Boating Gear

Honda Marine introduces bold concept engine at Miami International Boat Show

honda concept engine

The Nouvelle Blue Pearl colour of the design concept engine matches the 2017 Honda NSX on display. The design concept engine could be available in a variety of colours to match the lifestyle of the customer. While there is currently no production intent for the Honda Marine engine design concept, it speaks to the innovation and opportunity in multiple marine …

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FLIR announces compact, low-cost marine thermal vision

flir thermal vision

THE new Ocean Scout TK thermal vision camera from FLIR is designed specifically for fishing and boating, providing users with the ability to ‘see’ in total darkness or blinding sunlight. Designed for one-handed use and built tough to handle extreme conditions, the compact yet powerful Ocean Scout TK uses FLIR’s class-leading thermal technology to display images based on heat, not …

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SeaPro powering the clean-up of Northland, NZ

seapro sea cleaners

“We have had the boat in the water and the engine is just superb,” said Hayden Smith, a founder and one of the driving forces behind Sea Cleaners. “We carry heavy loads so we’ve propped the boat for a lot of torque and the SeaPro has plenty of power to turn it. The engine is really responsive, and being a …

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Suzuki Marine unveils latest ‘big block’ outboard motors

suzuki marine outboards

THE Haines Group, distributor of Suzuki Marine outboards, has announced the release of its new high-performance four-cylinder DF150AP/DF175AP four-stroke outboard motors. Repackaged with the latest refinements and innovations as seen in the DF200AP (released April 2015), the DF150AP and DF175AP offer the same lightweight and compact design while boasting the largest displacement in their respective classes (2,867cc) for outstanding performance …

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Outboard emissions standards timetable announced

outboard emissions standards

ORIGINALLY planned for early 2016, the election effectively delayed outboard emissions standards by a year. The government Update Paper announced just before Christmas sees the Bill introduced to Parliament in February/March, with the final bill passed and regulations in place by August. Importers will then have up to nine months to plan for final shipments to arrive. The final date …

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Fin-Nor Lethal rods

fin-nor lethal

AUSSIE boating anglers can look forward to big saltwater fish loading up on the new range of Fin-Nor Lethal rods. Each Lethal rod is dripping with toughness and durability – qualities fishers have come to expect from Fin-Nor products. Traditional blank designs, quality stainless steel components and binding craftsmanship combine in the Lethal rod range to deliver the power you …

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FLIR augmented reality for Raymarine Dragonfly-PRO and Wi-Fish CHIRP

wi-fish augmented reality

RAYMARINE is pleased to announce an all-new version of its popular Wi-Fish mobile app for use with Dragonfly-PRO and Wi-Fish CHIRP sonar systems. The app has been expanded and now includes augmented reality viewing of your saved waypoints and fishing hot spots. Wi-Fish works with the GPS, compass and camera in your smartphone or tablet to show precisely where you …

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New lightweight Yamaha F90 four-stroke

yamaha f90 new

This remarkable achievement means improved performance and better balance when fitted on hulls in this category. The F90 is based on the F115B’s four-cylinder power unit. The F90’s reduction in weight and improved compactness is achieved by adopting a SOHC design actuating four valves per cylinder. This unique valvetrain design was first seen in Yamaha’s award-winning F70A, one of the …

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