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After circumnavigating the globe Melbourne engineer John Jarrett decided to use all his experience to build his ultimate seagoing racing yacht. Launched in 1973 Banjo Paterson was the culmination of all of Jarrett's thousands of sea miles & took part in multiple Sydney - Hobart & many other races around the Pacific.

She went into Charter initially in Sydney, becoming the largest & most luxurious charter yacht in Australia at the time & in 1983 she made her way up the coast to the world famous Whitsunday Islands. Banjo Paterson became established on Hamilton Island, at times performing duties as a ferry bringing workers to the island as well as being part of the beginnings of Hamilton Island race week - now one of the world's foremost yachting regattas.

In 2013 Banjo Paterson changed into the current ownership & a full re-fit of the yacht was undertaken bringing her back to the luxurious standards she deserves & readying her to offer people a wonderful time out on the beautiful waters of this amazing part of the world.

Read the full article here: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/obituaries/creative-engineers-roundtheworld-yacht-trip-was-just-one-of-his-many-adventures-20161107-gsk1hp.html