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The Leigh-Smith Family - A Saltwater Dynasty

The Leigh-Smith family has been selling boats in Australia for over five decades, years have passed, the boats have gotten bigger, but brothers Dean & Ryan Leigh-Smith still draw on their earlier generations passion, values & experiences.  Good old fashioned service, a wealth of experience, excellent product knowledge combined with an in depth drive for evolving their products ensures the Leigh-Smith Yachts team are your best boating choice for now & into the future.

GOLDEN YEARS. Left Reg Leigh-Smith’s first boat. Top right Noel, Jeff, Reg, Mavis and Glen in Capri in 1970
Bottom right Reg and Mavis inspecting a boat in Hong Kong, 1980.

The Leigh-Smith’s rescue boat Jaycee II was launched with the help of Gold Coast’s famous meter maids in 1967.

The Leigh-Smith families Runaway Bay Marina in the 1980’s

Sanctuary Cove in the 1990’s where Leigh-Smith Cruiser Sales operated from 1990 till 1999 by Jeff & Jenny Leigh-Smith

A photograph taken of the Leigh-Smith family with the late Reg & Mavis Leigh-Smith in the foreground.

The renowned Gold Coast City Marina, designed, built run & 50% owned by the Leigh-Smith Family until 2014 
The GCCM served as a 17yr apprenticeship for Dean & Ryan Leigh-Smith establishing an in depth knowledge  of the marine industry

Gold Coast Marine Expo – Founded by Ryan & Dean Leigh-Smith & run for 3 years. LS ceased with Expo 2014

The spectacular Sanctuary Cove is now home to LEIGH-SMITH YACHTS again from 2014!

Ryan & Dean Leigh-Smith at the head of their new sales marina at Sanctuary Cove

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  • new images of F-Line 33

    NEWS RELEASE     Fairline Yachts releases new images of F-Line 33      British luxury boat builder, Fairline Yachts, releases new images of its brand new 33ft express cruiser, the F-Line 33. This eagerly anticipated boat will launch in Spring 2019, with an immersive virtual reality experience of the boat launching at Cannes Yachting Festival in September 2018. With a large forward sun bed and a spacious aft seating area, configurable to another sun bed, the 33’s deck is made for summer time entertaining. The sociable self-contained cockpit galley features a high spec BBQ, fridge and ice maker. An innovative drop-down transom extends the usable space onboard by an additional three feet, creating an increased connection to the water and adds to the overall sociability of the boat. The F-Line 33 is fitted with Fusion Entertainment’s newly launched premium Apollo system, the first marine entertainment system that features a one-piece glass touchscreen display and built-in Wi-Fi streaming. Atmospheric signature lighting features thoughtfully throughout the boat, creating a warm ambience onboard whilst looking striking externally. The simple touch screen glass bridge helm reflects the boat’s sleek lines and has been designed with ease of use front of mind. Fittings such as cleats and fender eyes are neatly hidden away and pop up when required. The boat’s interior flows seamlessly, featuring a mid-cabin …

  • Fairline Targa 48 Gran Turismo

    Fairline Targa 48 Gran Turismo                  With a new focus on engineering and design, Fairline is looking for Australian buyers – and this particular Targa 48 Gran Turismo is ready to go Spotlight Established in 1967 and having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, Fairline Yachts has a reputation for innovation and excellence. The UK-based company has been building family and sports cruisers for almost 40 years of its history, embarking on the build of even larger craft in the early 1990s. It’s these craft that effectively cemented the brand’s global reputation, a reputation that has just entered a new stage of its evolution with the arrival of celebrated Italian designer Alberto Mancini and Dutch naval architects and superyacht specialist, Vripack, into the Fairline fold. Fairline’s first Targa was launch in 1985. That boat, the Targa 33 set a benchmark for the modern express cruiser and helped establish the brand in markets outside of Europe. Much more recently, Fairline launched the 48 Series in 2014. The innovative design incorporated both resin-infusion technology and a new monocoque deck construction, as well as a unique hull, designed exclusively for Volvo’s IPS pod-drive technology. The Targa 48 Open has been one of Fairline’s most popular models. And now the company has released an updated version of the Targa 48 Gran Turismo (GT). …

  • Fairline 48 GT Launch @ Sanctuary Cove Boatshow

    Fairline 48 GT Launch @ The Sanctuary Cove Boatshow 2018       Leigh-Smith Yachts will host the latest Fairline 48 GT launch at SCIBS, with shares in the boat based at Sanctuary Cove available in a managed syndication Leigh-Smith Yachts will display an impressive line-up of world-class motor yachts at this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), where the local Queensland boating family and business is one of only a few to display for all 30 years consecutive years of SCIBS. Making its Australian debut is the new 2018 Fairline Targa 48 GT, a stunning new model from the pen of designer Alberto Mancini with engineering by the highly awarded design studio Vripack. The Targa 48 is a sleek, streamlined vessel with three cabins and double ensuites, large saloon and a galley-up design well suited to the Australian boating lifestyle. The midships master cabin is large and well appointed. The second forward cabin has the versatility of converting from a V-berth to a double bed making the boat suitable for a family or two couples and the dinette can also convert to a third double bed. The electric hard top roof when opened lets light flood into the spacious, sociable upper deck that offers plentiful seating, a fold-out teak table and large sunbed. A garage in the back deck a can accommodate a sizeable RIB and along with the submersible swim platform makes this boat a versatile and exceptional design from …