A SUNKEN rowing boat found near the Goodna boat ramp has local rowers stumped as to how it got there and who it belongs to.
When the 15-metre 1980s Quad Four was spotted by an Ipswich resident last month, the Queensland Water Police made a hasty phone call to the Centenary Rowing Club to confirm they were not missing any rowers in the Brisbane River.
Club president Simon Newcomb quickly rang around to find all members were accounted for, but noticed the boat had no riggers and oars, indicating it was old.
"When the Water Police rang me they said what we would like you to do Mr Newcomb is come up here and look for survivors," he said.
"I recognised the boat immediately from a corporate regatta I was involved in in 2004.
"It was an old Toowong Rowing Club boat, built by a boat builder who went bankrupt in about 1988."
Mr Newcomb contacted Toowong rowing veteran Don Bosher, who confirmed the club had disposed of the yellow and blue boat many years ago.
He said it could have washed up following the flood.
"Unfortunately the dear old beast has had its day, it's had one hell of a wack on one side," Mr Newcomb said.
If you have any information about the mystery rowing boat, email president@centenary rowing.com.au.