IN May 2017, Gold Coast Boating Centre (formerly Marine Tune) expanded into a new 10-bay fully equipped workshop, which has allowed the transition of the old workshop into an additional third undercover new boat showroom displaying the popular Horizon, Stessl, Sea-Rod and Stessco aluminium boat brands.
The new workshop expansion enabled Gold Coast Boating Centre’s qualified factory-trained technicians with over 50 years of combined outboard experience to service and repair all brands of outboard motors as well as the market-leading Yamaha outboard motors. Additional improvements have recently been carried out in the expansion of the workshop, showroom, chandlery and genuine Yamaha parts facilities, as well as the addition of late-model quality used boats.
Owners David and Scott said, “This is the catalyst for the new name change to Gold Coast Boating Centre, which better describes the business as the one-stop boating centre it is today.” David and Scott took ownership of the business in May 2015 and saw the potential to develop the business further with the addition of Sea-Rod plate aluminium boats built by Formosa Marine, a Brisbane-based company.
Gold Coast Boating Centre was recently announced the leading Formosa aluminium plate boat dealer of the year for 2017. Gold Coast Boating Centre has been located in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast for over 20 years under the name of Marine Tune. In that time, the business has established itself as one of the leading (top three) Yamaha outboard marine dealers nationally.
Dunbier Trailers also awarded the business Queensland’s only Elite Dealer status in appreciation of excellent sales and customer service, which enables privileges such as the highest discount pricing structure on trailers, parts and ongoing support, as well as priority production. Gold Coast Boating Centre has over 80 new and used boats on display in three undercover showrooms and outside display areas, with all sizes ranging from small 3m car topper tinnies to larger plate aluminium offshore fishing boats in excess of 7m in all configurations available for viewing.