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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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The Snapper and The Jew

Fishing in the Southern Bay and Northern Gold Coast is a favourite. While I’m mainly focused on catch-and-release sports fishing, I also regularly take home

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Whittley Marine: Fleetmasters

Smart and sleek, the Fleetmaster 23 (limited edition CR 2380 package) is a trend setting compact sports cruiser that turns corners – and heads. Retaining

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Buying @ The Boat Show

Ready to take the plunge and purchase your first boat at the show? Or perhaps it’s time to trade-up and make a splash with more

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30th Year Marks SCIBS Success

Celebrating 30 years of success within the maritime industry, the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has drawn to a close for another year, confirming record

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Minimise Downtime With Your Heat Exchanger

Macleay Island, South East Queensland – A D9050-B 3-cylinder Kubota marine engine suffers significant corrosion to the heat exchanger. The cause? The heat exchanger had

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Shoreline Teams Up 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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Fabric Cleaning 101

Fabrics – fibre or synthetic – are common elements in the interior of a vessel. Cleaning fabrics can be conducted in two ways: steam (wet)

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Fix or Flick

Often the best way to judge whether an engine needs a tune-up is the boat owner’s own experience with it. It is pretty common sense.

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X60 World Premiere

Representing a totally new era in luxury sport yacht design, the new Maritimo X60 had impressed early, already generating wide international interest and sales. After

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Peace and the Perfect Pace with Integrity

Brisbane couple, Russell and Kim Dahl – and their beloved Shnoodle, Merv – are the proud owners of an Integrity 490, a Raised Pilothouse version.

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Tempest in a Teacup

There is a point when facing the unknown stops being a longed-for adventure and becomes a terrifying reality. Confronting a storm at sea is one

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Walk-On Walk-Off Service: Fairline Syndicate

This brand new 2018 Fairline 48GT will be based at Sanctuary Cove and offered in a fully managed syndicate. Enquire now to secure your 1/8th

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Winter Work

Shorter, cooler days over the off-season make winter the ideal time to invest in maintenance and service of your boat. Of course, avid boaties will

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Bayliner Overnighters Are Back

Powered by the new Mercruiser 6.2L 300HP, with a Bravo 3 duo prop stern drive swinging 24inch pitch stainless steel propellers, this boat has a

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Latest Community News

Most recent community related news

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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Queensland Superyacht Strategy Announced

The announcement on the first day of the ASMEX 2018 Conference of the new five-year Queensland Superyacht Strategy is seen as a major boost for

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Take A Look at International Boat Shows

“Start the new watersports season with us!”, “Navigator of Asian yachting.”, “Where adventure starts, pioneers meet and innovation shines.”, “Welcome to the number one boat show on

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Water Ski Show – Surfers Paradise Gardens

“My family owned a farm in Carrara on what is today the Emerald Lakes Golf Club and the Plateau Cres hill,” begins Jack Birmingham. “One

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Australia’s Treasures – Museum of the Sea

Just a stone’s throw south of the NSW border lie the Chinderah Bay Antiques & Seafaring Museum and its treasure trove of historical nautical items.

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The Journey of the Gundal

Before civilizations formed, humans have been constantly adapting to the environment. History tells us that before the great inventions of medieval times, people have been

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Tips To Get A Loan For Your Next Boat

We are often asked, “What do I need to get a boat loan?” For those of us who are married or in a relationship, the

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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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Latest Equipment News

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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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Ultimately Easy, Ultimately Affordable

When Angelo Siokos bought his first home on the Gold Coast, it was in Paradise Point. Being on a waterfront property, he set about replacing

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Ultimate Jet Ski Lift

The Ultimate Jet Ski Lift is a floating solar-powered and remote-controlled jet ski/PWC lift, docking system, and station that entails zero effort or damage. It

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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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