Silent Running – Maiden Voyage on Emerald Lakes


Melbourne Cup Day is Australia’s most famous horse racing event. Also known as “the race that stops the nation” for its popularity across the country, Melbourne Cup Day is a social and racing event that is televised live to an audience of about 650 million people worldwide.

Many businesses across Australia close early and often hold office parties to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day. This year, Skinner Hamilton Accountants & Business Consultants decided to rent a Duffy for their office celebration. Duffy Down Under transported the boat Silent Running from their headquarters to Emerald Lakes, a vibrant lakeside community situated in the center of the Gold Coast. This is the very first time a Duffy has been in Emerald Lakes, and it certainly caused quite the stir. No power vessels are allowed, but this was not a problem for an electric powered Duffy!

Skinner Hamilton Accountants had a great time and enjoyed their first ever Duffy Cruise. “We had THE BEST time yesterday. The team absolutely LOVED it and it was a huge surprise for them.  Plus, it was really great to see the whole area from a different perspective”.

We are so glad our friends down under were able to get to experience a Duffy cruise! There really isn’t anything else like it.

Here is a link for more information on Emerald Lakes –