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Latest Boating News

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Severe Weather Warning for Boaties

With more severe storms predicted for this evening, boat owners in the South East are being urged to “batten down the hatches” after Water Police

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Notching Up Its 15th National Title

Maritimo Racing has finished the 2017 season on a strong note taking out the Supercat Extreme Championship and its 15th AUS1 overall championship after a

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SUP On Board

Just a few years ago most of us hadn’t even heard of stand up paddleboarding (SUP), but now people ‘doing it standing up’ are a

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MV Marie Laure: My Slow Boat

I live in the world of trailer boats. I like my boat near me, under my house in fact, so I can work on it,

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All About Anodes

We have all heard techie boaters refer to the terms “sacrificial anode” or “martyr anode”. As the terms suggest, they are alloys that sacrifice themselves

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Out of Cruise Control

“Woohoooo!” The yell from my friend Richard as the boat zoomed along at more than 40mph said it all. Putting MasterCraft’s XT22 though her paces

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Best for Australasian Waters

Now, more than ever, consumers are expressing a preference for inflatable boats over traditional sea craft. “The market is beginning to see the extensive benefits

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Outboard v Sterndrive

When deciding on your boat, you will also need to consider whether you would want an inboard or an outboard engine, or an inboard/outboard. In

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Watersports Centre in Oxenford to Launch in May 2018

Southport Yacht Club along with the Gold Coast City Council are set to launch a newly developed Watersports Centre at the Regatta’s Waters Lake situated

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Southport Spit Development: Have your say

The community will have an opportunity to share their experiences of The Spit and their aspirations for its future at a series of pop-up engagement

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EVO 660: Advance Hull & Electric Targa

Your whole family can enjoy water sports, such as water skiing, fishing, diving or simply mucking about on the water, in a new EVO 660

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Personal Locator Beacon for PWC

The Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ), in August 2017, has issued a notice of exemption from the Emergency Position Indicating Rescue Beacon (EPIRB) requirement for lightweight

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Bass for Beginner Kayakers

Kayak fishing is a great stress relief. The possibility of hooking a new personal best or species that I have not previously caught is a

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Fantastic Flathead Fishing

Flathead is a very popular fish to catch in Australia. For this flathead season, Kevin Ballantine and Nic Welch offer very practical advice for catching

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LeisureCat: Extreme Fishing And Leisure

The unpredictable weather that day made us excited for a sea trial. The weather forecast for the Gold Coast Seaway was a rainy morning, with

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Latest Community News

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Delivering On Gold Coast Waterways

The year 2017 had been an exciting one as we’ve worked hard to secure the future of the Gold Coast’s waterways. With five rivers, creeks,

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New Location, New Opportunities for Seapower Marine

Seapower Marine has moved to the Gold Coast City Marina (GCCM) in Coomera, Queensland, Australia’s most awarded marina and shipyard. The new location for Seapower

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Look After It or Lose It

Rules on abandoned watercraft and powers of disposal   As the owner of a boat, it is your responsibility to maintain it in a seaworthy

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Blacks & Whites of Grey Imports

Pitfalls of importing your own boat   With shipping costs at rock bottom, importing US boats remains an attractive option even with a stronger US

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Which Antifoul Suits Your Vessel?

Antifouling has been a mainstay of vessel owners around the world for a long time. Painted on the hull to combat the build-up of barnacles

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Stereotyping Your Boat

What does your boat say about you?   Is your boat a shiny pair of Italian loafers, or is it more of a Dunlop Volley?

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Gold Coast: Most Liveable City

For any single one of us who call the Gold Coast home, to question the merits of its liveability seem somewhat redundant. For most of

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Southport Spit Development: Have your say

The community will have an opportunity to share their experiences of The Spit and their aspirations for its future at a series of pop-up engagement

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Hold Fast

You would not leave your vehicle in a car park with the windows down, the keys in the ignition, and a full tank of fuel

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99 Years on Straddie

Retired surgeon, Charles Roe, celebrates his 99th birthday on 14 February 2018. For him, it has been a life-long love affair with South Stradbroke’s idyllic

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Refresh Your Boating Knowledge

Currently, anyone who has completed a BoatSafe Course in Queensland, and finished the practical training and passed, is eligible for a recreational marine licence. In

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Advanced Skipper – Q&A with Howard Glenn

Howard Glenn is the Chief Executive Officer of the Boating Industry Association. Here he gives us a brief about Advanced Skipper.   BGC: Why is

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Brokers Talk – Buying

In the previous Boat Gold Coast edition, we have discussed the aspects involved in selling a boat through a boat broker. In this current article,

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To home loan or not?

Many customers looking to purchase a boat are faced with a dilemma: Do I take out a separate loan secured by the boat or should

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Cruising Camaraderie With A Cause

Tony Little, who lives aboard the 43ft Fontaine Pajot L’attitudes with his wife Vicki, says you cannot go far by boat without running into a

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Latest Equipment News

Most recent equipment related news

Ultimate Jet Ski Lift

The Ultimate Jet Ski Lift is a floating solar-powered and remote-controlled jet ski/PWC lift, docking system, and station that entails zero effort or damage. It

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First Choice Heat Exchanger Service

Redback Radiators are the new owners of the long-established Diecon Marine. The Diecon Marine Coolers are OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), commonly used in many marine

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Barz Showcase at METSTRADE

Barz Optics, the Burleigh Heads-based sunglass company, exhibited at METSTRADE, the world’s largest marine industry trade show, in November 2017 held in Amsterdam. Barz released

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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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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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