Darwin Marine Services
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Page updated January 22 2019
Darwin Marine Information for Yachts
Darwin offers a complete range of facilities servicing the marine industry including haulout facilities for vessels up to 2250 tons, four yacht chandleries and many other specialist marine service providers. The list of companies below is for your information only , Sail Indonesia is not responsible for this information and we do not guarantee their services.
Your arrival in Darwin
It is best to plan to arrive in Darwin at least 2 - 3 weeks before the rally leaves for Indonesia to arrange your Visas for Indonesia, Duty Free Fuel, Duty Free Goods, Stores, Repairs and to attend the Rally Barbeque Dinner and Information Day.  Yachts that are not Australian registered must check in with Customs when you arrive in Darwin, please email them at information@customs.gov.au or telephone on 1300 558 287.
Arrival in Darwin
Darwin is free of most marine pests such as Black Striped Mussel, Asian Green Mussel, Asian Bag Mussel and Aquarium Caulerpa. If you wish to enter a marina in Darwin the hull of the yacht may need to be inspected by a Government appointed Fisheries Inspector or Diver. The inspection service is free. Please see the Darwin Marinas page and for all inspection details visit the Northern Territory Government Fisheries Website
Inspections can be arranged by contacting aquaticbiosecurity@nt.gov.au or telephone +61 413 381 094
Darwin Tides

The tidal range in Darwin is 8 meters for the Darwin tides for 2019 click Download .

