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The Golden Era of Water Skiing: A Revival

Forster in New South Wales was buzzing in July 2017 with the roar of power boats and plenty of spectacular water skiing. The 2017 Fred

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Our Passion

For Shauna and Martial Peter, it has been a whirlwind romance with their boating lifestyle, being completely swept off their feet by the lure of

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Moreton Bay Hosts Australian Jet Ski Titles

Redcliffe is located just north of Brisbane Queensland. It is a sleepy little town with a beautiful backdrop of Moreton Bay. It is also a

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Thoughts of a Yacht Designer

Misha Merzliakov is a yacht designer based in Brisbane. Born in Sydney and raised in Brisbane, he lived abroad and in Sydney before returning home

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Pacific Paint & Fibreglass New Store Opens to Trade and Public

Pacific Paint & Fibreglass has moved to a new store location at Horizon Shores Marina. Owner operators, James & Diana Keay explain, “We want to

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The Little Big Ship

Three men are admiring a bright red classic-looking small sailboat next to the boat ramp. I recognise one of them immediately. It is 10 years

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Kayak Fishing: Stealth Escapism

If you are in search of an adventure, escapism, and a sports fishing challenge with opportunities to fish waters inaccessible to boats, then kayak fishing

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Fishing Boats For Fishing Fun

Fishing is one of Australia’s most popular pastimes. Over the years, a greater number of boat brands have hit the market to entice families and

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10 Steps to Replace Trailer Wheel Bearings

Just as we do with our car every six or so months, we need to service trailers. Boat trailers need service most especially because of

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Comfort and Speed: Parker 660

The Parker 660 has been designed for fishing but with two objectives in mind: to get quickly to a given place safe and to accommodate on

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Awesome Fishing

Gold Coast is a haven for an array of fish, and different fishing waters and conditions. The canals hold some great fishing opportunities, from sharks

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Stocking Up The Dam

The Hinze Dam is the Gold Coast’s main drinking water supply and premier freshwater fishery. The 1,500-hectare dam is stocked with bass, golden perch (yellowbelly),

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Boats @ Runaway Bay

Mustang Marine’s largest sport cruiser offers a state of the art hull design coupled with Volvo Penta’s revolutionary IPS drives with joystick docking creates a

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GC to Hervey Bay in a Day

Re-discover South East QLD Adventure Tour: Southport to Hervey Bay The Jetskishop.com has been synonymous with jet ski trekking for more than 20 years. The

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Champagne Sailing at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2017

A REPORT ON ALL THINGS SAILING Luxury sailing catamarans and monohulls will become an even more common sight in South East Queensland if buyer interest

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Latest Community News

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Grassroots Boating

What motivates you to boat? What matters most to you as an advocate of recreational boating and as a steward of the waterways? How can

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Waking a Difference

Residential and commercial development along the Gold Coast beaches and foreshore has seen a reduction in the number of natural dunes along the coast. Stable

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8 Ways for Mindfulness in Boating

It “initially” seems paradoxical to be a boatie and be friendly to nature—unless you use wind and solar-powered boat that is made of 100% biodegradable

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Luxury Yacht Jobs

Coastal Yachting Recruitment provide professional crew worldwide for luxury super yachts. The team have the advantage of hands-on experience and will match the most suitable

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PLACE A QR CODE ON PRINT MEDIA ADVERTS

WHY PLACE A QR CODE ON YOUR ADVERTS We encourage our print magazine advertisers to place a QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) on

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Who Needs a Safety Management System (SMS)

If you own or operate any type of boat that is used for any kind of commercial purpose, then you will almost certainly need to

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Mangroves: For Good Boating and Fishing

Mangroves are a common sight around Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast, fringing local waterways and covering many of the islands found in the bay

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Why Runaway Bay Marina

With direct access from the Broadwater, great facilities, quality service and highly qualified marine trades all in one place. Runaway Bay Marina is set apart

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North Burleigh: Inflatable Rescue Boat Champs

The North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club has taken out their fifth consecutive Australian Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championship in a historic July weekend of

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GCWA on Water and Land

It’s been a busy year on and beside the water for the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) and with the Commonwealth Games just around the

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Abell Point: Marina of the Year

In a gala award ceremony hosted at the Marine17 conference at Sydney’s newly revamped exhibition centre in July 2017, Abell Point Marina took out the

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A Guide To Your Marina Stopover – Cruising North

Just like a road trip, cruising the coast of Queensland is a delightful adventure. Knowing where to find safe anchorages and fuel stops are important

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Poppy Brings Australia to Her Dad

It’s a very sad way to begin such a great voyage. Not that you would know from the ultra-effervescent Poppy Moore, mind you. So the

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Make Your Vessel Look New

Seventy percent of boat exteriors that are sun faded and dull do not need to be repainted. The surface needs to be just rejuvenated and

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Smart Way to Boat Finance

Firstly, consider your budget, where you will be keeping the boat. For example, will the boat be on a trailer at a residence or mooring

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Latest Equipment News

Most recent equipment related news

Why Keep Your Boat In A Seapen

There are many reasons why people keep their boats in a SeaPen apart from the obvious – to keep the barnacles and growth off the

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Super Pontoon Fenders

In 1986, Goodline Fender designed the original and superior quality Super Fender. Permanently fixed to pontoons and jetties, the Super Fender means no more fenders

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Skids Vs Rollers: Trailer Dilemma

It is one of the most common questions we are asked. Some swear by skids, whereas others won’t steer away from rollers. For some, it

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Making Boat Ownership Enjoyable

If you do not own a FAB Dock, or at least heard of FAB Dock by now, you must be living under a rock. After

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World’s Best LED Below the Waterline and Above

AQUALUMA, a local Gold Coast manufacturer has been leading the world in underwater lighting since 2004. Local brothers, Carl and Grant Amor established AQUALUMA in

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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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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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