Short Marine – One-stop shop at Runaway Bay Marina

Shot Marine staff


Since acquiring Game & Leisure Boats 12 months ago, Short Marine has been working hard to build out a complete one-stop shop here at Runaway Bay Marina.

With the ultimate goal of making boating easy and enjoyable, Short Marine aim to take the hassle out of boating by delivering a world-class solution to boat service, maintenance and repairs.

Short Marine specialises in Antifouling, Detailing and Mechanical servicing, and as an authorised Yamaha Dealer, offers trusted outboard and inboard services.

In anticipation of Summer, Short Marine are offering a season service special!
Enquire today and receive:

  • Price match guarantee
  • Concierge pick up/drop off service
  • Complimentary wash down

Call 07 5577 5811 or contact for a quote.

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Cyclone Oma skips the Gold Coast – but weather alert still stays

Cyclone Oma 2019 Gold Coast weather zone

It’s been an interesting few days on the Gold Coast as the community has been watching and receiving updates on the movements of Tropical Cyclone Oma and it’s anticipated impact along the coastline of South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

As of this morning, the cyclone had been downgraded to a category 1 with the official cyclone watch being withdrawn but the possibility of it being upgraded back to a category 2 as it moves closer to the coast.

With a 600km diameter (twice the size but not as strong as Cyclone Debbie) there a strong emphasis on being prepared and not taking any chances on the water with the strong weather patterns expected to generate huge swells, beach erosion and strong winds inland.

With all Gold Coast beaches closed and waves that are even too big for the most experienced surfers, everyone is being asked to be sensible and take the right precautions and have everything secured and tied down.

The Runaway Bay Marina will as usual, be open all weekend if you need to contact our office for any reason. Please refer to the Bureau Of Meteorology website for updated developments and information.

Stay safe and enjoy the weather show!

Image Source: Weatherzone


Marina Fuels – Newly Refurbished

marina fuels coffee reopen

The newly refurbished Marina fuels is located at the entrance to Runaway Bay Marina. Mary, Rob and her team can provide you with all the essentials for a great day out boating on the Broadwater.

as well as Ice, Bait, Ice Creams, Snacks and Cold Drinks.

Open 7 days
Easter opening hours are from 6am to 5pm.

07 55 772966

Easter Long Weeknd

easter long weekend runaway bay marina

The Easter long weekend is approaching fast as we move into Autumn and get set for the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

During this year’s Easter weekend (Friday 30th of March – Monday 2nd of April) the marina will be open every day from 8:30am.

We do expect to be busy during this time so please book any services with as much advance notice as possible.

For more information on services over the Easter long weekend please contact the marina office on 07 5577 1400.

Dry Storage for Larger Vessels

dry stack boat storage runaway bay

We have been at capacity for some time now with our larger size vessels in dry storage and we expect that during the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games we will continue to be very busy.

To meet this demand we have reconfigured part our dry storage area to specifically cater for 27′ to 33′ vessels. This will accommodate a total of 20 additional large boats.

To maximise use of this space, some of our current customers have been relocated into new locations. Those moved have received a phone call or email advising their new storage location.

dry stack boat storage runaway bay

For any questions or enquiries regarding dry storage for larger vessels, please contact the marina office by calling on 07 5577 1400 or send us a message here.

NEW RMC Service Centre

We at Runaway Bay Marina are pleased to welcome the newest service provider at the marina: RMC Service Centre. RMC Service Centre is a professional vessel maintenance provider offering a wide variety of services ranging from mechanical, electrical and detailing to anti fouling and vessel maintenance programs.

You can find RMC conveniently located at Runaway Bay Marina, which provides bridge-free access to the heart of the Gold Coast Broadwater.

Travis Edney, director of  RMC Service Centre, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise through his 15 years experience in the marine service industry.

Whether you have purchased a new Riviera from R Marine Crawley or have a boat of a different make, the team at RMC Service Centre can look after you.

For all service enquiries please contact RMC Service Centre:


RBM and the 2018 Commonwealth Games

gold coast games surfers paradise

The team here at Runaway Bay Marina are excited about the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held on the Gold Coast in April next year. The Gold Coast region is going to be bustling with activities and of course visitors and athletes both nationally and internationally.

During the lead up to April, we want to remind everyone that there will be an increase of boaties out on the broadwater during the games (from April 4th – April 15th 2018), so please be safe and considerate to those around you. Ensure your safety equipment is up to date and suitable for your vessel and number of passengers on board.

We are expecting a high demand for casual and short term marina berthing during this period and availability will be limited as the marina is certainly a great way to secure affordable accommodation with easy access to games venues.

Please contact the marina office on 07 5577 1400 for more information or to enquire about a berth.

NEW in Dry Storage

Dry storage ‘Text to Launch’ Service

text to launch boat service
Dry storing your boat at Runaway Bay Marina is a convenient and easy way to get your boat in and out of the water. To make it even easier, we are introducing a launch request by text message service. This will commence from December 2018.

For more information on how this service will work, please email us here or phone the marina office on 07 55771400.


Dry Storage Courtesy Berthing

christmas 2018 santa beach
Due to an increase in marina berth occupancy, dry storage customers use of courtesy berths during the holiday period will only be available on a nightly basis. Customers wanting to secure a berth for longer periods can do so but charges will apply.

Customers that require consecutive nights courtesy berthing must phone the office each day to confirm availability and berth location.

For more information on berthing during the silly season, please contact us here or call the marina office on 07 5577 1400.

Dredging and Maintenance at Runaway Bay Marina

Dredging and Maintenance

It’s been a hive of activity around the Runaway Bay Marina with many improvements and upgrades taking place. As per the carpark upgrade and landscaping, we are now moving into the water with the next phase of our refurbishment with the dredging of the marina.

Maintenance dredging works underway at Runaway Bay Marina. The main fairway is being dredged with the sand being pumped up along the wall. It is expected to take another couple of weeks to complete, so please exercise caution when passing by the dredge.

This will make a difference for all of our boaties and residents.

If you have queries about any of the maintenance schedules, please contact our Runaway Bay Marina office and speak with one of our team.

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.