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Hundreds of family friendly trailer boats at SCIBS 2018

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HiOctane Marine with renowned Wellcraft fishing power boats, South Coast Marine representing Quintrex, Brisbane Yamaha, Hurricane Pontoon Boats, Nautique Central, Mastercraft, Marine Tune, Sailfish Catamarans, Stefan Boating World, Powercat Marine, and Australian Marine Centre with Formosa, Bar Crusher, Hooker and Chaparral. SCIBS general manager Johan Hasser said exhibitors in the trailerable segment have embraced the new precinct, with many booking …

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Popular segment powers ahead for SCIBS 2018

“We have always had a presence at SCIBS which we consider to be one of the premier boat shows on the annual calendar,” Mr Thurley said. “The fact that it is the 30th anniversary of the Show and we have the world premieres of several of our new vessels makes it a very exciting time for us.” Valued at $600,000, …

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Quiksilver CEO missing – boat washed ashore empty on French coast

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Agnes was the head of its France-based European headquarters before being named CEO of the whole company in 2015. Boardriders, which is 85 percent controlled by US private equity firm Oaktree Capital, owns the Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes brands. Boardriders Inc announced on January 5 that it had agreed to buy Australia’s Billabong International Ltd in a deal that …

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Cover up for the Saturday sale – Insights into boat insurance

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YOU’VE got a buyer lined up for your current boat and you’re finalising your thoughts on which of the extended new year boat specials is right for you. Bewdy, it’s going to be a fantastic 2018. But before your current boat heads out your driveway in the hands of its new owner and before you sign on the dotted line …

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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

riviera sanctuary cove show 2018

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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