Boating

Whittley boats power up with new management system

MAKE your boat safer and easier to run with Whittley Marine’s new engine and power management system. The company has joined forces with Garmin and Volvo Penta to release the system, which will be standard on all models from the giant-killing Whittley SL 22 and evergreen CR 2380 cruiser all the way up to the largest vessels in the fleet. …

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Insights into boat insurance

The scenario Holidays are here and you’ve headed to the northern coast of NSW with the family for a week of camping, sightseeing and fishing in your new 4.5m plate alloy centre console. Those new Shimano Stella reels and Terez spinning rods you also bought are going to work their magic – or at least they were going to until …

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North Queensland hosting Evinrude’s first ‘On-water Saturday’ Oct 14

Evinrude’s North Queensland Dealers are holding an ‘On Water Saturday’ October the 14th, giving the public an opportunity to give boating a go and test out a range of Evinrude products. With a range of locations hosting events around North Queensland from Mackay to Cairns there has never been a better time to take a new Evinrude out for a …

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Formosa Marine releases new options

formosa marine hard top

FORMOSA Marine offers a large choice of boat options with the ability to custom design to suit buyers. A few of the latest optional extras released include: Fully Enclosed Cabin Hard Top The latest development by Formosa Marine is the Fully Enclosed Cabin Hard Top option available on the Offshore 740 Half Cabin model. It features a fully enclosed cabin …

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Aliweld Marine 8000 HT boat review

aliweld marine 8000 ht

Three tinted pop-up hatches, two in the hard top and one in the cabin, allow extra sunlight into the covered areas and can be opened to afford extra ventilation on those balmy days and nights spent moored in sheltered anchorages. Sitting in the super-comfy captain’s chair built by Relaxn, the outstanding all-round view is thanks in part to a 6mm-thick …

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Quintrex 510 Frontier boat review

quintrex 510 frontier

If it was my boat and I was starting with a blank canvas, I’d add the above options as well as a cutting board and deck wash and I’d be a happy fisho. Performance There’s no need to beat around the bush – the 510 Frontier with a 115hp Evinrude E-TEC on the back is a dead-set weapon. Holeshot was …

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Nautilus Marine Insights into boat insurance

BUSH ‘n Beach has brought Nautilus Marine Insurance on board to expand the fine print and provide readers with clear, easy-to-understand and helpful tips on protecting their boating assets. The scenario For whatever reason – distraction, poor communication, a misunderstanding between crew members or a gear failure – things have gone pear-shaped at the boat ramp. With a few metres …

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Product Emissions Standards Bill passes House of Representatives

australian emissions standards

THE Product Emissions Standards Bill, which will see the end of two-stroke mowers and outboards (non direct-injection), recently passed the first hurdle and is expected to be passed by the Senate soon. The Bill has been classified as “non-contentious” and is supported by both the Government and Labor. Emissions standards for small petrol engines from mowers to outboards, jet skis …

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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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