The vessels included tinnies, runabouts, fishing
craft, jet skis, yachts, high performance and classic timber cruisers
and the sand dredge April Hamer.
East Gippsland Mayor Cr Mendy Urie said the parade
of boats around the five kilometre rectangular course made a stunning
spectacle. “It was one of the most spectacular sites ever seen on
the Gippsland Lakes”, she said. “
It also showed what a truly amazing fleet of
boats is based here and how much locals and visitors enjoy the beautiful
Cr Urie's enthusiasm for the Muster showed there was
enormous potential for it to be further developed.
“The fun atmosphere out on the water showed just how
much support there is for it to become an even more exciting annual
event,” she said.
Cr Urie said the aerial photographs would now
be studied to confirm the estimate.