Boating Industry Association

Watsons Bay Pilot Station

The Watsons Bay Pilot Station has been converted into a boating safety education centre and opened by the Minister for Roads, Maritime & Freight (the Hon. Duncan Gay MLC) and the Attorney-General (the Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP – local member for Vaucluse) on Tuesday, 30 June 2015. The Pilot Station has existed since 1959. It replaced a lifeboat station which was at the site from 1907.

The Pilot Station – Boating Safety Education Centre is now leased from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) by the Boating Industry Association (BIA) on behalf of a consortium of the Marine Teachers Association (MTA) who runs a marine studies program in High Schools, Yachting NSW, Paddle NSW and Sailability.

The Pilot Station is managed and run by the Boating Industry Association for the benefit of safe recreational boating, the environment and the future generations of boaties.

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Nautilus Marine is a Gold Sponsor of the Watsons Bay Pilot Station.