Raby Bay Marina

Phone: 07 3821 4144 

Newsletter Dec 2016

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Check out whats new in this months newsletter.

Fuel up for Summer ?

fuel dockpromo250px.jpgFuel up before the Xmas Rush

Keep up to date with our latest fuel prices by visiting www.rabybaymarina.com

We believe we have the cheapest on water fuel prices in South East Qld.

Fuel up with your choice of Diesel and Premium Unleaded. We are Open 7 Days.

Due to overwhelming demand Raby Bay Marina
has switched to serving exclusively Premium
Unleaded 95ron. Diesel fuel also available with high flow & slow flow pumps.

Newsletter members receive
6c per litre discount
off the pump prices from the 1st Dec 2016 until the 18th Dec 2016.

Keep reading our newsletter and posts on Facebook for future promotions and discounts.


                Today's Fuel prices                


Need Marina information?
Did you know that you can get loads of marina information for Raby Bay Marina at www.rabybaymarina.com 

This includes;
Marina approach chart, Marina berths plan, Rental rates, Berths for sale, Todays weather, Fuel prices for Diesel and Premium fuels
Marine Cover, Archived copies of previous Newsletters

        Xmas  Closures & Opening  Times        


Christmas Day 25th Dec 2016, 

Boxing Day 26th Dec 2016,

New Years Day 1st Jan 2017,


27th Dec 2016 8.30am until 4.00pm, 

2nd Jan 2017 8.30am until 4.00pm,

Otherwise usual hours weekdays & weekends  

     Marina Berths For Sale       


Raby Bay Marina Berths For Sale

A rare opportunity exists to acquire secure berthing in a beautiful marina. Amenities of this friendly Marina include:

Clean showers and restrooms
Gated parking
Monitored Cameras & Access Control

The Marina is within walking distance of Cleveland Railway Station, Buses, Cleveland Main Street precinct, Supermarkets, Alfresco dining, bars and cafes overlooking the Marina.

A lease can be purchased for marina berths at Raby Bay Marina. These leases provide tenure for your vessel as rental demands increase. Leases currently have an expiry date in late 2030.

  • 10m Mono Hull Berths priced from: $42,000
  • 12m Mono Hull Berths priced from: $40,000
  • 15m Mono Hull Berths priced from: $39,000
  • 12m Multi Hull Berths priced from: $85,000

To find out more about purchasing a marina berth lease, please give us a call. 

Call us today on 07 3821 4144
Click this link for further info. 


fr1.jpgThe weather has warmed up.
The Sand crabs are on there way into the bay. There have been good catches of muddies in the estuaries. The Mackeral are rolling in with catches of schoolies near the four beacons and in the rainbow. The Spotties should be here soon, keep an eye out for birds or signs of bait balls. Float out a pilly with no weight on a set of gangs or try casting and retrieve as fast as you can with a metal slug. Remember to try and match the hatch.
It is also a good time of year to try your hand at catching summer whiting over a pound. Check out the broadwater or down the coomera around the yabby banks. Mulloway will be holding up on structure this time of year also, check out the West Peel Artificial, You may also find a big Snapper drifiting through the balls. 
Need some advice?
Drop into the office and say hello, we are all to happy to share our tips and experiences.

      Supplies whilst on the water      


Ice, Drinks, Food, Ice cream, Coffee .....  Anyone?????

Going out on the Bay over the Christmas  period? Here is a few places you can access supplies, food, drink, coffee, ice, ice creams, cafes, restaurants and bottlo's  in a few out of the way places.

While everyone seems to know that Raby Bay Marina has excellent access to supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and bars, as does Manly and Scarborough Boat Harbours, we are often asked for details of alternatives away from these major boating centres.

So here are a few other places you may not know about. The ones underlined in blue have direct links to online information and websites.

We’ll work from the northern end of the bay south to Couran Cove on South Stradbroke.

In the far north of Moreton Bay, for those visiting Moreton, there’s  Bulwer Wrecks and township. Township is perhaps an overstatement, its a store and a few houses. While you can’t see much from the shore, just a 100m walk is the Convenience store /cafe called Castaways.  It’s generally open 7 days and has the basics like bread and milk, ice, some stores and meals.

Tangalooma a bit further south has limited access to people visiting these days, and you need to book ahead to access bars, dining and retail facilities.  To do so, see here. If you don’t book ahead you will not get in.

