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Ship Wrecks of the Gold Coast

A considerable amount of Queensland’s history is told in the scraps of tangled wreckage and mouldering wood and iron that

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The Past, Present & Future of Jet Skis

Jet skis have become increasingly popular up and down the length of the Gold Coast, especially as the mild waves

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How to Wakeboard

Wakeboarders on the rivers of the Gold Coast are becoming a familiar sight. Gold Coaster Courtney Angus, wakeboard world champion

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A designer’s notes: Secret 33

The history of electric boats goes back a hundred and fifty years back. By the late 19th century, electric boating

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Hooked on the Gold Coast

From the brilliant beaches to the bountiful Broadwater, there are many reasons to love the Gold Coast. But one lure

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No chasing for Wild Goose

At sixteen, I sailed from Beauty Point in Tasmania on a 35ft trimaran leaving my mum crying on the jetty.

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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

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Mission Completed: 4,227 Nautical Miles Across the South Pacific

I deliver boats for a living. It’s difficult to describe what life is like on a delivery voyage across the

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Cobe France: From Wake to Wake

Wakeboarding is a fast-growing watersport that is very popular with young people. Australians have a large presence on the international

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Sailing for freedom

“The sport of sailing has given added meaning to the words freedom and fun for a person with diminished capabilities

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Whitsunday Racing 2016: More Gold Coast boats reach the podium

The Gold Coast boats have again shown they are a force to be reckoned with in this year’s Whitsunday race

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Buying A Boat Guide

For anyone who is relatively new to boating, getting your head around all the different boat types and options can

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Family Boating Bucket List

5 things to do with your families around the Gold Coast School holidays and Christmas holidays in the summer are

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Your boating tips this holiday season

The family is around and it’s finally time to pull the boat out of the shed for the festive season. And

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Dining by the River – Quarterdeck

With a peaceful Coomera River outlook and views of luxury superyachts, this hidden gem is certainly worth discovering.   The

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Ship Wrecks of the Gold Coast

A considerable amount of Queensland’s history is told in the scraps of tangled wreckage and mouldering wood and iron that

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The Visiting Boatie: Intro to Boating Tourism on the Gold Coast

Famous as an international and domestic tourism destination, the Gold Coast is a hub of tourist activities that range from

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Give a hoot, don’t pollute: Marine pollution laws in Queensland

We have received a number of queries recently about marine pollution laws for recreational vessels. One inquirer was under the

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Sailing for freedom

“The sport of sailing has given added meaning to the words freedom and fun for a person with diminished capabilities

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Ahoy Ye Shaggers – Rendezvous 2016

Every year, the yachties fondly called the “Shaggers” (or “SICYC Vice Commodores”) make the trip North for their annual pilgrimage

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Whitsunday Racing 2016: More Gold Coast boats reach the podium

The Gold Coast boats have again shown they are a force to be reckoned with in this year’s Whitsunday race

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Boathaven South Stradbroke Island

The Brisbane Aquatic Touring Club (B.O.A.T. Club) was first formed in 1963 as a boat racing club. In 1965, a

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Your boating tips this holiday season

The family is around and it’s finally time to pull the boat out of the shed for the festive season. And

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An interim of energy at Runaway Bay Marina

While the forecast for Runaway Bay Marina is for major growth over the next ten years, the iconic marine facility

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Hope Harbour – Marina Berths of All Sizes

Looking for a home for your boat before Christmas? Take a look at Hope Harbour Marina. Hope Harbour Marina, not

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North Burleigh Victorious at IRB World Championships

The North Burleigh Surf Lifesaving Club recently dominated the World Lifesaving Championships’ Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) events in the Netherlands.

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Marinas: Innovation and Lifestyle

Earlier this year, the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIA) released the Club Marine 2015 Health of the Australian Marina

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Michael Aird: My Life On The Waterways

When looking at photographs taken over 100 years ago in urbanised areas such as the Gold Coast, the viewer often

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AMW showroom opens in Coomera

Australian Marine Wholesale are the Australian distributors of Blue Water Desalinators, Lumitec LED Lighting and Iris Innovations Night Vision Cameras.

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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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Latest Equipment News

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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

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Your boating tips this holiday season

The family is around and it’s finally time to pull the boat out of the shed for the festive season. And

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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

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Hot Gadgets for Summer

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

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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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