Finding a support boat

Securing a support vessel and skipper for your swim is sometimes the trickiest part of the event organisation.

Some tips include:

  • Contact a local boat hire company
  • Jump on the Port to Pub forum and note that you’re in need of a boat
  • Write on our Facebook page that you’re seeking a support boat

If you’re a boat owner, or you know someone who is and might be willing to lend their boat and services for the day, please contact us at

Remember: Support vessels must be 5-12 metres in length and tenders must be greater than 3.75 metres. Tenders must have all safety equipment on board. For more on support vessels in the event, see Port to Pub rules.

Nov 16 2016 - 6:45am