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Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Launches 'The Blade' for the Three Capes Track

Dec 11, 2015

Today Pennicott Wilderness Journeys launched the tenth vessel in its fleet of yellow boats at Oyster Cove Marina.

This will be the first catamaran to join the existing fleet of nine NAIAD Rigid Inflatables. It is a 12 metre vessel powered by four 250 horse power Yamaha outboards. The eight hundred thousand dollar boat was designed locally by Fred Barrett and build in Hobart by Alufab Marine & Fabrication.

The vessel will accommodate 30 walkers and has been specifically designed to unload the guests onto the sand at Denman’s Cove. This reduces the impact on the environment and negates the need for a jetty.

This is another sustainable tourism product by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys. Who were inducted into the hall of fame for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism at this year’s Australian Tourism Awards.  

"I'm so excited to launch this boat, it's an awesome vessel!" Said Mr Pennicott

"A massive amount of hard work has gone into finishing the boat on time. The local talent has done a wonderful job in the design, build, painting and fit out of the boat."

The Three Capes Track is a game changer for the 'must-do' walking experiences in Tasmania. The experience allows walkers access by land and sea to some of the most remarkable costal scenery in the world.

World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site is where the journey begins. The Pennicott Wilderness Journeys team will deliver walkers to the start of the track at Denman’s Cove. The 75 minute cruise explores caves, sand dunes, ancient dolerite cliffs, abundant bird life and coves. The spectacular rugged coastline will provide the walkers with a glimpse of what's to come. Over the four days and three nights the 46 kilometre walk takes in Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and views to Cape Raoul.

Rob says the Three Capes Track is unlike anything you've seen before. "We are proud to be working closely with Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania and Port Arthur Historic Site on an experience which I believe will quickly become the number one coastal walk in Australia."

The first walkers will set out on the 23rd of December 2015. 

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