Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Boat Looking Shipshape; Eco Cruise Returns to the River

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Boat Looking Shipshape; Eco Cruise Returns to the River

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LUCY

CANTORI

lucy.cantori@scnews.com.au

MAROOCHY the cruise boat was rebirthed, renamed, blessed and plunged back into the water yesterday.

Cruise Maroochy owner Denis Poynton said the boat was now in good shape after a spruce-up and ready to take its place back on the river.

"It took a little bit longer than we thought to get the boat back in the water because the crane had to position it properly once it got it in the air, but everyone is happy to have it back on the jetty here," he said.

"It's starting to look like a different craft. It had a lot of barnacles on it but once we got them off it cut through the water with ease.

"The boat was doing it tough before but now it's beautiful and our plans are to do more of what it's known for."

Mr Poynton said there would be variety of cruises on offer once it was fully up and running.

"It's always done eco tours up the river so we want to rejuvenate that and get it going every weekend with some form of function," he said. …

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