sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Once in a lifetime opportunity for Gold Coast Marine Expo winners
Once in a lifetime opportunity for Gold Coast Marine Expo winners


'The Melbourne family spent four nights on board the prestigious Hampton 680'    Stephen Milne    Click Here to view large photo

It was a jaw dropping moment for Amanda Steer and her family when they stepped aboard the Hampton 680 luxury coastal cruiser on the first day of their four night luxury Gold Coast Cruising the Broadwater prize holiday.

The Melbourne family was ecstatic when they found out they had won the Gold Coast International Marine Expo and Channel Nine Today Show major prize, which was a luxurious four night boating holiday on the Gold Coast Broadwater including flights, four nights on board the Hampton 680, Extreme jet ski hire, sea plane flight, activities at the prestigious Palazzo Versace with all meals included, plus much more.

Lewis, Amanda, Bevin, Bradley and Aaron Steer were the lucky prize winners -  Stephen Milne   Click Here to view large photo

Amanda said winning the prize holiday was a dream come true for the family, especially her sons Bradley (9) and Aaron (8) who had never been to the Gold Coast before or even slept overnight on such a beautiful boat.

'I lived on the Gold Coast for a number of years when I was a child and I have fond memories of going fishing with my grandparents on their boat, so it was amazing to be driving past all the familiar buildings and places, and I truly felt like my grandfather’s spirit was with me,' she said.

Amanda and Bradley relaxing by the pool ’beach’ within Palazzo Versace -  Stephen Milne   Click Here to view large photo

'It was incredibly memorable, a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience living on board such a spacious and exquisite luxury craft and the meals and facilities at Palazzo Versace were six-star.

'It certainly made us appreciate the interest and passion people have for boating and cruising.'

Lewis said they truly did ‘live like millionaires’ during their Gold Coast Cruising the Broadwater prize holiday.

'Mike the skipper made us feel very comfortable aboard and explained the weather, equipment and all things nautical with enthusiasm and experience. Bradley and Aaron adored talking with Mike in the mornings when they got up shortly after the crack of dawn, and I am sure they learnt a Mike joke a day,' Lewis said.

'Everyone made us feel especially welcome, the fine dining at Palazzo Versace and playing on Seaworld Resort Sports ‘big boys’ toys’ just added to the whole experience and we feel extremely privileged to have won this fantastic prize.'

The family live in Mooroolbark, which is in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and about a one hour drive from the beach, so Amanda said it was great for Bradley and Aaron to experience a coastal lifestyle.

'The prize was for five people so we invited Lewis’s brother, Bevin, and it was so much fun for the boys to have their uncle come along. They just adore him and it was really special to do some of the activities with him as well,' she said.

The family enjoyed a sea plane flight from Sea World Resort Sports -  Stephen Milne   Click Here to view large photo

Highlights of the trip included a 10 minute Seaworld Resort Sports sea plane flight which gave the family a bird’s eye view of the Gold Coast and massive surf, an afternoon exploring the Broadwater by jet-ski, living and cruising on board the Hampton 680, and poolside activities at Palazzo Versace.

The Hampton 680 is a luxury coastal cruiser featuring three cabins plus crew quarters. The opulent full beam master stateroom has a king size bed and all the comforts expected of a five-star hotel. The Hampton 680 has a Kevlar hull, dual gensets, chilled water, air-conditioning, bow and stern thrusters, flybridge hardtop and 1015hp C-18 Caterpillar diesel engines to ensure all 68 feet glide effortlessly through the ocean.

Aaron and Bradley enjoy the Gold Coast Broadwater from the bow of the Hampton 680 -  Stephen Milne   Click Here to view large photo

Gold Coast International Marine Expo event and marketing co-ordinator, Emma Milne, said the Expo was all about introducing the community to the joys of family boating, and this prize package reflected this philosophy.

'The Gold Coast International Marine Expo is fast becoming one of the biggest and most entertaining marine events in Australia and it was great to see the Melbourne based Steer family enjoy the prize and the all that the Gold Coast has to offer,' Ms Milne said.

'The Expo’s partnership with the Channel Nine Network highlights the growing national profile of the Expo which is drawing more and more interstate and international boating enthusiasts to the Gold Coast each year. The Expo recorded an increase of 24 per cent in attendance in 2012 from its inaugural year – highlighting the immense popularity of the Expo and we look forward this year’s event in November.'

The 2013 Gold Coast International Marine Expo will be held on November 1-3 from 9am to 5pm with free entry and free parking. To find out more visit Gold Coast Marine Expo

Bradley in the helm chair next to the skipper Mike Griffiths -  Stephen Milne   Click Here to view large photo

Lewis and Bradley enjoy an afternoon of jet skiing thanks to Extreme Jet Ski Hire -  Stephen Milne   Click Here to view large photo

Bradley, Amanda and Aaron relax in the luxury of the main cabin -  Stephen Milne   Click Here to view large photo


by Stephen Milne

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=108377

1:20 PM Fri 12 Apr 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,






























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,






Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT