Minister's Foreword

Western Australia has more than 12,000 kilometres of some of the most spectacular and ruggedly beautiful coastline in the world. Superyachts, charter and private vessels cruising the Western Australian coast are able to enjoy some of the safest and most pristine environments anywhere with easy access to world-class facilities and services also provided for the offshore resource sector.

Sun, adventure, breathtaking natural environment and friendly people – all part of the Western Australian cruising experience whatever time of year you visit. Nowhere else in the world can you experience and interact with such unique natural attractions. Whether it's diving with the world's largest fish–the whale shark, snorkel with manta rays, swim with wild dolphins, or explore the unique and adventurous Kimberley region, Western Australia truly is the authentic Australian experience. Visitors can dive on the world famous Ningaloo Marine Park coral reef or the Exmouth Jetty, listed in the world's top ten dive sites, view spectacular tidal gorges and a diversity of landscapes only found in Western Australia.

Western Australia is also home to the most innovative and experienced superyacht industry in the southern hemisphere. Western Australia's marine industry offers everything from super yacht, workboat and ferry construction to vessel refitting and servicing and equipment and accessory manufacture. The State boasts several internationally acclaimed superyacht builders constructing internationally recognised quality vessels, supplied to discerning owners around the globe. It also now has amongst the best lifting facilities in the southern hemisphere with the new floating dock at Henderson alongside an 8,000 tonne synchronised shiplifter.

The Western Australian Government actively supports the local marine industry by working closely with Marine WA and Superyacht Base Australia to promote all Western Australia has to offer as a cruising destination and supply source for superyacht and charter travellers. The Marine Western Australian Directory along with Great Southern Route contains all the information you need to plan a voyage to Australia, including cruising itineraries, yacht construction and refit services, one-stop marina facilities and specialist superyacht service providers, as well as customs, taxation and other entry and visiting requirements all in one site. I encourage you to discover Western Australia's natural beauty and with the help of this directory, experience our world-class cruising facilities and services.