STREAKER Boats has announced the appointment of Ship & Sail in Gladstone as a fully authorised Streaker Boats dealer.
Ship & Sail is a relatively new business in Gladstone and will represent the Streaker brand throughout the far north Queensland region. Ship & Sail is a particularly strong family business with an extensive background in both the marine industry and Gladstone region.
The Toy family operates a number of marine businesses ranging from heavy tugs to barges, maintenance and now Ship & Sail. Ship & Sail is located at Gladstone Marine Centre, a complex that encompasses a conglomeration of boating and marine-related businesses.
Daniel Toy heads up Ship & Sail, which opened for business in January 2016. The dealership is a complete marine retail operation with new Streaker boats, Mercury outboards, used boats, chandlery and a workshop. Gladstone has some exceptional waterways and Ship & Sail caters principally to the recreational fishing market where anglers typically travel long distances.
The run out of Gladstone Harbour is about eight nautical miles, usually across choppy waters before reaching the open sea. Then it is a run of 25-40 nautical miles to the inner and outer reefs where the most popular fishing grounds are. “Given the nature of our waterways and our customer base, we specifically sought out the Streaker brand for Ship & Sail,” Dan said.
“We took our time and had a close look at a lot of fibreglass brands before settling on Streaker. “There was a lot to like about Streaker and we are very comfortable with our decision to stock and sell the brand.” The Toy family liked that Streaker Boats are built in Brisbane by a reputable boat building family.
The brand has exceptional pedigree, originally having been designed for use on Port Phillip Bay, a waterway that has a nasty chop similar to Gladstone Harbour. Further, Streaker Boats are all supplied as complete Mercury boat, motor and trailer packages, which ideally suits the business model at Ship & Sail.
“We felt the Streaker range was well priced to suit the regular family man or woman who wants to head off to the reef and go fishing,” Dan said. “A major sales feature for our customers in the humid climate of far north Queensland is the complete all-composite construction utilised by Streaker.
“Since each Streaker boat is 100 percent timber free, there is no chance of rot for our Gladstone customers. “A decision to buy a Streaker is a sound investment in safe boating for decades to come.”
Ship & Sail has complete access to the full Streaker Boats range including runabouts, cuddy cabs and the ever-popular Sirocco bowriders. All Streaker Boats stocked and sold by Ship & Sail will be factory rigged with Mercury outboard engines and Easytow trailer specifically designed for each Streaker model.
For more information, visit shipandsail.com.au