Parks Victoria June edition of Bushy Tales
Parks Victoria June edition of Bushy Tales


"Dear Greg, Carol and staff of Alumarine Inverloch

I wish to forward my appreciation for the manufacturing of such a superb vessel the 'Z-Cat'.

Work commitments have not allowed me to personally visit you and thank you for the supply of this vessel since delivery.

Sea trials have overwhelmed our expectations of this craft.

With a cruising speed of 28/30 knots in a sea of 3 to 4 metre swell my crew and I recently made the trip from Western Port to Port Phillip Heads in approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

The ride, performance and handling was second to none.

A trip across Port Phillip Bay from Queenscliff to Martha Cove was achieved in a 30-35 knot Westerly following sea. At no stage did we encounter any discomfort in the ride and the performance in these adverse conditions was outstanding.

The access though the wheel house to the forward deck work area is so practical for berthing and it has also proven to be a valuable asset to our requirement for mooring management.

Lifting and travelling with a weight of up to 300kgs over the bow is no problem.

The dry wheel house has ample room for four people to work with electronics with no fear of water damage to the equipment.

I have had nothing but positive comments from all that have come aboard, it really opens people eyes.

Your willingness to deliver this vessel on such a tight time frame is greatly appreciated by myself. It made my job a lot easier.

During manufacture nothing was a problem and to make minor alterations along the way was no trouble.

This vessel is well suited for our commercial needs and would also be a great recreational boat.

Once again thank you all for your professional workmanship and friendship during the construction of 'Z-Cat'.

Please find attached a recent write up in the Parks Victoria June addition of Bushy Tales.


Bays Ranger Western Port
Bays and Maritime