Boating

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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Hundreds of family friendly trailer boats at SCIBS 2018

trailer boats on show scibs 2018

HiOctane Marine with renowned Wellcraft fishing power boats, South Coast Marine representing Quintrex, Brisbane Yamaha, Hurricane Pontoon Boats, Nautique Central, Mastercraft, Marine Tune, Sailfish Catamarans, Stefan Boating World, Powercat Marine, and Australian Marine Centre with Formosa, Bar Crusher, Hooker and Chaparral. SCIBS general manager Johan Hasser said exhibitors in the trailerable segment have embraced the new precinct, with many booking …

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Stessl 520 Bluewater boat review

stessl 520 bluewater

Once back in smooth water, opening the taps on the Yamaha F115 saw us tickle 66km/h at 5800rpm. Internally, the Stessl 520 Bluewater has a raised foredeck constructed from fibreglass, which makes for a tidier finish and nicer touch points than regular aluminium. The seats both fore and aft are excellent and overall layout is perfect. A ‘luggage rail’ runs …

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Popular segment powers ahead for SCIBS 2018

“We have always had a presence at SCIBS which we consider to be one of the premier boat shows on the annual calendar,” Mr Thurley said. “The fact that it is the 30th anniversary of the Show and we have the world premieres of several of our new vessels makes it a very exciting time for us.” Valued at $600,000, …

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SeaTrail delivers terrific boat trailers

seatrail boat trailers brisbane

Something I noticed about these trailers is they are constructed with quite a thick-gauge C-channel of about 6mm (though don’t quote me on that). Overall the trailer is heavier than a standard box-section trailer, which I’ve found has made it ride particularly well when towing my 6m boat at speed. This has definitely opened up longer trips than I probably …

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Quiksilver CEO missing – boat washed ashore empty on French coast

quiksilver ceo boat washed ashore france

Agnes was the head of its France-based European headquarters before being named CEO of the whole company in 2015. Boardriders, which is 85 percent controlled by US private equity firm Oaktree Capital, owns the Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes brands. Boardriders Inc announced on January 5 that it had agreed to buy Australia’s Billabong International Ltd in a deal that …

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Cover up for the Saturday sale – Insights into boat insurance

nautilus marine insurance cover boat sale

YOU’VE got a buyer lined up for your current boat and you’re finalising your thoughts on which of the extended new year boat specials is right for you. Bewdy, it’s going to be a fantastic 2018. But before your current boat heads out your driveway in the hands of its new owner and before you sign on the dotted line …

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Product recalls for ineffective lifejackets

jarvis walker pfds lifejackets

MSV undertook its own testing of the Jarvis Walker block-style lifejacket model Type1 PFD of batch number WD-15-0588 (Date of manufacture: October 2015).The lifejacket was constructed with a suspected design fault of having the waistband affixed to one side only. In testing, it was found that the unsecured side of the lifejacket slipped free of the waistband when test subjects …

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New Ocean Craft square-nosed bow

ocean craft square-nosed bow

Standard features include an above-waterline self-draining deck, full-length heavy-duty fold-down bimini top, belowdeck hatch, airtight buoyancy section under deck and an ocean-going wave-punching hull. Customers can choose from a wide variety of options such as a storm refuge V berth cabin, underfloor live bait tank, kill tank, a second weatherproof below-deck hatch, on board toilet, fitted kitchen, worktop, fridge, dual-burner …

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