Leading luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo has just completed a major upgrade of its Hope Harbour based Marina, Travel lift, Service Centre and Shipyard and can now provide a one-stop shop for boaties with craft ranging from trailer boats up to 70 ton mega yachts.
Maritimo’s General Manager of Operations , Phil Candler, said the Hope Harbour facility was perfectly located on the northern Gold Coast and boat owners did not have to travel the extra distance up the Coomera River.
“Being at the southern end of the Sanctuary Cove Resort we are easy to get to and with the 70 ton travel lift and under cover marina berths we can accommodate some serious sized boats,” he said.
“We have the capability to do antifouling, full hull resprays, all electrical work, engineering, varnishing, cabinetry, boat refits, electronics upgrades, upholstery and fiberglass repairs.
“We are registered agents for MerCruiser and Volvo Penta and the team that we have assembled at Hope Harbour is second to none in the industry.”
The Maritimo shipyard team can arrange the service of engines and generators, supply davit systems, hydraulic swim platforms and undertake vessel detailing.
Mr. Candler said Maritimo had appointed Mr Gary Klein as Hope Island Service and Shiplift Manager.
“Gary has come from running his own successful business and fully understands the customers expectations in a service based industry,” said Mr Candler. “He has a great team of highly skilled staff and contractors headed up by Peter McGrath , who are on hand to work on all types of vessels.”
Mr Klein said the location of the Maritimo facility was one its biggest draw cards. “We are wind and tide protected and that makes it easy for boats of all sizes to access the marina and the travel lift,” he said. “ Many people are not aware that this facility is available to the general boating public, but we are going to change that. “We are going to be competitive in the market place and we have a team of highly skilled and professional people here who can provide advice on any aspect of boat maintenance and upkeep.”
The Maritimo facility has hardstand capacity for thirty vessels with several under cover sheds for major work that requires weather protection. “We also have a significant marina with covered berths and abundant car parking for boaties working on the vessels or having work undertaken,” said Mr Klein.
(L to R) Gary Klein, Phil Candler and Peter McGrath have thrown out the welcome mat to Gold Coast boaties at the company’s Hope Island service centre.