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FOUNTAINE PAJOT ELBA 45 – YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE AN AWARD-WINNING YACHT

Multihull enthusiasts have a rare opportunity to own one of Fountaine Pajot’s most popular sailing models with an ELBA 45 now becoming available for order

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DUFOUR 37 YACHT Sets New Standards in Design & Performance

The new Dufour 37 has captivated the yachting world since its recent launch with the new model garnering strong attention from Australian buyers. The French

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Bundaberg Port Marina – Southern Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef – Let your journey begin

Bundaberg Port Marina is situated 1 nautical mile from the entrance of the Burnett River and offers all weather, all tides, deep water access to visitors to

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LAGOON 60 REDEFINING SAILING EXPERIENCES

Discover unparalleled luxury with the Lagoon 60, the latest release from Lagoon Catamarans. Boasting an expansive flybridge, saloon bathed in natural light, fluid layouts, and

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ILIAD CATAMARANS – Exquisitely crafted long-range luxury motor yachts

The US boating market has enthusiastically embraced ILIAD Catamarans and its long-range luxury motor yachts, leading to the company expanding its activities in North America.

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MAKING THE VERSO SYSTEM – New Gill sailing jackets latest innovation

Gill has been crafting technical sailing clothing & equipment for almost 50 years, so they like to think they know a thing or two about

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Sunseeker 76 Yacht

The Sunseeker 76 Yacht stands as a remarkable embodiment of luxury, comfort, and performance seamlessly integrated into a single vessel. Tailored for those yearning to

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UNRIVALLED AMENITIES – ON-SITE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES COMMENCE

Apartments on the Gold Coast are a common sight but when something truly special comes along, people notice. Marina Point Apartments is one such project.

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TESORO T-40 YACHT SNAPPED UP BY SUPERYACHT AIX

The first Tesoro walk-around yacht to arrive in Australia has been swiftly snapped up by the superyacht AIX to serve as its luxury tender and

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MAINTENANCE MARINA & BOAT STORAGE FACILITY

Nestled in Thornlands, Redland CITY Marina is your premier destination for boat maintenance and storage. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to fulfil all your needs,

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THE NEW PRESTIGE F4 – A STAR IS BORN IN THE 15M CATEGORY

Prestige Motor Yachts have announced the next generation in their flybridge lineup, with the new F4 premiering at the Cannes International Boat Show 2023. Driven

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Restoration of a Mustang with NANNI DIESEL ENGINE

NANNI’s Queensland distributor completed a restoration of a 1986 Mustang 24’ as a demonstrator for their engines. They were trying to demonstrate in a practical way that an older petrol

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AWARD WINNING UPHOLSTERY & CUSTOM DESIGN

Above: Completed for Motor Yacht Aurora the reupholstering of the existing sofa and supply of new occasional chairs. Michael Melfi has solidified his standing as a

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PARKER – ALL NEW SORRENTO

CUTTING EDGE DESIGN WITH PEDIGREE DNA Introducing the Sorrento 100, the latest addition to the prestigious Parker line-up. This twin outboard sports cruiser is expertly designed

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INDUSTRY NEWS: VOLVO PENTA SHARES DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHT INTO HYBRID ELECTRIC

Volvo Penta and Groupe Beneteau collaborated on an innovative hybrid-electric testing event in June, designed to gather valuable insights about the future of boating. The

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Bundaberg Port Marina – Southern Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef – Let your journey begin

Bundaberg Port Marina is situated 1 nautical mile from the entrance of the Burnett River and offers all weather, all tides, deep water access to visitors to

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UNRIVALLED AMENITIES – ON-SITE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES COMMENCE

Apartments on the Gold Coast are a common sight but when something truly special comes along, people notice. Marina Point Apartments is one such project.

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MAINTENANCE MARINA & BOAT STORAGE FACILITY

Nestled in Thornlands, Redland CITY Marina is your premier destination for boat maintenance and storage. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to fulfil all your needs,

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KIDS ONBOARD – RULES TO SHARE WITH YOUNG BOATING PEOPLE

Original story by Michael Paddison One of the most common questions we receive from parents is whether kids can operate a boat without a licence.

