Mersey Yacht Club in the state’s northwest purchased a navigation tablet and personal AIS-enabled man overboard devices that can be used by members when out on the water.
“Keeping up with new technology is difficult, so to be able to introduce members of the club to the new AIS technology is really exciting,” Mersey Yacht Club committee member Samantha McGrath said.
“We are grateful to TasPorts for supporting local water users. Without this funding purchasing the new AIS equipment would not have been possible.”
The Midway Point Yacht Club received grant funding to upgrade the club’s jetty, which is used by members and the general public.
“After having to remove the original jetty about 10-years-ago, the club began work on the new one, but due to limited funds, the jetty was built to a functional state but not fully completed,” Midway Point Yacht Club vice-commodore Michael Verrier said.
“Membership fees only cover the necessities, meaning the project kept being delayed, so when we received the news about the TasPorts’ funding, we were ecstatic.
“The jetty is a really important community asset, and to be able to complete it to a fully safe and accessible state is a great outcome to be celebrated.”