Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Floaters

Grey skies but hot times in Jervis Bay

by Harbourside Media on 7 Dec 2012
Jervis Bay Jam Harbourside Media
The team at SBM Sydney doesn’t do anything by halves and the Jervis Bay Jam was no exception.

On the morning of November 17, around 60 adventurous individuals aboard 15 luxury power boats made their way from SBM at the Spit in Sydney’s Middle Harbour bound for the crystal clear waters of Jervis Bay.

The journey was planned as a warm-up for the upcoming SBM 2013 Lord Howe Island adventure, but with strong SE winds and occasional light rain, conditions were anything but warm. As boats battled 1 – 1.5 metre swells heading into the breeze, skippers came to appreciate the real benefit of taking on a 90 nm, 5 hour journey down the coast with the comfort of the SBM owner fraternity all around them.

The trip gave everyone a taste of blue water running complete with some spectacular sightings of whales along the way. When the fleet finally reached Jervis Bay, the destination certainly made the journey even more worthwhile.

Jervis Bay is still an unspoilt paradise with its crystal clear waters and abundant marine life. The kids were able to play amongst pods of dolphins frolicking around their tenders as if it was a game of cat and mouse. Days were filled scuba diving, paddle boarding, kayaking wakeboarding and waterskiing, while the less energetic spent their time soaking up the spectacular vistas.

Numerous species of fish were caught, but the real fun was one angler hooking a 3kg plus Black Drummer, a fish renowned for its powerful fight and great taste. A total of 40 were caught and 37 released in less than 4 hrs.

As SBM Dealer Principal Steve Batton noted, 'The Bays of Jervis are buzzing with aquatic life and the diving is incredible, while the crays and abalone particularly plentiful.' A funny thing happened on Saturday afternoon when Steve Batton was suddenly seen diving quickly underwater only to return to the surface with a large Port Jackson Shark in his arms for all to enjoy and kids to pat.

Saturday night saw a wig and black tie cocktail party on the beach, a novel way of enjoying fine food and spectacular bay. A cocktail bar was set up on the sand with the blender going full bore powered by a portable 2kva Honda Genset. The freshest of margaritas were enjoyed by all as the sun set over the bay.


After the cocktail party, the SBM team put on a 5 star banquet including some of the best oysters ever tasted. Then news came through over dinner of an approaching storm due mid the next day, prompting an earlier departure on Sunday morning.

Despite a fairly relaxed trip back, the boats reached Sydney in just over 3 hours cruising at around 26-27 knots, while other boats headed to Port Hacking some even further north to Port Stephens.

The following day Steve and the SBM team were inundated with messages of thanks with many wishing it could have been longer, so planning for a repeat journey is already underway. In the meantime, there’s the Cruise for a Cure in February, Lord Howe Island in April and a trip north to Bundaberg for the fishing and diving. You can be assured of one thing at SBM – there is never a shortage of energy as Steve and the team are constantly looking at ways of getting their clients out on the water to escape the daily routine. Life’s to short as Steve often says, and here is a dealership truly lives by that motto.

For more information on the full range of either Maritimo or Mustang boats at SBM Sales Sydney, please call the SBM team on (02) 9968 1222 or visit www.sbmsales.com.au

Hella Marine - July 2016Gold Coast Marine Expo 2017 660x82Kiwi Yachting - Lewmar

Related Articles

Bavaria S-Line in Open, Hard Top and Coupé to suit your boating style
Soon, the innovative Coupé variant will be available for viewing in Australia, as Andy Howden explains Powerhouse German brand, Bavaria, has been making powerboats since 2000. Appropriate design, solid engineering, quality manufacturing and of course, thorough use of the available technologies, has ensured they are hallmarks in the market. Soon, the innovative Coupé variant will be available for viewing in Australia...
Posted on 14 Jan
China- mass marketing the ‘boating experience’
Renting by the hour or by the day. According to Yang Xinfa, Deputy Secretary-General of the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry, the yacht industry in China has been undergoing a sharp decline over the past five years. Sales of yachts are down due to slowing economic growth and the government's austerity policies, but yacht clubs have found a new way to generate income: short term charter
Posted on 12 Jan
Henri Lloyd Melbourne Pop-up sale starts Thursday - Up to 70% off RRP
For the first time ever, Henri Lloyd is holding their now famous Pop-Up Warehouse Sale in Melbourne. For the first time ever, Henri Lloyd is holding their now famous Pop-Up Warehouse Sale in Melbourne. With discounts of up to 70% off RRP on a wide range of men’s and women’s Marine and Lifestyle garments it’s the perfect time to stock up for 2017 and be ready for the upcoming Victoria based sailing regattas. Doors open 9am on Thursday 12th January and runs until the 31st January
Posted on 9 Jan
Twin Disc the choice by Whitehaven for finger-tip control
The sublime custom-designed and built Whitehaven 7500 Sports Yacht, Finito, was designed as its owners’ “forever boat” The sublime custom-designed and built Whitehaven 7500 Sports Yacht, Finito, was designed as its owners’ “forever boat”, brimming with custom-made features and high-tech equipment, including full, state-of-the-art Twin Disc transmission and propulsion control systems.
Posted on 9 Jan
The Deepwater Horizon aftermath
Researchers analyze 125 compounds from oil spilled in Gulf of Mexico to determine their longevity at different levels. Researchers analyze 125 compounds from oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico to determine their longevity at different contamination levels. The oil discharged into the Gulf of Mexico following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) rig in 2010 contaminated more than 1,000 square miles of seafloor.
Posted on 1 Jan
What happened to Deepwater Horizon Oil?
What happened to the 160 million gallons of oil that gushed for 87 days into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010? Six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, we are continually asked two questions. What happened to the 160 million gallons of oil that gushed for 87 days into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010? Was discharging 1.67 million gallons of chemicals into the ocean to disperse the oil a good or bad idea?
Posted on 24 Dec 2016
Multi-million dollar vessel delivered in time for Christmas
Maritimo, has just given one of its South East Asian clients the ultimate Christmas present Iconic Australian luxury cruiser manufacturer, Maritimo, has just given one of its South East Asian clients the ultimate Christmas present with the handover of a sleek new M70 cruising motoryacht which it says is the most sophisticated and high tech motoryacht it has ever produced.
Posted on 22 Dec 2016
TowBoatUS comes to the Caribbean
Capt. Robert Manley has opened TowBoatUS St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). Capt. Robert Manley, a New Jersey native who has been running marine businesses in the Caribbean for the last 25 years, has opened TowBoatUS St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). “I’ve been towing boats and helping boaters ever since I came to St. Thomas,” he said. “The only real difference now is that I am working with BoatUS, which has great member benefits.”
Posted on 21 Dec 2016
TowBoatUS comes to the Caribbean
Capt. Robert Manley has opened TowBoatUS St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). Capt. Robert Manley, a New Jersey native who has been running marine businesses in the Caribbean for the last 25 years, has opened TowBoatUS St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). “I’ve been towing boats and helping boaters ever since I came to St. Thomas,” he said. “The only real difference now is that I am working with BoatUS, which has great member benefits.”
Posted on 21 Dec 2016
Torqeedo adds new range of discreet, yet powerful Cruise pod drives
Matthew Geake recently became first in Australia to experience a new electric marine motors – Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 FP. Melbourne sailor Matthew Geake recently became the first in Australia to experience a new and award-winning breed of hull-mounted electric marine motors – the Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 FP.
Posted on 19 Dec 2016