Introducing our 2024 Port to Pub ICON vessel

14 March 2024

Introducing our 2024 Port to Pub ICON vessel

Ahoy, Cape Arid!

Cape Arid is our 2024 Port to Pub ICON vessel — the vessel marking 1,500 metres off shore from the start line. Port to Pub participants should note that Cape Arid marks the spot where swimmers and their paddler must be joined by the support boat in order to continue on the course.

With a 26T Bollard Pull capacity, Cape Arid is a highly versatile 23-metre harbour and coastal tug that is capable of undertaking a range of towing operations. Originally built in 1996 and fitted with a 10 tonne towing winch and 2 rope retrieval winches, its roles include harbour and coastal towing services, seabed levelling, dive support, salvage, mooring services, and anchor handling. Take note of the blue and white colours that can help direct swimmers through the first part of the Port to Pub course!

Thanks to Pelagic Marine Services for providing this special vessel for Port to Pub race day.