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Check out the new 28 SURF from Chaparral


Coming in at 28 feet in length with a wide 8 Foot 6-inch beam, the 28 Surf from Chaparral perfectly blends luxury and performance into one amazing machine. Coming standard with our top-of-the-line hand-stitched upholstery, convertible sun lounge, spacious cockpit seating, Malibu Surf Gates™ and enough power to make an incredible wake, you will never want to leave the water.


The Forward Drive is a new propulsion system that leverages Volvo Penta’s forward-facing technology to deliver amazing results. This innovative system provides versatility, added passenger comfort, efficiency, flexible trim and a host of performance benefits. It is the most versatile propulsion system available.


Performance and Innovation; multi-award-winning Chaparral has been building saltwater tough sports boats since 1965 and are now number one in the tough U.S. market, as well as in the U.K, Spain and Australia. With an exciting range of boats from 18 to 33 feet, Chaparral offers inboard, outboard and jet-powered sports boats and diesel cruisers that set the standard in every way.

New 2021 Chaparral 23SSI OB Sold to Colin & Sarah on the Gold Coast


Congratulations to Colin & Sarah on the purchase today of this outstanding new Chaparral. Photographed here on board, whilst doing the sea trial with Steve of a Spirit Marine.

This is the second new Chaparral sold by Spirit since their appointment as Queensland Dealers for this iconic US Brand.


Chaparral and Spirit Marine Join Forces in Queensland

Chaparral Boats Australia has appointed leading Queensland marine dealer, Spirit Marine, as exclusive Queensland distributors for their range of upmarket bowriders.

Based at Hope Harbour on the Gold Coast, the Spirit Marine team offer a wealth of boating knowledge ensuring a professional boat purchasing experience across their range of class-leading brands.

‘With Spirit Marine now handling Chaparral in Queensland, we look forward to consolidating the strong position that we enjoy around the rest of the country’; said Scott O’Hare from Chaparral Australia.

‘These guys have a solid presence in Queensland, which is not surprising as they have very experienced management, a great marina location and a genuine desire to assist their customers in enjoying their on-water leisure time.   We think it is a perfect match, and we look forward to seeing more Chaparral’s out and about from the Broadwater right up the coast’; said O’Hare.

Peter Nicholson from Spirit marine was all praise for Chaparral, saying that; ‘The saltwater tough range of sports boats on offer are well suited to the QLD boating lifestyle. The quality is obvious and the range has something for everyone.  We are delighted to have Chaparral on board’.

Chaparral Boats, now in their 57th year, specialises in sterndrive and outboard bowriders up to 10.5M with a solid worldwide reputation for Innovation, Quality and Performance.  They have the largest ‘under one roof’ boat manufacturing plant in the world and have more consecutive NMMA customer satisfaction awards than any other boat manufacturer.

For more information go to: www.chaparralboats.com or www.spiritmarineqld.com  or call Chaparral Australia on (03) 9397-6977


AB’s Fisherman & Boat Owner Mag On the Barra 7

Check out what the mag has to say about the Beneteau Barracuda 7;-

  • Two versons & an increasing number of options…………
  • Stable & fast …………
  • Interior space ………..
  • New fishing station ………
  • Three finishes & more than 30 options ………

Read the full article & pics here;-




Sydney International Boat Show 2019

The SIBS 2019 was a terrific experience for the Spirit Team where we were staffing three locations, Beneteau Sail on the Marina, Silent-Yachts also on the Marina plus the outstanding stand in Hall 4. With a wonderful range of Outboard Beneteau, the launch of the Flyer 10 & 8 plus Antares 7, 8 and 9 and a Barracuda 7. On the Marina, new Oceanis 41.1, 46.1 and 51.1, all great examples of the latest Beneteau design featuring chines, beam and huge cockpits. For those looking at new Beneteau Oceanis, it’s gives great direction of where Beneteau is heading with the recently launched Oceanis 30.1 and announced Oceanis 40.1. Coming this year are also new Outboard products, Antares 11, Gran Tourismo 32 and 36, all featuring twin Outboards. Sales look to be strong with an Antares 9, Antares 8 and Barracuda 8 in the pipeline plus an Oceanis 46.1. Our team of Steve, Deon, Ian, Geoffrey, Branko, Michael and Peter were in attendance.

