Fast-growing and unique, tourism-accredited business supplying self-driven, fully catered, motorised donut-shaped boat hire on Adelaide’s River Torrens.

Location Details

Centrally located on Pinky Flat on the bank of the River Torrens in Adelaide’s CBD, close to Adelaide Oval, major hotel chains, SkyCity Adelaide Casino, Rundle Mall shops and public transport.

About the Business

BBQ Buoys was established in 2016 to provide a fun and adventurous social activity for friends, families and work colleagues whilst enjoying drinks (including alcohol) and a barbecue meal or cold platter on Adelaide’s beautiful River Torrens.

Boasting unique boats imported from Europe, the business is a streamlined pop-up operation and is enjoying its 5th summer season.

  • Caters for up to 38 people (on multiple boats)
  • Existing permits for additional 3 years (to 30/6/24)
  • Ideal for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, hens/bucks’ parties, corporate functions and general recreation
  • Suitable for any age (safety rules apply for children)
  • COVID safe operation due to separation of groups & flexible venue size (hard lockdown excluded)
  • Strong annual growth (excluding COVID related impact in April / May of FY20)
  • No boat licence required
  • SA Tourism Awards Silver Winner in 2017 and 2018


With high-quality marketing and a significant database of customers already in place, the business has potential to expand to other locations and to increase its function and events offering (subject to all consents)


No previous skills are required as full training will be provided.


Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 9pm

Public Holidays: 10am – 9pm

 Reason for Sale

The vendors are pursuing a new business opportunity in Sydney.


Further details via an Information Memorandum, available upon signing a confidentiality agreement.

Agents Details

Emily Troon

8334 0600
0410 697 664


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