Cruisers Headquarters – Now Open
The ever – evolving Boatyard & Marina, The Boat Works has evolved and welcomed yet another dimension to the comprehensive Resort for your Boat.
Opening a dedicated 5,000-square-metres of additional hardstand especially for the cruising community only.
Welcoming the opportunity for the cruiser and liveaboard community to not only cruise together but a chance to now work together on the Hardstand.
The footprint accommodates up to 16 cruising catamarans and monohulls. This workspace is ideal for cruising yacht & catamaran owners to undertake their own antifoul and maintenance works, gathering with like-minded sailors and complete with a liveaboard lounges, ensuites, free laundry and even a courtesy car.
“It’s the ideal ‘Cruising HQ’ for cruising customers who can meet others from around the region and the world, take advantage of the fresh produce growing on-site, bathrooms, laundry, recycled water plus access to the Super Chandlery and access to all the trades and resources in the Marine Precinct,” says Shane.
Offering a one stop shop with the best facilities, comprehensive array and choice of marine trades with the convenience of a chandlery superstore onsite via the Marine Trade Supplies and Chandlery. The Boat Works can lay claim to being Gold Coast’s greatest boatyard.
Creating a community within.
Welcoming Liveaboards to work and live on their boats in their very own “exclusive” Hardstand area alongside similar boats with access to amenities:
- ensuites & laundries
- Lounge fully air-conditioned
- Bbq & Kitchen facilities
- veggie garden
- pet friendly
- Indoor – outdoor recreational areas
“All of these brand-new facilities are absolutely five star. We really appreciate the effort to make us feel welcome and at home,” comments from cruising couple from the UK, Jan & Richard, SV ‘Morpheus of London’
Jan explained the new precinct is like their own little community similar to when you’re on a marina and you welcome a sundowner or two with your neighbours.
Connecting with cruisers, like-minded boaties, we get together post a day on the tools and enjoy a BBQs in the new facilities.
The air-conditioned lounge has offered a relief and a safe haven out of the elements to catch up on emails and correspondence.
The Boat Works’ owner and CEO, Tony Longhurst said his aim is to create an oasis for owners, crew and the local community through environmentally-friendly enhancements.
“This ethos underpins everything we do here,” said Tony. “Our customers, owners and visiting crews are the beneficiaries of this commitment to the highest standards, but it’s the River and the environment that benefit long-term.”