OK, so the festive season is officially over and it's back to work. But the good news is that the sublime late summer / autumn boating season is upon us. Being 2015 - the (unofficial) "Year of Boating" - make sure you skew your priorities from 'work' to 'life' and we'll see you on the water.
Yes, they're baaaack! It's only three sleeps until the next Friendly Friday..... a (very) casual get together of marina residents, customers and friends... Meet at Kalmakuta Park (on the other side of the marina basin) from 5.30pm this Friday and every second Friday thereafter. There's a playground for the kids and BBQ facilities available. The splendid folk at Bribie Island Boat Charters provide a chauffered BBQ boat transfer service between Kalmakuta Park and your boat, the boat hire office or the fuel dock. BYO everything. Come and join the Spinnaker Sound community to celebrate the end of the week.
FRED THE FORKLIFT
Our new M2000 forklift is up and running. We can now dry-store vessels up to 8 or 9 meters (depending on type and configuration). To make your boating as convenient as possible, our dry-storage service now includes:
- unlimited launches and retrievals
- refuelling service (by request)
- assistance with motor flush and external hull rinse (by request)
- powered sites (additional fee applies)
pinnaker Sound's operating hours are 7am - 5pm on weekends and 8am - 5pm on weekends. To preserve our hard working team's marriage prospects, please remember that the fuel dock and gates close at 5pm, so please allow enough time for your boat to be lifted, washed and unpacked prior to this time.
FLINDERS FREEDIVING, SCUBA & SNORKELLING
I'm very pleased to welcome the team from Snorkel Safari to Spinnaker Sound Marina.
Snorkel Safari are offering diving and snorkelling instruction and tours to the world-class Flinders Reef aboard their 12 meter dive boat Nemo. Check out www.brisbanediving.com for more information or call 07 3368 3766.
Hats off to the House of Saud, the Texas fraccers, the free market.... or whoever's pulling the strings, but at $1.40/litre currently, it's the best time in years to be filling the diesel tanks. Our fuel dock is open 7 days from 7am - 5pm weekends and 8am - 5pm weekdays.
FONE A FRIEND
The Spinnaker Sound community is rebuilding strongly and I'm thrilled to see so many families, new and old, at the marina on the weekends. My own sons had a ball kayaking, swimming and meeting new friends last weekend.
Our marina is starting to fill up, but it's not too full for your friends' and their boat! I would be pleased to shout you dinner at The Urban Vine in appreciation of any new annual berthing customers that you introduce to the marina*
And speaking of The Urban Vine, our new Italian restaurant is open 7 days for lunch and dinner. I've pretty much worked through the menu myself, and can highly recommend the Supressor wood-fired pizza... or a Viper if you're feeling punchy. Catherine and the team will even deliver to your boat! Call 07 5497 7786 for bookings.
Our workyard services have now expanded to include soda blasting. Treat your boat to the ultimate facial! Please talk to Ben to discuss blasting, antifouls, detailing, fibreglass works or your other boating needs.
And finally, finally... B&Y Waste Services now offer a $70 sewerage pump-out service from Spinnaker Sound. Call 07 5496 6988 for bookings.
Have a great week. See you for Friendly Friday from 5.30pm!
* New annual wet and dry berth customers / $200 voucher