At the southern end of Moreton at Kooringal in Days Gutter you’ll find The Gutter Bar and convenience store. This has meals, drinks and fresh seafood and in the store, milk, bread, ice and general supplies. It’s a nice place for a bowl of fresh prawns off local trawlers and a cold one.

On the other side of the bay at Bribie there is a new Pub with a floating pontoon at Sandstone Point   This has a range of cafe and dining options including an oyster shed plus live entertainment. On the Bribie side of the passage a reasonable anchorage can be found near the entrance to the creek about 200m south of the bridge. There is good landing for a tender and straight across the road there is an upstairs bar with views of the passage and your boat. It has cold drinks, wine and excellent meals. We recently had a terrific breakfast here at the Kai Cafe at 155 Welsby Ave (The Esplanade).

At the southern end of the passage is a public jetty with pontoon adjacent a cafe, gelato/ice cream, fresh seafood, cafes and takeaways and a Bowls Club across the way.

On Stradbroke, Amity Point has a General Store with the basics in Ballow Street, not far from the swimming enclosure.  Seashells Cafe is nearby and has a range of snacks meals, coffee and drinks.

Dunwich is the main town centre for North Stradbroke. At mid tides you can anchor in a small bay north of the ramp and tender ashore. A short walk across the Sports oval and you will find a line of stores and cafes. Nice place for a dip too at high tide. Dunwich has a larger Foodworks Supermarket, as well as takeaway food cafe and newsagency. The nearby pub has bottlo and bistro. The Straddie Sharks League Club has bar and meals and is located in the grounds adjacent to the shore. Skip's Snacks and CJ’s Pizzas are across the road as is the Bakery.

Dunwich has a small retail area, Medical, chemist, bakery, cafe, bottlo, supermarket, newsagents and Aboriginal artifacts store.  Dunwich also has a great museum depicting many and varied historical points of interest, including photos and artifacts. One of the most interesting areas of Dunwich is the cemetery (listed by the National Trust) which has graves which date from as early as 1847. It was the burial site for the 42 typhus victims who arrived upon the “Emigrant” in 1849 and were quarantined on the Straddy. The graves include both those of Dr George Mitchell and Dr David Bellow, the ship's Doctor and the local surgeon. A medical centre on Wickham Terrace is now named after the latter. The cemetery is now one of the few reminders of the early settlement which was established at Dunwich. It is adjacent/across the road from the Little Ship Club located on the northern side of Dunwich. It’s worth a stroll to see a fascinating part of Queensland’s Heritage. The Little Ship Club has a licensed bistro, pontoons for members (membership is cheap.), bar, outside dining and Barbeque area. They also have ice creams and drinks. A great spot for sunset watching over a cold drink.

The Medical Centre is at Oxley Parade: Phone 34099059. That’s only 150m north of the sports field along the Esplanade (Oxley Parade) Dunwich also has an Ambulance service: Phone 3409 9333 and Police Station: Phone 34096020.

In the southern bay there are a few options that have residential development.

Foodworks Macleay is at 121 High Central road with groceries, ice, cold drinks & ice creams and is about 500m walk from the terminal on the southern side. 100m closer is the Macleay Chemist  for first aid supplies: Phone 34095187. The Blue Parrot Cafe also up the road from the southern terminal is a local legend with coffee, meals and it is licensed.

Macleay Lawn Bowls Club at the northern end of Macleay (western side and sheltered in south easterlies) has lawn bowls, a bar, bistro and dining from Wednesday to Sunday. Also excellent sunset views across water. They have coffee, cold drinks, wine and good food.

There is a convenience store also on Lamb, not far from the terminal. Karragarra has a nice beach and swimming enclosure on the north eastern corner but no stores at all.

Russell  has an IGA Supermarket in High Street just a couple of hundred metres up the hill from the terminal at the northern end. On the way up the hill you’ll pass Auntie Alices Cafe which is a short stroll from the jetty and has great meals, coffee and good old fashioned milkshakes.

Going further south? Couran Cove has casual and upmarket dining options and a marina to park your vessel half way down South Stradbroke. Fees for casual visitors in a boat over 8m LOA are $100 a day, but you get a VIP dining voucher which credits $40 against your tab. If you choose to stay there are discounted marina rates. Bookings are essential for casual marina use, see their website for details and reservations.

