Boating Gear

Mercury SeaPros perfect for Melbourne charter operator Matt Cini

mercury seapros

IT’S snapper season, so Matt Cini is flat-out busy. But then Matt Cini and his whole crew at Reel Time Fishing Charters are always flat-out busy, showing anglers the best spots in Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay and surrounding waters. “Reliability for me is an absolute because my boats are in the water every day, and I can’t let people down,” …

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FLIR launches next-generation Raymarine VHF radios

raymarine vhf radios

FLIR is excited to announce the launch of its next-generation Raymarine VHF radios. The compact Ray53, full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS are all full-function VHF marine radios with Class D Digital Selective Calling (DSC). All the new VHF radios are equipped with a built-in GPS receiver and connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna, which improves the …

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Mercury Active Trim now accessible through VesselView screens

active trim

MERCURY Marine’s amazing Active Trim system can now be controlled through VesselView information screens. Active Trim automatically and effortlessly trims an engine or engines. It doesn’t just make boating easier and more fun, it also improves engine performance and cuts fuel costs while delivering a better overall driving experience. Originally, Active Trim was controlled through a separate dash-mounted keypad. Now …

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Mercury has you covered for Christmas

mercury christmas presents

IF your family or friends are into boating, then Mercury has some terrific ideas for presents they’ll really appreciate this Christmas. Engine covers Made in Australia, these stylish outboard engine covers are not only good looking, they are practical, hard-wearing and very affordable. So if you have a Mercury or Mariner engine – whether it’s brand new or 30 years …

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Watersnake Shadow MK II electric motor review

watersnake shadow mk ii electric motor review

FISHING results, as many of us have come to appreciate, do not just depend on the luck of the draw. One key piece of equipment that can really change your results is an electric motor as a secondary motor on your boat or a stand-alone motor for your kayak. Recently I was fortunate enough to take ownership of a Watersnake …

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Garmin debuts GPSMAP 8400xsv series

garmin gpsmap 8400xsv

GARMIN Pty. Ltd. recently announced the GPSMAP 8400xsv series, an extension of its flagship GPSMAP 8400 series that brings premium features like built-in sonar and built-in Auto Guidance1 to smaller, more affordable display options. Available in 10-, 12- and 16-inch displays that feature full HD in-plane switching (IPS) screens with multi-touch control, the GPSMAP 8400xsv series is Wi-Fi enabled and …

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Tohatsu Outboards invests long term

tohatsu outboards

TOHATSU Corporation president Mr Isami Hyuga recently announced the completion of a new 5.5 billion yen research and development facility in Japan. As the first outboard manufacturer in Japan (1956), this new facility is positive commitment to product development into the future. The new facility commenced operation in September, covers a massive 7265sq m and is staffed by 100 R&D …

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Simrad Active Imaging Elevates GO series with superior scanning-sonar quality

simrad active imaging

ANNOUNCING Simrad Active Imaging Sonar – advanced new scanning-sonar technology that provides incredibly detailed, high-resolution imaging without sacrificing range. Replacing Simrad TotalScan transducers currently available with GO series displays, Active Imaging redefines what an angler can expect from sonar. Active Imaging Sonar provides incredibly clear views of fish-holding structure and cover with all-new levels of refined detail at a range …

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Navico introduces new cutting-edge information displays

navico digital information displays

NAVICO – parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands – has announced the launch of a brand-new category of marine technology: the information display. Ushering in a new dawn of integration for boaters and marking the first significant evolution of the multifunction display, IDs combine a sleek design with a configurable interface that simplifies monitoring and control …

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Garmin introduces the inReach Mini Marine Bundle

garmin gps inreach mini mount

GARMIN Pty. Ltd. recently announced the inReach Mini Marine Bundle, a new addition to its popular line of satellite communicators with available two-way messaging, basic navigation and a 24/7 SOS function via the global Iridium network built with the mariner in mind. Designed for life on the water, the inReach Mini Marine Bundle includes a rugged mount and 12-volt power …

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