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Latest Boating News

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Keep Propellers Propped Up

The propeller on your boat affects a variety of performance factors, including the vessel’s speed, handling, comfort, engine life, acceleration, fuel economy, and even safety.

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Broadwater Bliss

My family and I were lucky enough to enjoy an extremely relaxed sunset sailing charter on the Broadwater. After a thorough safety briefing and having

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Still In Love with Paikea

Gordon and Louise Fraser are working like a well-oiled team, as they head out from their marina berth at Manly on their Fountaine Pajot Salina

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Useful Boating Terms for Passengers

A responsible skipper always ensures, prior to leaving the docks that everyone on the boat is familiar with the safety equipment and is informed of

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Iron Joy: First Class Fishing

Roughly 100kms offthecoast of North Queensland’s Gladstone, lies one of Australia’s true boating gems. Comprising the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef from Hixon Cay

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Best Expert Bait Tips

Local fishing enthusiasts are likely very familiar with Paul Anderson and his loveable dog, Tye, who are the face of Arundel’s popular Bait Shop Gold

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Iliad 70 Launched

The latest for Multihull Solutions, ILIAD 70, an epic power catamaran, was officially launched at the Sydney International Boat Show in August 2019. Its bridge

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Cygnet 20: Trailerable Sailing

Quite often, timber-built boats have this authenticity, character – a soul even that makes each one a special piece of maritime history. No doubt classic

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Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67

Fountaine Pajot’s stunning Alegria 67 sailing catamaran has won the category of “Best Sailing Multihull Over 15m” at the 2019 Christofle Yacht Style Awards, which

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Benetaeau Oceanis 30.1

Championing ever more innovative boats for everyone is definitely Beneteau’s hallmark, and in this respect the new Oceanis 30.1 holds its promises across the board.

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Meet the Parker 790 Explorer

The finest addition to the Parker family is finally here – the Parker 790 Explorer. Its unique and elegant style is immediately recognisable at sea.

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SKiP Blue Water 480: Ideal Tender

The SKiP brand is named after the old Norwegian word skip meaning “little ship”. SKiP Inflatables specialise in tough lightweight aluminium hulled RIBs. The SKiP

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Gold Coast City Marina Welcomes Sunseeker

Sunseeker East Coast Australia has opened a Queensland sales and service centre at GCCM as the leading luxury boat builder expands its reach on the

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Pursuit 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 has

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Stejcraft 640 Monaco: Deluxe Performer

The locally manufactured Stejcraft 640 Monaco is a deluxe overnight half-cabin that needs to be seen to be believed. Built by second-generation boat builder, Tim Catanese,

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Latest Community News

Most recent community related news

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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TAFE: Moulding A Marine Career

After completing Year 12 at Hills International College in Jimboomba, a growing town in the locality of Logan, apprentice Joshua Schmidt is on track to qualify

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Clean and Protect Your Boat This Summer

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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Value of Experience on the High Sea

Author Joseph Conrad once said: “There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting and enslaving than the life at sea.” Literature is full of sentiments trying to capture

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Negotiating Your Boat’s Price

The sale of your boat and its price can vary depending on the time of year, market demand, and how the negotiations are handled. The

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Crossing Coastal Bars: Seaway, Jumpinpin, South Passage

If you are considering venturing offshore for the first time, and need to cross a coastal bar, then please take heed of this advice: Do

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Seasickness

Hundreds of years ago, the greatest dangers sailors would face to their health on the ocean were the conditions themselves or a galleon of pirates. These

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Bush to Coast Expeditions

Like any great Australian business idea, the concept for Bush to Coast Expeditions brewed over a few beers at a backyard BBQ one evening in

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Take the Boater’s Quiz

Take our quiz and ask your neighbour! Who knows Gold Coast waterways better? At Pacific Maritime Lawyers, we all too often see boaters running afoul

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The Pirate Code

Since man began setting sail to sea, members of the crew and the vessel officers drafted many different kinds of “handshake deals” – concerning pay,

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Marine Concierge Course

Australia’s oldest hotel school is set to deliver a Marina Concierge course for marina staff and managers looking to upskill in customer service in the

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Taking Responsibility for Your Craft

Let us distil it all down. If you go to the pure essence, you will find that unless there is marked change in attitude, and

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Boat Works New North Precinct

The Boat Works’ $100 million private investment in Gold Coast infrastructure is shaping a world-class superyacht facility that will be a lifestyle destination and a state-of-the-art

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A Little Preparation

The Royal Commission into banking and finance was recently making headlines in the media and highlighted the banks and financiers responsible lending obligations as holders of

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Queensland launches summer boating drive

A new maritime enforcement team will hit Queensland waters this summer to help stem a rise in boating incidents. The team of specially-trained Maritime Safety

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Latest Equipment News

Most recent equipment related news

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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Aqualuma New Generation

Without question the most significant release from Aqualuma to date, the all new GEN 5 range of Thru-hull underwater lights boasts significant increases in performance output

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Next Generation Remote Control Solutions

A truly intuitive system, Dockmate allows boaters to easily operate engines, bow and stern thrusters, anchor winch, and horn from anywhere on board with a small

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Seapen: Keeps Boats Out of Water

The SeaPen is for boaties wanting to keep their boat moored in the water without the cost of antifouling the hull and the hassle of trying

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Marinescapes Water Trailer

Marinescapes is a Melbourne-based marine infrastructure company with vast experience in the design and manufacture of marine floatation platforms. Having undergone a major restructure over the

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Floating Docks

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

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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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