Take a look at Cairns if you’re cruising the Pacific- it could be your dream home-port! Here are a few reasons why:
1. It’s right next to Asia + Pacific hot spots.
Thailand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Tahiti, New Zealand to name a few.
2. IT’S SAFE AND SECURE.
Eye spy with my little eye… A secure, gated marina with CCTV and 24 hour security period. Not to mention the world class hospitals nearby and zero threat of terrorism and the Zika Virus.
And the list goes on and on… Cairns and all of Australia for that matter are super safe.
3. IT HAS ALL THE INFRASTRUCTURE YOU NEED.
We’re talking three Lloyds accredited shipyards, an international airport, and an international marine college. Expert tradesmen and other skilled providers are easy to come by, and the world-class marina caters for yachts of up to 140m in length.
Not forgetting the long list of international luxury retailers and Michelin Star restaurants that all within a 10 min proximity to the marina.
4. YOU HAVE TWO WORLD HERITAGE SITES RIGHT ON YOUR DOORSTEP.
How does cruising the Great Barrier Reef and the touring the rainforests sound? Thought so.
5. YOUR CREW WILL LOVE IT TOO.
It’s not just a place that will keep a smile on owners’ and guests’ faces! Cairns also has everything that crew need and want: a complimentary lagoon swimming pool within minutes of the marina, exercise facilities along the esplanade, cycling and running tracks, cosmopolitan bars and restaurants, and plenty of adventure sports.
6. DUTY FREE, HIGH-QUALITY FUEL.
PLUS foreign flagged vessels are able to visit with the owner and his guests on board using a control permit.
7. THE SUPERYACHT CREW VISA MAKES VISITING SIMPLE FOR YACHT CREW.
Who doesn’t like a nice & easy visa application? The 488 Superyacht Crew Visa, required for all international crew, allows crew to remain and work with their vessel. The visa makes life very easy for entry, allow up to 30 days for the visa.
By now it should be fairly obvious that Cairns has everything you need, and more. It’s the perfect location, the weather is gorgeous, it’s safe and secure… For superyachts that want to discover the rest of the world, Cairns is the perfect base.