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Hobart
Port of Entry
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Downtown Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Much of the waterfront of the Hobart CBD is built on Reclaimed land such as the Sullivans Cove and Salamanca areas, done during the convict era of Tasmania.

Hobart extends along both sides of the Derwent River, on the Western Shore from the Derwent Valley in the North through the flatter areas of Glenorchy.

Charts

Australian Hydrographic Service
Chart No AUS796 1:150000 scale, Tasman Head to Cape Frederick Henry covers most of the area (except the lower D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon Estuary)
Chart No AUS171 1:100000 scale, Hobart to Norfolk Bay
Chart No AUS173 1:75000 scale, D'Entrecasteaux Channel. (Most locals carry 171 and 173)
Chart No AUS174 1:25000 scale plans of and NW Bay, Southport, Port Arthur, Port Huon and Recherche Bay.

Weather

Hobart has a mild temperate oceanic climate. The highest temperature recorded was 40.8°C on 4 January 1976 and the lowest was −2.8°C on 25 June 1972. Compared to other major Australia cities, Hobart has the second fewest daily average hours of sunshine, with 5.9 hours per day (Melbourne has the fewest). However during the Summer it has the most hours of sunlight of any city with up to 15.2 hrs on the Summer solstice. Although Hobart rarely receives snow during the winter, the adjacent Mount Wellington is often seen with a snowcap. Unseasonal mountain snow covering has been known to occur during the other seasons.

Sources for local weather forecasts:

  • Coast Radio Hobart broadcasts Tasmanian Coastal Waters forecasts at 0745, 1345, 1633 and 1903 local time. Pre-announcements on VHF16, HF 4125 and 6215 kHz. Operators will give latest forecasts and warnings on request between 0700 and 1930 daily.
  • Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) provides recorded weather on telephone (03) 6233 9955.
  • Bureau of Meteorology (weather) and (for coastal waters), (select "TAS" tab).

See Tasmania.

Islands

See Tasmania.

Communication

  • Coast Radio Hobart
    This volunteer organisation monitors both VHF and HF channels. They provide regular updates of marine weather as well as any local marine safety notices for southern Tasmania. Check their website for sked times and frequencies

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

Provide any navigation notes especially any dangers or peculiar local conditions here.

Entrance

Hobart is a port of entry for Australia. For details see Entrance: Australia.

On arrival, call the Port Authority on VHF channel 16 or 12

Department of Immigration and Border Protection contact details:

Office hours: +61 3 6230 1201
After hours: +61 418 120 054
Facsimile: +61 3 6230 1261
acshobart@border.gov.au

Berthing

Constitution Dock

Constitution Dock/wiki/Hobart#Constitution_Dock
Harbour icon Constitution Dock [[Hobart#Constitution Dock|Constitution Dock]] 42°52.960'S, 147°19.987'E
Port of Entry

Sheltered berths in the heart of the city. Call to arrange a berth. Will be required to tie up at Kings Pier by the lifting briges. The official will check paperwork (including 3rd party insurance) be for proceeding through the bridge into the basin.

All facilities, laundry. Close to all city services.

XX@XXX; Tel: +61 362310693; VHF channels 16 or 88
Address:
Hours:

Elizabeth Pier

Elizabeth Pier/wiki/Hobart#Elizabeth_Pier
Harbour icon Elizabeth Pier [[Hobart#Elizabeth Pier|Elizabeth Pier]] 42°53.014'S, 147°20.054'E
Port of Entry

Elizabeth Pier is quieter and close to the restaurants but is more expensive.

XX@XXX; Tel: +61 XX; VHF channel XX
Address:
Hours:

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Bellerive Yacht Club

Bellerive Yacht Club/wiki/Hobart#Bellerive_Yacht_Club
Berth icon Bellerive Yacht Club [[Hobart#Bellerive Yacht Club|Bellerive Yacht Club]] 42°52.393'S, 147°21.999'E

A family-based yacht club with a marina allowing visitors. All facilities, fuel jetty, clubhouse with restaurant and bar (limited hours). Haul-out facility and Slipway.

office@byc.org.au; Tel: +61 3 6244 1353; Fax: +61 3 6244 4320; VHF channel XX
Address: 64 Cambridge Road, Bellerive, TAS, 7018, Australia
Office hours: 09:00 - 17:00 Mon-Fri

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania/wiki/Hobart#Royal_Yacht_Club_of_Tasmania
Berth icon Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania [[Hobart#Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania|Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania]] (R.Y.C.T.) 42°53.846'S, 147°20.050'E
Port of Entry

130 berth marina; 86 floating berths, 110 fixed. Fuel jetty. Hard stand. Slipway up to a maximum of 10 tones. WiFi, bar and restaurant. Supermarkets within walking distance. Buses to downtown.

