Boating

Taking the hurt out of borrowing for a boat

borrowing nautilus marine boat

WHILE it is common for car insurance companies to charge different insurance premiums depending on whether or not the vehicle is being financed, Nautilus Marine does not differentiate on financing when it comes to boats. So if you are borrowing money to buy a boat, your insurance premium will be exactly the same for that boat as if you had …

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Discover Formosa’s Centre Cabin design

formosa centre cabin

NO longer do you need to choose between a family friendly boat or a fishing workhorse, as Formosa Marine’s Centre Cabin is the perfect design for both. The Centre Cabin’s wide beam, high sides and V2 Plate Hull construction allow for a rare walk-around cabin layout. The Centre Cabin offers plenty of deck space for up to seven people who …

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New Haines Signature 580BRX sports boating weapon

haines signature 580brx

AUSTRALIA’S most-awarded sports boat has been reimagined with the release of the 580BRX by Haines Signature Boats. The introduction of the 580BRX continues Signature’s long-standing bowrider lineage with its dramatic styling, newly designed seating configuration and exceptional on-water experience, upping the sports boating game in the Australian boating marketplace. John Haines of The Haines Group said, “With the 580BRX we’ve …

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AMM 5700 Sea Class boat review

5700 Sea Class

ONE boat to do it all. One boat to capably fish the bays, rivers, creeks and offshore. I didn’t have my ‘one’ picked until I recently tested the Australian Master Marine 5700 Sea Class centre console off the Gold Coast. As far as plate aluminium boat builders go, you’d be hard pressed to find one better than AMM. Customisation and …

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Lowrance Hook2 9 sounder review

lowrance hook2 9

I RECENTLY fitted a Lowrance Hook2 9 GPS/sounder to my boat and have subsequently tested the product. This sounder features an inbuilt GPS with map as well as sonar with CHIRP, StructureScan and DownScan all in one as a standard unit. The unit only runs one transducer, which simplifies installation. Straight out of the box it came with everything needed …

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Mercury Diesel three-litre 150-270hp engines

mercury diesel 150-270hp engines

MERCURY’S latest offering – a new line of three-litre diesel engines for sterndrive, inboard and water-jet applications – has been released at the Sydney International Boat Show. Available in 150hp, 230hp and 270hp variants, these engines have been engineered, developed and tested over the past three years to lead their class in several key attributes: Acceleration; Reliability; Ease of installation …

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Materials are not materials when it comes to boat insurance

materials boat insurance

THE meaning behind the classic ‘oils ain’t oils’ slogan from television advertisements featuring Sol and his gangster mates also holds true in some respects when it comes to insuring boats. Not in the context of engine oils or two-stroke and four-stroke technologies, but in terms of boat construction materials and where the vessel’s engine is located. If you want to …

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Bayside Boat Licensing training boat refit and refurb

bayside boat licensing refit

WE would like to thank all our previous Bayside Boat Licensing students who have completed training with us. After several years of dutiful service, we took a close look at our training vessel Assessor and found while structurally it was a great boat, the cosmetics were starting to look a bit ordinary. We recently had an issue with vandals, so …

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Doors open at Suzuki Marine’s new warehouse facility

Suzuki Marine warehouse

AUSTRALIA’S fastest growing outboard brand Suzuki Marine has officially opened the doors of its new warehouse facility at Wacol, west of Brisbane. Located adjacent to its head office at 140 Viking Drive, Suzuki Marine’s new warehouse covers approximately 3000sq m of floor space and allows the brand to expand its facilities to meet consumer demand while consolidating its distribution operations. …

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Brisbane Quintrex at the Show

brisbane quintrex

ATTENTION all southside Quintrex fans! Brisbane Quintrex is opening soon at Loganholme on the southside of Brisbane.  At the Show, the dealership will be offering a sneak peek of the massive display on the highway at Loganholme. Brisbane’s newest Quintrex dealer will offer the newest range of Quintrex models and Evinrude outboards. Dealership owner Aaron Goodchild said on display at …

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