Boating Gear

Savwinch Review – Solves Anchoring Issues

  I received my boat about four weeks prior to writing this article, and even though my Savwinch was installed and ready to go, I hadn’t used it until a very recent trip. I was sitting in 65m of rather sloppy water. The wind had increased to almost 20 knots and the swell was about 1m, which made it difficult to fish …

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Mercury Festival of FourStroke

MORE and more boat owners across Australia are moving to Mercury FourStroke technology – and now there are literally hundreds of additional reasons to make the switch. For a limited time, participating Mercury dealers are offering up to $700 off FourStroke engines from 2.5-75hp. Boat lovers can now enjoy the many benefits of world-class, leading-edge technology at even more affordable prices. Better …

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Emergency Beacon Registration Now Mobile

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is giving emergency beacon owners more choice, with an improved online beacon registration system implemented from September 15, 2015. The registration system on the AMSA website is mobile-optimised, handy for renewing beacon registration from a mobile or tablet. Providing proof of registration is easier, with beacon owners able to show emergency beacon registration confirmation on their mobile …

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ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 electric outboard

ISLAND Marine is happy to announce its latest partnership with ePropulsion Technology. EPropulsion Technology was founded in 2012 and is based in Hong Kong. The company is a new provider of clean outboard motors and is dedicated to manufacturing electric outboards with high performance and designing clean power solutions for boats. Electric outboards aren’t new to the marketplace but they haven’t taken …

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Bennett self-levelling trim tabs video review

Bennett Self-Leveling Tab 10 video review by Bush ‘n Beach’s Ben Collins. The trim tabs performed excellently on the water and are very affordable. Visit for more information or check out the full review by clicking here. l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l …

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New Navionics features for chart customers

Platinum+ provides all the content of Gold along with 3D view, panoramic pictures and dynamic tides and currents. Also featuring SonarChart, the exclusive HD bathymetry map layer that is great for locating fishing areas and revealing more contour detail, Platinum+ delivers the ultimate level of detail for compatible GPS chartplotters. Updated marine park zones Navionics has completed extensive upgrades to …

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All-new, powerful and purpose-built MerCruiser 6.2-litre V8 sterndrives

“Like the purpose-built 4.5-litre V6 sterndrives we introduced a year ago, we’re extremely proud of the remarkable reliability and ease of maintenance delivered by the 6.2. “This is a terrific engine platform that will improve boating everywhere.” Engineered with new innovative features and state-of-the-art technology, the MerCruiser 6.2-litre sterndrive platform was designed, and is manufactured, at Mercury Marine’s world headquarters in Wisconsin. …

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Furuno releases new TZtouch2 tech

TZTOUCH2 is a touch-only multi-function display (optional joystick available) and Furuno designers have developed a simple, refined, bright and bold user interface where accessing menus is done from the main screen or via an ‘edge swipe’ motion. TZtouch2 is the first MFD from Furuno to include a built-in 56-channel GPS receiver and dual-frequency 600w/1kW fishfinder. The fishfinder includes Furuno’s unique …

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Mercury OptiMax Diesel reporting for duty

This is matched with high-performance cylinder liners for maximum horsepower and optimal running quality. To ensure maximum practicality, OptiMax Diesel outboards are available in both right-hand and left-hand rotation. Mercury’s first stealth outboard has been in operation with the US military for a number of years. The 185hp, three-litre V6 OptiMax JP is a multi-fuel engine that can run on either …

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