Raby Bay Marina

Phone: 07 3821 4144 

Newsletter March 2015

Posted in Newsletters

Whats in the newsletter this quarter?
  • Fuel discount offer
  • Little Ship Club Membership details
  • Latest listings Boats for sale
  • Ceramic coating for engine components
  • Easter and Anzac Day opening times
  • Seabungs
  • Splicing available
  • Fishing report for Moreton Bay

Fuel Discount Offer!
6 cents a litre off the regular price for Little Ship Club members for all of April 2015.

Our amazing fuel discount is back, this time exclusively for members of the Little Ship Club. ALL LSC Club members will receive a discount of 6 cents per litre off the standard fuel price for unleaded, premium and diesel fuels for all of April 2015. No other discounts apply. Just present your membership card, or if not a member, complete an application form on the spot and be eligible.

If you are not a member then here is your chance to join, as the Little Ship Club has special pro-rata membership rates available effective from 1st April 2015 to 30th June 2016 - that's 15 months. Full Membership includes voting rights, access to the Clubs 60m pontoon and swing moorings, bistro, licenced bar, functions, events, laundry and showers and costs $310 including application fees. Social membership is available for only $20 and gets you access to the Club grounds, bistro, licenced bar and gaming.  Social members DO NOT get access to pontoon, moorings and boating facilities. Annual renewal rates are currrently $20 for social and $210 for full members respectively.


The Little Ship Club is situated at One Mile, just north of Dunwich and has a modern bistro and licenced bar on the waterfront, excellent dining facilities and one of the best water views in Queensland. Access for LSC Full members is by their own boat using the clubs pontoon and moorings (bookings required) or others can visit using the Stradbroke Flyer whose terminal is located adjacent the Club, or Stradbroke Ferries nearby. The Club conducts annual events, cruises in company, fishing tournaments and social evenings all year round. For more details see their website www.littleshipclub.com.au

Membership forms are available in our office. You can fill one out with your credit card details and be eligible for the discount immediately. Given we have the best fuel prices on the water already this is a great deal. The fuel discount will soon pay for your membership fees !

Raby Bay Marina has Premium Unleaded, Unleaded and Diesel with high and low flow pumps on two floating fingers adjacent the marina office. If you haven't been here before, here's a chart. We are at the southern end of the Endeavour Canal near the boardwalk and restaurants.

You can check our daily fuel price before you fill up by watching our website. 

Latest Listings

Sales have been good in recent weeks - after things slowed down for a couple of weeks with a cyclone and some record rainfall !.  We have a large number of new listings including;

Riviera 47 Gen II Enclosed Flybridge
Campion Allante LS645 Bowrider & Trailer
Regal 3266 Sports Cruiser, Shaft drive
Regal 2655 Sports Cruiser
Waller 48ft Cruising Catamaran
Dean Welch 30ft Bay Cruising Catamaran
Clipper 34 Motor Cruiser
Another Clipper 34 Motor Cruiser
Powercat 2600 Sports Cabriolet
Mustang 3400 Widebody Sports Cruiser
Mustang 2400 Clubsport
Tradewinds 35 World cruising yacht

Its a great time to buy! We've also had significant price reductions on a lot of quality boats, including all of these;

Markline 1100 flybridge, diesel $64,000
Island Gypsy 32 down to $99000
Searay 35ft Sports Cruiser, shaft drive $119,000
Fairway 36 flybridge, brand new engine $209,000
Crowther 10.5 fibreglass sailing catamaran $79,000
Yanmar Hunt 24 diesel sportsfisher on trailer $70,000
Grand Banks 42 luxury motor cruiser $265,000
Lyscrest 42 aft cabin diesel cruiser $199,000
Hitchhiker sailing catamaran just $49,000
McKenzie 32 Bay Cruiser, very spacious $59.000
Young 88 Performance cruising yacht now $49,000

Maurice Griffiths classic  yacht, fully restored under $150K

To see all our current listings click on the Browse and Buy button adjacent.

We always need new listings, if you are contemplating selling then give us a call for a complimentary appraisal or any advice on selling, or contact us online.

New "Beacon to Beacon" Directory

The Beacon to Beacon Directory was a bay cruisers favourite, but sadly went out of print during Government cutbacks 18 months ago. An enterprising soul has now taken on the book, with revised maps and a new format for the old favourite. We have them available in the office for $44.95. The Government also stopped printing tide books but we have new version of these too, for just $12.00 ea.

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Ceramic coatings for Engine parts

Ever had to replace a rusted manifold, exhaust elbow or other engine component? These can be seriously expensive these days. You can now protect these parts, improve airflow and extend the life of the part, as well as make them look great, with new ceramic metallic coatings. This finish does not rust and can withstand temperatures up to 1400 degrees. Our Principal has recently had manifold and exhaust elbows done on his 6 cyclinder Ford 2715 diesel, the manifold cost around $250, the 100mm diameter exhaust elbow only cost $25. These were done by the guys at Thermal Edge coating who supply a range of thermal and protective coatings. More information at their website.

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Raby Bay Marina Information

Did you know that you can get marina information for Raby Bay at www.rabybaymarina.com  

This includes;

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

Easter and Anzac day opening hours

We are open most days of the year - but we will be closed on Good Friday, 3rd April 2015 and Anzac Day 25th April 2015.


Need a rope joined, an eye splice, and eyelet installed, a rope to chain splice, an end stop or mooring lines made up? Kenny White, a Master Mariner and splicing guru is your man and can do all these and more for a small fee. Call 0413584467.


Need to repair a seacock or thru hull fitting without taking the boat out of the water, or need an emergency bung if one fails? Seabung is an innovative device that allows for a seacock or thru hull repair while the boat is in the water saving expensive haulout facilities. And its quicker to deploy in an emergency than a traditional wooden bung.  More info at www.seabung.com  To order contact Brian or Allison at Ocean Solutions Ph 1300791432
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A triathlon is being held in the Raby Bay Harbour on 19th April 2015. Access will be restricted by the authorities for all boat traffic between 6.00 am and 9.30 am due to the number of swimmers in the water. You will need to plan any movements around those times.

Fishing Report - March

Lots happening!  Heard only yesterday that lots of early season snapper are being caught around the Bay in all the usual places - the artifical reefs, eastern side of Mud Island and anywhere there are mussel banks. Big whiting have been caught around King Island, the mouth of Tingalpa creek and in the Rous Channel. Longtail tuna have been seen between the mouth of the Brisbane river and the Paddock, although Spotty Mackerel have been scarce this season. In the Brisbane River some big Threadfin salmon have been caught as far up as the Gateway Bridge and snapper along the rockwalls near the mouth. Still some prawns for the cast netters near Redland Bay and just north of the powerlines in the main channel. Offshore reports of lots of marlin well offshore, with Blues the main target off the Gold Coast.Lots of small Spanish Mackerel around offshore around rocks and headlands.

We'd love to hear from you about what you would like to see in the newsletter, what you think of our website and newsletter, so call us on 38214144, email us on peterhansensales@rabybaymarina.com, "Like" us on Facebook, comment on GooglePlus or our Youtube Channel, or Tweet your heart out, links are all here!





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Today's Fuel Prices

(Before discount - 24th March 2015)

Teak Maintenance

Just Teak 2 pack teak cleaner, the best way to make your teak decks look great. Now available At the Marina Office.

Todays Weather

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Raby Bay Marina and 
Peter Hansen Yacht Brokers Office Hours

Monday to Friday:   8.30am to 4.30pm,
Saturday & Sunday: 8.30am to 4.00pm. 

Open 7 days per week, except
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day and New Years Day.


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