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Evinrude new generation E-TEC G2 models


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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Haines Signature reinvents the entry-level boat market with 495F

haines signature 495f

The new model is styled off the recently-released 550F and features more modern styling and cleaner lines including a re-worked bow sprit and also offers customers plenty of storage with full length cockpit side pockets with shelves, two live bait tanks in the transom and a large cockpit/cabin area with improved bow access. The revamped dash can also now cater …

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Coast Guard Redcliffe saving lives with new Mercury Verados

Coast Guard Redcliffe

COAST Guard Redcliffe ’s primary rescue vessel is back in the water and keeping people safe in and around Moreton Bay, with a pair of brand-new Mercury 300hp Verados providing the power. The boat, a 9.8m Kevlacat best known as RSL Redcliffe, is in great shape having undergone a $200,000 refresh that included an upgrade to its vital communication equipment, a …

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Streaker arrives in Gladstone – Ship & Sail appointed as authorised dealer

ship & sail streaker

STREAKER Boats has announced the appointment of Ship & Sail in Gladstone as a fully authorised Streaker Boats dealer. Ship & Sail is a relatively new business in Gladstone and will represent the Streaker brand throughout the far north Queensland region. Ship & Sail is a particularly strong family business with an extensive background in both the marine industry and …

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Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo starts tomorrow

BOATING enthusiasts will find everything they need to have fun on the water all in one place when the first major Australian boat show for 2017 gets underway on Queensland’s Gold Coast starting tomorrow. Billed as the boat show for real boaters, there is an incredibly diverse and very impressive Fleet of Firsts being rolled out every week in the lead-up …

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Nautilus Marine gives insights into insurance and you could win a rod!

Nautilus Marine

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. Nautilus Marine will also be answering your boat insurance questions of a general nature and offering a great bi-monthly prize for the best questions received. The prize will be a custom …

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National 4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

New to the show this year is the Base Camp, an interactive presentation featuring your favourite exhibitors in a free and fun campground environment. Visit the Base Camp to ‘try on’ the outback lifestyle and see how it fits. Grab some tucker, sit around the campfire, listen to the bush balladeer and swap your best bush tales. Special guests and industry experts …

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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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Cruise Craft appoints In & Outboard Marine in Darwin

Cruise Craft has announced the appointment of Darwin’s leading marine dealer, In & Outboard Marine, as a fully-fledged Cruise Craft dealer.  For both parties, this is a ‘back-to-the-future’ appointment. Traditionally, Darwin has been accepted as a plate boat and alloy runabout market.  In the Top-End, the best fishing destinations have been very remote and located at the end of a …

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