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2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show launched

2018 sanctuary cove international boat show

SANCTUARY Cove International Boat Show has officially launched its milestone 30th anniversary showcase, to be held from May 24 to 27, 2018. From November 21, marine brands are invited to join the 2018 edition of the southern hemisphere’s premier marine event, home to a stellar display of the latest products and innovations in one spectacular location. SCIBS general manager Johan …

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Formosa and AMC partnership continues to grow stronger

formosa and amc partnership

The following are their most recent advancements, offering customers more. A new Offshore 740 size in the Half Cabin, Centre Cabin and X Bowrider models. With a sharper deadrise of 20 degrees, the 740s feature a large deck space and underfloor storage, high sides and 300-litre fuel tank. Fish > Wake > Ski with the new X Bowrider sizes of …

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Mercury reliability drives Wingbrook Marine’s canal fleet

wingbrook marine queensland canal fleet

45 tonnes and 5300 hours “The barge weighs 20 tonnes and can carry another 25,” Kevin said. “Often we’re loaded with rocks as well as a six-tonne excavator and three-tonne bob cat. “It’s a lot of weight. “For the past three years I’ve had a Mercury 115hp FourStroke pushing all that, which has now done 5300 hours. “It’s all about …

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Suzuki Marine unveils lightweight DF100B

suzuki marine df100b

SUZUKI Marine continues to offer products that provide better acceleration, better fuel efficiency and better value with the worldwide release of the DF100B at the Genoa Boat Show. The new DF100B four-stroke outboard is the lightest in its class and at just 157kg is 25kg lighter than the current DF100A, opening up Suzuki’s mid-range outboard category to even more customers …

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Whittley boats power up with new management system

MAKE your boat safer and easier to run with Whittley Marine’s new engine and power management system. The company has joined forces with Garmin and Volvo Penta to release the system, which will be standard on all models from the giant-killing Whittley SL 22 and evergreen CR 2380 cruiser all the way up to the largest vessels in the fleet. …

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Insights into boat insurance

The scenario Holidays are here and you’ve headed to the northern coast of NSW with the family for a week of camping, sightseeing and fishing in your new 4.5m plate alloy centre console. Those new Shimano Stella reels and Terez spinning rods you also bought are going to work their magic – or at least they were going to until …

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North Queensland hosting Evinrude’s first ‘On-water Saturday’ Oct 14

Evinrude’s North Queensland Dealers are holding an ‘On Water Saturday’ October the 14th, giving the public an opportunity to give boating a go and test out a range of Evinrude products. With a range of locations hosting events around North Queensland from Mackay to Cairns there has never been a better time to take a new Evinrude out for a …

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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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Product Emissions Standards Bill passes House of Representatives

australian emissions standards

THE Product Emissions Standards Bill, which will see the end of two-stroke mowers and outboards (non direct-injection), recently passed the first hurdle and is expected to be passed by the Senate soon. The Bill has been classified as “non-contentious” and is supported by both the Government and Labor. Emissions standards for small petrol engines from mowers to outboards, jet skis …

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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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