If you are looking for something more casual, a burger, chips, drinks, coffee or ice creams, bait or ice, you can access all of these a short distance north of Couran Cove at Tipplers Kiosk. It will be crowded here over Christmas. There is also a new cafe, licensed, with great coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner including the usual breakfast fare plus seafood and steaks, you can see details and menus online.

Jacobs Well is often passed by vessels travelling to and from the Gold Coast via the western route, but it hides a range of easily accessible services. There’s a tavern with bistro and bottlo, bakery and tackle store all across the road. The pub has great meals.

Just North of Jacobs Well is Calypso Bay Marina and real estate development. Most go past this as well but it is the access point for Harrigans Drift Inn Irish pub, which has great meals and weekend live entertainment. 

Only a mile or two north of Calypso Bay is Horizon Shores Marina, the cafe here has been recently renovated and now offers Espresso Coffee, cold drinks and a range of meals on the outdoor shaded terrace.

At Cabbage Tree Point, Steiglitz, there is a small park adjacent the boat ramp and public toilets and a convenience store across the road with a good range of supplies, food and takeaways.

On the mainland in Weinam Creek, Redland Bay within Pelican Slipways grounds on the southern side of the creek is a terrific cafe with a range of cakes and other treats and sensational views across the nearby bay. There is a mooring area immediately to the south of the entrance to the creek and the creek is accessible by tender. They also have a range of nautical treasures for sale.

On Coochiemudlo, just a short hop from the wonders of Horseshoe Bay on Peel is the Red Rock Cafe with coffee and modern Australian cuisine. It’s across from the shore on the south eastern side. Nearby is the Coochiemudlo Kiosk, ideal for cakes, cold drinks, ice cream, general store type supplies, hotdogs, burgers and chips. It’s also on the SE corner and easily accessible. The area is a great anchorage in a NW-NE breeze but does have a fair bit of current on the outgoing tide.

     Thinking of selling your boat ?      


Looking to Sell?

If you're thinking of selling, now is the perfect time to list it for sale.
As we enter into spring, purchasers are now ready to secure a boat for summer.

until successfully sold.

Free Market Appraisal
Good boats are getting hard to find which means its a good time to sell. If you are contemplating selling or perhaps not sure of the value of your boat given the changes in the market in recent years then give us a call for an appraisal or any advice on selling. We would be happy to do a "no cost" inspection and provide you with an estimate to value and sale. You can also call Allan or Gavin on 07 3821 4144 during office hours 7 days a week.

To find out more about how we can help you
with selling your boat, please give us a call. 

Call us today on 07 3821 4144
Click this link for further info. 


      Latest Listings       


Sales have been great in recent times - but good boats are getting hard to find and we need new listings. A number of people have taken advantage of the shortage by listing theirs for sale, including these;

2009 Bella 420 Flybridge
Kong Halvorsen IG44 Aft cab
2007 Grainger 433xc Catamaran
2007 Scimitar 1010 power catamaran
2008 Cobalt 212 Bowrider
Bayliner 3888 Flybridge
Cloud 10 Catamaran
Mustang 3200 Widebody Sports
Sunrunner 3800 Flybridge
2004 Seafarer 33 Diesel Flybridge
2001 Powercat 268 Hardtop
Powercat 288 Diesel Flybridge

We've also had significant price reductions on a lot of quality boats, including all of these;

Thomascraft 40 Diesel Flybridge
Crowley 48 Classic Moreton Bay
Queenslander Charter Vessel
Halvorsen 36 
Steel 52 Motor Vessel
Powercat 288 Diesel Flybridge
Sunrunner 38 Flybridge
Trophy 2052 Walkaround 

To see all our current listings click here.

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2009 Bella 420


Twin Low hr Yanmar 480hp
Diesel Shaft Drive
9KVA Genset
Zoned Air-conditioning
Raymarine Electronics
New Brig RIB
with elec Start Honda 20hp
Davco 350kg Davit
Fwd Master Bed
Close to $100K of new inclusions
A beautiful vessel,
highly optioned,
presents in excellent condition


Kong Halvorsen IG44


Twin Ford 120hp shaft drive,
genset, aircon,
huge aft queen master,
flush rear decks,
full walkaround,
one level saloon & galley,
2 forward berths,
recent overhaul,
very tidy vessel,
economical and spacious


Grainger 433xc


2007 Catamaran
with a superb finish
and extensive inventory.
2 queen berths,
comprehensive galley,
Raymarine electronics,
Volvo 40hp,
Genset, Air-conditioning,
2012 sails


Scimitar 1010


Fantastic Scimitar.
Big 220hp Yanmars.
Long range fuel,
Full suite Raymarine,
Huge inventory,
Excellent Service History.
One of the best we’ve seen.


