The answer is that it always comes down to the wind. Our club only uses the “BOM” Bureau of Meteorology to make calls. Our safety management plans make sure boats don’t go out over 30 knots.
The Bureau “MetEye” website will provide pretty accurate readings of the wind. Strong winds creates “the port Phillip chop” which makes boating very uncomfortable for small boats such as bow riders or anything less than 28ft not so much for our Riviera and Sunseeker boats.
A link below to the MetEye page will show wind strengths and the time of day these weather patterns will arrive.
Always look at the charts before your departure nothing is more dangerous to go out in the bay in an boat not designed for the conditions. That’s why our club boats are best of breed.
Fall in love over and over again on board our beautiful vessels. Docked at New Quay Promenade, you can now enjoy a home away from home – with style. When in Melbourne, experience a hotel accommodation that you have never experienced before.
The boats are complete with amenities and brings you all the comfort of a hotel room. Hot shower, fridge, induction cooker, and microwave are also available. With a large living area, bedrooms, bathrooms, A/C heater and cooler, and a huge deck, you and your friends will definitely enjoy a night out from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Enjoy a night of chatting, watching movie, sound tripping, or just relax the night away. Order food platters from the club or BYO food and drinks, no problem!
A neat discount is offered for reservations made during weekdays. Contact us for the rate and let us help you reserve a night or two! Truly a vacation fit for royalty. Come reserve your night stay today!
Mustang 28 Sports Cruiser Joins the Fleet
We are pleased to announce the expansion of the fleet to include a Mustang sports cruiser for members use. The vessel is diesel powered and offers economical cruising with a Volvo Pentire engine. The boat sleeps 4 and is equipped with fishing rig. The club now has two such vessels which offers a low budget entry memberships.
The Mustang 28 has the capacity to take six passengers. A great entry level boat with memberships starting from $599 per month.
Luxury Boat Charter Gold Coast|Princess V58 Boat Share Memberships|Luxury Boat Hire |Luxury Boat ShareSep 21st, 2016
Pleasure Cruising Club is pleased to announce our arrival at the Gold Coast at Mariners Cove . providing a members only luxury boating service. The Princess V58 “Dog House” is our flag ship boat that offers luxury memberships between 16 to 30 plus days a year. So why boat charter at the gold coast when you can self-drive a luxury boat.
Why Do a Luxury Boat Charter Hire at Gold Coast? Join the Club and enjoy the Princess
We are excited to offer our Melbourne Platinum members a destination to stay overnight near the Sheraton and Sea World. Instead of hiring a luxury boat at the Gold Coast consider the ultimate membership program. Members can enjoy luxury boating on the Princess V58 during the off season months in Melbourne. The clubs legendary step on and off service will be provided at the Gold Coast. Also a member driver service will be provided including fishing excursions. There is plenty of great boating in the broadwater. Members may use the boat to stay on board overnight which sleeps six. The Princess also has Foxtel entertainment for our members pleasure.
rsvp a complimentary sea trial with the family
Luxury Boat Charter Gold Coast
Why luxury charter boat when you can self-drive on a club boat at the Gold Coast?
These days, though the Gold Coast certainly still has its share of ostentatious extravagance, for sailors and boat share club members, the main attraction is the extensive waterways. A billion dollar marine industry has grown around the region’s natural features, with state of the art refit and repair facilities along with some pretty swanky marinas on offer. Why luxury boat hire on a charter boat when you can self-drive on a club boat? Boat share club on the Gold Coast rank among the highest per capita in the country, numbers that reflect the plethora of boating opportunities. But it’s not just the locals out on the water; it’s a pretty handy port for boats cruising up and down the east coast.
So, what’s the big attraction then? It mostly comes down to the stretch of inland water, including a myriad of rivers and creeks known collectively as The Broadwater. While much of the waterway is accessible to shallow draft yachts, a sturdy dinghy and some spare fuel is required to explore some of the real treasures of the area. Not a region with big tides, nevertheless drying sandbars and mudflats are a significant hazard for yachts, as water depths throughout tend towards shallow.
Getting around the Broadwater
Lying at the southern extreme of Moreton Bay and protected from the Pacific Ocean by South and North Stradbroke Islands, the southern access point is via the Gold Coast Seaway south of South Stradbroke Island. Further south of the Seaway a narrow strip of land called the Spit protects the inshore waters and is the most popular area for yachts, as well being the location of both the Southport Yacht Club and Seaworld.
Wave Break Island
Wave Break Island acts as, well, a wave break, inside the Seaway entrance, and there’s a popular deepwater (relatively speaking) anchorage to the north of the island. Like much of the Gold Coast, during long weekends and summer holidays, it can get pretty crowded and rowdy in this compact pool surrounded by drying sandbars.
Marine Stadium is a cosy little anchorage popular with cruising yachts in transit
Nearby, Marine Stadium is a cosy little anchorage popular with transient cruising yachts, almost landlocked bar the south facing entrance. Coastal sheoaks on the shore and the roar of the Pacific Ocean crashing into the beach beyond the Spit make this a good base from which to explore the shore based attractions of the Gold Coast.
Wedged between Seaworld and the swanky Palazzo Versace Hotel and recently upgraded Marina Mirage development, fishing trawlers sell their catch direct to the public on most days, depending on the season.
North of the Gold Coast Seaway
North of the Seaway the navigation gets a little trickier and the seascape gets a little more interesting as the beachfront high-rise apartments are left behind. Beyond man-made Sovereign Islands, an exclusive residential precinct connected to Paradise Point by a short bridge, the Coomera River branches westward. Snaking through the suburbs the river is navigable via a marked channel for many miles, though bridges impede yachts beyond Gold Coast City Marina. Splitting into north and south branches north of Sanctuary Cove Marina, the north branch offers the opportunity to launch the dinghy and explore the mangroves of Coomera Island National Park. It’s also the southern boundary of the Moreton Bay Marine Park.
So Join the Pleasure Cruising Club at the Gold Coast and enjoy luxury boat share without the need to charter a boat