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Surge in online fraud targeting Suzuki Marine products

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Suzuki Marine and The Haines Group are again urging consumers to purchase goods directly from their authorised Suzuki Marine dealer after a number of online fraud cases were confirmed. The company has seen a resurgence in recent weeks of online scams where sites purporting to sell Suzuki outboards have been taking money from customers with no intention of providing the …

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Discover more with a Sea-Rod by Formosa

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THERE’S nothing better than having a large choice of boat models and options with the ability to custom design when buying your new boat. Two great Aussie businesses that offer more choice when it comes to boats are Formosa Marine and Formosa’s southeast Queensland Sea-Rod dealer Marine Tune, based in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. Marine Tune offers great …

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Tohatsu rethinks the outboard with propane technology

WELL known in the industry for its product development, technological advances and reliability, Tohatsu has stepped well out of the norm by introducing the ‘Propane’ LPG outboard to its range. After due consideration of the market, Tohatsu felt a 5hp four-stroke would be a good entry model, with tender operators and travellers the primary target. These operators generally have an …

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Nautilus Marine insights into boat insurance

BUSH ‘n Beach has brought Nautilus Marine Insurance on board to expand the fine print and provide readers with clear, easy-to-understand and helpful tips on protecting their boating assets. The scenario You want to go offshore fishing. You’ve bought a different style of boat, insured it and you’re ready to head out well east of South Passage Bar. But does …

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Suzuki Marine warns consumers about fraudulent websites

SUZUKI Marine and The Haines Group are reminding consumers to deal directly with their local Suzuki Marine dealer when buying an outboard motor from the Suzuki range after a number of scam websites were reported selling unauthorised motors. As the only authorised distributor of Suzuki outboard motors and parts in Australia and New Zealand, The Haines Group is aware of …

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Unbeatable Mercury Finance deals

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MERCURY Marine is excited to announce it is offering unbeatable 3.99 percent Mercury Finance deals on its outstanding range of 115-150hp FourStroke engines. These engines are unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Using the latest FourStroke marine technology, Mercury engineers have combined lightweight design with large displacement to deliver unbeatable performance with astonishing fuel economy. Because they don’t have to work …

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Vale John Crawford – a marine legend

THE marine industry has been paying tribute to John Crawford, the founder of John Crawford Marine and a pioneer of the Queensland recreational boating market, who died in early April aged 92. Matthew Hodson, current owner of John Crawford Marine and only the third in its 53 years of operation, expressed the company’s condolences to the Crawford family. “John was …

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Great news for Cleveland boaties and fishos

Dear fellow boaties and rec fishers, After many years of campaigning I am excited that work has commenced on the dredging around the Cleveland Boat Ramp at William St. This is great because it will provide greater access to the bay from the boat ramp. It is especially good news for the Raby Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue. They will no …

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Evinrude new generation E-TEC G2 models

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BRP has released the next generation of Evinrude E-TEC G2 models with horsepower ranging from 150-200hp, the E-TEC G2 150hp, 150hp H.O., 175hp and 200hp. Boaters can rejoice as the release of the mid-range models opens up the power of Evinrude outboards to a wider variety of budgets and transoms. The new Evinrude E-TEC G2 models deliver up to 30 …

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Fisheries officers ‘on deck’ for Easter patrols

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) is preparing for a busy Easter weekend as thousands of people take to the water for recreational fishing and boating. QBFP Manager Ian Fricke said fisheries officers will be out in force on Queensland tidal and fresh waters to ensure fishers comply with fishing and boating safety rules. “The overwhelming majority of Queensland fishers …

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