Boating News

It’s Yanmar again to the rescue


The sophisticated specifications required the PS31 be fitted with state-of-the-art radar, direction finding and navigation equipment as well as forward looking infra-red search equipment. The task of NSW Marine Rescue is to principally find and rescue mariners, then when appropriate tow vessels to safety. When called on to work in unkind sea conditions and undertake dangerous work where there are lives at stake, there can …

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Pelican Marine signs on as a Streaker Boats dealer

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THE penetration of the Streaker Boats brand into the recreational boating market, has evolved further with the appointment of Pelican Marine & RV in South Australia, as an authorised Streaker dealer. Pelican Marine & RV is a young and dynamic dealership located at Goolwa. Goolwa is an important historic river port, being situated on the banks of the Murray River. This is an immensely popular boating destination and is …

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Savage reveals Raptor Pro range designed specifically for fishing

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NEW and improved, the Savage Raptor Pro range is sure to impress fishos with its supreme stability and features. The Raptor Pro range includes 405, 425 and 445 models and offers budget-conscious boaties a serious fishing machine. All Raptor Pros feature front and rear carpeted casting platforms and two rod holders as standard. The wide chines result in incredible stability …

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Around Australia record breaker with Mercury FourStrokes

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MARK Ratchford is calling it his ‘huge adventure’, which might be an understatement considering he’s just spent four months on a solo 16,500km circumnavigation of Australia in a 6.5m fishing boat. The well-known Melbourne fishing and charter specialist had to deal with huge seas, high wind, freezing weather, sleep deprivation and loneliness going around our enormous island continent. But he …

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Yamaha Marine Technician Grand Prix

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The event keeps skill levels for marine servicing in Yamaha dealerships throughout Australia and New Zealand at very high levels. The personal development of Yamaha technicians in the market through this training and testing equates to excellence in after-sales service for Yamaha customers, who consequently are the real winners from the knowledge and skills gained by Yamaha technicians who take …

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Formosa Tomahawk X Bowrider a unique crossover

This area includes huge storage underneath and an optional centre board can be inserted to extend the fishing platform across the front. Formosa Marine has always offered a large range of bowriders, from the Classic 520 to the Offshore 660 for a total of eight models. Now the X Bowrider upgrade is available on sizes 580, 620 and 660. Formosa …

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Rebel Boats 5.5m Bay Runner series

TIRED of centre consoles, tiller steers and open boats in general? Wouldn’t it be nice to have some shelter from the elements? Bunk area is a generous 1500mm centreline with the ability to stretch out to 2m along the bunks. Bolted on the back is a 140hp Suzuki four-stroke. Supplied by a 150-litre underfloor fuel tank, this boat is more …

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New Tohatsu four-stroke motors: MFS8B and MFS9.8B

THE new Tohatsu four-stroke models keep rolling in, with Australian distributor Lakeside Marine adding new MFS8B and MFS9.8B four-strokes to the ever-expanding line-up. In keeping with the ECO Sporty look of the MFS15/20/25/30/40/50 Tohatsu four-stroke engines, these new models also feature a sleek and sharp looking cowling design. Both the MFS8B and MFS9.8B are compact, fuel efficient, smooth-running two-cylinder outboards …

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New, wider Haines Signature 550RF runabout

Haines Signature believes the 550RF is a true fishing weapon for those in pursuit of an A+ offshore performer. The Haines Group CEO John Haines said, “This boat has been designed and built for our customers who’ve asked us for a runabout that’s capable of running well offshore but also feels at home trolling rivers and dams. We’ve listened, taken …

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Terrace Boating tops Quintrex dealers

With boating in their blood and watersports in their veins, this dynamic duo and their extended Terrace Boating family work to ensure the ultimate safety and boating experiences for all customers. Terrace Boating has a team of specialised service technicians and consultants offering an on-site mobile service for added convenience. As a long-serving Quintrex dealer, Terrace Boating has previously won Quintrex …

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