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THE BOAT WORKS EXPANDS – SHEDS & HARDSTAND INCREASE BY 50 PERCENT

BUILD IT, THEY’RE ALREADY HERE! The Boat Works is adding more Sheds, more Hardstand and more Berths for enhanced boat maintenance and refit to meet

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How to Make the Right Decision WHEN BUYING A BOAT

As warmer weather approaches, the allure of water-based activities, especially boating, captivates many. Boating enthusiasts relish escaping the daily grind, enjoying the sun, spray, and

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NEW MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO WATERWAYS

“With the Gold Coast being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, we need to keep pace with demand for access to the waterways

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A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS SALE

MARINE BUSINESS FOR SALE: Whether you’re buying or selling a business in Australia, determining its market value is crucial. Several methods are used by business brokers, valuers

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Iconic Halvorsen’s Return to Water at The Boat Works

The Boat Works hosted the official splashdown of three iconic Halvorsen timber motor yachts, returning to water after three years of meticulous restoration works. An

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VALUE OF A QUALITY SURVEY – AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE SURVEYORS

So you’ve found your dream boat and have made the smart choice to engage a marine surveyor before you commit to the purchase. You’ve taken

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Flying The Flag for Gold Coast in Florida – ROD TWITCHIN MARINE

After a journey spanning almost 30 hours, RTM successfully arrived at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) in late October. The extensive travel proved

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What do we do with A DRUNKEN SAILOR?

By Tom Mohun Solicitor – Master <45m NC Queenslanders understand that if you drive a car under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, you

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SUMMER BOAT HEALTH CHECKLIST

By Michael Paddison If your boat has been sitting around over the winter, it needs extra care before making a comeback for the summer. The

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Discover Serenity and Luxury at SANCTUARY COVE MARINA

DISCOVER SERENITY AND LUXURY AT SANCTUARY COVE MARINA Nestled along the pristine shores of Australia’s Gold Coast lies an oasis for seafaring enthusiasts – Sanctuary

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PRE-APPROVE FINANCE for your summer season boat purchase

South East Finance are ready and waiting to approve your boat finance now. With a combined 30 years of experience in marine, automotive and finance

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Latest Equipment News

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MAKING THE VERSO SYSTEM – New Gill sailing jackets latest innovation

Gill has been crafting technical sailing clothing & equipment for almost 50 years, so they like to think they know a thing or two about

Read More

Restoration of a Mustang with NANNI DIESEL ENGINE

NANNI’s Queensland distributor completed a restoration of a 1986 Mustang 24’ as a demonstrator for their engines. They were trying to demonstrate in a practical way that an older petrol

Read More

AWARD WINNING UPHOLSTERY & CUSTOM DESIGN

Above: Completed for Motor Yacht Aurora the reupholstering of the existing sofa and supply of new occasional chairs. Michael Melfi has solidified his standing as a

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COMBATTING CONTAMINATED BOAT FUEL

With over three decades of unrivalled expertise in industrial and commercial fuel tank cleaning, Fuel Doctors continues to lead the charge in addressing fuel contamination

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RADAR – YOUR EXTRA PAIR OF EYES

Simrad® Halo® Dome pulse compression radars have recently received substantial enhancements in their collision avoidance tools, accessible through Simrad® multifunction displays. In this article, we

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RAYMARINE PRODUCTS AT HORIZON SHORES

Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, announced the availability of Axiom® 2 XL, a sophisticated line of glass bridge chartplotters for premium yachts and

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FURLING BOOM SYSTEM – First Ever Production By Lagoon Catamarans

Joe Fox, TMG Yachts Sales Manager was amongst the first to test the first fully equipped vessel in France Lagoon Catamarans, a name synonymous with

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ALTEX TWO PACK PAINT APPLICATION

When it comes to protecting your boat or any other watercraft from the harsh elements, two pack paints are like superheroes. Many DIY painters are

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GFAB TRAILERS – PRECISION ENGINEERING

There are new trailers in town, and boy are they turning heads. If you haven’t seen a GFAB trailer being towed around by now, you

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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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