See for a marina map.

ryct@ryct.org.au; Tel: +61 3) 6223 4599; Fax: +61 3) 6223 1308; VHF channel 16 (does not always respond)
Address: Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005, Australia
Hours:

Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania

Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania/wiki/Hobart#Motor_Yacht_Club_of_Tasmania
Berth icon Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania [[Hobart#Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania|Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania]] 42°51.147'S, 147°21.169'E

150 berth marina. Slipway to 25 tones

admin@myct.org.au; Tel: +61 3 6243 9021; Fax: +61 3 6243 0977; VHF channel XX
Address: 1 Ford Parade, Lindisfarne, Tasmania 7015, Australia
Hours:

Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania

Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania/wiki/Hobart#Cruising_Yacht_Club_of_Tasmania
Berth icon Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania [[Hobart#Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania|Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania]] (CYCT) DD.dddDD.ddd

Description.

secretary@cyct.org.au; Tel: +XX XX XXXX-XXXX; Fax: +XX XX XXXX-XXXX; VHF channel XX
Address: PO Box 605, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 7006, Australia
Hours:

Derwent Sailing Squadron

Derwent Sailing Squadron/wiki/Hobart#Derwent_Sailing_Squadron
Berth icon Derwent Sailing Squadron [[Hobart#Derwent Sailing Squadron|Derwent Sailing Squadron]] 42°54.012'S, 147°20.131'E
Port of Entry

Capacity for 271 vessels, the Derwent Sailing Squadron’s state-of-the-art marina is the largest and most technically advanced in Tasmania. all facilities, clubhouse with restaurant(open Thurs & Fri) and bar. Boatyard with haulout, crane, shore storage.

marine@dssinc.org.au; Tel: +61 3 6223 1977; Fax: +61 3 6223 7765; VHF channel XX
Address: 23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005, Australia
Hours:

Prince of Wales Bay Marina

Prince of Wales Bay Marina/wiki/Hobart#Prince_of_Wales_Bay_Marina
Berth icon Prince of Wales Bay Marina [[Hobart#Prince of Wales Bay Marina|Prince of Wales Bay Marina]] 42°49.646'S, 147°18.209'E

A brand new (2012) 160 berth floating marina. Limited shore facilities, but there is a connection with the Cleanlift marine complex on the other side of the bay. Reasonably priced, but note that the quoted prices do not include GST (10%) and there is a separate charge for electricity. Laundry, WiFi.

powmarina@gmail.com; Tel: +61 0400 927 510; VHF channel XX
Address: 20 Bender Drive, Prince of Wales Bay, Tasmania 7009, Australia
Hours:

Many marine business are in nearby Derwent Park.

Anchorages

Battery Point

Battery Point/wiki/Hobart#Battery_Point
Anchorage icon Battery Point [[Hobart#Battery Point|Battery Point]] 42°53.354'S, 147°20.794'E
Outside the moorings in 15 m over mud.

Sandy Point

Sandy Point/wiki/Hobart#Sandy_Point
Anchorage icon Sandy Point [[Hobart#Sandy Point|Sandy Point]] (Nutgrove Beach) 42°54.421'S, 147°21.276'E
1m over sand but further from the city.

Kingston Bay

Kingston Bay/wiki/Hobart#Kingston_Bay
Anchorage icon Kingston Bay [[Hobart#Kingston Bay|Kingston Bay]] 42°52.392'S, 147°20.163'E
11m over sand) it is just a dinghy ride away from supermarkets, fuel and restaurants.

More anchorages can be found further up the River Derwent.

Amenities

Facilities
Water In most of the marinas
Electricity In most of the marinas
Toilets In most of the marinas
Showers In most of the marinas
Laundry In some of the marinas
Garbage In most of the marinas
Supplies
Fuel In some of the marinas
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers Peter Johnston Ship Chandlers
  • 21 Morrison Street
    Hobart Tas 7001
    Phone: 03 62345422
    Fax: 03 62237797
    Includes Doyle Sail Loft and a life raft servicing and repack facility.
  • Whitworths Marine & Leisure
    20 Derwent Park Road
    Derwent Park, Hobart
    TAS 7009 Australia
    Phone: (61 3) 6272-0166
    Fax: (61 3) 6272-0188
    HOURS: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, Sat 8.30am-1.00pm
  • Marineline
    44 Napoleon St, Battery Point, Hobart, TAS, 7000
    Phone number: (03) 62310346
    Chandlery
  • Maynes Marine
    6 Effingham St
    Moonah
    Primarily a runabout oriented business, but agents for Zodiac and Honda outboards
    Phone: 03 6214 9999
    Fax: 03 6228 2353
    Hours of Business: Mon-Fri 8.30 - 5.00, Saturday 9.00 - 3.00
Services
Repairs
  • CleanLIFT Marine Complex
    0417 126 125
    0418 126 129
    6 Negara Crescent
    Prince of Wales Bay
    Goodwood TAS 7010
    Australia
    fax: 03 6272 9331
    CleanLIFT is a self-propelled straddle crane capable of lifting and transporting vessels up to 25 metres and/or 70 tonnes.
Internet In some of the marinas
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

Give the name of recommended restaurant, tavernas, pastry stores, etc.

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Tasmania.

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