Australia's Greatest Boatyard

Want to manage your own maintenance?

Want to manage your own maintenance?

Australia’s Greatest Boatyard is spotless with world class facilities and the largest concentration of marine trades in the country… but it’s also a friendly place.

We offer CHOICE.

So if you want to work on your own boat… and call on professional help when you need it… that’s fine by us!

Our boatyard has facilities to lift and store boats up to 110ft. And our 15m individual sheds mean that you can make significant savings through keeping the mast up.

Take a look at the huge selection of marine trades on site and contact us to arrange for us to lift your boat out of the water for you.

While you’re here we’re sure you’ll enjoy the great coffee, meals and sundowners at our restaurant and take a look at the new and used boats for sale. And if you want to explore the area we’re in the heart of the Gold Coast Marine precinct and just 30km from Surfers Paradise.

Cyndi and Rich's Favorite Place in Oz

Cyndi and Rich's Favorite Place in Oz

We’ve been in Oz for a little over two months now and we have a couple of favourite places. Mooloolaba was one, The Boat Works was the other.

That’s right… the boatyard, where we hauled out, was one of our favourite places in Oz and we were so sad to leave!

The Boat Works is about ten miles up the Coomera River from Southport (Gold Coast aka Surfers Paradise).

We left Southport at high tide and rode the incoming tide all the way up the river as high tide is 1-1/2 hours later up the river.

A highlight of the ride up the river were the roos along the banks. How strange to see them looking across the water as wed motor by.

We usually haul out to get our bottom painted just before heading to the tropics. This year, while we were hanging out in Surfers Paradise, we decided to take a look at the boatyards in the area. We were so impressed by The Boat Works, we changed our schedule around. In addition to the usual bottom job, we had two other major projects in mind; fix our 15 year old and persistent rudder shaft leak, and add a bimini with an additional solar panel.

The yard is huge, clean, efficient, modern and so welcoming. We lived aboard during our time on the hard stand, which we hadn’t done in quite a few years, and we were delighted with the en suite restrooms and showers just for liveaboards as well as their most generous offer of free courtesy cars for our use and free washers and dryers.

They keep the yard so clean, we had very little of the usual black grit on the boat from trips up and down the ladder. There are about 35 vendors on-site and you can find just about anything or any service you need. If not, there are more marine businesses a short walk down the street and if you don’t find it there, just borrow their car and drive to town.

When we work at a yard, were used to getting a lot of no no, you cant do that, no, not that either. We got a lot of yeses here:

Yes, you can work on your own boat – Yes, you can use your own paint and theres no additional charge – Yes, you can use any vendor you want – Yes, you can come and go as you please – Yes, we lock up at night and have caretakers – Yes, you can get in and out nights and weekends heres your key. – Catamaran people: Yes, they can haul cats! – Store your boat while you’re away? Yes, they have dry storage.

Before coming to Australia, we’d heard that the prices for boat work were outrageous. Maybe in Sydney, we don’t know, but here, they were about what wed expect to pay in the states, and maybe a little less. With the exchange rate while we were here (80 U.S. cents to the Oz dollar), we did pretty well.

The staff was another highlight; competent, efficient, and so friendly. Tony, the owner, really cares about running a first class yard. It seems that providing exceptional service is his primary goal. And wow, did we eat well! There’s a restaurant onsite called The Galley and its sensational. We never had a meal that was any less than spectacular. And the desserts! And the macaroons! And Friday night Tapas!

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Boat Works
1 Boatworks Drive
Coomera, Gold Coast
QLD 4209
Gold Coast Marine Precinct


Ph: (07) 55 000 000