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* What Makes Our Repair Facility Different ?

What Makes Us Different ? We offer slipping your vessel on the unique facility, first in Brisbane Waters. Working to improve our environmental performance, in 2012 we upgraded our old slipway to a new Boat Lift. Our new Boat Lift is boat friendly, environmentally friendly, safe for people to work on, and suitable for variety of boats we can lift for service or repair, including wide multi-hulls.

Boat friendly.

Environmentally friendly.

Safe for people to work on the boat.

Variety of boats we can lift.

Price efficient.

* Rates & Terms - Boat Lift

Killcare Marina prides itself on supplying a high quality product at affordable rates. Call us to discuss your specific requirements. We are keen to provide you with the best service so you will be happy to come back and see us again.

Boat Lift Fee:
 1st Day $ 9 / f
  Subsequent Days  $ 7 / f
Handling Fee Monohull   $ 70/ vessel
Handling Fee Multihull
  $ 220
/ vessel
Pressure Gun Hire$ 35 / event
Environmental Levy $ 33/ vessel


All prices are GST inclusive. Pricing is subject to change.


The above prices do not apply to DIY Customers. DIY weekend bookings are generally available, please call for a quote.

Additional charges apply to all other work carried out, including preparation and priming damage to underwater surfaces, painting and repairs.

Killcare Marina imposes additional costs for the use of outside contractors. Any contractor entering the site must have prior approval from Killcare Marina and supply a copy of their public liability insurance.

No work will be carried out without receipt of a signed agreement.

Full payment must be received prior to the launching of your vessel.

Bookings are essential.

Marina Operating Hours
Monday to Friday8:00am - 4:30pm
  Otherwise by Appointment
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day
* Boat Lift - Bookings

Applications for Boat Lift can be made by completing a User Agreement or contacting us.

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* Vessel Slip / Clean / Antifoul

Killcare Marina currently has a boat lift facility which is capable of slipping vessels to 15m (50ft) in length, 10m (33ft) in beam and 16t in weight. We carry out anti-fouling, repairs in either fibreglass or timber, along with polishing and other requested work. Our boat lift services include:

  1. Lift, Clean and Antifoul
    Acid Wash
    Anodes Replacement
    Prop Speed Treatment
  2. Engine and Drive Repairs
    General Repairs
  3. Wash and Polish

We provide a complete package that is affordable, reliable and high quality. We take the opportunity to give your hull a good visual inspection during the antifouling process to ensure everything is in good order. We also check for things like osmosis, cracking and early signs of electrolysis. Below we have outlined the usual process we take when performing and Antifouling service. Please read more ... and let us know if you have any questions or would like a free no obligation quotation.

* International Paints

ImageFor the last few years we’ve been using International Yacht Coatings products and we are quite happy with their most comprehensive range available to suit every budget, season and environmental requirements.

International Yacht Coatings are worldwide leaders with the International® and Interlux® brandnames, offer coatings with the latest and safest antifouling.

As the world leader in marine coatings technology, International has a long and successful history of innovation in both antifouling and fouling control systems and remains fully committed to research programmes designed to meet the product performance and regulatory requirements of todays vessel operator.

As a result of pioneering the concept of self polishing copolymer antifoulings in the early 1970’s, International’s overall contribution to the fuel efficiency technology and the toughest protection for yachts from the smallest dinghy to the largest and most luxurious superyacht of the global fleet has been significant.

AntiFoulings Range




ImageHigh strength, ablative antifouling that is an ideal economic option for most yachts and powercraft.ImageHard, scrubbable antifouling ideally suited to underwater areas subject to high turbulence such as propellers and shafts.



Trilux 33

Medium performance, hard antifouling suitable for all substrates including aluminium. Offers protection in medium fouling conditions where a hard, scrubbable antifouling is required.
ImageA high strength self polishing antifouling containing Biolux. It provides a smooth, hard, slippery surface which deters fouling attachment, and can be burnished. Ideal for fast powerboats and craft on dry moorings.


