Two charged after blaze destroys Gold Coast house boat

TWO teenagers have been charged over a blaze that destroyed a house boat on the northern Gold Coast on Wednesday evening.

It’s alleged the pair boarded the vessel, which was anchored in the Pimpama River near the Colman Road boat ramp, at around 5pm.

They’re accused of trashing the vessel, damaging property and throwing furniture into the water, before setting the boat alight.


The two 18-year-old men were arrested a short time later and taken to the Southport Watchhouse.

They have both been charged with arson and are expected to front the Southport Magistrates Court on July 23.

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