Boating Gear

New features for Garmin STRIKER Plus series

garmin striker plus fishfinder

GARMIN Australasia recently announced the STRIKER Plus series – proven fishfinders with industry-leading sonar that are packed with new features to help anglers find and catch more fish, yet are as easy as ever to use. Garmin Australasia general manager Adam Howarth said, “The new STRIKER Plus series has the features that will bring the benefit of built-in GPS, Quickdraw …

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New Clarion marine receiver with built-in Bluetooth

clarion marine receiver

CLARION’S new GR10BT marine receiver is built to withstand the harsh and wet environment of marine usage by virtue of an IPX5-rated water-resistant front panel and IPX3-rated chassis. Buttons positioned along the rim of the circular face enable quick, stress-free access to all major functions. What’s more, the oversized LCD display offers clear visibility during day or night. High-visibility oversized …

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Humminbird SOLIX now available in Australia

humminbird solix mega imaging

THE revolutionary Humminbird SOLIX Series combines 12” and 15” displays with Cross Touch Interface, MEGA Imaging, CHIRP Digital Sonar, AUTOCHART Live with vegetation and bottom hardness mapping, Bluetooth connectivity and i-Pilot Link navigation. The biggest news in fishfinding sonar for 2017 is, quite literally, ‘big’.  For decades, Humminbird has led the fishing world by putting new tools and innovations in …

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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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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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New Mercury Diesel 6.7L engines available soon

mercury diesel 6.7

The new Mercury Diesel 6.7-litre engines are assembled at FPT Industrial’s dedicated marine engine plant that involves the latest in quality controls.  Mercury Marine senior director of diesel and propulsion strategy Reinhard Burk said, “We want to be our customer’s first choice when it comes to selecting a power option.” “Expanding into the mid-range diesel market offers Mercury the opportunity to …

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SeaDek sets boat apart with superior finish

seadek

All I used was a domestic Karcher pressure cleaner and I held the hose about 30cm away from the stain and rubbed it with my foot, and voila it came up as good as new. To say I am happy with my SeaDek is an understatement. As I said, the product is a game changer. I am now starting to …

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Luke Ryan’s northern expedition – Verado does it with ease

“To my surprise, given the amount of weight, the Verado performed outstandingly! Even with the burden of over a tonne of extra weight we got up on plane, travelling comfortably at 24 knots. The ActiveTrim feature helped tremendously with this. In a little over two hours we completed the 50-nautical mile journey to the campsite where we would spend the …

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