Trilux is specifically developed for use on aluminum boats, outdrives and outboards. Trilux, unlike other antifouling paints, does not use cuprous oxide. Trilux uses Cuprous Thiocyanate in its formula, being specifically designed to not harm aluminum. The blend of resins and biocides in Trilux offer excellent antifouling protection, when properly applied over primer. While Trilux has been specifically developed for use on primed aluminum, it can also be applied to GRP, wood and other underwater metals on boats. Trilux is for use below waterline in fresh, salt and brackish water.

Trilux contains Biolux® which is EXCLUSIVELY available in antifoulings from International.
* Antifouling Choices

The types of antifouling available can be split into two types, hard and eroding. You will probably find other descriptions such asablative, polishing or self-polishing. All these descriptions can be put under the umbrella of eroders. The basic and original type of antifouling is the hard antifouling. When immersed and in a wet state this antifouling is hard enough to withstand regular wiping down with a cloth or sponge without removal of substantial quantities of paint.

Hard antifouling does not wear away much at all, although abrasive material in the water such as silt and sand may lead to a very minor reduction in film build. Eventually however, you are left after a few seasons with a build up of product that requires removal. The product becomes unsound and does not retain sufficient internal strength to be able to hold together when new product is applied to it. If you have a seriously fast boat or a fast boat that is used very regularly then hard is probably the best way to go. Boats moored in fresh water normally use these types, as the eroding types may not erode very well. Keen racing types sometimes prefer hard products as they can be wet sanded to a smooth finish prior to racing.

Eroding antifoulings, as their name suggests, wear away leaving eventually no antifouling on your hull. In theory, whilst there is antifouling on your hull it will give a degree of protection. With the current generation of paints however this does not happen because as the paint film starts to get thin, the biocides are preferentially washed out leaving paint that is essentially not antifouling paint. This is the time to apply new product.

Hard Choices

ImageImageIf you have decided that a hard type is your best option, International’s Longlife might be your choice, a high strength copper oxide based product, suitable for all substrates except aluminium.

For aluminium substrates International’s Trilux 33 is your best choice. Trilux is specifically developed for use on aluminum boats, outdrives and outboards.

Eroding Choices

ImageImageIf you have decided you want an eroding antifouling there are several choices for substrates other than aluminium. International Micron 66 is the ultimate in antifouling performance even in the harshest fouling conditions. International Coppercoat is the lower cost option still able to give a very good all round performance.

Important Notes

Copper oxide based antifoulings may be applied to hulls made of any material except aluminium. For steel hull, if not overcoating an existing antifouling, the International primer is nesessary.

Most International antifoulings may be applied over most previously coated antifoulings directly, after a light wet sand, washing with water and allowing to dry. Overcoating of some may require a barrier coat of Primocon and other may require removal first.

Antifouling performance in general terms is dependent upon the film thickness applied at application time. International antifoulings are formulated to the optimum viscosity, or thickness. Thinning can significantly affect the application properties of an antifouling, and is therefore not recommended. Insufficient film build of antifouling is the largest cause of premature failure.

Areas on the hull that you would expect to have greater wear should have at least an extra coat applied, this includes areas that may get direct sunlight, such as the first half metre or so down from the waterline and any leading edges such as keel, rudder & prop wash areas.

Grassy growth and slime just love sunlight and are the most difficult species to ward off, so extra paint will help keep these obnoxious species away. Areas under the hull in the dark will generally not attract fouling species so readily and extra coats will not necessarily be required here.

It is a fact of life that when you launch your boat, the antifouling will not start working straight away. It will take some hours for it to come to equilibrium with its surroundings. Meanwhile, floating around in the water are millions of small fouling species on the lookout for a clean surface to colonise and if you are unlucky enough to place your boat directly in a patch of such activity, the result can be premature fouling. This problem can only be resolved by giving the surface a good scrub or light wet sand depending on the type of antifouling used - scrub hard types and light sand eroding types.

