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TRAVEL & LEISURE

You'll Soon Be Able to Hire a Picnic Boat to Sail Down the Brisbane River

Denmark company GoBoat is set to launch in the Queensland capital with a fleet of easy-to-operate BYO picnic boats.
By Concrete Playground and Sarah Ward
February 14, 2021
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By Concrete Playground and Sarah Ward
February 14, 2021
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Brisbanites will have another excuse to hit the water this year when GoBoat splashes into the city.

The Denmark-born company has been busy launching its eco-friendly picnic boats in cities all over Europe, as well as in Canberra, Melbourne and the Gold Coast — and, sometime in the near future, it'll make its Brissie debut, giving punters a fun new way to cruise along the river.

Aimed at making the whole boating caper more accessible for everyday folk, the Scandinavian-designed vessels are slow-moving, a breeze to operate and don't require a boating licence, making for some fun, fuss-free sailing sessions. In a win for the planet, they also run on silent, pollution-free, electric engines, and are crafted from a mix of reclaimed timber and recycled PET bottles.

Each of the contemporary GoBoats clocks in at 18-feet long, boasting a central picnic table with room for eight people (and all the necessary snacks and booze). And despite what you might be thinking, they're even affordable enough to fit your budget — simply BYO food and drinks, find enough eager sailors to jump aboard and a GoBoat session will you less than $13 per person, per hour. That's $99 hourly in total.

Where GoBoat's Brisbane fleet will set sail from is yet to be revealed. The same applies to its launch date — but, after first floating the idea of moseying along the Brisbane River last year, it's hoping to be up and running soon.

At its other sites, GoBoat's vessels are pet-friendly. Here's hoping that's the case in Brissie, too — surely you've got a very good boy who deserves a river jaunt.

 

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GoBoat will launch in Brisbane sometime in the future — we'll update you when an exact date is announced.

Top image: GoBoat

Published on February 14, 2021 by Concrete Playground

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