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New Ocean Craft square-nosed bow

ocean craft square-nosed bow

Standard features include an above-waterline self-draining deck, full-length heavy-duty fold-down bimini top, belowdeck hatch, airtight buoyancy section under deck and an ocean-going wave-punching hull. Customers can choose from a wide variety of options such as a storm refuge V berth cabin, underfloor live bait tank, kill tank, a second weatherproof below-deck hatch, on board toilet, fitted kitchen, worktop, fridge, dual-burner …

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Vessel tracking policy and guidelines released for feedback

vessel tracking policy feedback

THE Queensland Government recently released a draft policy and guideline to support the roll-out of vessel tracking on all commercial fishing boats. Fisheries Queensland Director of Operations Mark Doohan said the department was seeking feedback around the rules and scenarios that commercial fishers would need to follow, starting from the end of 2018. “Vessel tracking is part of a larger …

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Cooee Bay Marine joins the Yamaha family

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YAMAHA Marine is proud to announce the opening of the latest Yamaha-authorised, Queensland-based WaveRunner and outboard dealer, Cooee Bay Marine. Family owned and operated by owner Brad Welsh and wife Natalie, Cooee Bay Marine has a steep history in the area, serving the personal watercraft and boating market in central Queensland since 1974. Originally managed by husband and wife team …

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Riviera returns to Sanctuary Cove Show in 2018

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SANCTUARY Cove International Boat Show organisers recently announced that luxury motor yacht builder Riviera will be returning to the southern hemisphere’s most highly anticipated marine event for its milestone 30th anniversary. As one of the first exhibitors to sign up for the 2018 show, the iconic Gold Coast-based manufacturer will return in full force, bringing with it an inspiring multi-million-dollar …

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Yamaha Motor Corporation US acquires Bennett Marine

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YAMAHA Motor Corporation (US) recently announced the acquisition of Bennett Marine, creator of the adjustable trim tab. The company is known for hydraulic trim tab systems and the recently launched Bolt electric trim tab and AutoTrim Pro systems. With its manufacturing facility and headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Bennett Marine will become a part of Yamaha’s newly created subsidiary, Yamaha …

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Formosa Marine celebrates 20 years

formosa celebrates 20 years

FORMOSA Marine is proud to acknowledge that 2018 will mark 20 years of aluminium boat building for the Australian boating public. From humble beginnings, the company now sees itself as one of the mainstay brands of the Australian recreational boating market, with a distribution network Australia wide. The key to the longevity, growth and reputation of Formosa Marine has been …

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Sealegs FC 680 and Mercury package getting attention

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The boat is unusually roomy for an amphibious craft because the additional engine, which drives the Sealegs’ wheels and hydraulics, has been built into the centre console, with the hull reengineered to conceal the pipework necessary for cooling and exhaust. Additional storage areas have been created to ensure all the floorspace remains available for walking and fishing. Externally, the Catalina-style …

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Seqwater warns lake users still water is still dangerous

seqwater still water still dangerous

VISITORS to southeast Queensland’s lakes and dams are being reminded to play it safe this summer, with inland waterways continuing to be the leading location for drowning in Australia. The warning comes from the region’s bulk water supplier Seqwater, which manages open catchments, allowing millions of visitors each year to enjoy recreational activities on the dams and lakes that supply …

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New precinct puts trailerable boats centre stage at SCIBS

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SCIBS general manager Johan Hasser said this new addition will offer “a show within the Show”. “The precinct will be home to everything imaginable from the watersports, leisure and fishing industries, including boats, accessories and new innovations,” Mr Hasser said. “It will feature a brilliant range of boats up to 8m, from entry level to premium boats with all the …

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In-dealership experience for Whittley Marine online customers

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WHITTLEY Marine, Australia’s premium fibreglass trailer boat builder, has released a new online dealership feature on the Whittley Marine website. The feature is designed to provide potential customers and researching new boat buyers with an in-dealership experience on their screen, via a desktop, smartphone or smart device. It was created to make the new boat buying experience as easy and …

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