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Latest Boating News

Most recent boating related news

Water Police Reminder: Do not misuse CH-16 VHF marine radio

On the afternoon and evening of the 2nd of January 2019, a male person was heard broadcasting on Channel 16, VHF marine radio in an

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Maritimo Racing Ramps Up R&D for 2019

Luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo’s international race team, Maritimo Racing, has had a year of highs and lows on the national and international race circuit

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Q&A with Vacuwash

Vacuwash answers some of your important questions:   Q: WHY SHOULD BOAT OWNERS WASH THEIR SAILS AND CANVAS? A: Every leading sailmaker recommends washing your

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SCIBS 2019: Trailerable boats, PWCs and Nav Gear lead the first wave

The country’s leading boating brands have wasted no time securing prime spaces at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), with many industry giants

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Yamaha 2019 WaveRunners Tested

With the release of the popular 2019 WaveRunner jet skis, Yamaha held a press event at the Gold Coast’s Couran Cove Resort, allowing boating journalists

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Hop on a Hurricane This Summer

Hurricane deck boats have rapidly found a place in the local market, the first models snapped up for their versatility, performance and array of features

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Pure Pursuit

What distinguishes a Pursuit boat from everything else? Proven hulls matched to dependable Yamaha Outboards. Refined lamination techniques. Vacuum-infused stringer grids. Verified installations. Patented designs.

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Extreme For A Good Price

New to the Stessl stable and exclusive to Gold Coast Boating Centre is the 460 Extreme side-console series. Why it got the extreme tag was

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Hailed A Great Success – 2018 Flathead Classic

Hailed the best fishing competition Australia has to offer, the 2018 Gold Coast Flathead Classic has recently ended for another year, and event organisers have

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Let’s do the WOBBLES: 7 Checks for Diesel Engines

A reliable engine is key to safe boating. Like most diligent boat owners, you probably get your engine serviced at manufacturer-prescribed frequency by a competent

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Superyachts for Everyone

Grandpa and Nanna help the young boy work on his Lego City in the lounge. One of the crew serves up glasses of orange juice

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Sailing Athletes

Australian Sailing, the national sporting organisation (NSO) for sailing and the peak body for recreational boating at clubs in Australia, has been actively promoting the

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Spearfishing For Beginners

Spearfishing takes you to another world. It is almost meditative, as you kick your way through the water, searching for the right spot, calming your

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Competition: #gcwaterways

#GCWATERWAYS COMPETITION POST A SELFIE, AND HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES! Take a selfie showing a boating activity on the Gold Coast. The more

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Beach Worming

There’s something about catching bait that intrigues me every time I decide to go and do it. And it all comes down to three key

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Latest Community News

Most recent community related news

GCWA: Delivering Dredging, Destinations and More

NEXT PHASE OF IMPROVEMENTS FOR DOUG JENNINGS PARK COMPLETE Stage Four of the ongoing revitalisation works for one of the Gold Coast’s most-loved parks at

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Preparing for Storm Season

Regardless of where you live, you can expect to be hit with severe weather once in a while. Whether it’s some wilder winds hitting the

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Busting Pest Fish

Pest fish and fishing competitions may seem like a mismatch. However, when it is an effective way of eradicating the “pests” from the waterways, while

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Own It Faster

I remember my grandfather always saying, “If you can’t pay cash for it, then you shouldn’t buy it.” It is great advice for smaller purchases

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Wallet-Friendly Wakeboarding

Queenslanders love wakeboarding and skiing. Joining a social skiing club can be a great way to experience the sport and learn about the different capabilities

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Sea-preneurs

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the French oceanographer and pioneer of marine conservation, once said, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of

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The Ocean is in Our Hands

With an average speed of just 12 knots an hour, the 57ft old girl is proud to have 7000 hours under her hull. It has

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Seafari

The Anchorage is located on beautiful South Stradbroke Island, in popular Tipplers Passage, and is also the base of the Gold Coast Boat Club. Aside

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Nah mate, I know boats. It won’t happen to me…

Over the past couple of weeks Brisbane Water Police have responded to marine search and rescue incidents that could have been avoided if the master

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Reporting Marine Incidents

Marine incident. Two words that frighten many a boater, various fears leap to mind: injury, damage, insurance, cost, penalties. On average, a marine incident will

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Boat Safety Knowledge

Boating is in itself always an adventure, whatever type of boating it may be. But staying safe is as much part of the adventure, too.

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Superyachts for Everyone

Grandpa and Nanna help the young boy work on his Lego City in the lounge. One of the crew serves up glasses of orange juice

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Cruising North: Guide To Marinas Stopover

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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10 Years of Shaggers Rendezvous

It was 2009 when Ken Thackeray decided to create a yacht club with a difference. Its members wouldn’t have a physical clubhouse, but would rendezvous

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SYC Oxenford Watersports Centre

Southport Yacht Club along with the Gold Coast City Council have launched a newly developed Watersports Centre at the Regatta’s Waters Lake situated within the

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Latest Equipment News

Most recent equipment related news

Marine Multi-Function Display Integration + Capabilities

Thirty odd years ago, many of the safety and integration technology that we take for granted and expect to see today on our multi-function displays

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Great Products for Boating

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

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Brighten Up Your Boating Enjoyment

There’s nothing quite like the right light to set the mood for the night ahead. Whether you’re intent on fishing, hosting festivities, a bit of

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Why You Need A Magnetic Compass

A bit of history: the magnetic compass or a simple version of the compass was used during the Chinese Han Dynasty and the Song Dynasty

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Great Products for Boating (2018)

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

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Wireless Security for Boats

Do you own a boat that is usually kept at a marina, on a mooring, or other location out of constant view? Being able to

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Smart Safety Systems

Many of our greatest pleasures come from time well spent with family and friends so when it comes to safety, every skipper knows the value

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Boater’s Fashion Tips

Boating as a lifestyle evokes with it thoughts of enjoyable, long, lazy afternoons basking in the sun relaxing, and allowing stresses to fade. Being well

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Best Boating Apps for 2018

Smartphones and tablets have become omnipresent in our daily lives, whether we are working or playing. And boating is no exception. There are hundreds of

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Latest Videos

Gold Coast’s Marine Industry

With a turnover of $2.57 billion in 2016-17 (31% of the national total), the Queensland boating industry sector has grown significantly into a respected global

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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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