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Noakes Group offers brilliant Kermandie Hotel getaway for race winners

Noakes Group offers brilliant Kermandie Hotel getaway for race winners

The handicap winners of the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race can look forward to an escape at the beautiful Kermandie Hotel in Tasmania.

Noakes Group has proudly been the Race Sponsor of the Sydney Gold Coast since 2018 and the partnership with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia continues for the 2022 race. 

Sean Langman, a multiple times winner of the Sydney Gold Coast and owner/skipper of Moneypenny, is the Managing Director of Noakes, a diversified shipyard business at McMahons Point and Port Huon, which has operated since the mid-1980s. 

Noakes is Australia's leading general marine company, offering a wide range of services including ship and boat repairs, tug and ferry operations, and much more. The company takes on recreational, commercial and defence jobs.

The Kermandie Hotel, located on the waterfront in the heart of the Huon Valley, is a division of Noakes Group conveniently situated near Noakes Port Huon. 

This Spring, Noakes will be relocating one of its Rosman ferries, Regal II, to Kermandie. The ferry will be available for guests to explore the natural beauty of the Huon and surrounding rivers. 

Some of the winners in the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast will get to enjoy a trip on Regal II as part of an exciting prize hosted by Noakes Group.

The handicap winners on IRC, ORCi and PHS, as well as the highest-placed two-handed boat on IRC, will win:

  • Return flights to Hobart
  • A four-person stay for two nights at the Kermandie Hotel, with meals included
  • A river cruise hosted by Sean Langman. Allow Sean to show you his favourite spots around the Huon

The Huon Valley is a haven for wooden boat building. It has an abundance of timbers including Huon and King Billy, from which many classic yachts were born.

Sean's 9.1 metre gaff-rigged Ranger, Maluka (previously named Maluka of Kermandie), is one such boat, having been built in the 1930s from Huon pine.

Maluka will likely be the smallest and oldest boat in the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. 

Thank you to Noakes Group for their continued support of the Sydney Gold Coast.

We look forward to seeing the winners celebrate their triumph at the Kermandie Hotel. 

Visit the Kermandie Hotel website to book a stay, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.