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Latest Boating News

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Successful Catch at Lake Borumba

The planned club trips for the start of the year have been mostly washed out by the rains or high winds or both. The only

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Back From the Brink: A Rebuild Story

Fifteen years ago, Matthew Crimean swapped a trail bike for half a share in a Sunrunner 1800. The boat was sold and resold. Many years

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Island Gypsy: Brand Revival in 2020

The iconic Halvorsen brand has been revived in the new range of connoisseur craft, launched in 2019 as the Newport 460 – a collaboration among

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Dream Fishing in Lucinda

A couple of hundred kilometres north of Townsville lays a small township nestled on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and Hinchinbrook Island. Lucinda

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Worthwhile Adventure: Dealing with Uncertainty

So you’ve said “yes” to the wonderful adventure that is cruising life, but there’s a nagging voice in your head that whispers, “What if…I can’t

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Axopar 37 Revolution: First Impressions

The Eyachts team flew to Finland for the reveal of the new Axopar 37 Revolution range, including X Sun Top, X Cabin and Spyder, premiering

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Cancelled: Hamilton Island Race Week 2020

An important update about Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 The Queensland Government has recently declared numerous COVID-19 hotspots and yesterday announced the inclusion of Greater

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POSTPONED: Superyacht Rendezvous in 2020

Australia will once again be on the global superyacht stage when the fourth annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous is staged in the Whitsundays by Coral Sea

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Impact Boats: New Level in Survey-Standard Boats

Innovative Australian manufacturer Marinescapes have recently entered the commercial vessel market with their range of Impact Boats, a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) construction for survey-standard vessels.

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Eyachts Are Now Dealer of Sirena Yachts

Eyachts have just announced their exclusive partnership with the young and modern luxury motor yacht company, Sirena Yachts. Sirena Yachts offer advanced engineering that doesn’t

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President 115: For Worldwide Adventure or Charter

President 115 Tri-Deck Superyacht, semi-custom- built for her seasoned large yacht owner in 2018, and built to exacting standards under the Lloyds A1 offshore certification. Charlie

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Swiftco – One Stop Shop BMT

If you happen to be in the market for a new aluminium boat, be sure to check out the range of Bluefin Boats at Swiftco

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Whittley Boats Back On The Gold Coast

Whittley boats are back on the Gold Coast, with a new retail yard situated inside the boating mega facility of The Boats Works at Coomera.

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More Control With Nitro Z20

The next time you are on the water, would you want to feel like you are dominating the canals? Do you want to feel like

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Pontoon Boats Built For Australian Waters

Runaway Bay Pontoon Boats build vessels in Queensland. They are one of the top luxury and sports pontoon boat specialists in Australia, and sell vessels

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Latest Community News

Most recent community related news

Message In A Bottle: From Yesterday To Today

There’s something so alluring about the idea of finding an old bottle washed up on a shore containing a loving or cryptic message that could

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Australia Welcomes Foreign Superyachts

International major events are happening in the Pacific region in the next two years, and Australia has opened up its doors to international superyacht charters

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Lifejackets for the Family

Lifejackets, or personal floatation devices (PFD), are an essential part of spending time out on the water. Many boaties struggle to know which lifejacket to

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Boater’s Quiz: Are You Up To Speed?

The Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 (Qld) imposes a general safety obligation on all vessel owners, operators, masters and crew. The general safety obligations

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Marine Incidents and You

There is always the chance of being involved in a marine incident when you are out on the waters. What do you do if it

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Sharks and Rays of Moreton Bay

The waters off the Gold Coast are alive with some of Australia’s most diverse and abundant marine species. While so many of us may shiver

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Weather: Interpret, Adjust, Prepare

Weather forecasts are never going to be perfect. As mariners, it is our responsibility to interpret, adjust, and prepare. Technology is transforming our reception of

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Boats of All Shapes & Sizes at GCCM

In January 2020, Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard (GCCM) entered its 20th year of operation. With the benefit of both time and experience –

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Rent Out Your Boat Online: A Renter’s Story

Do you own a recreational boat? Do you sometimes wish you can pay off the costs by hiring out your private boat? With Book My

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Paint Work for Spirit

Every boat deserves a high-quality paint job – and more so when a boat has a very noble purpose. Sailability Gold Coast is a local

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Bundaberg Port Marina: First Class Marine Facilities

Offering first class marine facilities on Queensland’s Coral Coast, Bundaberg Port Marina is well placed with 180 top quality floating berths able to berth vessels

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Coral Sea Marina Resort: Rebranding of An Icon

The year 2019 saw the union of two Whitsunday icons: Abell Point Marina and neighbouring boutique hotel, Coral Sea Resort. Australian owner, Paul Darrouzet, rebranded

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Superyacht Refit Yard – Exceptional Service

There are now twice as many services and resources for your boat at The Boat Works, Coomera, with the opening of the new superyacht refit

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Trailer Safety Certificates

Trailers can travel on highways up to speeds of 110kph. Therefore, just as with the vehicles that tow them, it is imperative that trailers also

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The Rebirth of Riverside Marina at the Concourse

The long-awaited redevelopment of the marina adjacent to the Royal Pines Resort will commence this year. The 100-berth boutique marina will become the “jewel in the

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Latest Equipment News

Most recent equipment related news

Guide to Buying Boating Binoculars

Binoculars are a wise item to add to your navigational toolkit so you can spot landmarks, debris, rocks sticking out of the water, or other

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Great Products For Boating #21

SUBLUE WHITESHARK MIX SCOOTER For swimming pools or snorkeling, glide through the water with the underwater scooter. Using two motors that provide thrust, the Mix

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HES Winches: Compact and Robust

HES Winches Australia is a South East Queensland- based business and was created exclusively to provide quality winches and superior service to their customers. The highly

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Shenker Watermakers: Clean Water Guaranteed

Award-winning company Schenker Watermakers draws on over twenty years of design and manufacturing expertise to create a range of compact, lightweight and energy-efficient desalination units

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Best Covers

Would you like to preserve the value and longevity of your boat? Investing in a well-made boat cover contributes to your boat remaining an asset,

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Clear Answers for Your Windscreen Questions

If receiving recognition and adoration is a sign of being appreciated, then windscreens might well be one of the most underappreciated parts of a boat.

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Great Products #20

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 media channels

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Light The Way Above And Below The Boat

Based in Helensvale on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Aqualuma has been in the lighting business since 2005, quickly establishing itself as a leader in the marine LED

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Lowrance HDS Live 12

Rig your boat with a HDS LIVE 12 and get access to the top fishfinding innovations with support for Active ImagingTM, LiveSightTM real-time sonar, StructureScan®

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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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