The Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club (MBTBC) Marina has completed major works with the redevelopment of their state of the art marina in Brisbane’s eastern suburbs. 135 additional berths are now completed at their highly rated marina facility in the northern section of Manly Harbour. The MBTBC offers a true boating club environment with plenty of boating and social activities on offer all year round.
Marina facilities include modern floating docks with monitored security access, travel lift and adjacent hard stand area, fuel dock, boat servicing trades as well as a dynamic clubhouse with entertainment, dining and gaming on offer every day. Manly Harbour itself, located in Brisbane’s south eastern suburbs, has ready access to Moreton Bay, as well as Moreton and Stradbroke Islands eastwards and the Gold Coast waterways to the south. Conveniently located with a shopping precinct and transport nearby, MBTBC offers a pleasing boating base whether you’re planning on purchasing a marina berth for the long term, or are just cruising through south east Queensland.
Berths are now available long term through to 2044, with sizes ranging from 12 to 24 metres. Multihulls have been well catered for with specific multihull berths. This is the last opportunity for MBTBC to expand berth numbers in Manly Harbour, so opportunities are limited. Now is a great time to take advantage of prices before the considerable demand for berth rentals in this limited market pushes cost upwards. Phone 07 3893 0810 for rental enquiries or 0418 731 753 to enquire about berth sales.
Buying a marina berth at MBTBC Marina in Manly Harbour is akin to investing in the Queensland waterfront lifestyle: it’s a terrific family lifestyle to be a part of a welcoming, friendly club that has plenty of special interest groups. Diverse groups such as Social Cruising, Sailing, Inshore Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing and Dive Groups all hold regular activities throughout the year. Check the MBTBC website for details on the next gathering. As with any club, it’s up to the individual how much they want to participate. Regardless of whether you are a fully active member or a casual visitor passing through, the MBTBC Clubhouse is a welcoming bar and restaurant for casual drinks and dining.
The MBTBC has a long history for boat owners in the south Brisbane area. Dating back to a casual meeting in a Wynnum service station back in the 1960’s the current marina was officially opened in 1993. The recent expansion to include additional marina berths is indicative of the popularity of this dynamic club. But don’t be fooled by the word trailer in the club’s name. The marina can cater for vessels well beyond the average trailer boat, with marina berths suitable for vessels up to 24 metres.
|Dry Berths||0||LPG||Yes||Boat Broker||Yes|
|Water at Berths||Yes||Wifi||Yes||Bar||Yes|
|Power at Berths||Yes||Shower||Yes||Restaurant||Yes|
|3 Phase Power||yes||Laundry||Yes||Monitor VHF||Yes*|
|Max Berth Length||24m||Boat Ramp||Yes||Office Hours||8-4.45 M-F
8-12 S & S
|Entrance Depth||2m||Haulout/Slipway||Yes||Industry Member|
*VHF – MBTBC has an inhouse Radio Room that is monitored Monday to Friday 0700 to 2130. Club radio call sign is VKQ447. Frequencies monitored: 27.88/90, MF/HF 2524, VHF 16/21/67/73/81/82
|Bus / Train / Ferry||Bus, train and taxis are all available within walking distance of MBTBC.|
|Provisions||Supermarket, post office, butcher, baker, newsagency and pharmacy all located within easy walking distance at the adjacent Manly Village Shopping Centre|
|Car Hire||Bayside Auto Rentals are located in the nearby suburb of Wynnum.|
|Airport||Brisbane International Airport is 30 minutes by road to the north.|
|Accommodation||The Manly Hotel is located bayside at 54 Cambridge Pde with accommodation available.|
Reasons to linger
|Explore||Moreton Bay is Brisbane’s own water playground. Bounded by Bribie Island to the north, Moreton and North Stradbroke Islands in the east, with the meandering inland waterways through richly wooded islands and creeks all the way south the Gold Coast, this sheltered water offers plenty of opportunities to explore.|
|Dining Out||Clubhouse Bistro is open every day for Lunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm, Dinner between 5.30pm and 8.30pm or Saturday & Sunday breakfast from 8.30 am to 10.30am. Phone 07 3396 8161 to make a reservation.|
|Enjoy||Drop into the MBTBC Clubhouse from Thursday to Sunday from 11.30am. Live entertainment options are diverse and change regularly with top class acts entertaining members and guests.|
|Join the Locals||Weekly Sunday markets and monthly Saturday markets at Manly Village Shopping Centre. Club members are regularly involved in boating activities on Moreton Bay. Ask at the club for what’s happening: visitors are always welcome to join in.|
|Visitor Information||Visit Brisbane|