Clive Palmer’s Boat up for Auction at Runaway Bay Marina

Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

As the Gold Coast marine industry is still buzzing from another successful Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, there are many buyers still on the look for their dream vessel. On Sunday at Runaway Bay Marina, we had our own excitement with several of our marine auctioneers participating in a large marine auction.

With many boats being sold, there was one vessel in particular that sparked a particular interest amongst the bidders. This 98’ Horizon went under the hammer at the auction held at Runaway Bay Marina on Sunday. It was passed in with a highest bid of $2.1m. It is expected to sell this week with a few interested parties to negotiate terms with the current owner, Clive Palmer.

If you would like more information about this boat or any of the other marine auctions that take place at Runaway Bay Marina, please contact our Runaway Bay Marina management office today and we will be happy to assist and direct your enquiries.

Runaway Bay Marina at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show has become one of the biggest events on Australia’s Marina calendar with local, interstate and international buyers and sellers flying in for the annual event.

boat show

Runaway Bay Marina has had a long-standing affiliation with the boat show due to our location on the southern end of the coast and also our many tenants who are in the industry through auction, manufacturing and selling. The marina is also a popular spot for people to park and catch the water taxi over to Sanctuary Cove for the event.

This year we were especially ‘close’ to the action with the Runaway Bay Marina providing berthing for a few large and impressive vessels, a 100’ Milcraft, 98’ Horizon and a 90’ Horizon. These vessels highlight the space and flexibility we have at Runaway Bay Marina for berthing vessels ranging in size and accommodating to both short term and long term berths.

For more information on our boat storage and berthing options, click here and take advantage of our Shipyard Price Match Guarantee ending on the 30th of June.

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!

New Gardens for Runaway Bay Marina

This week has been a busy week in the Runaway Bay Marina carpark with some more greenery appearing throughout the north and south carparks.

new gardens runaway bay marina

With the landscapers using only native Australian plants to complement our temperamental weather patterns here on the Gold Coast, the new gardens will add the ultimate finishing touches to the recently resurfaced carpark around the Marina.

The work was carried out over a few days with the crews working hard to beat the forecast rain due to hit the Gold Coast from Friday onwards.

The new garden beds are part of our ongoing ‘Improvement Project’ which will be continuing on throughout the year both in and around the Marina building. We are constantly talking with tenants, visitors and locals and encourage feedback.

runaway bay marina garden work