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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
By Concrete Playground and Sarah Ward
February 14, 2021

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.

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Published on February 14, 2021 by Concrete Playground


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