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Cullen Bay welcomes both local and visiting Interstate and International vessels, and has numerous berths available for short and long term rental specifically to cater for these craft. Visiting Vessels are permitted to live on board whilst in Cullen Bay for a maximum of 30 days, a privilege that is only available to vessels whose home port is outside of the Northern Territory. Please note that Domestic Animals such as dogs or cats are not allowed to live aboard vessels in our Marina under any circumstances. As Cullen Bay does not allow permanent live aboards, we strongly suggest that if Vessels are intending to have crew stay on board for longer that 30 days or to permanently live aboard, that they try to organise a berth in Tipperary Waters Marina or Bayview Marina, two local marinas that allow permanant live aboards.To organise a Berth in Cullen Bay simply contact us and we will be able to provide you with availabilty and make a booking for you. As the berths are in great demand, all bookings must be pre-paid and we strongly suggest that you pre-book.
Once you have organised a berth, to enter the Cullen Bay Marina as a visiting vessel you must be able to provide the lock master with four things.
1.Firstly you must have completed in full a lock licence application and understand the rules of the Cullen Bay Marina precinct (this will be given to you on arrival to complete.)
2.Secondly you must be able to offer a clearance from Fisheries as outlined below
3.Thirdly you must have proof on third party insurance for your vessel
4. And finally Interstate and International vessels must pay the one off lock entry fee that will cover all lock expenses and fees during your stay in Cullen Bay the fees for this are as below. This one off fee then allows you to enter and exit the Marina as many times as you wish.
Max Vessel Length
Up to and including 15m mono hull
$260.00 one off entry fee
Up to and including 15m multi hull
$325.00 one off entry fee
In excess of 15m mono/multi hull
$450.00 one off entry fee
Exceeding 20m mono/multi hull
Trailer boat of any length, where ramp use out is required
$40.00 per exit
Trailer boat of any length, where ramp use out and return is required
$70.00 per exit Resident of Cullen Bay$35.00
1. CULLEN BAY LOCK LICENCE AND MARINA RULES
A Lock licence will be given to you on arrival to complete. This must be completed and handed to the Lock master with the rest of your paper work prior to being let through the lock. For vessels that have tenders, you can download policy here.
2. FISHERIES AND CUSTOMS CLEARANCE FOR FOREIGN AND AUSTRALIAN VESSELS
If you are a Foreign yacht arriving in Darwin as your first Australian Port, you must check with Customs, telephone + 61 8 8946 9999 prior to and again on arrival in Darwin for customs clearance.
All visiting boats, foreign or Australian, if been outside Australian waters in the last 12 months,may need to be inspected and/or treated for Black-striped mussel infestation before entering any marina in Darwin. The Fisheries Department must certify your boat to be free of mussels and on doing so will issue you with a clearance certificate, a document that you will have to present to the lockmaster prior to you being allowed to enter the Marina. On your arrival in Darwin, the lockmaster will notify fisheries and arrange an inspection on your behalf. Please note however that the Fisheries Department operates Monday to Friday only, so plan your arrival into Darwin accordingly. Fisheries Inspection Procedures are as follows:
The lockmaster will direct you to come to the floating fuel and ferry docks pontoon outside the lock for the inspection. Inspection officials will arrive and one of the following things will take place.
a) If you have just arrived in Australia, your boat will be either dived on by local divers or at Fisheries Discretion hauled at Fisheries expense, for a visual inspection and treatment for the mussel. Once the all clear has been given, the Inspector will then issue a certificate which you present to the lockmaster before going through the lock. b) If fisheries decide that your vessels engine water and through hull fittings are to be treated, then you will be required to close all thru-hull fittings on your boat including the engine thru-hull so that either boiling water or a chemical solution may be poured in the thru-hulls. If they decide to use the chemical solution, it must be kept in your system for 14 hours. During this time the engine will obviously not be able to be started, so you will be allowed to tie up at the Cullen Bay floating fuel and ferry dock during this period. The Inspector will then issue you with a clearance certificate which you must present to the lockmaster before going through the lock.
c) If you have documentation that shows that your boat has recently been hauled out and anti-fouled while in Australia, or if you are a local vessel, you will not be required to do anything.
