Monaro Marine Ltd.
2020 Newsletter

Greetings everyone,

I hope you and your families are all well. During these unprecedented times, getting out on the water is certainly a great way to deal with "social distancing" and enjoying the outdoors. With out-of-country off for a while, I see Monaro owners wishing to spend more time on their boats enjoying our coastal waters. We have seen no slow down on owners wanting to have their boats spruced up for summer activities. As we are considered essential services, it's business almost as usual but we are still maintaining social distancing with customers.

The shop has been quite busy over the last year. Three new 257's have been launched and numerous upgrades and modifcations accomplished and ongoing. A number of the upgrades are a result of boats changing hands with new owners having different boating needs form the previous owners. This obviously is just another advantage of having a Monaro, locally built & maintained. As we built your craft, I believe we are the most knowledgabe in modifying or repairing your boat. Lately there has been a noticeable increase in the demand for preowned Monaros. Because of the pandemic, I feel people may want to holiday on the water closer to home this year.

Since last summer, we have been fortunate in having some monaro articles in boating magazines. You may be aware of Peter Vassilopoulos' review of our 235 in last Novembers Pacific Yachting. June 2020 PY also has a page regarding us celebrating our 45th year since I started tooling for the then, unnamed 21. Out of Seattle, we were in the May issue of North West Yachting. It is available online and writes about the interesting history of our company.

We just recieved an email from Pt Browning Marina outlining the changes for this summer, which is where we have been holding our rendezvouz for the past number of years. It is now open with limited services for transient moorage. Due to the pandemic & limited services at Port Browning Marina, we will regrettably not hold a rendezvouz this year, which was scheduled for July 17th & 18th. This is the first cancellation in a long history of this social event that this popular gathering did not take place.

Even though we have been busy with upgrades, there is always room for more Monaros in our shop for servicing. As most of you are probably aware, we have a shop trailer enabling us to pick up your boat, up to 257, at the local launch ramp. For the 27 & 298 we can arrange for a 3rd party boat mover.

Until next year cheeers & happy boating,

Elsie, Dan & Brad