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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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Parker Monaco 110: More For Your Money

The highly awarded Parker Monaco 110 has arrived in Australia, offering families way more for their money than the standard 11-metre cruiser. At 11.2-metres (33-feet),

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Riviera Launch Online Boat Show

As Riviera marks its 40th anniversary, Australia’s premier luxury motor yacht builder is launching its own Boat Show featuring a limited selection of new, state-of-the-art

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Washdown Tips

Look around the car park at your local boat ramp, and you’ll see boat and PWC trailers in varying states of decay. Some are obviously

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It’s A Prawn Thing

The arrival of the Zerek live shrimp created a stir unlike the arrival of many other lures in Australia. This lure catapulted to the top

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Murray Cod at Glenlyon Dam

Glenlyon Dam is regarded as one of the best Murray cod fisheries and contains prized Murray cod, yellow perch as well as other freshwater fishes.

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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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Latest Community News

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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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Storm Surge Modelling

Storm-surge modelling can be a tool for State decision-makers not only during extreme weather events, but also for future planning and operational disaster management, as

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GCCM: 20 Years & Counting – Celebrating the Pioneers of Refit & Repair

The start of the new year marks 20 years since the gates first opened at Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard (GCCM). The iconic facility

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Breakfast Creek Boat Club: Where Wooden Boats Gather

Named after the breakfast that occurred between John Oxley and an Aboriginal clan at the mouth of the creek in 1824, Breakfast Creek in Brisbane

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Super New Era: 40 Years

The region’s original boat yard, established by Bruce “Sharkie” Harris in 1980, The Boat Works has evolved over the past four decades from humble yet pioneering

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Gold Coast Game Fishing Club: 50 Years and Growing

The Gold Coast Game Fishing Club is the largest club of the Queensland Game Fishing Association, and has stood the test of time throughout the

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South Stradbroke Island Marine Debris Project

South Stradbroke Island is a destination for tourists and locals alike. Located on the southeast coast of Queensland within the Moreton Bay Region (Quandamooka Country),

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COLREGS Quiz

The COLREGs is short-hand for the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972, and they outline the internationally agreed rules for safe navigation of

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Groundings

Groundings occur more often than you think, given today’s reliance on electronic navigation aids. A grounding can commonly be the result of incorrect use of

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Protect Your Boat Hire Business: Use Ts&Cs

So, you have your own business hiring vessels out to the public (so we are talking polycraft, kayaks, pedal boats, paddle boards, and so on). Are

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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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Latest Equipment News

Most recent equipment related news

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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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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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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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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