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The Boat Works – “Good Ol’ Fashion Service”

The Boat Works – “Good Ol’ Fashion Service”

The Boat Works is located within the heart of the Gold Coast Marine precinct along the Coomera River. This newly evolved and enhanced boat yard is ‘Australia’s Greatest Boatyard’.

The Boat Works is a huge boat maintenance and re-fit facility spread across a 22.7 acre waterfront site. Conceived as a one-stop shop for boat servicing, The Boat Works is indeed a comprehensive complex which offers everything from the small stainless steel bolt all the way through to a major re-fit, and everything in between.

At the helm is two-time Bathurst champion Tony Longhurst. “As a true boatie, I was very aware that there are already plenty of marinas, heaps of mobile mechanics, and lots of good marine trades spread around waterfront areas. The opportunity was to bring all the best trades and support services together onto the one, expansive site. We wanted to streamline the boat maintenance process and take the hassle out for our customers,” says Tony Longhurst.

The telling barometer of success at The Boat Works is the number of lifts performed by the unique hydraulic Sealift and the 100-tonne and 70-tonne Marine Travelift. General Manager, Shane Subichin leads the crew and states, “On average, there are 40 to 50 boat haul-outs carried out each week.”

Boats up to 110’ in length and up to 100 tonnes can be lifted from the Coomera River at The Boat Works. Once on the hardstand, the lifted vessel can be transported to the appropriate marine professional workshop for all types of maintenance or servicing.

Alternatively, boats of all sizes can be parked on the open or covered hardstand, or in refit sheds up to 15-metre height for owners to do their own work. If a quick turnaround is required on a simple hull clean and antifoul, the partner of The Boat Works can do the job quickly.

In addition to the services offered, the centre has recently completed the extension of their working marina berths, accommodating up to 120’ vessels that are in need of internal works.

The Stage 2 development is nearing completion in this fast-paced centre and will feature an attractive showroom headed at the front of the precinct for the marine industry, ensuring prime street frontage for a stylish showroom offering.

A 5000m2 storage area is now ready and is a safe haven out of water for vessels of any size while in the off season. A great location for those looking to place their boat for sale with one of the many onsite brokerages making this facility a unique attraction for out-of-water brokerage displays.

DIY and transient boaters make excellent use of the free ensuite and laundry facilities. There are even courtesy cars available if required and all within a pet-friendly environment.

A worthwhile visit to the appropriately themed The Galley Restaurant and Café up the river should be on all local boaties’ and jet skiers’ radar. Sundowners over the waterfront are a must try on a Thursday or Friday evening.

These are just a few of the many unbelievable changes that have occurred within the last two years. A true resort-style boat yard has been established—clean and efficient, and offers customers a choice and just knowledgeable service. You truly will be impressed!

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