New boat to offer world-class wilderness experience

Will Hodgman, Premier

2 June 2017

We look forward to welcoming the arrival of the RACT's new boat to cruise Tasmania's spectacular Gordon River.

Richardson Devine Marine is building the most environmentally sensitive river cruising experience in Australia, designed specifically for the precious Gordon River environment.

When complete, the boat will feature superior environmental standards, with lower fuel-burning engines, a low-immersion cruising experience and reduced wash through state-of-the-art hull design.

This will be another world-class wilderness experience for Tasmania.

We welcome the vote of confidence in Tasmania's booming tourism industry by the RACT, and this new boat will add to our vision to be the eco-tourism capital of the world.

The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of the visitor economy, and in the State Budget 2017-18 we are investing $37 million to build on its unprecedented rate of growth, including through increased marketing of our iconic destinations like the West Coast.