Dealer Conference 2019

Sitting in the hotel following another excellent presentation from Beneteau. 500 Dealers from around the world plus Beneteau team from all regions and factories- outstanding presentations for the future and growth expectations. It’s a very professional outfit. Well done Beneteau – thank you for the opportunity to be here on behalf of Spirit Marine Queensland.

Beneteau Dealers Conference-Valencia

At the harbour in Valencia, Beneteau have done a great job organising the 2019 World Dealer Conference. Today we are sea trialing a range of new boats, Oceanis 30.1, flyer 6, 7, 10 and the First 17 and 24. The Flyer 10 is outstanding with performance, deck layout and cabin space below. The Flyer is a real stand out and will be a great product for the Queensland market.

Delivery of the new Oceanis 41.1

The Spirit Team with the YachtShare Team at the unwrapping of the new Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 to be named ‘JUBILATION’, the latest Beneteau to join the YachtShare fleet to be based at RQYS at Manly. Located at The Boat Works, this week, we will be attaching the keel, adding the lifelines, installing the rudders and targa. Once antifouled, the boat will leave the shed and we will step the mast. Early next week we will launch, fuel and take to our marina at Hope Harbour, before heading to for the official launch and naming ceremony at RQYS.

Brinovo Pontoon Boats Now on GC

The new Brinovo Cruiser 580 Pontoon Boat exposed to the Gold Coast waterways, now fitted with a new Mercury 60hp Outboard engine, gives the boat great performance. An ideal family boat and cost effective for summer. If you are looking for a cost effective boat for the Gold Coast, don’t go past the Brinovo Pontoon boat from Spirit Marine.

Latest Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 sold in Qld

The latest Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 to be sold in Queensland into YachtShare by Spirit Marine, Jubilation” with YachtShare owners on board. We were heading to Bribie Island when we passed “Jubilation” on our way up through the islands past Horizon Shores. Good looking boat and very successful with Our business associate, YachtShare, that provides owners the opportunity to share ownership is a great fleet, based out of a RQYS Manly.

Two Beneteau OB 8’s

Two Beneteau 8 metre boats together, the fabulous Antares 8 in the foreground fitted with a white Mercury 200hp XL V6 new generation motor. Looks so good on the boat! Behind is the 2019 Beneteau Barracuda 8 set up for fishing. The Barracuda 8 is fitted with a 300hp Suzuki Outboard engine. If you are interest in either model, give Peter Nicholson a call on 0416 228 754.

3rd Barracuda 8 to Qld

The Third Beneteau Barracuda 8 to be sold into Queensland with Spirit Marine. This boat is a two door version with a single 300hp Suzuki Outboard engine. Here, we about to launch the boat for the first time to undertake its first sea trial. The boat was spectacular and performed very well and was surprisingly quiet with the single engine. The Air Step Hull provides great performance and a very smooth ride! Once tested the boat will head to Bribie Island, it’s new home. Engine supplied by Gold Coast Suzuki and fitted by Nitro Marine.

Oceanis 45 – 1st win at WAGS RQYS

What a great start for a new Year! The Spirt Team joined Peter & Astrid, owners of the Beneteau Oceanis 45 ‘MAYO’ that Spirit Marine delivered early 2018, for the first WAGS Wednesday afternoon race at RQYS of 2019. A great result, 1st Overall in a mixed fleet of 40 plus boats. Certainly a great result and all were very happy. Photo of Peter and Geoffrey sharing the helm. I don’t know who actually was in control!

The 2nd Barracuda 8 sold into Qld

The second Beneteau Barracuda 8 to be sold in Queensland, a three door version fitted with twin Mercury 150hp XL Verados that give outstanding performance. This boat has been sold to North Queensland and reside in Port Douglas following a long trip by road before Christmas. This boat is fully fitted for fishing with live bait tank and kill tank.

New Antares 6 Arrives

Nice looking package, the new Beneteau Antares 6 has arrived and here on the new trailer, fixed with a new Mercury 115hp Outboard engine. This is a nice package for sale at $112,000 drive away including the Dunbier trailer, electronics, marine toilet and holding tank. Features great performance with the easily driven Beneteau hull. Ideal for family cruising or offshore fishing, it’s really a great little boat!

New Four Winns HD240 OB delivered on the Gold Coast

Ordered specifically for the owner, Simon, this boat features the latest,  new generation Mercury 300hp V8 XL which provides outstanding performance. To be based on the Gold Coast, Simon has enjoyed the boat over the Christmas holidays whilst moored at his holiday house on the Isle of Capri. No doubt about it, these new Four Winns a very special and certainly a head turners!