Water Taxi – the only way to travel

 We were recently asked by one of our Facebook followers details of Water Taxis that  service Runaway Bay Marina.

 We can recommend:

 – Zane’s Water Taxi   www.inzanewatertaxis.com.au  Ph: 0404 905 970

– Broadwater Taxi www.broadwatertaxi.com.au Ph: 0403 587 804

  These are reliable services and a much safer (and scenic!) option than drink driving –  either on water or on the roads.

 Happy Travels!

Fresh Prawns at Runaway Bay Marina

You can not get any better than ‘fresh’ when it comes to seafood and one of the best kept secrets amongst the locals is when Boe and his trawler dock at Pier A at the Runaway Bay Marina with his delicious  cargo of fresh prawns!

His supply can vary from medium king prawns, fresh and cooked green prawns, just depends what’s out in the ocean.

Runaway Bay Marina will post Boe’s scheduled trawler visits to the Marina on our Runaway Bay Marina Facebook page so make sure you follow us and you don’t miss out on some mouth-watering treats.

When you purchase your prawns, you can request to be on the SMS list to receive automatic notifications on when the trawler is  in town.

Now, where is that seafood sauce?

Flipper and Friends Visit the Marina

We have had quiet a few sightings from boaties, guests and staff at the Runaway Bay Marina of not just one or two, but sometimes up to a dozen dolphins cruising in and around the waterways of the Marina.
With calves in tow, our guess is they are more than likely feeding on the large number of mullet that regularly congregate around the marina piers.
A few of the locals informed us there was a large pod of dolphins – perhaps the same one – sighted last weekend traveling around the waterways just past the Bayview Towers Marina at Runaway Bay which is great to hear!
So for all of the boaties, please take extra care when moving your boats in and out of the Marina, just in case our surprise guests pay us another visit soon!

The Aftermath of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald

It’s hard to believe that it was less than a month a go the coast line of the Gold Coast was hit hard with the winds and tides from a very angry ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald on Australia Day weekend.

 
Mike Grundy, Operations Manager of Runaway Bay Marina, was on-site during the weather front. “The Marina was affected most by the un-relenting north east wind direction, the worst for the position of the Marina. The wind and waves impacted on the end of A and B piers causing damage, however the boats were not affected. Our live-a-boards at the Marina did have a few sleepless nights though!”

 
“We had a light pole come down and there was also damage to some signage, awnings and a few boat covers. Apart from that, lots of debris blown in and a few branches down, making for a decent clean up once the storm had passed.”

 

All things considered the Runaway Bay Marina fared quite well as compared to some areas to the north and south. We’re all preparing on the East Coast for another messy weekend with the weather, so please ensure you check the weather conditions before considering venturing out on the water. Happy and safe boating!

Is there a Doctor in the House?

Medical RescueRunaway Bay Marina always likes to support local organisations and just before Christmas the team from Medical Rescue paid the Marina a visit and we were very impressed with the services they offer.
Medical Rescue help people when people can’t get to help themselves out on the waterways – whether it be treating a 4 year old with second degree burns on Stradbroke Isl or assisting with a suspected broken arm from a jet- ski fall, these guys do a fantastic job and deserve all the support they can get for providing medical pre-hospital support and transport.
So make sure you drop into their Medical Rescue Facebook page and give this fantastic organisation a ‘Like’ (and give them a wave if you see them on the water as well)!

The Festive Season is Here!

Christmas Boat ParadeWe would like to advise all of our guests and boaties that Runaway Bay Marina, Marina Fuels and the dry storage service will be closed Christmas Day only and open every other day over the Christmas break.
Many of the restaurants and services at the Marina will still be trading over the Christmas season so please don’t hesitate to contact our head office if you have any queries on 07 5577 1400.
From the crew at Runaway Bay Marina, we would like to wish you all a very Merry and safe Christmas and New Year. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Runaway Bay Marina in 2013.

The New Look Marina is Coming!

 

A few of our regulars would have already noticed the ‘new look’ Runaway Bay Marina office with our brand new signage. But why stop there? Over the next few months we’ll be revamping our street signage for our Commercial building as well as signage within the building itself to make our ‘neighbourhood’ here at the Marina, as user-friendly as possible to all of our locals and visitors.

