Beach N' Bay Report - This weekend
Ho, Ho, Ho - Merry Christmas and a Happy Chanukah to those that celebrate - this is our final Beach N' Bay report for 2014 and what a huge year it's been.
Earlier this week we did some filming for the Boating Industry Association of Victoria's (BIAV) summer boating campaign; Life's Better With a Boat and headed down to the Patterson River to see the now famous Patterson River Christmas Lights. What a truly amazing experience and a MUST see for every boatie!
Christmas Closure & Fuel Sales
Our Boat Sales and Service Centres will be closed over the Christmas period from 24 December and will re-open on Monday 12 January 2015.
Our new 'Hi-Flow' Fuel Bowser will be operational over this period (being installed 18/12). From this weekend you can simply swipe your Visa or MasterCard directly at the bowser for service, 24/7. The bowser she never stops pumping quality Diesel and ULP to marina members, the boating public, Water Police, Coast Guard Dept of Defence and the Navy - all at competitive prices.
Your old pre-paid fuel cards will require a minor tweak to be functional, so speak to Bev or Andrew at our Service Centre (03 9534-8213) and they can transfer your balance.
Watch this weekend's Beach N' Bay Report PLUS you'll receive our captain's briefing on where to go boating and what to do the water this weekend.
Remember that Darren broadcasts <live> his weekly Beach N' Bay reports on radio 3AW three times daily this summer (weekends 6.45am, 7.45am, 9.45am and midweek 6.55am, 7.55am 2.25pm) sharing boating information and activities on and near the water. The aim of his reports are to encourage everyone to get outdoors and experience the best that Melbourne and Victoria, has to offer.... So tune into 693AM or online to hear the boating forecast over the Christmas and New Year period.
Our weekly Beach N' Bay Report is proudly presented by St Kilda Boat Sales and our very own 'The Boat Guy' Darren Finkelstein for the waters of Port Phillip for the weekend of 20-21 December 2014.
Darren is author of award winning and bestselling book; Honey, let’s buy a BOAT! and his follow-up sequel: Honey, let's go BOATING! 101 bucket list of boating destinations (Victorian edition).
Darren along with business partner Andrew Rose are the Dealer Principals of St Kilda Boat Sales and Service Centre. Andrew manages our service & repair centre and oversees our team of trained marine mechanics.
Andrew and his team service and repair over 300 boats a year from our on-water workshop facility.
Enjoy our weekly boating forecast - OUR NEXT REPORT IS THURSDAY 15 JANUARY 2015 - Over N' Out
Darren and Andrew
Safe Boating Always!
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