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 up until the 21st August 2016.
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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.
NO COST TO YOU, 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.
The Whales are on their way through and the cooler water has moved into the Moreton Bay. Boaties have picked the good weather days and headed wide with good mixed catches of Snapper, Pearl Perch and Parrot, with most filling their bag limit at the 29's and 35's. Some quality sizes have also been had on Harry Atkinsons and the West Peel artificial. The larger Snapper will move into the shallower waters within the bay coming into spring.
Tailor are also throughout the bay, float out a Pilchard on a set of gangs whilst looking for Winter Whiting at the sand hills. A very welcome bycatch and one the best eating fillets when fresh.
For those lucky enough to be heading north, The Bunker Group has been productive during the good weather periods, the grounds east from Musgrave to Fitzroy have produced some nice Reds and a good mixed bag of Reefies.
Thinking of heading north and need some advice? Drop into the office and say hello, we are all to happy to share our experiences cruising.
Brisbane River Fire
Spectator Vessels on the Brisbane River
In the interest of safety and in accordance with Queensland Fireworks, the Brisbane River will be closed between Mowbray Park, East Brisbane and Go Between Bridge, Milton from 5pm until 8.45pm.
Two dedicated spectator mooring zones will be established in the Town Reach of the Brisbane River for 100 recreational vessels who obtained Entry Permit Flags on Wed 17 Aug. Only those vessels with the Entry Permit Flags are permitted to anchor in these mooring zones.
AQUATIC FLAG PERMITS All spectator vessels attending must be registered for an Aquatic Flag in order to gain entry to the dedicated spectator mooring zones.
Recreational boat owners wishing to obtain entry permit flags must make application in person at the Sunsuper Riverfire Aquatic Flag Outlet in South Banks Piazza on Wednesday 17 August between 8:30am and 9:30am.
Recreational boat owners must complete the permit application form and present this at the outlet along with their Queensland Transport vessel registration notice.
Disposal of EPIRBS and Flares
Redland Bay Coast Guard
We are often asked what we do with your old out of date EPIRBS and Flares.
Coast Guard at Redland Bay will assist boat owners with disposing of their old beacons. Have an old beacon?, bring it down to the crew at Redland Bay and they will make sure they are disposed of properly at no cost.
Dont be Caught out! as a number of people have been fined for non registered tenders whilst angling or being further than 2nm from the mothership.
If your boat or PWC is a tender to a registered recreational ship, it is exempt from registration if:
it is only used within 2 nautical miles of the parent ship and
it is being used to transport people or provisions between the ship and the shore—this does not include angling or sight seeing activities.
The tender must be marked on the exterior with the word 'tender' and the parent ship’s registration numbers, in characters at least 75mm high. If this is not possible, markings should be on the inside of the boat in the largest characters possible. If the tender is used for more than 1 ship, it may be marked with the owner's name.
The Whales Are Here!
Whale Watching Looking to get out in the bay and see some of the largest and majestic animals on earth. We often see the mothers and their calves come inside Moreton Bay, down to behind Peel, starting from August though to November. large numbers are currently on the move outside the Bay and can been seen quite easily on calm days in open waters.
The key to watching such a large animal is to give it the space it needs to behave naturally. This means the best whale watching experience is when the watcher becomes more like a part of the scenery, giving the whale the space to behave as it likes—and maybe swimming closer to you.
Legal approach distances have been established to ensure whales are not harassed. This gives whale watchers the best view to see a whale naturally and allows the whales to continue on their long migration undisturbed. Legal approach distances and regulations
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;
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 8.30am to 4.00pm Open 7 days per week
1946 Crowley 48 Moreton Bay Cruiser
Relaunched 2009 Major refit with all new equipment & rebuilt from bottom up. Splined & Glassed Hull. New decks & cab 2 pack paint Sleeps 7 180hp Diesel shaft drive 8KW Genset, Aircon, Raymarine & More Impeccable Quality
2009 Perry 43
“Miss F” 2009 model One owner, High End Cruising Catamaran Built to survey standards Large Master Suite Island bed Raymarine Electronics David Lambourne Rigging Yanmar 75hp diesels 8KVA Genset, Aircon Watermaker, Tender, and More
Boden 52 Steel Motor Cruiser
High Quality 3 cabins 2 bath including aft master Perkins shaft drive Diesel Solid timber joinery Professionally equipped galley Enclosed aft deck Constructed to Survey Standards Ideal liveaboard. Quality Boat at Value Price
Riviera 47 Enclosed
2010 Model Twin C12 Cats Loaded with extras & upgrades Bow & Stern Thrusters Dive Compressor Water maker Air conditioning Raymarine Electronics Brig Tender 40hp Etec Icemaker, Dive Compressor Teak Cockpit + Awning And Much More Reduced to Sell.
2002 model Lovely high performance vessel Beech interior Excellent suit of equipment. Custom SS awning and dinghy lift Quality fittings Inspections will impress.
Shoal draft of 3 feet Extensively Refurbished in 2013/14 with no expense spared New Rigging, Main, Jib, MPS, Yanmar, Electrics, Solar panels, Refrigeration, Bimini, Dodger, Davits & more. Single Handed Setup. Great value, Ready to go to the bay and beyond.
1992 Diesel Flybridge Sports Fisher Twin shaft drive Diesel 220hp 18 knots using only 40lph combined Sleeps up to 7 Seawasp Generator Tender & Outboard Navman Electronics Simrad Autopilot A true drive away vessel.
Grady White 330
2004 model, Grady White quality, ride & handling. A superior boat. Twin 300hp Yamaha's, Kohler genset, aircon, Raymarine hybrid touch plotter, autopilot, radar and outriggers. Classy!
2006 Model Twin Volvo Penta 4.3 fresh water cooled stern drives Kohler 5KVA Genset Air-conditioning Sleeps 4 in comfort 2 dedicated doubles Full Galley, Enclosed Head, Holding Tank, Alfresco Cockpit Value 30ft Package
Roberts 53 Pilothouse
Fabulous Steel Pilothouse Fully equipped for extended world cruising Huge inventory of equipment & spares. Safe & very comfortable!
Rare! 2001 model Kellick 33 Cummins 30hp shaft drive 13kva Genset, Aircon, Large aft deck Premium rigid bottom tender Good electronics, Quality Build and Ride
Crowther 47 Catmaran
Big cruising Catamaran Just launched 2014 4 berths, 2 bath, Big saloon Heaps of space everywhere Alloy world cruising catamaran
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
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