This is the way to start the new year!

Ross Lillistone of Bayside Wooden Boats in Brisbane built this lovely Janette for a customer, and his son David is busy building his own version with side decks and a few little extras. For those suffering in the Northern Hemisphere winter this is a reminder that spring will come.

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The climate on Australias North East Coast is sublime with 80 deg f most days and of course there is the vast expanse of Moreton Bays sheltered waters to explore. A little boat, a couple of days off work and well, how close to paradise can you get?

John Welsford