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SEQ’s No. 1 Marine Cooling Service Centre

Located on the Gold Coast at Molendinar, Diecon Marine specialise in marine cooling, heat exchanger manufacture, servicing and repairs.  The photo above shows a new

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Go Green For Clean Fuel

With twenty-four years of industrial and commercial fuel tank cleaning under their belt, Fuel Doctors have seen it all when it comes to the contaminants

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Next Generation Outboards

As part of the largest single new-product development program in the company’s history, Mercury has introduced nine next-generation outboard engines around the globe. Mercury, the

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Shoreline Teams With Sea-Doo

Shoreline has recently been appointed as an authorized BRP Sea-Doo dealer for Queensland. Conveniently located between the Gold Coast and Brisbane on the very popular

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Jeanneau: Luxury Suited for Aussie Boaties

Jeanneau is forging ahead in the Australian powerboat market. With their history dating back to 1957, they have become a benchmark for quality cruising and

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PowerCat: Fibreglass Catamarans

The company behind Australia’s most awarded range of fibreglass powered catamarans, PowerCat Marine, is about to enter a new era with its long term associate,

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Osmosis Demystified

Traditional wisdom holds that every 10 years, your boat hull should be inspected for osmosis. But what is “osmosis” and why is it a threat

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Launching A Jet Ski

Launching your jet ski can be an exhilarating, yet daunting experience – especially the first time. Most jet ski enthusiasts love to take advantage of

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GC Boating Centre: Best Boats, Best Performance

Formosa Sea-Rod: Gold Coast Boating Centre worked closely with Formosa Marine to develop and design the new Sea-Rod 7.4m hard top half cabin with a

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The Humble Flathead

Ah, the humble flathead… A lot has been written on this fish. Why? This fish is a fantastic sports fish to target with different methods.

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Racing Champ Rapt by Hurricane

Dick Johnson is a motor racing legend, with an appetite for speed and performance since 1967 when he burst onto the track. The winner of

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CleanAWorx: Quality Marine Cleaning Products

In Australia, we have some of the harshest weather conditions. Boats that are not well looked after can lose their value much faster. So, a

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Sealegs: Be Amphibious

Sealegs amphibious craft were conceived as a solution to a problem. The problem – all the hassle and time involved in launching and retrieving a

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Scariff: Show & Tow Finance

While the Scariff name is new to the boat industry, the people behind it are no strangers to boats or to manufacturing and after-sales service.

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Changing Winds of Sailing in Australia

Before colonial sailing was introduced in Australia, the people of Torres Strait Islands were already using large double outriggers with large sails, which have been

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Latest Community News

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Anchor Right: Well Anchored

Anchor Right Australia have been designing and developing new boat anchor concepts for over twenty-five years. Our Super SARCA was a world’s first true multi-purpose

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Seapower Marine: New Owner, New Opportunities

The 12 months of operation at the GCCM for Seapower Marine at Australia’s most awarded shipyard have allowed Seapower Marine the ability to offer more

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Boat Buying 101: All The Facts

Whatever the stage of your boat buying experience is at – whether it is just a dream, or an interest, or a clear decision to

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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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Valet Storage: Dry Stack

Imagine waking up on a Sunday morning and having a home-cooked breakfast with your family, when you all decide that you should spend the day

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Looking After Your Credit File

When applying for a boat loan (or any loan for that matter), one of the major factors that influence both the approval decisions and interest

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The Saltwater Story

A land bridge connected Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) to Kombumerri country (Southport) and Goories also came in canoes to Minjerribah trading bunya for eugarie, amongst other

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Humpbacks: Beyond Whale-Watching

The 2017 whale season was a busy time for the 58 volunteers of Humpbacks & High-rises (HHR). For 120 days from June to November, HHR

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Fish Tales at the Pub

Here’s the scene: It’s Friday afternoon at the local pub. Happy hour schooners are flowing as freely as the stories of the week’s adventures. A

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SICYC Season of Sail 2018

The Shag Islet Cruise Yacht Club (SICYC) is currently hosting their inaugural Season of Sail, which is a club cruise along the east coast of

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Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy

Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) released the Speed Limits and Behaviour Management Strategy 2018-2020 in March 2018 following extensive consultation, and it has received positive

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National System for DCVs

After consultations, delays, industry worries and political funding, the transition to a National System for Domestic Commercial Vessels has arrived. Throughout the month of June,

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Insure Your Policy Covers You In A Disaster

Australian marine insurance purchasers are not very aware of the key factors in marine insurance. Let us help you understand what you are or are

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GC Hosts Whittley National Rally

BOAT GUIDE Whittley Boats could quite possibly be the first in Australia to put a production wooden boat on a trailer. They started in the

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Come Aboard!

The recent Sanctuary Cove Boat Show gave many of us the opportunity to get on board and inspect the boats that, unfortunately, many of us

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Latest Equipment News

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Brighten Up Your Boating Enjooyment

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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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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Back To Basics

Thanks to satellite navigation and electronic instrumentation, the mariners of today live in privileged times. You can easily say that there is a genuine over-reliance

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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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