Boating Gear

On this page you’ll find articles relating to new and innovative boating gear tests and reviews as well as product releases and updates.

New owner, new energy at KB Marine

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Boat lovers along Sydney’s northern beaches can expect even better service and support, with a new and passionate owner taking over at KB Marine, the well-known Mercury dealership in North Narrabeen. Qualified marine engineer and former sailor Pami Kohli is now at the helm of KB Marine, having taken over from Ken Bullen who ran the business for more than …

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Surge in online fraud targeting Suzuki Marine products

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Suzuki Marine and The Haines Group are again urging consumers to purchase goods directly from their authorised Suzuki Marine dealer after a number of online fraud cases were confirmed. The company has seen a resurgence in recent weeks of online scams where sites purporting to sell Suzuki outboards have been taking money from customers with no intention of providing the …

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Tuross Head Flathead & Bream Tournament shines with support from MotorGuide

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“I would really like to send a big thank you to the rest of the committee and volunteers involved in running this competition, things ran very smoothly and without their help this tournament wouldn’t be what it is today. In just a few years the competition has gotten stronger and stronger, with entries filling up a lot quicker.  Plenty of …

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Garmin Panoptix Forward expands capability again

GARMIN’S new Panoptix Forward PS51-TH through-hull transducer brings the company’s revolutionary Panoptix technology to an even greater range of boats. Designed to give boaters more confidence and peace of mind when navigating unfamiliar water, the new phased-array multi-beam transducer incorporates Panoptix FrontVü forward-looking sonar, which displays the bottom up to 90m ahead of the boat at eight to 10 times …

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Lowrance Elite Ti sounders

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LOWRANCE recently reported that fishing consumer trends are clearly indicating – as with TVs – the growing trend with fishfinder displays is ‘bigger is better’. Following a record-setting year in 2016 with the Elite-7 Ti – the top-selling fishfinder/chartplotter display globally – early sales reports for 2017 indicate the Elite-9 Ti is showing signs of being the new frontrunner – …

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Mercury Verado selected for Genesis Craft

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“My mechanic has raved about Mercury engines for years and it turns out he’s right!” For Matt, the Mercury Verado brings a lot to the party. “There’s the power steering and the low vibration, which makes a trip so much more pleasant, and the supercharger is amazing – there’s real power all across the throttle range with no lag.” When …

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FLIR unveils marine thermal cameras and 3D Raymarine displays

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The Raymarine Axiom family of MFDs feature lifelike imagery behind Raymarine’s exclusive RealVision 3D for superior underwater fish and structure identification. The new rugged, all-glass touch screens are available in 7-, 9-, and 12-inch display sizes and come pre-installed with Raymarine’s new LightHouse 3 operating system. Combined with Axiom’s fast quad core processor, LightHouse 3 delivers an intuitive and powerful …

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Mercury Racing’s most powerful engine – 1750hp

Mercury 1750hp competition engine

PRODUCING an astounding 1750hp, the QC4v 1750 Competition sterndrive is the most powerful engine ever produced by Mercury Racing. The new engine – released at the Miami International Boat Show – is a racer’s dream, offering massive torque for unmatched acceleration and top-end speeds. Designed, developed and manufactured in house, the nine-litre engine features Mercury Racing’s exclusive aluminum four-valve cylinder …

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