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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 December, 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 December, with a fleet of easy-to-operate BYO picnic boats.
By Libby Curran and Sarah Ward
November 09, 2019
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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 December, 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, based on Melbourne prices, a GoBoat session should cost you less than $15 per person, per hour. That's $109 hourly in total.

GoBoat's Queensland fleet will be setting sail out of Sanctuary Cove Marina, although the exact December launch date is yet to be revealed. 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 is slated to launch in December, 2019. We'll update you as soon as it has.

Top image: GoBoat Gold Coast.

Published on November 09, 2019 by Libby Curran

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