A current certificate of currency for your insurance must be provided to ensure that your vessel has third party property damage insurance in the event of an unforseen accident whilst in the boundaries of the Cullen Bay Marina. Amount for Public Liability - $10m. This can be sent prior to the Cullen Bay Marina Management Corporation either by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax on Australia 08 89420700. 4. ONE OFF LOCK ENTRY FEES
As of July 2007, a new system was introduced for visiting Vessels to Cullen Bay, being a one off fee that covers all lock movements whilst in Cullen Bay. This one off fee allows unlimited passes through the lock during your stay, allowing you to exit the lock for fuel, shake down sails and also to participate in many of the yachting social events that go on in and around Darwin. This fee must be paid prior to entering the lock. Once paid and all paperwork is received, you are ready to enter and exit the lock and enjoy all of the facilities that Cullen Bay has to offer.
THE SMALL PRINT
Following is a list of information that visiting vessels should find helpful in getting to understand what Cullen Bay is all about. If you do require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact us direct with your enquiries.
Live on Board Costs.
In addition to Berth Rental Costs, there is a live on board cost that covers power and water and the use of all facilities. Live-on-board fees are $10.00 per night per vessel, payable one week in advance to the Lockmaster. Prior approval is required for stays longer than 4 weeks.
We take our customers safety very seriously. Please therefore read and follow the guidelines below. You should familiarise yourself with the locations of safety equipment, and its operation. Marina guests should also ensure that their visitors are aware of safety considerations.
• Take care on the pontoons, especially at night – do not run. Use the handrail on the access ramp • Ensure that young children and non-swimmers wear life jackets when on the pontoons or afloat • Please do not allow children to 'ride' in the marina trolleys • Report any damaged or defective equipment immediately to the lockmaster • Barbecues are not permitted onboard or on the pontoons • Keep pontoon walkways clear of equipment • Allow pontoon water supply to run for 30 seconds before filling your tanks • No discharging of bilge waste is permitted within the marina Marina SOS stations These are positioned at various points around the marina and are home to a fire extinguisher, portable rescue ladder, life ring and an audible alarm. In the event of an emergency, the alarm should be activated in order to summon assistance from other berth holders and/or the lockmaster. In an emergency the lock master should be notified immediately on VHF channel 11. Falling in There are fixed rescue ladders on each pontoon leg. Make sure you know where they are situated.
Fire drill • Raise the alarm • Contact the Marina Office/Lockmaster. We will call the Fire Brigade if they have not already been called • Clear the area of any people who may be in danger and, in particular, those who are down wind of the fire • Tackle the fire only if it is considered safe to do so • Leave the area in an orderly manner (do not run) • Gather at the muster points in either the inner or the outer basins Pontoon electrical outlets When disconnecting your vessel from shore power, remove the power socket from the power outlet first to avoid a 'live end'. Do not leave 'live' cables on the pontoons. We undertake routine inspections of electrical equipment for your safety. Please report any damage to our equipment and periodically inspect your power leads for wear and tear. Fuel berth and fuelling • No smoking or naked lights whilst on the fuel berth • Engines must not be used on the fuel berth • Mobile phones must not be used on the fuel berth • Fuel is self serve - Need a credit or debit card with a PIN number. • All refuelling must take place on the fuel berth and from our supply
• Under no circumstance is refuelling allowed whilst inside the Marina
Speed restrictions Please observe the DEAD SLOW (2knt) speed limit and do not create excessive wash within the confines of the marina. Please also take particular care when entering or leaving the lock. Overtaking other vessels in the marina is not allowed. Swimming/Diving Swimming within the confines of the marina is strickly prohibited. Diving operations are only permitted with the express written permission of the marina manager and subject to compliance with current Health and Safety legislation. In the event of diving activities being allowed, recognised dive flags must be used at all times in conjunction with a person on watch to maximise divers safety.
Insurance It is a requirement of the marina's terms and conditions that all vessels berthed within the marina should maintain fully Comprehensive Insurance Cover. Commercial operators should also carry appropriate employers and Public Liability Cover. A copy of the current insurance is required to be handed to the lockmaster prior to entry into the marina. Lock safety Please observe the following instructions when using the marina lock: • Brief your crew • Only enter and exit the lock when instructed to do so • Enter/depart at a dead slow speed • Proceed as far forward in the lock as practicable • Secure your vessel with bow and stern lines and springs • Lock ladders are for emergency and staff use only