 

With our growing number of services and business’s within both the commercial and marine sectors, they’ll be no reason you can’t find what you’re looking for. For a directory of all the great facilities we have available, click ‘Commercial’ on our home page and see all that Runaway Bay Marina has to offer.  http://www.runawaybaymarina.com.au/tenants-shops.php

In the Unlikely Event…

 

Last week the Runaway Bay Marina Management invited the Hollywell Fire Brigade on site for an extensive  tour of the Marina facilities, with particular emphasis on all of our safety and fire fighting equipment.

 
We discussed and confirmed with them the best method on how to get on and off the marina ‘in the unlikely event’ of a fire.

 
Of course we hope never to see a fire on site, but it is good to know that we have a crew based  just a few hundred metres up the road to keep an eye out for us and our vessels.

Demand Increases for all types of boats – News from Sundays's Auction at Runaway Bay Marina

Adrian Seiffert, Director of Marine Auctions said sale prices for all types of boats sold at their last regular boat auction, held at Runaway Bay Marina last Sunday, (May 27) increased by around 15 to 20% Adrian also said that the enquiry level for this auction was the best he has seen in the last 2 years, with a very strong interest coming from Brisbane which he believes can be attributable to the Queensland mining boom.  The majority of mining workers fly in and out of Brisbane with many of them living in the city and surrounding suburbs and many of the major corporations associated with the industry have offices in the CBD.

More than 500 people attended the auction with bidders coming from every state of Australia and also from New Zealand.  A substantial increase in absentee and telephone bidders was also experienced and of the 40 lots offered for sale, 50% of them were sold under the hammer and another 10 vessels are expected to be sold within the next two weeks.

Some of the vessels sold at the auction were

  • 1999 Perry 43 Sailing Catamaran sold for $222,000.
  • 2005 Sea Ray 270SLX sold for $53,575.
  • 2008 Bayliner 288 Discovery sold for $61,000.
  • 1996 Haines Hunter 580 SC sold for $20,000.
  • New Noble 5m without motor and trailer sold for $17,500.

Some of the boats that were passed in included

  • 1990 Riviera 39 Platinum passed in at $300,000 (reserve $325,000)
  • 2003 Mustang 3800 passed in at $85,000 (reserve $100,000)
  • Pacific 52 passed in at $200,000 (reserve $250,000)

Adrian was very pleased to see buyer demand increasing considerably over the last couple of months for all types of vessels, especially the top end of the market, with a lot of interest in the 50ft to 60ft range with a budget of around $1 to $3m.

Adrian said that while the values of used boats may struggle to achieve the solid prices they did a few years ago, he believes that now is the right time to buy as all indications point towards price increases over the coming months.

E adrian@marineauctions.com.au
W www.marineauctions.com.au

Demand Increases for all types of boats – News from Sunday’s Auction at Runaway Bay Marina

Adrian Seiffert, Director of Marine Auctions said sale prices for all types of boats sold at their last regular boat auction, held at Runaway Bay Marina last Sunday, (May 27) increased by around 15 to 20% Adrian also said that the enquiry level for this auction was the best he has seen in the last 2 years, with a very strong interest coming from Brisbane which he believes can be attributable to the Queensland mining boom.  The majority of mining workers fly in and out of Brisbane with many of them living in the city and surrounding suburbs and many of the major corporations associated with the industry have offices in the CBD.

More than 500 people attended the auction with bidders coming from every state of Australia and also from New Zealand.  A substantial increase in absentee and telephone bidders was also experienced and of the 40 lots offered for sale, 50% of them were sold under the hammer and another 10 vessels are expected to be sold within the next two weeks.

Some of the vessels sold at the auction were

  • 1999 Perry 43 Sailing Catamaran sold for $222,000.
  • 2005 Sea Ray 270SLX sold for $53,575.
  • 2008 Bayliner 288 Discovery sold for $61,000.
  • 1996 Haines Hunter 580 SC sold for $20,000.
  • New Noble 5m without motor and trailer sold for $17,500.

Some of the boats that were passed in included

  • 1990 Riviera 39 Platinum passed in at $300,000 (reserve $325,000)
  • 2003 Mustang 3800 passed in at $85,000 (reserve $100,000)
  • Pacific 52 passed in at $200,000 (reserve $250,000)

Adrian was very pleased to see buyer demand increasing considerably over the last couple of months for all types of vessels, especially the top end of the market, with a lot of interest in the 50ft to 60ft range with a budget of around $1 to $3m.

Adrian said that while the values of used boats may struggle to achieve the solid prices they did a few years ago, he believes that now is the right time to buy as all indications point towards price increases over the coming months.

E adrian@marineauctions.com.au
W www.marineauctions.com.au