Boats

Michael Aird: My Life On The Waterways

When looking at photographs taken over 100 years ago in urbanised areas such as the Gold Coast, the viewer often considers the huge changes to

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Beach fishing for big whiting

Cruising the beach gutters along our coastline, you will come across a variety of fish species recognised by most Australians. The three main species encountered

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Fairline Yachts Reborn

Through adversity, comes opportunity. Fairline, the 50-year old prestige motor yacht builder, has in recent times been acquired by a Russian consortium committed to not

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Cruisecat: Build the boat of your dreams

The Cruisecat 35 is a classy boat with high hulls and high tunnel clearance. Fitted with twin 200hp Suzuki engines, this vessel generated a lot

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Get Your Mates Together for the Flathead Classic

A feature on many local fishing calendars is the Gold Coast Flathead Classic, which welcomes all levels of anglers. The Great Northern Brewing Co. Gold

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5 Steps for DIY Jetski Service

Did you know maritime law states a vessel must be maintained as seaworthy at all times? To keep your vessel seaworthy all the time, you

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The Mystery of the Surf Boat

“Sometime between the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, an old wooden boat washed up on the ocean beach shores of South Stradbroke Island. The boat

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4 Basic Tips for DIY Boat Maintenance

It does not take much to keep your vessel in the best possible condition. By keeping your pride and joy in great working order, you

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Round Two: On the Two-Stroke Engine Ban

Round Two: On the Two-Stroke Engine Ban   In the November-January 2016 edition of Boat Gold Coast, we featured a story on the upcoming legislation

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Diary of a Clipper Race Sailor

Prior to Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, I had very limited sailing experience. I grew up near the Broadwater and my parents had a

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