Fuel Facilities

Fuel available 24/7

Open to the public, members, guests and visiting boaties

Derwent Sailing Squadron is proud of its commitment to customer service and convenience. The new Derwent Sailing Squadron Fuel Dock is now open and offers 24/7 access to Vortex Premium Diesel for your yachts and power boats from our bowser which offers both high and low flow. Our fuel dock is open to members and the general public and accepts payment from both credit card and EFTPOS card at the pump. So, stay out on the water longer with the best value fuel on the Derwent.

For current fuel prices, please call the office on 6223 1977.

Fuel instructions

Before refueling

  • Ensure that engine bays have adequate ventilation.
  • Ensure that you have the correct fire - fighting equipment on board, that it is in good working order, that it is easily accessible and that you know how to use it.
  • Make yourself aware of other fire-fighting equipment that is close at hand at the fuel station.
  • The nearest spill kit is located adjacent to the point of sale and consider carrying a small kit with you.
  • Turn off all potential sources of flame such as pilot lights, gas refrigerators, electrical equipment and mobile phones.
  • Remove all passengers from the boat.
  • Close all hatches and doors.

During refueling

  • Ensure that no-one is on board the vessel when refueling at a wharf or jetty.
  • Ensure the hose nozzle is in the tank before starting the dispenser.
  • Don’t overfill the tank: fuel expands in high temperatures and may overflow.
  • Maintain contact between the hose nozzle and the filler neck to avoid static sparks.
  • Ensure the dispenser is off before removing the hose nozzle from the tank.

After refueling

  • If fuel has spilled into the bilges, manually pump the bilges out into a container or an onshore tank and vent the bilges to the stage where there has been a complete change of air.
  • Only start the engine when you are satisfied that the boat is free of fumes.
  • Only allow passengers to board the vessel after you have started the engine and allowed it to run for an adequate time.

Portable Tanks

  • Portable fuel tanks should be filled on the ground away from the boat.



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