FAQ’s

Freehold Title.

Yes, a freehold marina berth is considered commercial real estate property. We do, however, recommend that you consult with your accountant to ensure the acquisition is in line with the fund’s investment strategy.

No, the Marina basin (seabed) was excavated out of freehold land by the original owners. It is an inundated freehold lot and is not under a Crown or any other type of lease.

No, most marinas around Australia can only offer leasehold arrangements, usually for 20 years or less, due to the fact that other marinas lease their seabed on a crown lease or similar arrangement.

As Hope Island Marina owns their seabed, they were able to strata-title the seabed and so your investment does not track to zero after 20 years; you own your freehold berth forever.

236, with 69 remaining for sale.

There are 12 catamaran berths with 3 currently for sale. Catamaran berths sale prices are at a 20% premium.

Yes, it is part of the Hope Island Marina Body Corporate.

Yes, body corporate fees are payable according to the size of your berth.

Yes, but they are not metered so this charge is included in the body corporate fee.

Yes.

Not currently. The usage charges are paid by the Body Corporate and included in the body corporate fee.

Yes, as it is freehold property.

Yes, there is a Marina Manager based in the Marina itself. The Manager has a care taking agreement with the Body Corporate.

The Body Corporate pays the Marina Manager. Marina management costs are included in the body corporate fees.

24 hour camera security, plus two patrols nightly and 3 water patrols. In addition, Hope Island Resort Security provides 24 hour on site attendance in case of emergency.

Yes, there is ample car parking around the Hope Island Shopping Village.

A coin operated laundry is provided 24 hours a day exclusively for marina users.

Yes, hot showers and toilets are available on the northern end of the boardwalk overlooking the Marina.

Yes, if you choose the Marina Manager will let your berth and charge a letting fee.

Normally rentals are yearly but there is a slight increase in demand over the summer months.

No, but the Marina Manager must be advised of all leases so the Marina standards can be maintained.

5 metres at low tide.

It is unlikely that the Marina basin will ever need dredging, however it would be the responsibility of the Body Corporate.

The Body Corporate via the sinking fund.

The main river access is minimum 3 metre depth and is maintained by the Gold Coast City Council and Queensland Government.

To maintain a high standard of cleanliness the Marina does not offer fuelling or maintenance facilities.

However, fuelling and all marine services are available at The Gold Coast Marine Precinct, which is just a five minute boat ride away.

The Gold Coast has some of the best estuary and offshore game fishing in the world. Hope Island Marina has no bridges to hinder your access to the Broadwater. The Broadwater is one of the prettiest water ways in Queensland and provides year round boating opportunities.

The most important thing is 24/7 access to the Broadwater which Hope Island Marina provides. The Marina is also quite sheltered so strong winds are not a problem making docking your boat a breeze.

The great thing about the Gold Coast waterways is if you work your tides you can get a big boat almost anywhere. There are plenty of secluded beaches and small bays to relax with the family. The Gold Coast Seaway gives you open water access in all but inclement weather.

The Gold Coast has everything you can wish for, world class restaurants, night clubs, the Casino and the theme parks are close by to keep the kids occupied when you aren’t on the water. The surfing beaches are some of the best in the world and there is plenty of shopping close by for mum if she needs a little retail therapy.

It is centrally located so you dont spend all day trying to get to the Broadwater or offshore. The onsite facilities are second to none and the community vibe is great.

With many companies like Maritimo and Riviera in production on the Gold Coast, local boaties will find it harder to purchase quality berths due to the likely high demand in the near future.

It’s easy for boaties from down south to own a berth here as they can fly into Coolangatta and be on their boat within the hour. Many northern boaties may wish to escape the humid northern summer and reside on the Gold Coast. Owning the berth makes for cheap accommodation especially at premium times like Christmas or Easter.

 

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