our First Time Kimberley trip. Ketch, cutter rigged steel Mauritius 43 drawing 1.8m. Two of us plus the dog.

    Roughly leaving Perth in April 2019 and arriving in southern Queensland before December 2019. Like Paul & Rose on Arabella we are planning on spending some time in Abrolhos, Shark Bay, Ningaloo, Montebello Is on the way up.

    Thank you everyone for your patience as I am sure we will have a 100 questions.

    Cheers

     

    Ian

     

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