With Club Marine Assist you can count on round-the-clock support, 7 days a week. Included in your Club Marine pleasure craft policy at no extra cost, Club Marine Assist offers you a unique personal service.
24/7 access to help, advice, directions and services.
Information on service centres
Travel and accommodation
Tide times and weather reports
Volunteer marine rescue coordination (you’re responsible for the cost of all services provided by third
Marina locations and services
The help you need, when you need it.
Rental vehicle or alternative transport (up to $200*) for up to two days if, due to mechanical breakdown,
your boat is immobilized at sea more than 200km from your point of departure and you are returned to an
alternative port; or one night (room only) accommodation for you and your passengers at an alternative port
(up to $250*).
Emergency medical advice and referral while travelling on your boat
Referrals for boat maintenance after break-ins, storm damage
Help cancelling and rebooking travel arrangements affected by breakdown
Comprehensive roadside assistance whether you’re towing your boat, or travelling to or from your boat.^
Let us jumpstart flat batteries
Change flat tyres
Tow your vehicle to the closest Club Marine approved repairer or closest place of repair if your car is
immobilized due to mechanical failure (up to $400*)
Find or retrieve spare keys (up to $100*)
Supply emergency fuel when your car runs out
Coordinate accident reports and claims notification
If your trailer ever lets you down, we’ll come to the rescue.
We’ll change flat tyres
Make minor mechanical repairs like lightbulb replacement
Arrange emergency trailer towing to the closest Club Marine approved repairer or place of repair if your
trailer is immobilized due to mechanical failure (up to $400*)
Arrange car and trailer towing following mechanical failure (up to $800*)
Provide a taxi or other transport so you can collect your vehicle and trailer and recover your boat if
it’s towed to a port other than your port of departure (up to $200*)
Club Marine editor Chris Beattie tests out the RAM 2500 Laramie. He reckons there’s better place to test it than in Gladstone – the heavy equipment capital of Queensland. Chris says it's a fantastic tow rig, designed to tow big boats. In this case it's the Haines Signature 788SF. The Laramie features a 6.7L turbo-diesel and almost 1100NM of torque.
Dean Miller and the Club Marine crew are in the port of Gladstone. Some say it's the engine room of Queensland. It's also at the doorstep of the Southern Great Barrier Reef in the Capricorn and Bunker Group. Some of the iconic destinations here include Lady Elliot Island, Lady Musgrave Island, Herron Island and North West Island. The crew fished North West Island and landed some tuskies, red throat and cobia. Greg Haines even whipped up some bread-crumbed cobia! Not far from Gladstone is Lake Awonga, one of the best sportsfishing impoundments in the world.
Dean Miller has found the perfect solution to sea sickness – the Seakeeper Gyro 2 stabiliser. To test the SeaKeeper the Club Marine crew head out from Gladstone on the central Queensland coast. SeaKeeper has fitted a unit to a Haines Signature 788SF. Simon Bochenski from SeaKeeper describes it as a flywheel weight spinning at 9000 RPM. The gyro “precesses” fore and aft putting torque through the hull of the boat, eliminating roll. It operates at rest or underway, is powered by 12V and can operate for up to six hours.