Boat­ing weather ar­rives

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - PEYTON HUTCHINS

IT’S go­ing to be a crack­ing week­end on Gold Coast wa­ters.

After a slow start to spring the mer­cury is fore­cast to rise to a com­fort­able 26C to­day, and only dip to a low of 16C tonight.

The per­fect boat­ing weather comes as lo­cal boat build­ing com­pa­nies look to ex­pand their range, ahead of a new sea­son.

Riviera chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Wes Moxey said the Gold Coast was ben­e­fit­ing from the com­pany’s global fo­cus.

“Riviera’s qual­ity has be­come driven by global de­mands, which means the Gold Coast benefits from the com­pany’s global fo­cus,” he said.

“The prod­uct we pro­duce here is far su­pe­rior, purely be­cause of the com­pet­i­tive na­ture of the global mar­ket.

“It’s not so much about the boats, but what the boats have to of­fer and what the in­di­vid­ual wants.”

Mean­while, Mar­itimo sales man­ager Or­monde Brit­ton said there were boats trend­ing that haven’t even come out yet.

“There are al­ready people who have started to pur­chase our X50 sport yacht, which hasn’t even been built yet,” he said

“There is def­i­nitely an ap­par­ent trend to­wards the sport yacht de­sign boat, es­pe­cially sin­gle-level given that there is now more of a bal­ance be­tween fly bridge boats and non-fly bridge.

“With trends though, it de­pends on the per­son and what the shop has to of­fer.”

The warm weather will con­tinue with clear skies and tops tem­per­a­tures be­tween 23C and 26C ex­pected all week.

This week­end will be ideal to get out on the wa­ter.

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