Boating News

First exhibitors announced for 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

scibs exhibitors 2018

SCIBS sales and exhibition manager Dominic O’Brien said exhibitor bookings have been extremely strong, up 20 per cent on the same time last year. “Exhibitors are telling us they are confident of a great summer leading in to 2018 and they are taking additional space,” Mr O’Brien said. “More than 170 boats will be displayed on water, from superyachts to …

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New iOS and Android control apps for Minn Kota electrics

New minn kota apps ios android

MINN Kota has launched revolutionary app technology for trolling motors equipped with i-Pilot and iPilot Link. The free apps allow anglers to navigate and control their trolling motor via their smartphones or other mobile devices by communicating with the trolling motor through Bluetooth. They also allow users to accept software upgrades wherever they have data coverage. Minn Kota product manager …

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Saving lives at notorious Jumpinpin Bar

mercury seapro jumpinpin bar

There were two rescues and I was driving for one of them; a boat got overturned on an outgoing tide and another went belly up on the bar on the incoming tide. This new boat is marvellous and combined with the SeaPro engines it is a dream to operate.” In a rescue situation, especially in the chaotic conditions that exist …

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Honda Marine Excellence Award 2017 National Winner

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Honda’s training manager Lincoln Bowdern announced the awards and noted their importance to both technicians and dealer principals. “This award has been created not only to recognise those technicians who support the Honda Certified Technician Training Program, but also those with an interest to further enhance their skills through ongoing product training,” he said. “We must also thank the dealer …

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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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