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Maritimo – All Things to All Boaties

Maritimo – All Things to All Boaties

Leading luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo has just completed a major upgrade of its Hope Harbour-based marina, travel lift, service centre and shipyard and can now provide a one-stop shop for boaties with craft, ranging from trailer boats up to 70-tonne megayachts.

Maritimo’s general manager of operations, Phil Candler, said the Hope Harbour facility was perfectly located on the northern Gold Coast and boat owners do not have to travel the extra distance up the Coomera River.

“Being at the southern end of the Sanctuary Cove Resort, we are easy to get to and with the 70-tonne travel lift and under cover marina berths we can accommodate some serious sized boats,” Mr Chandler says. “We have the capability to do antifouling, full hull resprays, all electrical work, engineering, varnishing, cabinetry, boat refits, electronics upgrades, upholstery and fiberglass repairs. We are registered agents for MerCruiser and Volvo Penta and the team that we have assembled at Hope Harbour is second to none in the industry.”

The Maritimo shipyard team can arrange the service of engines and generators, supply davit systems and hydraulic swim platforms, and undertake vessel detailing.

Mr Candler says Maritimo appointed Mr Gary Klein as Hope Island Service and Shiplift Manager. “Gary has come from running his own successful business and fully understands the customers’ expectations in a service-based industry. He has a great team of highly skilled staff and contractors headed by Peter McGrath, who are on hand to work on all types of vessels.”

Mr Klein says the location of the Maritimo facility is one its biggest draw cards. “We are wind- and tide-protected and that makes it easy for boats of all sizes to access the marina and the travel lift. Many people are not aware that this facility is available to the general boating public, but we are going to change that. We are going to be competitive in the market place and we have a team of highly skilled and professional people here who can provide advice on any aspect of boat maintenance and upkeep.”

The Maritimo facility has hardstand capacity for thirty vessels with several undercover sheds for major work that requires weather protection. “We also have a significant marina with covered berths and abundant car parking for boaties working on the vessels or having work undertaken,” says Mr Klein.