Cobalt 212 Bowrider


2008 Big Volume,
Well presented
top shelf bowrider
with sporty
& attractive styling.
Merc 5.0L MPI
with only 140hrs,
Good ride & handling
at 23 knots or WOT 40knots,
Great high end quality boat
for entertaining the family
and friends this Summer.


Bayliner 3888


1991 Large volume,
2 Doubles,
Walkaround Master,
2 Toilets,
Shower and a Real Bath,
Loads of space,
 economical Hino Diesel engines.
GPS, Sonar, Radar


Cloud 10


1991 Catamaran,
twin Bukh diesels,
2 doubles, 1 single.
Large galley fully equipped,
new inflatable
with outboard on davits,
Walkaround decks,
radar, GPS,
ready to go, affordable


Mustang 3200 Widebody


Just antifouled
& serviced Nov 16,
Launched 1999,
Very well maintained
with full history,
Twin Merc 350 MPI,
Kohler Genset,
Sleeps 7
Enclosed Toilet/Shower,
Navman electronics,
Bimini, Covers,
Zodiac Inflatable,
Mercury Outboard,


Sunrunner 3800 Diesel Flybridge


2001 Big volume
seaworthy flybridge.
Twin 370hp Volvos,
Genset,aircon, teak cockpit,
new carpets, dual helm,
2 doubles,


Seafarer 33


Perkins Diesel Shaft Drive,
Custom interior
in New Guinea Rosewood,
New Simrad GPS,
2 cab,
Transom door,
Tender on davits.
A quality economical boat,
Launched 2004


Powercat 268 Hardtop


2001 Hardtop,
Enclosed version,
sparkling performance from
150Hp Yamaha’s,
convertible cockpit berth,
Quality nav gear,
Comfortable Double.
Elec Head, Holding Tank,
Hot water system,
Great value & priced to sell.


Powercat 288 Diesel


1985 model,
Twin Volvo 165 Diesel’s,
Refit and upgraded
in last 2 years.
New Clears and Covers,
Custom interior fitout,
Renewed Galley,
Inner Spring Double Mattress,
Sleeps 6,
Enclosed Bathroom,
Stable, Great Ride & Handling


Trophy 2052 Walkaround


2005 model,
Great all rounder.
Speed & economy
from 4.3 Merc
Walkaround decks,
Custom SS targa top,
Comfy berth, Porta potti.
Just serviced,
new manifolds & risers.
Always airberth stored.


Hankinson Tahoe 19 Runabout


Superb handcrafted
mahogany runabout.
As fine a piece of boatbuilding
as you will see
Chev 350 Inboard
essentially all as new
Never been in water


Leisurecat 350 Deepwater


2006 model,
Twin 2015 Mercury Verados
Over 40 feet of cat
Huge cockpit
Exceptional Performance & Ride
Enclosed Head/ Shower
Comfortable double
Enclosed wheelhouse
Great offshore rig
& entertaining family


Wellcraft 252 Coastal


2005 Model
Twin Yamaha 4 Stroke 150hp
Only 226hrs
Double Berth
Vacuflush toilet
Furuno electronics
3 x Batteries
Live Well, Deck Wash
Cockpit Shower
Enclosed Hardtop
Alloy Trailer or Air Berth


Carver 396 Motor Yacht


2001 model
High class vessel
for coastal cruising,
entertaining guests
& family getaways.
2 Bed, 2 Bath
Sleeps 6+
Master aft Queen bed
Seperate shower & head
Twin Cummins 330hp
Diesel shaft drives
Onan Genset
Aircon throughout
Bow Thruster


Bayliner Cierra 2855


2001 model
Single Merc 7.4EFI
Sleeps 6
Wide 3m Beam
Recent Service with
New Manifolds and Risers
Value for the Family 




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