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Australia’s Phonsy Mullan Claims Maiden World Title

After an epic battle between two champions that came all the way down to the final run of the Penrite UIM World Series, Phonsy Mullan

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Powerful Message: Saltwater Story

When I arrived in 1987, there were 220,000 people on the Coast – in just thirty years, it has tripled to become the 6th largest

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Collective Nouns For Fish

We often hear people refer to a group of fish as a “school of fish”. While it is the common term used, some academics argue

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Playdates on Boats

Are we there yet?” and “I’m bored!” may be the single two phrases you never want to hear again these school holidays. So before we

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Lights, Camera, Action!

It was a cloudy, mild afternoon on the Brisbane River recently when officers from Water Police Brisbane unexpectedly found themselves on a film set at

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Waterski: Growing Sport in Queensland

Australia has had plenty of great waterskiing champions over the years, from Bruce Cockburn and Kim Lampard to Bruce Neville, Glen Thurlow, and Karen Neville,

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Wakeboarding Tag-Along Social Day

There is an art to wakeboarding – an art that is sometimes overlooked by the average spectator or the first-timer, an art that takes practice

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Beach Cats Bounce Back

Southeast Queensland is home to a passionate NACRA catamaran racing community. What began as an American racing phenomenon really caught on in Australia in the

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It’s On: You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

Avid marlin fishermen Garry and James Holt already have a string of Australian national records to their name with their current boat French Look III.

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Photo Recap: 2019 Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Australian Wooden Boat Festival        

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The Path To Buying A Boat

You have dreamt of owning a boat for many years, and the time has finally come that you are able to do so. Buying a

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Fishing with Kids

I believe that our kids are the future of fishing. I love educating my boys on the art of fishing. Fishing with kids can be

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Ross Muir: Timber Revival

Local boating legend Ross Muir has tirelessly handcrafted two timber dinghies, paying homage to his family’s classic yachts from the 1900s. Many Brisbane boaties will

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Fishing In The Cities

The waters that feed the veins of the city of Gold Coast, behind Surfers Paradise and other nearby communities, house a diversity of marine life

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Aquila 36: The Great Fishing Entertainer

Wherever this boat goes, it is certain to turn heads. A power cat that has the wow factor, it is ideal for either weekends away

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Ode To Crabs

If you have ever been to a beach on the Gold Coast, you may have encountered the common ghost crab. If you are a frequent

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Smooth Sailing Owner-Contractor Relations: 3+3 Steps

FOR BOAT OWNERS As a boat owner, employing the right contractor to undertake work on your vessel is an important decision. You are not only

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Travelling in Shallow Water

We are blessed with an abundance of beautiful waterways across the Gold Coast and Moreton Bay, but they are also home to some of Australia’s

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SEQ Interclub Bay Cruise

The Interclub Bay Cruise is the largest and longest running single event held on Moreton Bay. Kids who have come on the Cruise keep coming

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Don’t Be Caught At Sea Without An AED

Getting out on the water with family is usually the highlight of your week. The wind in your hair, the sun, and the salt air,

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Why Moor It When You Can Store It?

Dry storage is attracting yachts in droves, attracted to the lower costs and higher security for their vessels. Storing boats out of the water provides

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GCWA: Delivering Dredging, Destinations and More

NEXT PHASE OF IMPROVEMENTS FOR DOUG JENNINGS PARK COMPLETE Stage Four of the ongoing revitalisation works for one of the Gold Coast’s most-loved parks at

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Preparing for Storm Season

Regardless of where you live, you can expect to be hit with severe weather once in a while. Whether it’s some wilder winds hitting the

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Busting Pest Fish

Pest fish and fishing competitions may seem like a mismatch. However, when it is an effective way of eradicating the “pests” from the waterways, while

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Own It Faster

I remember my grandfather always saying, “If you can’t pay cash for it, then you shouldn’t buy it.” It is great advice for smaller purchases

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Wallet-Friendly Wakeboarding

Queenslanders love wakeboarding and skiing. Joining a social skiing club can be a great way to experience the sport and learn about the different capabilities

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Sea-preneurs

Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the French oceanographer and pioneer of marine conservation, once said, “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of

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The Ocean is in Our Hands

With an average speed of just 12 knots an hour, the 57ft old girl is proud to have 7000 hours under her hull. It has

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Seafari

The Anchorage is located on beautiful South Stradbroke Island, in popular Tipplers Passage, and is also the base of the Gold Coast Boat Club. Aside

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Nah mate, I know boats. It won’t happen to me…

Over the past couple of weeks Brisbane Water Police have responded to marine search and rescue incidents that could have been avoided if the master

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Latest Equipment News

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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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Marine Multi-Function Display Integration + Capabilities

Thirty odd years ago, many of the safety and integration technology that we take for granted and expect to see today on our multi-function displays

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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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Brighten Up Your Boating Enjoyment

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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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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