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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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Skipper Your Boat In France

Imagine cruising in southern France, exploring the wonderful Canal du Midi, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, as captain of your own Penichette. Pause along

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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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New Mooring Fees for Boaties

A fresh new wave of boaties are cruising in to Couran Cove Island Resort to enjoy the fun-filled family atmosphere and regular activities on offer

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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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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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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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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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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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Legal Issues for Larger Vessels

Congratulations! You’ve made it! One of your life’s ambitions has been achieved and you are now the proud owner of a well-appointed powerboat. It is

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So, You’re In Charge

Would you be able to take over as skipper in an emergency? Caroline Strainig finds more than a few crew would fall far short of

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Rendezvous 2017

It is that time again. The Annual Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) Rendezvous will be held at Gloucester Passage over the weekend of 24-27

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Art and Ocean

He is an Australian-born artist whose name literally speaks a lot about his work and life. Radha Pederson’s first name is of Vaishnava Hindu tradition,

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The Stradbroke Island Galleon

“Is it a lost Portuguese or Spanish exploration ship, a caravel or carrack? Or is it the wreck a Mexican treasure galleon, a Manila Galleon,

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Book Review: Reflections on a Lost Island

Book Author: Lindy Salter Reviewed by: Patrick Molnar Back in the early days, the area covering Jacobs Well, Calypso Bay, Cabbage Tree Point, Norwell, Woongoolba,

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Drink Driving and Marine Licensing in Queensland

Any mariner worth their salt knows that alcohol and boats are not a good mix. Many marine incidents are attributable to the consumption of alcohol

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When Boats Become Classrooms

Understanding the environment is an everyday practice, especially here on the Gold Coast. Our rich and blessed landscapes give us a lot to think about

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Off-Road Driving on Sand

Driving on the sand is a very exciting experience for the entire family when discovering remote parts of the country. Cruising up the beach with

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Know Your Insurance

It might seem like a very simple thing to say, but honestly, how well do you know it? Some may well not even know who

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Be Skin Smart – On Land and At Sea

Did you know?   Australia, especially Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Approximately 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with some

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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 lie scattered along her coastline.

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Latest Equipment News

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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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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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Hot Gadgets for Summer

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

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5 First Aid Tips for Boaties

  Have a good first aid kit You are required by law to have a WHS-compliant first aid kit on any vessel. The larger the

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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 on the water. Join the

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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 future for boat owners who

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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 is that you do not

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Latest Videos

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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