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You'll Soon Be Able to Hire a Pet-Friendly Picnic Boat to Sail Through the Gold Coast

Denmark company GoBoat is set to launch on the Gold Coast in January, with a fleet of easy-to-operate BYO picnic boats.
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
November 09, 2019
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You'll Soon Be Able to Hire a Pet-Friendly Picnic Boat to Sail Through the Gold Coast

Denmark company GoBoat is set to launch on the Gold Coast in January, with a fleet of easy-to-operate BYO picnic boats.
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
November 09, 2019
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UPDATE, DECEMBER 13: Go Boat has announced its Gold Coast launch date, setting sail from January 2020. The below story has been updated to reflect this.

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Southeast Queenslanders will have another excuse to hit the water this summer when GoBoat splashes into the region.

The Denmark-born company has been busy launching its eco-friendly picnic boats in cities all over Europe, as well as in Canberra and Melbourne — and come January 1 2020, it's set to make its Gold Coast debut, giving punters a fun new way to cruise through Sanctuary Cove, the Coomera River and the Goldie's canals.

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.

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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.

GoBoat's Queensland fleet will set sail out of Sanctuary Cove Marina. Oh, and did we mention they're pet-friendly? Surely you've got a very good boy who deserves a river jaunt this summer.

GoBoat will launch on the Gold Coast on January 1, 2020, with bookings available now.

Top image: GoBoat Gold Coast.

Published on November 09, 2019 by Libby Curran

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