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Kayak Fishing: Stealth Escapism

If you are in search of an adventure, escapism, and a sports fishing challenge with opportunities to fish waters inaccessible to boats, then kayak fishing

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Fishing Boats For Fishing Fun

Fishing is one of Australia’s most popular pastimes. Over the years, a greater number of boat brands have hit the market to entice families and

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10 Steps to Replace Trailer Wheel Bearings

Just as we do with our car every six or so months, we need to service trailers. Boat trailers need service most especially because of

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Comfort and Speed: Parker 660

The Parker 660 has been designed for fishing but with two objectives in mind: to get quickly to a given place safe and to accommodate on

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Awesome Fishing

Gold Coast is a haven for an array of fish, and different fishing waters and conditions. The canals hold some great fishing opportunities, from sharks

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Stocking Up The Dam

The Hinze Dam is the Gold Coast’s main drinking water supply and premier freshwater fishery. The 1,500-hectare dam is stocked with bass, golden perch (yellowbelly),

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Boats @ Runaway Bay

Mustang Marine’s largest sport cruiser offers a state of the art hull design coupled with Volvo Penta’s revolutionary IPS drives with joystick docking creates a

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GC to Hervey Bay in a Day

Re-discover South East QLD Adventure Tour: Southport to Hervey Bay The Jetskishop.com has been synonymous with jet ski trekking for more than 20 years. The

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Champagne Sailing at Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2017

A REPORT ON ALL THINGS SAILING Luxury sailing catamarans and monohulls will become an even more common sight in South East Queensland if buyer interest

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Why is An AB RIB Better?

AB Inflatables is internationally recognised as the manufacturer of premium rigid inflatable boats (RIB) designed and built using the best materials available in Europe and

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The Fish of the Season

Going out fishing is a fantastic way to enjoy quality time and relax with family and friends. The numerous Gold Coast boat ramps provide an

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What Floats Your Boat

Since 2006, all new recreational boats under six (6) metres in length must achieve either basic or level flotation. This required many manufacturers to increase

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Advice from a Boat Builder

When buying a boat, it is important to do your research before you arrive at a dealership. Ask yourself these questions: What features would you

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Outboard Problems

Every boat owner is going to experience engine problems at some point in a boating lifestyle. During a breakdown, the best tool to have is

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Headland Fishing

The feeling becomes overwhelming as you climb over the last pinnacle of rock face to the views of swirling waters, birds diving, fish chopping the

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Mangroves: For Good Boating and Fishing

Mangroves are a common sight around Moreton Bay and the Gold Coast, fringing local waterways and covering many of the islands found in the bay

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Why Runaway Bay Marina

With direct access from the Broadwater, great facilities, quality service and highly qualified marine trades all in one place. Runaway Bay Marina is set apart

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North Burleigh: Inflatable Rescue Boat Champs

The North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club has taken out their fifth consecutive Australian Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championship in a historic July weekend of

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GCWA on Water and Land

It’s been a busy year on and beside the water for the Gold Coast Waterways Authority (GCWA) and with the Commonwealth Games just around the

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Abell Point: Marina of the Year

In a gala award ceremony hosted at the Marine17 conference at Sydney’s newly revamped exhibition centre in July 2017, Abell Point Marina took out the

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A Guide To Your Marina Stopover – Cruising North

Just like a road trip, cruising the coast of Queensland is a delightful adventure. Knowing where to find safe anchorages and fuel stops are important

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Poppy Brings Australia to Her Dad

It’s a very sad way to begin such a great voyage. Not that you would know from the ultra-effervescent Poppy Moore, mind you. So the

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Make Your Vessel Look New

Seventy percent of boat exteriors that are sun faded and dull do not need to be repainted. The surface needs to be just rejuvenated and

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Smart Way to Boat Finance

Firstly, consider your budget, where you will be keeping the boat. For example, will the boat be on a trailer at a residence or mooring

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Giving Back to the Whales

Whale watching is more popular as a tourist activity than anything else. The whale and dolphin watching is a huge industry in Australia. The most

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The highs of a charter boat

The boating life cannot be more glamorous than running a Sydney luxury charter boat business in the 70’s and the 80’s. Rony Kennedy shares what

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Brokers Talk: What you need to know about boat brokers

Are you thinking of selling your boat? First, decide whether you want to sell the boat yourself or if you want to engage a boat

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C Worthy Marine & Bayliner head to The Boat Works

C Worthy Marine is the latest addition to the retinue of more than 40 marine professionals to be based at The Boat Works at Coomera

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New legislation for improved air quality

The Turnbull Government has today (10 August 2017) introduced new legislation to help improve Australia’s air quality. The Product Emissions Standards Bill will allow new

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Australia’s Marina Awards 2017

Marina Industries Association (MIA) Club Marine Marina Awards were announced at the Marine17 Gala Dinner. The Awards cover the 2017/18 period for performance in the previous

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Latest Equipment News

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Why Keep Your Boat In A Seapen

There are many reasons why people keep their boats in a SeaPen apart from the obvious – to keep the barnacles and growth off the

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Super Pontoon Fenders

In 1986, Goodline Fender designed the original and superior quality Super Fender. Permanently fixed to pontoons and jetties, the Super Fender means no more fenders

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Skids Vs Rollers: Trailer Dilemma

It is one of the most common questions we are asked. Some swear by skids, whereas others won’t steer away from rollers. For some, it

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Making Boat Ownership Enjoyable

If you do not own a FAB Dock, or at least heard of FAB Dock by now, you must be living under a rock. After

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World’s Best LED Below the Waterline and Above

AQUALUMA, a local Gold Coast manufacturer has been leading the world in underwater lighting since 2004. Local brothers, Carl and Grant Amor established AQUALUMA in

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New Home for High-Tech Gear

Australian Marine Wholesale (AM Wholesale) director, Errol Cain has officially opened his bigger and better Superstore, still at The Boat Works in Coomera Marine Precinct,

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Safety First for Kids

There are concerns within the community regarding young people and the way they operate their small tinnies on the Gold Coast waterways, particularly in the

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Drones: Taking Boating to New Heights

In recent years drones have evolved from novelty toys into an essential device for bringing aerial photography into the hands of the general public. Instead

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Trailer Boat Towing and Launching

      HOW TO TOW A TRAILER BOAT First of all, and obviously, you need to ensure your trailer and boat are registered and

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Latest Videos

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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