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Boathaven South Stradbroke Island

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 Stradbroke Island, known as Boathaven, to give members a beautiful base to enjoy their boating, which included navigation logging, fishing, and relaxing with family. More importantly, children were taught water and boating safety skills, and respect for the natural surroundings.

Thanks to the the vision of the founding members, all B.O.A.T. members, old and new, are still privileged to enjoy Boathaven 53 years on! The Club has seen many improvements to the wonderful facility. Recently, theamenities block had a face lift, with solar-powered equipment and lighting installed, relying more on renewable energy.

The Club’s focus around boating through activities such as Seafari’s, observation runs, and fishing, and in ensuring our junior members are having fun safely in and on the water, are still of major importance. It is just magical to see children having a wildlife experience with our resident wallabies, goannas, kookaburras, and other wildlife. Boathaven is a wonderful environment to make lifelong friendships with like-minded families and new people from all walks of life.

The Club offers camping for members and their guests within our lease area. Deep-water anchorage is available for members who prefer to stay aboard. Members and guests have access to hot showers, toilets, barbecue facilities and the day shed. Lockers and dinghy racks are available to rent for storing personal belongings to lighten the travel load. All facilities are secured by key for private membership use.

All positions in our Club are voluntary, with the lease maintenance and caretaking done with pride by all members. The Club hold regular working bees, and encourage all members to attend our piece of paradise at Boathaven.

www.boatclub.org.au

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