Jessica Watson launches marine directory

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Jessica Watson launches marine directory
A 16-year-old Jessica Watson about to pass Cape Horn in January 2010.

Solo-sailor Jessica Watson was back in the public eye this month to help launch Deckee – an online directory of marine services and locations, which includes user-reviews. The Deckee website aims to improve on the traditional word-of-mouth system many boaties use to find reputable suppliers, by creating a list of trusted marine businesses. Reviews and rankings from other boaties will also help to create a database of local knowledge so visiting sailors can easily access the best suppliers in a new port or region.

Watson has joined the business as comms manager and she tells us Deckee’s community is growing fast, with respected sailors, adventurers and boaties signing up.

The new website further promises to assist marine businesses, by providing a convenient means of reaching more customers online. Businesses can join the Deckee network for free or for a recurring monthly fee which improves their ranking in search results.

For businesses that don’t have websites, Deckee provides a platform to promote themselves directly to their target audience.




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