Holy Cow! Look what's cruising around our marina
GLADSTONE marina has had a splash of character over the weekend with a 50-foot Beneteau cruising yacht covered in spots moored into the waters.
With a bovine colour scheme the nautical boat, Holy Cow! stunned spectators when it moored for the weekend from it's home base in Sydney.
The colourful boat then departed for Yeppoon to make it's way to the Whitsunday Islands.
Skipper of Holy Cow!, John Clinton said the different design for the yacht came about a difference of opinion with his wife, Kim.
"I wanted Mad Cow! and the wife wanted Holy Cow! so I went with the wife's decision and it went from there," he said.
"However whenever we are racing it does get called Mad Cow!.
The yacht had a distinctive white colour background with large black patches.
To top it off, the nose art on the bow of the yacht was an angelic cow looking up to the heavens.
The charter yacht was taking Gladstone guests out around for a harbour cruise during its brief visit here.
John was always happy with the annual visit to Gladstone marina and the local people.
"The marina people here are friendly and the local businesses are very supportive," he said.
"I had a battery issue and Battery World did a call out for a warranty job and wouldn't take any money for the service."