Fleurieu Living Magazine

Seas of success

It’s hard to see the appeal of a struggling ferry service called ‘Philanderer Ferries’. Named in honour of its founder, the operation barely broke even conveying mainly Kangaroo Island residents to and from the mainland. But in 1989 a Malaysian company did see possibility in the venture and bought it, renaming it SeaLink. A few years later SeaLink was brought back to South Australian ownership, heralding the start of what would become one of this state’s most impressive success stories.

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