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.

Minn Kota Ultrex now available in Australia

minn kota ultrex

THE ICAST award-winning Minn Kota Ultrex is now available in Australia! Minn Kota has introduced the trolling motor anglers have only dreamed of – a hybrid that merges the body of a Fortrex with the brains of i-Pilot, complete with Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchoring and more. The Ultrex gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex, plus effortless Power …

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Lowrance HDS-12 Carbon sets new standard

lowrance hds carbon prawning

And while a 16” model would probably just squeeze in the dash on the Polycraft, I’m more than content with the images on the 12”. I guess the crux of it is you will usually try to get the biggest unit you can afford that fits on your dash because it will make it easier to see and identify the …

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Salt-Away a must-have for boaties

salt-away

WE all love fishing and boating, and the pages of this magazine are always filled with awesome fishing adventures, new techniques and magical destinations. However, something not as glamorous and very infrequently mentioned but a very important part of fishing and boating is the cleaning and maintenance of your gear. By this I mean your boat, motor, trailer, rods and …

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Minn Kota Ultrex now available in Australia

minn kota ultrex

THE ICAST award-winning Minn Kota Ultrex is now available in Australia! Minn Kota has introduced the trolling motor anglers have only dreamed of – a hybrid that merges the body of a Fortrex with the brains of i-Pilot, complete with Spot-Lock electronic GPS anchoring and more. The Minn Kota Ultrex gives anglers the control and responsiveness of a Fortrex, plus …

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Score the ultimate deal with the Suzuki Ultimate Sale Event

suzuki marine ultimate 4 day sale event

Fantastic deals across the range for 4 days only! If you’re thinking of buying a new boat or repowering, hurry in to your local Suzuki Marine dealer for the Suzuki Ultimate Sale Event. From 19 April, you’ll score a great deal across the Suzuki 4-stroke outboard range from 40hp to 350hp and with Suzuki Marine Finance, approved customers can take their catch home …

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Stephen dusts off the boating challenge with AMM

amm boating challenge

His choice: a personally tailored, plate alloy Sea Class 4900 centre console from Australian Master Marine. Armed with the real-world experience, having owned five previous boats from various manufacturers, Stephen had a very clear idea of what he wanted. And the accolades heaped on the AMM brand by another Airlie Beach resident living about 100m along the road from his …

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New Navionics+ Regions available for Australia and New Zealand

navionics+ regions aus nz

NAVIONICS, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating market, recently announced the release of Navionics+ Regions in seven coverage areas throughout Australia and New Zealand. At the affordable price of $165 per region, Navionics+ Regions offers tremendous value and includes Nautical Chart, SonarChart 0.5m HD bathymetry map and Community Edits. Daily chart updates and advanced features …

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Seakeeper 2 delivers stability for sub-30′ boats

seakeeper 2 team miami

“It eliminates up to 95 percent of boat roll and will be popular with recreational outboard craft looking for stability, safety and a pleasant day on the water for all, no matter the conditions. Judging from the response in Miami, the Seakeeper 2 will prove very popular in Australia where this segment represents the largest community of boat owners, and …

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New-era Mercury expands V6 FourStroke and SeaPro outboard families

mercury v6 fourstroke and seapro

MERCURY Marine is excited to introduce its all-new V6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line. Just unveiled at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show, the new engines include 175hp, 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards and a V6 200hp SeaPro commercial outboard. Precision engineered from skeg to cowl, all four outboards are built on Mercury’s new …

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Raymarine LightHouse 3.3 now available – eS and gS Series MFDs supported

raymarine lighthouse 3.3

Installing the new update is simple. Axiom owners can update wirelessly by connecting their MFD to home Wi-Fi or phone’s mobile hot spot. You can also download Lighthouse 3.3 via Raymarine’s website. Owners of eS and gS systems will need to download their software update from raymarine.com and then install it using a microSD card. Lighthouse 3.3 overview – RealVision …

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