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5 Tips for a Liveaboard Life

With many waterways on the Gold Coast (and beyond!), living aboard a new (or not-so-new) boat is all very appealing. Has the romantic idea of

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Houseboating in Noosa

“So where is our next destination?” I asked my husband and son. After a full week or so of driving up to the Capricorn Coast

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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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Superyacht Economic Impact Study (Australia)

The first economic impact study on Australia’s superyacht industry has revealed a high value niche sector, which contributed a total of $1.97 billion to gross

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Love Your Boat, Love Its Location

The word is out, and passionate boaties have responded to the call of the Gold Coast’s hidden gem. As beautiful cruisers, yachts, Seawind Cats, and

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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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The Leaking Compass

The importance of a liquid damped compass cannot be overstated, as Nic Welch narrates his experience with a faulty one.   Twenty years ago, I

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Nautinet

Nautinet is a new website providing a comprehensive central platform to make crew organisation and communication efficient and easy. It provides a well-organised and user-friendly

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From ski to sail: Kerry Noyes

Kerry Noyes is the current Commodore of the Southport Yacht Club, and is the first female commodore in the Club’s history. She moved to the

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The Banana Prawn Run**

**IMPORTANT NOTE AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE**   The term ‘banana prawn’ refers to two species: the white- and the red-legged banana prawns. Both

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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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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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Adventure Under the Sails

South Passage is a 100-foot (30.5m), gaff-rigged schooner. Based on the designs of the 19th century pilot schooners that operated off the east coast of

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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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Boat Show in the Heart of the Gold Coast Boat-Building Facilities and Shipyards – 17-19 March at Coomera

Boating enthusiasts will be treated to an unprecedented Fleet of Firsts at the Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo at Coomera from 17-19

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Superyacht Economic Impact Study (Australia)

The first economic impact study on Australia’s superyacht industry has revealed a high value niche sector, which contributed a total of $1.97 billion to gross

Read More

Love Your Boat, Love Its Location

The word is out, and passionate boaties have responded to the call of the Gold Coast’s hidden gem. As beautiful cruisers, yachts, Seawind Cats, and

Read More

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,

Read More

The Leaking Compass

The importance of a liquid damped compass cannot be overstated, as Nic Welch narrates his experience with a faulty one.   Twenty years ago, I

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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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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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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 surfing, shopping, family recreation, sports,

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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 impression that minor oil spills

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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 be they physical, intellectual or

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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 to the Whitsundays and to

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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 series. For the second year

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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 lease was acquired on South

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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

Read More

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

Read More

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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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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QTS – Your Total Trailer Solutions

Queensland Trailer Spares (QTS) are a family-owned business focused on providing a one-stop-trailer shop for sales, services and repairs to most makes and models. Our

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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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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 if our boating tips are

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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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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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