Yellow Naiads circumnavigate Australia

Update - September 2011

Rob Pennicott's "Follow the Yellow Boat Road" circumnavigation of Australia and Tasmania in an outboard-driven boat, was completed on 11 September 2011. For more information on the journey and how to donate visit

The two boats arriving at Geraldton WARob Pennicott's "Follow the Yellow Boat Road" circumnavigation of Australia is now over half way there!  The boats are due in Perth this weekend for a well-earned two day rest.

The trip started on 31st May from Sydney.  Two 5.4m Naiads are making the circumnavigation in support of eradication of the crippling disease polio.  Driving force behind the campaign is Rob Pennicott, a well-known adventure tourism operator from Tasmania.  He is skippering one of the boats, and the second is skippered by Mick Sorter.

The boats are 5.4m Naiads with twin 60hp Mercury outboards, underfloor fuel tanks, extra on-deck fuel tanks, gps and radar, satellite tracking and Ullman seating.

Rob's company Bruny Island Cruises is a multi award-winning eco-tourism operator, running a total of six 12.6m Naiad boats.  His trips are recognised as amongst the best eco tours in the world.  See

You can follow the circumnavigation progress at  The trip is due to finish in Sydney on Friday 26th August.
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