Another important point to remember is that the true colour of the antifouling will develop about 4 weeks after immersion.

Why AntiFoul ?

ImageThis is a good question. Ever since man decided to play on the water in marine vessels there has been an ongoing battle with Marine Bio-Fouling. This is the build up of marine growth on the hull of a vessel that causes everything from corrosion, loss of speed by increased drag, reduced steering and maneuverability and increased fuel consumption. All things we would rather avoid when motoring. A good quality Antifoul coating will hinder the marine organisms ability to grow on the surface of the boats hull, ensuring the hull remains contaminate free for un hindered use for as long as possible.

Barnicle Organic Growth on Hull Demonstrates the requirement to AntiFoul your Vessel.

What Anodes ?

This is another good question. Many boat owners will be familiar with galvanic corrosion and the costly nature of attending to the issues associated with metals in water. All metals will corrode when exposed to oxygen and moisture and revert back to the basic natural state of their raw material. Without preventative measures and proper maintenance, corrosion can occur very quickly and be costly. However, there are simple measures which can be taken to significantly reduce the effects of corrosion in terms of time and cost.

Metals are graded in 'The Galvanic Series of Metals', reflecting the ease at which they corrode. Softer metals corrode at a higher rate than harder metals. Sea-water is a great electrical conductor and can be a major contributor to the rate of corrosion.

Anode selection should consider the environment, the type of water and the type of vessel. For example, extruded anodes should be used in saltwater to protect non-metallic hull vessels, zinc anodes to protect metallic hull vessels, softer cast sacrificial anodes vessels in fresh water environments, aluminium alloy anodes near a river source and further upriver, and magnesium anodes in environments where there are numerous dissolved minerals, for example a clay water bed or fresh water.

In warm water a harder sacrificial anode is appropriate, in cold saltwater more sacrificial anode surface area is required to achieve adequate protection.
The flow rate of the water will also affect the consumption rate of sacrificial anodes. Soft cast sacrificial anodes will be consumed by water erosion and may not achieve the required protection levels for the expected lifetime. Additional anodes or a harder, extruded sacrificial anode will be required in areas of higher water flow rates.

The briefly described scenarios highlight the importance of considering the environment that the vessel resides in to achieve the greatest efficiency and performance of a sacrificial anode.

* Prop Speed Treatment

ImageWe utilize an advanced Prop Protection system from Prop Speed™ which is an advanced catalyzed etch primer and silicone based top coat which resists wear in the turbulent environment of a working propeller and provides protection from organic growth.

Given the harsh running environment that your prop maintains, moving large volumes of water and constantly residing in a wirlwind of turbulent water it isn’t a surprise that a prop coated with antifoul may not last as long as the expected service life of other less turbulent areas of the vessel. This early wear off has obvious consequences, to mention a few; the growth on your prop over time should the antifoul wear off will reduce vessel performance, decrease economy.

Prop Speed™ is a solution to a problem which has frustrated owners and captains for years. Prop Speed™ prevents marine growth from bonding to metal surfaces below the waterline. Prop Speed™ works because it is slick, not because it is toxic.

ImageImageProp Speed™ is an environmentally safe product and does not contain copper, tin or any other toxic substances which may cause environmental pollution.

There are also other benefits from utilizing Prop Speed™ on your vessel, increased performance being one with an increased rotation speed allowing for increased fuel efficiency, all of this due to the much smoother final surface of your propeller more like a stainless props smoothness as opposed to an anti-fouled surface.


Increased Vessel PerformancePropellers
Increased Fuel EfficiencyShafts
Lower Maintenance CostsBow Thrusters
Long Service LifeStern Thrusters
Zero Toxic SubstancesRudders
 Trim Tabs
 Keel Coolers
The Prop Speed system is not recommended nor approved for use in aquaculture or contact with food products

For a no obligation free quotation contact us today.

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