Even Keels Cruising Club INC 9897603 ABN 37599776442
Welcome to the Even Keels website. We presume you have arrived here because you have
seen one of our advertisements or read one of our articles. Even Keels is a private
club providing a cruising catamaran for members to sail, with their family, friends
or other club members. We are currently looking to fill the remaining membership
position. Even Keels is different from commercial boat-
Each member has a number of weeks exclusive access rights to the boat, which may be taken at any time throughout the year. The rest of the time, the members sail the catamaran together in what is called Club time. Club time is typically used to sail the necessary passages to relocate the catamaran from one cruising ground to another. In other words, the boat is not located in a fixed geographical location – rather it is sailed to where the members decide they want to go cruising. Members may then fly/drive/whatever to the catamaran and use it exclusively for their own holidays.
Being a not-
Anyone who is 18 years of age or more and who holds a current boat licence from any state in Australia is eligible to join. Prospective members may live anywhere in Australia.
Yes. The club constitution and rules are written, the club is incorporated under
the Associations Incorporation Act NSW, and has an ABN. There are 8 membership positions
in the club with 7 currently taken up. We are now looking to fill the remaining position.
We purchased a boat in July 2013, a lovely 2009 Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi Maestro 40.
The club constitution is based on a proven model. Two of the founding members of
Even Keels set up a similar club in Melbourne back in 2004, based on a $240,000 monohull.
The club is looking for like-
If you think the club might be what you are looking for then please:
If after doing this you still think the club is what you are looking for, then feel free to visit the Expressions of Interest section and submit your Expression of Interest document. If you wish to talk to one of us or ask any questions in writing before doing so, please visit the Contact Us page.
Suitable applicants will be invited to join the club, or if the scheme is full they
will be invited to join our Crew List. We like to meet face-
If you have visited these pages because you are considering starting your own sailing
syndicate/club then Photowords can help. Have a read of these web pages as they explain
how the scheme works (it is based on an incorporated association). You can modify
the detail to suit. The scheme is proven -
If you think the scheme will work for you then I strongly recommend that you purchase a copy of the 18 page Constitution that I wrote as there is a lot more to it than what is on the web. Cost is $95. Simply send an email requesting a copy to:
and I will email you a PayPal invoice (you don't need a PayPal account to pay, just a credit card). After payment I will email you the document in Microsoft Word format so that you can edit it to suit.
If you also plan to set up a website then you may wish to purchase a copy of the website files on CD to save retyping the text. The cost for this is $65 including postage anywhere in Australia (overseas purchasers please ask for cost of postage).
Now read on…