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Latest Boating News

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Designing Boat Interiors

Boats provide many options for decorating, especially those with interior cabins. These spaces can be decorated with your own personal style, much like a room

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A Fresh Take on a Powercat

It is all you want in a boat and more. As the Aquila 44 pulled into the Runaway Bay Marina, I initially noticed her stocky

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Two Bows Are Better Than One

Rob Denney has been building and playing with boats for decades, but he still vividly remembers the day he was sitting on an offshore cat,

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Jamesby, The Dream Boat

From just a dream, the sailing life of Joey and Gary Angove became a reality after selling their business in South Africa, and taking their

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Don’t Buy A Lemon

A marine survey is the detailed inspection, survey or examination of a marine vessel conducted by a certified marine surveyor in order to assess, monitor

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Monos Versus Multis

Long-time monohull owner CAROLINE STRAINIG takes a walk on the dark side to see how monos and multis stack up when it comes to sailing

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Tackle’n Big Fish

The Gold Coast has a climate few other locations can match. With close proximity to freshwater, estuary, and offshore fishing options, the region provides –

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Fisher’s Eye In The Sky

There is a new way to fish that is taking flight on the Gold Coast, and it is nothing like fly fishing. However, you do

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Measures From The Outside

Gobius level indicator kits are different. This innovative patented product is the only one like it in the market. No drilling, no screws – in

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Pumps Built Tough

KOVA Pumps are magnetic-drive technologies that keep the motor completely separated from the liquid end of the pump. No shaft means less moving parts, which

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Inflatables Are A Better Option

Australians now understand the benefits of purchasing inflatables boats. “The inflatable boats offer so much more in terms of use and comfort, as well as

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Australian-Made and Hand-Built

The Cruisecat would have to be one of the most comfortable and spacious multihulls on the market today. With its high tunnel clearance and incredible

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Zodiac: History, Prestige, Heritage

Zodiac’s biggest Gold Coast dealer is back! The Cove Pool & Spa at Sanctuary Cove is the hub for Zodiac boats on the Gold Coast.

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Foul Release Coating

Energy savings are achieved by maintaining smooth underwater hull and propeller surfaces. Presence of fouling on propellers is detrimental to performance. Even low levels of

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Luxury for Australian Boaties

Jeanneau is forging ahead in the Australian powerboat market. With their history dating back to 1957, they have become a benchmark for quality cruising and

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Latest Community News

Most recent community related news

Giving Back to the Whales

Whale watching is more popular as a tourist activity than anything else. The whale and dolphin watching is a huge industry in Australia. The most

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The highs of a charter boat

The boating life cannot be more glamorous than running a Sydney luxury charter boat business in the 70’s and the 80’s. Rony Kennedy shares what

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Brokers Talk: What you need to know about boat brokers

Are you thinking of selling your boat? First, decide whether you want to sell the boat yourself or if you want to engage a boat

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C Worthy Marine & Bayliner head to The Boat Works

C Worthy Marine is the latest addition to the retinue of more than 40 marine professionals to be based at The Boat Works at Coomera

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New legislation for improved air quality

The Turnbull Government has today (10 August 2017) introduced new legislation to help improve Australia’s air quality. The Product Emissions Standards Bill will allow new

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Australia’s Marina Awards 2017

Marina Industries Association (MIA) Club Marine Marina Awards were announced at the Marine17 Gala Dinner. The Awards cover the 2017/18 period for performance in the previous

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Wet a line at the 50th SIBS

No matter what research you do, it always points to the fact that more than half of all visitors attending the Sydney International Boat Show

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Share your thoughts on local waterways

Residents of South East Queensland are being urged to help with a regional survey on how communities use and value their local waterways, and can

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12-month pilot vessel-boarding station opens on Gold Coast

Joint Media Release with the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Federal Member for Fadden 

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Tackle Bin Project

A diver jumps into the Seaway. His dive buddy follows suit. A few metres into the descent, a nature show begins. The spectacular marine life

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An Update On Emission Standards

The news about outboard emissions laws have all gone a bit quiet from Canberra since January 2017. But, it turns out that this duck is

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Mayor’s Message

With 70km of pristine coastline, 270km of navigable waterways and a climate that boasts 300+ days a year of sunshine, Gold Coast provides a heaven

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Do Not Fear Sharks!

What is the attraction about sharks? Why do they constantly create media frenzy more ferocious than the feeding frenzy itself? Let me give you an

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More Desirable Than Ever

An injection of investment, improvements and energy on the ground, combined with competitive pricing, has increased occupancy and activity at Runaway Bay Marina, making it

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Lifestyle For Hire

The Gold Coast and Moreton Bay areas are spoiled for choice when it comes to breathtaking islands, bays and waterways. So, it should not be

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Latest Equipment News

Most recent equipment related news

New Home for High-Tech Gear

Australian Marine Wholesale (AM Wholesale) director, Errol Cain has officially opened his bigger and better Superstore, still at The Boat Works in Coomera Marine Precinct,

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Safety First for Kids

There are concerns within the community regarding young people and the way they operate their small tinnies on the Gold Coast waterways, particularly in the

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Drones: Taking Boating to New Heights

In recent years drones have evolved from novelty toys into an essential device for bringing aerial photography into the hands of the general public. Instead

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Trailer Boat Towing and Launching

      HOW TO TOW A TRAILER BOAT First of all, and obviously, you need to ensure your trailer and boat are registered and

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Aqualuma LED Lighting 11 Years in the water! (ThruHull range)

Having a 6-year housing warranty gives Aqualuma the distinction of the longest warranty in the underwater light industry. It is a testament to the quality

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Gone in 180 seconds!

“It was all ablaze and we were off in just three minutes,” was how Noel Elliott described the scene you see here. “The most horrendous

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A Quiet Revolution

While all the attention in the marine industry generally goes to all the shiny new boats and motors that get launched and remodelled every year,

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Softwash – The Better Way

Nick Hopkins of Excess Cleaning-Exterior Cleaning Services is singing to a different tune than most when it comes to house and property washing.   “We

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Summer Boating Checklist

If your boat has been sitting around over the winter, it needs extra care before making a comeback for the summer. The proper preparation, cleaning

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Boat Gold Coast Cover Shoot – May 2017

  Our May-August 2017 magazine cover was shot on the Gold Coast waterways and offshore. Using traditional cameras (DSLR) and a drone camera, our team

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The Secret is Out — A Video

  Secret 33 solar electric ferry for commercial or private use. Designed and built by Derek Ellard of Scruffie Marine in the spirit of tradition,

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