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Fairline Yachts Reborn

Through adversity, comes opportunity. Fairline, the 50-year old prestige motor yacht builder, has in recent times been acquired by a

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Cruisecat: Build the boat of your dreams

The Cruisecat 35 Houseboat is a classy boat with high hulls and high tunnel clearance. Fitted with twin 200hp Suzuki

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Get Your Mates Together for the Flathead Classic

A feature on many local fishing calendars is the Gold Coast Flathead Classic, which welcomes all levels of anglers. The

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5 Steps for DIY Jetski Service

Did you know maritime law states a vessel must be maintained as seaworthy at all times? To keep your vessel

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The Mystery of the Surf Boat

“Sometime between the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, an old wooden boat washed up on the ocean beach shores of

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4 Basic Tips for DIY Boat Maintenance

It does not take much to keep your vessel in the best possible condition. By keeping your pride and joy

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Round Two: On the Two-Stroke Engine Ban

Round Two: On the Two-Stroke Engine Ban   In the November-January 2016 edition of Boat Gold Coast, we featured a

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Canal Walls Maintenance Advice

Walls are failing all over Southeast Queensland due to lack of maintenance, tide, erosion, flood damage and time. Your wall

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Treasurer takes up fight for Superyacht Industry

Treasurer Curtis Pitt has written to the Turnbull Government seeking a review of the charter restrictions the Commonwealth places on

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Diary of a Clipper Race Sailor

Prior to Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, I had very limited sailing experience. I grew up near the Broadwater

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Tamborine Mountain Boat Builders

Mount Tamborine resonates of rainforest scenes and smells, the arts and the crafts. But did you know there are boats

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Why Ocean Sailing Podcasts Are Addictive

How can we keep sailor’s stories alive? David Hows tells us about his podcasts, where the story-telling happens conveniently using

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70 Years of Southport Yacht Club

“Southport Yacht Club (SYC) membership is the most cosmopolitan in Australia. From every part of the nation people flock to

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Whittley boats make sense

Whittley has been an iconic boating brand of the Australian marine industry for over 60 years. Since 1953 it has

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Impressive Engineering Improvements: The XL SeaPen

Local Gold Coast company DOCKPRO are specialists in dry-docking systems for recreational and commercial vessels. SeaPen – Advanced Dry Docking

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Laws of Commercial Boat Registration

In Queensland, there are two systems for the registration of boats that may be of interest to Gold Coast boaties.

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8 Reasons Why I Like Boating on the Gold Coast

It’s becoming a cliche to keep saying that the Gold Coast has more waterways than Venice. But ti still does

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Round Two: On the Two-Stroke Engine Ban

Round Two: On the Two-Stroke Engine Ban   In the November-January 2016 edition of Boat Gold Coast, we featured a

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Shaggers At Play: Season of Sail 2016

The cooling months of the year is when the grey and not so grey nomads of the water sail into

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5 First Aid Tips for Boaties

The weather is warming up across most of the country, and the Gold Coast is still experiencing lots of sunshine. This

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Canal Walls Maintenance Advice

Walls are failing all over Southeast Queensland due to lack of maintenance, tide, erosion, flood damage and time. Your wall

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Why Ocean Sailing Podcasts Are Addictive

How can we keep sailor’s stories alive? David Hows tells us about his podcasts, where the story-telling happens conveniently using

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70 Years of Southport Yacht Club

“Southport Yacht Club (SYC) membership is the most cosmopolitan in Australia. From every part of the nation people flock to

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Queensland Recreational Boating Council

The Queensland Recreational Boating Council Inc. (QRBC) was formed in 1969. Since then the Council has delivered over forty five

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Sea School’s Popular Course

One of the most popular courses conducted in the Tweed area is Sea School‘s Coxswain Course. A licensed coxswain can

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Hope Harbour Marina: Gold Coast’s Hidden Gem

On arrival at the pristine waters of Hope Harbour Marina, the tranquility is palpable. It’s not what you would expect

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A Shipyard Oceans Apart

One of the true innovators of the Australian marine industry, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard opened nearly 16 years

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From sea water to fresh water via Blue Water

Australian Marine Wholesale, founded by Errol Cain and based at The Boat Works in Coomera, has recently been named the

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Pantaenius: The difference in being different

There is a big difference among insurance providers for your boat. Only one has the all-risk policy that was literally

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Protecting Our Coasts Through Citizen Science

Did you know that Benjamin Franklin and Charles Darwin collected valuable data in the 19th century without getting paid? On

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Latest Equipment News

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5 First Aid Tips for Boaties

The weather is warming up across most of the country, and the Gold Coast is still experiencing lots of sunshine. This

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Great Gadgets Review

Your fishing and boating adventure starts here, with a selection of leading gadgets and products to improve your time out

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Bright Future for Lumitec and Australian Marine Wholesale

The advent of LED lighting has sparked something of a revolution in the marine industry, signalling a bright and colourful

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Sea Pen and FloatBricks keep your boat out of the water but ready to go

Are you sick of barnacles on your boat? And what if you never had to anti-foul again? Well, the reality

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Boating Gadgets

Boating has gone beyond telescopes, charts and other traditional navigational instruments. Technology has quickly moved the boating world into a

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Australian Marine Wholesale at the forefront of technology

It’s been more than three decades since Australian Marine Wholesale managing director Errol Cain started working in the field of

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Decorum Gifts: a place to shop if you have everything

Decorum Gifts is a curated collection of hard-to-find gifts and striking homewares, many of which have a distinctive nautical theme.

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Marine Electronics-A Buyers Guide

There is a crazy galaxy of technology out there. Year after year we see it growing exponentially, taking control of

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New Apps and Websites at Sea

Technology has come a long way in recent years, and the boating community has its share of new apps and

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