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Brisbane goes electric on the water!

May 5, 2021 Headline News, Visit Queensland No Comments

Brisbane continues to cement its position as one of Australia’s coolest and most advance cities, with last month Brisbane’s highly anticipated electric picnic hire boats, GoBoat, opening a pop-up location at Dockside Marina Kangaroo Point for a limited time only in advance of their official launch in the coming months.

Danish-designed GoBoats give everyday Australians, now “GoBoaters” access to the Brisbane River on the eight-seater boats without the need for a boat license, encouraging locals and tourists of every age to enjoy some of Brisbane’s best scenery.

GoBoaters are able to sail the Brisbane River in one of six GoBoats as part of the Instagramable activity created for a day out on the water with friends, special moments such as proposals and anniversaries, and celebrations.

GoBoat Australia Managing Director, Nick Tyrrell, said he is excited to introduce as many people as possible to the joy of electric boating following success in Canberra, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast, so Brisbanites can enjoy the river city from a different perspective, adding, “We have seen incredible uptake across GoBoat’s three Australian locations and we’re launching this “pop-up” because of overwhelming demand from the community in Brisbane since they found out we were going to launch at Breakfast Creek”.

He said, “The GoBoat team has been working tirelessly for the last 12 months to create an experience that highlights the best Brisbane has to offer – incredible weather, a sprawling city full of activity, the Story Bridge and more – all while enjoying the company of friends, family, or a loved one – including your furry friends”, adding “We are looking forward to enabling locals to enjoy their special moments, celebrations, relaxed afternoons and new experiences from the privacy of their own boat, amongst Brisbane’s most iconic locations”.

Brisbanites eager to set sail can book sessions from one to five hours in length, starting at $109.00 for one hour, with the price per hour decreasing the longer the booking, with each GoBoat featuring a communal recycled timber picnic table for easy cheese platters or picnic set ups, with all boats featuring a sunshade for protection.

The Danish-designed picnic boats are also sustainable, with no fumes, mess or noise and are safe for everyone from one to one hundred years old, with skippers and crew receiving a thorough safety briefing and demonstration prior to jumping on board.

All boats are speed limited and lifejackets are included for adults and children, along with all other safety equipment and GoBoaters can even purchase a captain’s hat to make your Instagram post that little bit more exciting.

Bookings are a must with only limited spots available and to book visit: https://goboat.com.au/brisbane  and the pop-up GoBoat dock is at Dockside Marina, Ferry Street, Kangaroo Point for the next few weeks.

To stay up-to-date with the latest news from GoBoat Brisbane, follow @goboatbrisbane on Instagram and Facebook.

A report by John Alwyn-Jones Special Correspondent Tourism.

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