Distressed Boat Rescued at Runaway Bay Marina

On Wednesday afternoon we had an urgent call from a very distressed boat owner regarding a sinking boat that needed to be pulled out of the water. Of course we jumped straight into action and worked with the local authorities to ensure everyone's safety with our Marina staff staying on late into the evening to ensure every man and his boat were returned back to land safe and sound.

boat rescue at runaway bay marina

Events like this bring to the forefront the importance for boat owners to be aware of the local marinas to contact in case of emergencies as well as the local authorities such as the Water Police and VMR. Just as important, if not more so, ensure that you have all the required safety equipment on board such as lifejackets, a working radio and first aid kits.

And make sure you tell family members and/or friends where are you going for the day and how long you expect to be.

We are happy to report that this case had a happy ending.

Happy and safe boating!

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!

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