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Terry Davis: Wisdom of a Marine Surveyor

As a boatie, at some point in your life, you may need to utilise the services of a marine surveyor. In particular, you should call

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Aura Shines In a Sea of Sameness

Fusing traditional craftsmanship and high-tech materials, Norman R. Wright & Sons have created the one-of-a-kind, 60ft Sport Fisher “Aura”. Drawing on their 110-year history of

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All Aboard for the Brig Safari 2020

The recent Brig Safari, coordinated by BRIG Queensland at Coomera, attracted 106 participants across an armada of 22 boats. Led by event captain Tom Carlisle,

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Sailing in Paradise at Southport Yacht Club

Imagine the excitement, spectacle and festive atmosphere of the Melbourne Cup – but replace the horses with silent yet graceful sailing boats, swiftly racing across

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POSTPONED: Outdoors Show March 2020

Queensland’s largest and most popular outdoor lifestyle, recreational and adventure show is back and has been confirmed for 27 – 29 March 2020. Tickets are on

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Sail Care and Maintenance

Sails are wings that use the wind to generate a force to move a boat. It is therefore very important to keep them well-maintained to

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Saona 47: The Capable Cat

Climbing over to the guest accommodation in the starboard hull brings you into an equally comfortable area with spacious semi-island bed and ensuite aft. Forward

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Making Kids Fall In Love With Boating

Sowing the seeds for a lifetime love of boating can be tedious. Keeping young children safe on board, and well, on board, is often difficult

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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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Safety Certificates for Trailers

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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Accelerating Racing Technology

Leading Australian luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo is unique within the boating industry being the only major luxury motor yacht builder in the world with

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Vision 590: Fishing Platform

The Sea Jay Vision 590 is a mid-range inshore and onshore fishing platform, incorporating the Sea Jay Samurai Hull. This features a raised sheer line

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While Northside Marine has been a Jeanneau dealer for many years, we have only recently extended our range to include the Merry Fisher and Merry

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Floating Docks

Floatingdocks are the Australian distributor of Wave Armor and Carolina docking systems, also providing budget modular systems. Wave Armor, from the USA, are the leaders

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Pursuit Sportfishing and Family Boats to Debut in Australia

Gold Coast will be home to the latest American premium fishing and family boat brand Pursuit launching in Australia this summer. Cobalt Boats of Australia

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Boundless Opportunities with Maritime Career Training

For those with an affinity for the ocean, the maritime industry has boundless opportunities. Often, a recreational passion becomes an extremely rewarding career. One such path

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RQYS On-Water Events

The first quarter of 2020 promises a very busy one for the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. The RQYS will host 60 sailing events from January

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Avoid Divorce: Take a Nautical Training Course

How confident are you with your nautical adventures? Need crew training? Husband and wife team-building? Nautical Training Boat & Jet Ski Licence is just the

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The Boat Works: Here We Grow Again

Not content to bask on their laurels as Australia’s greatest boat yard, The Boat Works has welcomed new partners to the fold over the past

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The Ripple Effect: Testimonial From Our Reader

Just like a droplet hitting a body of still water, all it takes is one word, image or moment to create a ripple effect of

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Get On The Water Sooner: How-To Guide

Any seafarer knows that buying a boat is a huge investment and it can take some time to get from your initial concept to finally

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The Lowdown on Seagrass

They have grassy leaves, but they are not true grass, and they are found in marine environments. What are they? Seagrass are so named because

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Hovercrafts to Explore Queensland

If you are interested in buying your first vessel for fun days out on the water, or are keen to expand your boating collection, it

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Marine Order 505 Changes

You may have heard about the proposed changes to Marine Order 505 (Certificates of Competency – national law) 2013 which are likely come into effect

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Kids’ Lifejackets – The Right Fit

So you have finally purchased a 4.8-metre open boat. You then set out to do some shopping for safety equipment. Your 11-year-old is helping out

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Jacobs Well Fishing and Social Club

When you head off north by boat, through the Broadwater towards Moreton Bay, your first port is the small town of Jacobs Well, a suburb

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Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre

Jacobs Well Environmental Education Centre is a Queensland State Government School located within the semi-agricultural district of Norwell. In 1974, JWEEC was established as the

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The McLaren’s Legacy

Iconic Gold Coast landmarks, such as Mariner’s Cove and South Stradbroke Island, are well known by locals and tourists alike. But little can be said

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Rio Ups The Ante for SICYC Rendezvous

Ken Thackeray has often said that the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club is an entity he could not have written a business plan for. Born

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Suit Up and Get Wet

We are blessed to live in a sub-tropical climate that allows watersports all year round. While a bikini or board shorts are usually the go,

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Latest Equipment News

Most recent equipment related news

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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DockSense Alert by FLIR

FLIR Systems announced Raymarine DockSenseTMAlert, a new addition to Raymarine’s intelligent docking technology line designed for a broader range of vessels. Raymarine DockSense, unveiled in

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Great Products for Boating #19

OLD SKIPPER – #sealovers Old Skipper is a well-known European brand that creates unique beautiful handmade bracelets out of best quality marine rope, Italian leather

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Onboard Toolkit Essentials

When you are having a fun day out on the water, the last thing on your mind is doing boat repairs. But issues do pop

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Guide to Safe Anchoring

Undoubtedly, this is one of the things we all think we do well, but a few aide memoirs and prompts can never go astray. Indeed

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FNQ: Skipper’s Story from the Helm

Bali Hai II is a timber boat, with a measured length of 22.70 meters, a breadth of 5.58 meters, and a draft of 2.0 meters.

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The Chair Choice

When it comes to comfort and the overall design of your boat, your choice of helm chair is one of the most important decisions you will

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Anchor Right: Well Anchored – Innovation on the Water

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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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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