Please select your home edition
Edition
Sail Exchange 728x90 1

Countdown til Flamingo Bay auction - 7 October

by Jeni Bone on 24 Sep 2013
FLAMINGO BAY @ HARWOODS Swan Super Lines www.swansuperlines.com
In less than three weeks, RV Flamingo Bay will go under the hammer at auction at Southport Yacht Club on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Scheduled for Monday 7 October, the auction has been promoted globally and generated interest from every continent.
The majestic adventure ship has just returned from a period in slips at Harwoods, on the Clarence River, near Yamba, where she was lifted and thoroughly checked by a naval architect and surveyor, her hull thickness inspected and her shaft, painted and anti-fouled to produce a full current 2B survey, in preparation for her new owner.



David Tomlinson, owner and skipper for the past 13 years of RV Flamingo Bay, you gather he is both extremely excited to sell her and move on to the next chapter in his life, and torn, with a torrent of memories and adventures aboard this unique vessel.

'There’s no doubt that she will be sold,' he says. 'Within the first week of starting the campaign, we had at least 10 serious enquiries and there are currently about six potential buyers from all over the world, and local operators in Australia.'

Built by Belliard Creighton for the Belgian government in 1956, the product of two years planning and designing and two years construction to the highest specifications, the 36m vessel was originally built for coastal patrols and rescues in the treacherous North Sea.


Intended as an ice breaker, her engineering is second to none. 'This is the boat you want to come rescue you if you’re in trouble anywhere at sea,' says Tomlinson. 'I’ve taken on 20ft waves in this and she hasn’t missed a beat.'

He continues: 'She has saved many ships and lives during her earlier life as the Belgium government’s ice-breaking rescue tug. I found her 13 years ago in the Caribbean and brought her back to Australia. Since then, we have created the perfect ‘get away from it all’ platform.

View Flamingo Bay and register your interest at www.adventureshipauction.com

Abell Point Marina 660x82 MoorSouthern Spars - 100Harken AUS HL Snatch Block 660x82

Related Articles

Eagle One luxury motoryacht – seeking new owner
EAGLE ONE has kept pace with modern luxury with a series of refits, most recently 2014, and is for sale, under $1m. Built by one of Japan’s premier shipyards, EAGLE ONE has kept pace with modern luxury with a series of refits, most recently 2014, and is for sale, under $1m.
Posted on 30 Oct 2014
Swan celebrates sales success
It’s been a busy and successful sales season for Swan Super Lines, boutique brokerage on Queensland’s Gold Coast. It’s been a busy and successful sales season for Swan Super Lines, boutique brokerage based at Bundall on Queensland’s Gold Coast
Posted on 19 Aug 2014
Get your shine on for Christmas - clean up your boat!
Make your boat shine this Christmas, get stuck in with the new line of cleaning products from ACT NUTS & BOLTS. If you want to make your boat sparkle and shine this Christmas, get stuck in with the new line of cleaning and protection products from ACT NUTS & BOLTS, Swan Super Lines’ specialist accessory and general hardware arm.
Posted on 3 Dec 2013
Flamingo Bay auction - today! Make her yours!
The auction of the one of a kind RV Flamingo Bay at 11am Queensland time, at Southport Yacht Club. Today is the day! The auction of the one of a kind RV Flamingo Bay at 11am Queensland time, at Southport Yacht Club on Queensland's Gold Coast.
Posted on 7 Oct 2013
Flamingo Bay heads to Yamba for full survey inspection
Flamingo Bay has departed Southport for slips at Yamba Hardwoods, in preparation for being handed over to her new owner. Adventure Ship, Flamingo Bay has departed Southport for a significant period in slips at Yamba Hardwoods, in preparation for being handed over to her new owner, after the much-anticipated Auction, Monday 7 October at Southport Yacht Club.
Posted on 10 Sep 2013
Gold Coast Ships- building high speed ferries for export
Now established in Thailand, Gold Coast Ships is manufacturing custom-built ferries for international export. Originally operating the ferry between the Gold Coast and Couran Cove for 13 years, now established in Thailand, Gold Coast Ships is manufacturing custom-built ferries for international export.
Posted on 3 Sep 2013
Flamingo Bay - Auction approaches for unique adventure ship
David Tomlinson owner for the past 13 years of RV Flamingo Bay, is both extremely excited to sell her and torn. Speaking to David Tomlinson, owner and skipper for the past 13 years of RV Flamingo Bay, you gather he is both extremely excited to sell her and move on to the next chapter in his life, and torn, with a torrent of memories and adventures aboard this unique vessel.
Posted on 20 Aug 2013
Built to rescue, converted to explore- MV Flamingo Bay up for auction!
If you're looking to cruise the seven seas in comfort and safety this is your chance to buy a piece of maritime history. Adventurers, explorers, divers and scientists, documentary makers, tourism operators and those looking to cruise the seven seas in absolute comfort and safety – this is your chance to buy a piece of maritime history for a fraction of its worth.
Posted on 13 Aug 2013
Master Your Boat program aims to educate and enthuse
Born from customer enquiry the Master Your Boat program is hoping to equip boaties with confidence and technical skills. Born from customer and public enquiry, the Master Your Boat program is hoping to equip boaties with confidence and technical skills to enjoy their boats more, and more frequently.
Posted on 19 Mar 2013
Swan Super Lines salutes the Gold Coast Marine Expo
Swan Super Lines enjoyed steady interest and has strong leads from the second annual Gold Coast International Marine Exp Swan Super Lines enjoyed steady interest and has strong leads from the second annual Gold Coast International Marine Expo, held 2-4 November at the Coomera marine precinct on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
Posted on 13 Nov 2012