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Luke and Kelly Dalling Fallon – Caribbean Reef Runner

Thanks to our great friends and valued clients Luke and Kelly Dalling Fallon for recently purchasing their new Caribbean Reef Runner and taking delivery prior to Christmas. Luke shared some brief thoughts with us on why he chose the Caribbean and his purchase experience with Game & Leisure Boats.

Luke and Kelly run Kekoa Sports Fishing Charters and the Black Marlin Blog for any interested in the latest news about sports-fishing in the north of Qld.

Caribbean reef runner video

Where do you and your new Caribbean 21 Reef Runner live and how do you use your boat?
We recently moved to Hervey Bay inside of Fraser Island and mostly use for day tripping with plans to do the odd overnight and everything the area has to offer from cruising to marlin fishing and bottom fishing.

What attracted you to the Caribbean Reef Runner?
Value for money, good solid build, great reputation and ride!

What other boats did you consider when deciding to make your purchase?
Cruise Craft, Haines Hunter.

Where did you do your research into what boat you should buy?

What’s the best features of your Caribbean?
High sides, hard top as standard.

What was the service like that you received from Game & Leisure Boats during the purchase and after your boat arrived?
Great as always!

Has your boat met your expectations and why?
Yes it has. We’re more than happy with the ride and the level of finish and now just looking forward to getting out and spending more time in it!

Caribbean reef runner Luke and Graham with a Caribbean reef runner



Private Equity - new Caribbean 2400

Christie and I would like to acknowledge and thank the entire G&LB team for delivering our new Caribbean 2400 "Private Equity" last week - our second (Bertram) Caribbean. As advocates of the brand, it is refreshing to see a competitive brand still built and available locally in Australia.

As with any project, it only comes together through the professionalism of a bunch of people. Your team of Geoff, Chris, Ben, Brett and Chappy were a pleasure to deal with - they provided great advice and co-designed solutions which enhanced the end product. As delivered, it is a way from factory standard, but impressively each component works together and importantly complements fishability.

In addition, we are grateful for the advice and help of the wider fit out team, particularly Dave (Dimension Engineering), Paul (Black Marlin Towers), Stuart (Precision outriggers) and Garmin Marine.

We'll catch you out the deep!

Matt Thompson



Tom Strachan and his Cabo 43

We love finding the right boat to exactly suit the needs of our clients. A recent example is the purchase of a Cabo 43 by our great client and friend Tom Strachan. Tom was kind enough to share his thoughts about his experience.

Why did you buy the Cabo 43?

I had a Cabo 38 Express and now that the kids are bigger I felt it was time to buy a boat that gave us a bit more room and comfort while we're out. I loved the Cabo 38 and the Cabos are so well built and perform so well choosing a bigger Cabo was a no brainer.

What research did you do into your new boat?

My research basically consisted of contacting Graham at Game & Leisure Boats, telling him what I was thinking and then it just went from there. Graham searched out the right boat for my needs and at the same time found a buyer for my existing boat, so the deal was made so easy. Graham and his team are so honest I just trusted them implicitly.

 Were you happy with the levels of service you received from Graham and the team at Game & Leisure?

110%, they are great. We sourced the boat from the US and Graham pretty much organised everything to get it here in a really timely manner. Nothing was or is ever a problem and if a hassle come up Graham would simply fix it and keep me in the loop. I was kept informed through the whole process and it was just hassle free.

 Where will you use the boat?

We do a lot of fishing, between my occasional triathlons that I'm now doing, oh and work of course, so the boat will split its time between Brisbane and North Queensland. We'll do the main fishing seasons up north and back here for the rest of the year. Cant wait.


 Tom Strachan 





Michele and Stephen Lando - Proud new owners of a fantastic Cabo 36 Express

We recently had the opportunity to speak with proud new owners of their brand new Cabo 36 Express about their new boat and the purchase experience. Thanks to Michele and Steven for offering their valuable time and insight.

What boats have you owned in the past?

Our first big boat was a Mainship 40 Trawler, as we felt at the time that we wanted plenty of room and storage. Our last big boat was a Mainshop 45. We realised the Mainship style displacement cruiser was not the right boat for us, and we also had a few issues with the boat at times and found the support from the previous dealer wasn't great.

Where do you do most of your boating?

We live near Townsville so we tend to do most of our boating around Townsville and down into the Whitsundays.

Congratulations on the purchase of your new Cabo 36 Express. What attracted you to a Cabo and specifically the 36 Express?

When we decided to purchase a new boat we had a few things that were important to us in the decision making process. Strong, sturdy, bullet proof engineering was important to both of us and from what we had read the Cabo's typify excellent construction, engineering and performance. For Michele it was important to know that the boat was stable, strong and quick enough to get out of any situation that we may encounter. Plus the interior and timber work is beautifully finished so we're very impressed with how comfortable the boat is when underway, but then also when we're spending the relaxing time at anchor either above or below decks. From what we had read and through our inspections, the Cabo's had a reputation that we felt matched our needs.

Having an established, well known and reliable dealer supporting us before and after we bought the boat was also a major factor, and we found the team at Game & Leisure Boats ticked those boxes for us.

How was your purchase experience with the team at Game & Leisure Boats?

Have to say the service we have received has been fantastic. Having Geoff as a dedicated "Go To" person has been great as he has basically project managed the whole process for us. We had a few little hiccups along the way but they sorted everything out without any problems. And right from the start we have felt like part of the Game & Leisure and Cabo family. We've had personal contact with everyone, had a great time at the boat shows and thoroughly enjoyed the trip up from Sydney with Cappy after the boat show.

What would you say to someone considering purchasing a Cabo or any boat from Game & Leisure Boats?

Cabos offer uncompromised quality, great layouts with plenty of room and really are for those looking for a boat renowned for quality construction and performance. And similar to the team at Game & Leisure Boats, a quality experience for those looking for the best in pre and after sales service.

Lando testimonial

The Team at G&LB boats do an amazing job meeting the needs of their customers and I can’t speak highly enough of their professionalism and customer service both pre and post sales.  


Luke Gascoyne, Operations Manager, NEATO Employment Services



I'd like to sincerely thank and congratulate the team from Game & Leisure Boats for their exceptional sales and after sales service. I recently purchased a Regal 2100 Bowrider and the whole sales process was very professionally handled by Chris and the team. I absolutely love the boat and its even more rewarding to know that I purchased from a very reputable dealer, who are committed to exceptional standards of customer service and experience.

All special requests have been continuously met with a speedy response and a solution that fits my needs. Even if they don't have a solution off the shelf, the team has always sourced a perfect alternative. This level of service has far exceeded my expectations, including most recently when the team at Game & Leisure kindly offered boat show tickets and a return shuttle service to and from the show for myself and a colleague, again something I didn't expect but greatly appreciated.

Its great to know that there are Gold Coast businesses still offering exceptional levels of customer service and I recommend that anyone in the market for a boat needs to talk to Game & Leisure Boats. I will definitely be dealing through these guys for all future boat purchases.


Damien Verrinder