Our Sponsors

Participating in the Great Endeavour is not cheap. In addition to the cost of buying, equipping and storing the car, there are insurance costs, costs of tyres and fuel (likely to exceed $2,000 in our case), and repairs are likely to be required to a 35 year old car travelling close to 5,000 challenging kms. The following firms have generously provided financial sponsorship to enable The Love Boat to embark on the Great Endeavour and to raise funds for the Endeavour Foundation. We are very grateful.

If you are interested in sponsoring us, and adding your firm's logo to this web page and on the Love Boat, click here to view the benefits and find out how!
  2014 Sponsors    

First time sponsors, DirectMoney  is a new Australian fund manager and personal loan company. By operating an efficient online lending marketplace DirectMoney can offer personal loans at rates up to 4% lower than the large banks. Borrowers can apply online using a fast easy, process via web browser, mobile phone or tablet. Same day settlements are available to approved applicants who complete their loan applications before 1pm on weekdays.
Founded in 1972 by Dick McDermott and now operated by his sons Paul and Dave, Advance Plumbing Service specialises in bathroom and kitchen renovations, emergency repairs, and working for real estates or body corporates to maintain all plumbing needs for all size properties across Sydney.
Back again for a third year is d2e, a niche consulting firm led by a group of experienced business consultants with a track record of delivering business change. For example, d2e has improved asset and regulatory management for utilities, risk management in the financial industry, and implemented capital optimisation in the manufacturing, utilities and food sectors.
PCI is a Division of d2e and is a second time sponsor of the Love Boat. PCI is acknowledged in Australia and globally as a leading advisor, facilitator and coach for the establishment and delivery of alliances and other forms of collaborative contracts for complex projects and programs. 
Another third-time sponsor is Surefoot Consulting, a Business Transformation and Technology consulting firm that specialises in business-technology alignment; strategic procurement; and complex program and project delivery.
  2nd-time sponsor, Interfi Systems wraps decades of financial experience into Capital, a cutting-edge enterprise platform for managing a wide range of receivables (including residential, commercial, auto and unsecured loans).  Using the latest Microsoft technologies, Interfi’s Capital gives you a secure, connected and flexible foundation to deliver world-class services to your customers while giving you complete control over your business.
Keeping the Love Boat in great shape for the Great Endeavour for the 3rd year running are our friends at  North Ryde Car CareCall them on (02) 9809 1000 to book an appointment, or find them at U6 / 37 Buffalo Road, Gladesville,  NSW 2111.
Back for a second time Blistex will again be helping protect the delicate lips of the Love Boat's crew from the effects of the sun and the dry, dusty outback! Blistex is one of the range of brands produced by Australian owned and operated Key Pharmaceuticals. We thank-you!

Introducing first time sponsors, evertouch™ - the world's smartest address book that automatically updates as you and your contacts do. 

Never again will you lose friends or contacts that are important to you. With evertouch™ you will always have their latest phone number, email address, and more. Available now on iPhone and iPad here or use their WebApp on your browser. Android and MS coming soon.  

Mackenzie & Noble maintains their sponsorship of The Love Boat for a third year.  The firm was established in 2002 to provide a high value for money alternative for businesses seeking expert, experienced assistance in the performance improvement, strategic planning, strategy implementation and business performance management arenas. 

 Aside from supporting worthy causes like the Great Endeavour, first time sponsor Julian Midwinter & Associates  has helped Australian and New Zealand professional services firms attract, win, grow and retain desirable clients for 20 years through winning tenders and proposals, up-skilling and coaching, and implementing achievable strategy

Another first time sponsor, the Markets Hotel is ideally situated within a 2 minute walk from Sydney / Paddy's Markets, and a mere 20 minutes walk from Sydney Olympic Park. Also forming part of The Markets Hotel is a 16 unit 3.5 Star Motel each room sleeping up to three people. And the beer's good too!

Third time sponsors, The Pitt Crew is a unique team of highly experienced business consultants and process architects, driven by a common goal to realise competitive advantage for clients through process excellence.


Once again, Rhod Webb at Sign-a-Rama's City North store (just north of the QVB on York Street) has generously provided the signage on the Love Boat as he had done in each of our previous Great Endeavours. Sign-a-rama is where the world goes for signs... you should too!
 Previous Sponsors    

A generous 2012 and 2013 sponsor, Parkside InvestorPlus is a Fee for Service, comprehensive financial planning company. By understanding your concerns, Parkside builds and protects your wealth and secures and enhances your lifestyle by managing a financial blueprint for your life.


Suzitech have been modifying and servicing Suzuki's since 1988, and servicing their customers' other brands of cars too. In addition to mechanical work, Suzitech also specialise in custom fabrication, welding and light engineering work. They did a fantastic job of modifying and installing a Nissan Patrol bullbar on The Love Boat ahead of the 2013 Rally!

 sponsored the Love Boat in 2012, and specialises in smart transformation and modernisation for the global insurance industry.

2012 Love Boat crew member Barry Clark is a long term member of Rotary International. His Club on Bribie Island generously supported this fundraising initiative. 
Its members are actively involved in numerous projects at a local, national and international level to help those less fortunate. Their motto of 'Service Above Self' enables Rotarians around he world to make it a better place.

Bay Beans produces the best value premium coffee beans online in Australia. Owner and master roaster, James, sponsored the Love Boat in 2012 and guarantees the quality and freshness of his coffee beans, which are roasted fresh for your coffee machine, plunger or filter.


Coffee Bean Shop sponsored the Love Boat in 2012, and provides 'better than wholesale priced' freshly roasted coffee beans online, delivered fast to homes, businesses, offices, cafes and universities anywhere in Australia.
There is no minimum order quantity size - you can decide to purchase just one kilogram for home, or purchase fifty kilograms for a business or cafe - you get the same low price and great quality either way.


2012 sponsor 
Insyston (True Inter System Collaboration) is a wholly owned Australian Proprietary Company founded in 1998. The company develops and delivers software designed to help Finance Professionals be exceptional at providing Commercial Asset Based Financing solutions.