Bartercard Real Estate

The best houseboat holiday business on the Tweed River

20% Trade Component
AU$1,320,000 (Cash) | AU$330,000 (Trade)

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Tweed Heads, NSW 2485, Australia

Located in the beautiful Northern Rivers region - Tweed Heads
Tweed River, far northern NSW (lower end of the Gold Coast).

Temperate weather, beautiful area. Popular tourist destination. Close enough to the Gold Coast for all the excitement whilst still being part of the peaceful northern rivers region.

Potential galore: Business has been in operation for over 25 years so well established and well known

With current facilities, there is room for expansion of the fleet to 12 houseboats. Sourcing an additional two houseboats under management is a very effective and low cost way of expanding the fleet.

Only boat on the Tweed River with 6-person heated jacuzzi

Many markets including the wedding and corporate markets have barely been touched, let alone explored

Close proximity to the Gold Coast Airport also creates a huge opening in the fly-in market.

No boating experience is required as the current team is well experienced and most skills are easily learnt, simply requiring a little common sense.

Business management or marketing experience would be useful however most of our skills have been learnt by trial an error and we have been very successful.

Current team is well trained and experienced and keen to stay on under new management.

The opportunity to own a life style and business combined is rare and to combine that with a “sea change” is even rarer.

The number one resected houseboat business in the area. Forward confirmed bookings steadily in the range of $170,000-$250,000.

Houseboat operations of this quality don’t come up for sale very often and this fleet of houseboats operates from one of the most desirable regions in Australia.

With great temperate weather, close proximity to airports, some of the worlds’ best beaches and extremely flexible working hours, this certainly is a life style business.

The business is fully staffed and a new owner could simply slot into the role of management without the requirement of any boating skills.

Seven (7) of the ten (10) houseboats currently in the fleet are included in the sale, including the only houseboat on the Tweed River with a 6-person heated jacuzzi.

We have long-term casual staff and contractors including cleaners, handy men and three experienced boat drivers. Our current staff are all eager to continue working for in the business under new ownership.

We operate out of commercial office premises however, up until six months ago, we were operating out of our home. So anything is possible.

After 25 years, still offering the best houseboating holiday experience on the Tweed River.

Rental Information

Office lease 1x1x1, still in first year
Marina berths 31/03/2024

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Business was established by current owner in 1994 so we are well-known in the are and industry and have ample experience to pass on to new owners.

We think it's fair to say that we are truly a family business! The children as they have grown, their wives, girlfriends, in-laws and cousins have all been a part of our team. With two sons and a daughter-in-law still very much an integral part of our business. You may even see a few grandkids learning the ropes in the school holidays!

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Under Offer

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