Maritimo Hope Harbour upgrades service offering

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At your service: (l-r) Gary Klein, Phil Candler and Peter McGrath have put out the welcome mat to Gold Coast boaties at the company’s Hope Harbour service centre.
At your service: (l-r) Gary Klein, Phil Candler and Peter McGrath have put out the welcome mat to Gold Coast boaties at the company’s Hope Harbour service centre.

LUXURY boat builder adds to service capabilities for all boats big and small

Leading luxury cruiser manufacturer Maritimo has just completed an expansion of its Hope Harbour Marina in Queensland to attract more maintenance work from local boaties.

The service centre has expanded the size of its undercover storage and workspace and increased the usable space of its hardstand area to cater for service work on boats.

The facility now offers a one-stop shop for boaties with craft ranging from trailer boats up to 70 tonne mega yachts.

Maritimo’s general manager of operations, Phil Candler, said the Hope Harbour facility was perfectly located on the northern Gold Coast so that 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 fibre-glass 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 shipyard can arrange for the service of engines and generators, supply davit systems, hydraulic swim platforms and undertake vessel detailing.

As part of the new service offering, Gary Klein has been appointed as service and shiplift manager at Hope Harbour.

“Gary has come from running his own successful business and fully understands the customers expectations in a service based industry,” said 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.”

Gary Klein said the location of the Maritimo facility was one its biggest drawcards.

“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 30 vessels with several undercover 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,” added Klein.

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