Anchorages in Darwin
There are two anchorages areas for yachts in Darwin, the First Anchorage is located directly west of the
Darwin Sailing Club
at approximately 12° 25' and 130° 50'. This is a public anchorage area and there are no costs or set moorings, you are able to anchor anywhere in the bay area that is suitable.
The prevailing offshore south east breezes in June and July make this a pleasant anchorage but check the tides and depth before anchoring as the tidal range in Darwin is up to 8 meters.
It is good holding in mud and if you are living on board you can register as a temporary member of the Darwin Sailing Club then use their facilities. Please leave your dinghy directly in front of the Sailing Club buildings and leave the beach area to the southern end of the beach free for the rigging and launching of dinghy yachts as July is the peak of the sailing season in Darwin. Rubbish can be left in the large bins at the top of the boat launching ramp.
  The Second Anchorage is located east of the Darwin Wharf area at approximately 12° 28 and 130° 51, this is also a public anchorage area and again there are no costs or set moorings and you are able to anchor wherever is convenient. There are no facilities close to this anchorage and it is exposed to the south east winds that prevail during June and July. There is dingy pontoon on the nearby wharf and it is close to the city centre.
Darwin Information For tourist and general information about Darwin Click Here
American Express Currency Exchange in Casuarina (Darwin) is offering Preferred rates and Commission Free to Sail Indonesia members on over 60+ currencies. This means you’ll receive a better rate than what is displayed on the store’s rateboard, leaving you with more money for your travels to Indonesia or beyond. Just quote “Sail Indonesia” when you order in store to receive this exclusive discount. We can provide you with Indonesian Rupiah in denominations from 10,000 through to 100,000.
American Express Currency Exchange has over 65 locations nationally, with a store in Casuarina Post office in Darwin. To find your nearest store or order online click American Express where you can arrange your currency to be delivered to the Casuarina Branch in Darwin. If you have any queries please phone the store direct on (08) 89271691.
The Darwin Sailing Club
The Darwin Sailing Club is located on Atkins Drive in Fannie Bay, Phone + 61 8 8981 1700 and Fax +81 8 8941 0580. Full club facilities are available including two bars, the Waterfront Bistro, gaming machines, library-/book exchange, outdoor barbecues, shower and laundry facilities. Visiting yachts are most welcome and visiting yachts and their crews can register at their office for temporary membership.
Air travel from Darwin to Asia and Indonesia
Jetstar have daily connections between Darwin and Singapore or Bali. Booking for air travel inside Indonesia is not easy from outside the country and is best done after you arrive in the country.
Diesel Engine and Marine
Woodgroup located at 416 Stuart Highway, Winnellie Ph +61 8 89470287 Fax +61 8 89470987 email greg.hansen@ranms.com.au Their skilled team provides a variety of engineering services both Marine and Industrial including inboard engines, sterndrives, gearboxes, generators, alternators, desalinators, propellers and shafting, cables and controls. No job is to large or to small. Yanmar, Perkins, Lister, Hino, Isuzu, Honda, Generators and Pumps, Pressure Cleaners, Teleflex Morse Cables and Controls, Stamford Alternators, Isoflex Mounts and Drive Couplings , Dolphin Desalinators, Construction Equipment, Air Compressors and all associated equipment.
Lotte Duty Free (Darwin) Lotte Duty Free offers the best prices and an extensive range of products with free delivery to your yacht or ship. JR Duty Free are located at Darwin International Airport next to Arrival Gate Number 7. Trading Hours Monday to Friday 08:30 am to 16:00 Phone (08) 89270255 Fax (08) 89270149for all information please see their Website and email darwinairport@jrdutyfree.com.au On arrival in Darwin you will be given an order form and price list and your order will be delivered to your yacht.
Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental are located at 64 Stuart Highway, Ph + 61 8 8924 0000. Fax + 61 8 8981 5247. They are the preferred rental car company in Darwin, offering the largest fleet of vehicles in the NT for hire, from small and large sedans, 4 wheel drive, mini buses and trucks and all at very competitive prices. A free souvenir Touring Map is received by every customer which has tourist information along with discount holiday coupons.
Duty Free Fuel
To purchase Duty Free Fuel, after you arrive in Darwin first take all your yacht papers together with the crew passports the Shipping Section at Australian Border Force (Customs) located at 21 Lindsay Street in Darwin and they will issue you the paperwork and explain the procedure to you. You can take on duty free fuel at the Cullen Bay Jetty when you arrive in Darwin and before you go into a marina, yachts cannot be refuelled inside a marina and this will save the extra time and effort involved in coming out of a marina to take on fuel.
Marine Refrigeration
Located at 12/111 Coonawarra Rd Winnellie, RADO R.AC.V specialise in the service and installation of all marine refrigeration. Ph + 61 8 8947 3423, Fax + 61 8 8911 0619 and email at karl@rado.com.au or on Mobile Phone +61 458 620 000. Contact Karl Radonich.
Darwin offers a wide variety of accommodation that ranges from backpackers hostels to five star hotels. As July is the peak of the tourist season you will need to make a booking, go to Tourism Top End for all details.
Buses operate from the city to all areas and private hire cars, taxis and minibuses are available 24 hours a day. Hire cars are available from Territory Rent A Car on +61 8 89240000.
Prescription Drugs
Skippers who require S4 and S8 drugs for their Medical Kits should submit their application form to the Northern Territory Department of Health Tel + 61 8 89228888. This permit can take up to six weeks to process.
Health and Vaccinations
In Indonesia Typhoid, Hepatitis, Tetanus and Malaria are common and in 2005 there was an outbreak of Polio in Java. Every crew member should consult a doctor for advice on the prevention and treatment of tropical diseases. The Travellers Medical and Vaccination Centre located at 43 Cavenagh Street in Darwin is on the first floor of the Cavenagh Centre and they specialize in tropical medicine and vaccinations. Their phone number is + 61 8 89817492 and in July they are very busy and there are usually a few days wait for an appointment.
Ship Repair and Maintenance Facility
The Pearl Engineering Shipyard on Frances Bay Drive operates a a Syncrolift to 2250 tonnes with hard standing area. Full ship repair and maintenance facilities. An up and down package for an 18 metre with one week hard standing rental is approximately $5000 Telephone +61 8 8901 2000 email admin@pearlmarineengineering.com.au
Spot On Marine
Spot on Marine located on Ludmilla Creek Phone + 61 8 89817244 seasbc@bigpond.com  operate a 50 tonne Marine Straddle Carrier capable of lifting a  maximum length of 18 metres.  A full range of servicing is available including water blasting, anti fouling, hard standing for short and long term, outboard servicing and aluminium and stainless steel welding. Do-it-yourselfers are welcome and you may live on board while your yacht is in the boat yard. Spot on Marine are agents for Honda outboards and they also service all makes of outboards.
Nautical Supplies Pty Ltd
Nautical Supplies located at 6562 Frances Bay Drive, Dinah Beach, Darwin, NT, 0800 Phone  + 61 8 8981 6651, Fax + 61 8 8941 0251 email sales@nauticalsupplies.com.au  Open Monday to Friday 0800 to 1700 and Saturday 0800 to 1200.  Approved Life Raft Service Depot Large Range Safety Equipment and Chandlery Complete Rigging Service plus fully air conditioned Sail Loft , North Sails Agent Admiralty Chart Agent Repair Inflatable Boats as well as stockists of Jabsco and Johnson Pumps.
The Yacht Shop
The Yacht Shop is located next to the Darwin Sailing Club in Atkins Drive Fannie Bay. Ph + 61 8 89812948 Fax + 61 8 89411043. The Yacht Shop is Darwin's Boating Supermarket with a wide range of equipment for both Sail and Power Boats in stock. Services include roll swage rigging and splicing Open 8am - 530pm Weekdays and 8am to 3pm Saturday, email sales@yachtshopnt.com.au
Wheelhouse Marine
Wheelhouse Marine Pty Ltd operates out of the Yacht Shop NT next to the Darwin Sailing Club in Atkins Drive Fannie Bay and can provide all your Electrical and Electronic repairs, maintenance and installations. Wheelhouse Marine is an authorised sales and repair agent for Raymarine and Furuno products and also agents for Victron, Balmar Alternator charging systems, Xantrex chargers, Muir, Lewmar & Lofrans windless anchor winches. They also have a range of AGM batteries. Contact Wayne Bateman at wayne@whmelectronics.com and + 61 428382047
Seafleet Marine

Seafleet Marine located at 10/23 Tannadice St, Winnellie. Ph + 61 8 89473022, Fax +61 8 89473033, email seafleet@bigpond.com Sailmakers- Layline Sails, email your measurements ahead to have new sail ready, Sail repairs,canvaswork, agent for Doyle sails. Rigging, re-rigs, furlers, spinnaker poles,ropes and work aloft. Deck hardware and spares. C-Map cards worldwide coverage and Navionics. Marine Electronics including Simrad, Lowrance, Northstar (formerly Navman), Fusion. Waeco and Danfoss refrigeration and Air X Wind generators.

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