Our second SEAbbatical Summit held in Sydney was another resounding success! The aim helping professionals and business owners enrich their lives with an adventure at sea cruising onboard their own boat, before retirement.
On Saturday, more than 50 people joined us at the Royal Motor Yacht Club in Pittwater, where four speakers and a panel from the Charter industry presented on subjects including Planning a voyage, Purchasing the right boat, Profiting from charter boat programs, Preparing skills and life, and Prospering upon return with an exit plan.
The highlights included Jessica Watson presented on her adventures sailing around the world and Craig & Kerry Margetts who circumnavigated Australia with their children, providing incredible real life examples and stories on their adventures.
Then on Sunday during a sparkling sunny Sydney day, participants interested in a sea trial came aboard a Seawind 1160 and had the opportunity of taking the helm to sail around the harbour showcasing the ease of handling the boat and the comfort.Promising to inspire, educate and give an experience to these aspiring cruisers, the summit blew away all expectations.
The SEAbbatical summit is based on the information and research presented in the recently published book ‘SEAbbaticals’ by Multihull Central’s Managing Director, Brent Vaughan, where he provides a structured approach for someone with little or no experience, to make a cruising adventure at sea a reality.
“After selling cruising boats for some 20 years now, I have noticed that there is a gap in our industry to actually help people go cruising”, said Brent, “People start by coming to boat shows, falling in love with a boat and trying to work out what they are going to do with it with little or no support from there”.
“I have always been frustrated by how many people fail to launch because they end up with the wrong boat, are scared or ill-prepared for life on the sea, or simply can’t work out how to escape.”
“Cruising is then pushed back until retirement, but as age catches up, many don’t get the most out of the trip and regret not doing it sooner.”
“But yet there is no education really out there. You can do a ‘Learn how to sail course’ or you can go charter a boat, but there is no ‘Learn how to cruise’ course. So this is our mission to provide the full package and help people make this adventure possible and then bring their new experiences and energy back into their working lives to bring a new level of fulfillment and self belief as I have seen so many customers do over the years.”
For further information, visit www.seabbaticals.com.au or call 02-9810 5014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the photo’s of the event here