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The two-year journey from discovering the Austral Eagle in Hervey Bay to its transformation into a venue on the Gold Coast alongside Havana has been nothing short of extraordinary.

After skilled skippers brought them down from Adelaide and Tweed Heads, respectively, both vessels underwent extensive 18-month renovations in Coomera. Stripped down to their bare hulls, the specialized restoration work required for these traditional timber trawlers was meticulous. With mechanical components removed, ensuring safety through re-ballasting and balancing was paramount.

Rigorous stability tests and surveys were conducted to prepare both vessels for operation, catering to patrons eager to experience the venue. Today, operating side by side, they offer complementary services, with the Austral Eagle boasting a state-of-the-art kitchen and a custom-made keg/cold room serving Havana's bar. Now fully completed, both vessels are poised to welcome locals and tourists alike to the Gold Coast.

Meet Austral Eagle
& Havana

An old  polaroid photo of fishing trawler 'Austral Eagle' sailing the sea

Austral Eagle fishing the
Great Australian Bight, circa 1990.

The Crows Nest monument donated in 2007.

The crows nest of a fishing trawler as a monument on land
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