Boating Gear

Lewmar Horizontal Anchor Windlass HX1

lewmar anchor windlass

LEWMAR has launched a new range of stylish, strong and reliable horizontal windlasses that utilise a superior in-line motor and epicyclical gearbox within a strong aluminium chassis and polymer cover. Designed to provide years of trouble-free use, you have two gypsy options to choose from – one to suit 6mm, 7mm and 1/4” chain; the other to suit 8mm chain. …

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Humminbird introduces compact solid-state CHIRP radar module

humminbird chirp radar

HUMMINBIRD has announced the introduction of a new compact solid-state radar module, complete with CHIRP radar pulse compression technology for outstanding radar imaging at short and long ranges. The new CHIRP radar offers exceptional target separation technology to display approaching weather, boats, rocks, buoys and landmarks with impressive resolution. CHIRP pulse compression uses multiple radar pulses for increased target separation …

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New iOS and Android control apps for Minn Kota electrics

New minn kota apps ios android

MINN Kota has launched revolutionary app technology for trolling motors equipped with i-Pilot and iPilot Link. The free apps allow anglers to navigate and control their trolling motor via their smartphones or other mobile devices by communicating with the trolling motor through Bluetooth. They also allow users to accept software upgrades wherever they have data coverage. Minn Kota product manager …

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Saving lives at notorious Jumpinpin Bar

mercury seapro jumpinpin bar

There were two rescues and I was driving for one of them; a boat got overturned on an outgoing tide and another went belly up on the bar on the incoming tide. This new boat is marvellous and combined with the SeaPro engines it is a dream to operate.” In a rescue situation, especially in the chaotic conditions that exist …

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Navico Track offerings expanded

navico track hd

NAVICO, parent company to leading marine electronics brands Lowrance, Simrad and B&G, has expanded the range of reporting and connectivity options offered by its Track telemetry system with the all-new Navico Track HD. Historically, Track has provided instant access to vessel location and status via a mobile app and online dashboard. Now with Track HD, users can take remote control …

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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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