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.

Haines Signature sets a new standard with its flagship 788SF

haines signature 788sf

ONE of the largest legally trailerable boats in Australia is here with the release of the Haines Signature 788SF. The flagship 788SF sets a new benchmark in the fibreglass fishing boat market – a formidable bluewater fishing machine that’s an impressive addition to the iconic, Australian-built, Haines Signature range. Designed with the adventurous offshore sport fisher in mind, the boat …

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Bennett Marine AutoTrim Pro

bennett marine autotrim pro

BENNETT Marine’s new AutoTrim Pro automatically and actively levels the pitch and roll of most boats with trim tab systems – it’s like cruise control for your trim tabs. Press one of two user-programmable ‘Favourite’ buttons and the system regulates the boat’s trim angle based on settings selected by the operator, and then holds that angle across a variety of …

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New Mercury Diesel 6.7L engines available soon

mercury diesel 6.7

The new Mercury Diesel 6.7-litre engines are assembled at FPT Industrial’s dedicated marine engine plant that involves the latest in quality controls.  Mercury Marine senior director of diesel and propulsion strategy Reinhard Burk said, “We want to be our customer’s first choice when it comes to selecting a power option.” “Expanding into the mid-range diesel market offers Mercury the opportunity to …

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SeaDek sets boat apart with superior finish

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All I used was a domestic Karcher pressure cleaner and I held the hose about 30cm away from the stain and rubbed it with my foot, and voila it came up as good as new. To say I am happy with my SeaDek is an understatement. As I said, the product is a game changer. I am now starting to …

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Luke Ryan’s northern expedition – Verado does it with ease

“To my surprise, given the amount of weight, the Verado performed outstandingly! Even with the burden of over a tonne of extra weight we got up on plane, travelling comfortably at 24 knots. The ActiveTrim feature helped tremendously with this. In a little over two hours we completed the 50-nautical mile journey to the campsite where we would spend the …

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New owner, new energy at KB Marine

kb marine new owner

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

suzuki marine outboards

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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