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Local boaters better served as Augusta Marine joins Mercury

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BOAT owners in southwest WA are the winners, with a revitalised Augusta Marine becoming Australia’s latest Mercury Dealership. “We’ve put a lot of work into the business over the past five years and joining the Mercury team is taking us to the next level,” said owner Craig Gilbert. Augusta sits right on the south-west tip of W.A. With the Indian …

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Boat recall ordered for importer

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URGENT efforts are under way to contact more than 40 new boat owners to warn them they may be in danger if they take the vessels out on the water this summer. Maritime Safety Queensland Acting General Manager Capt Glenn Hale said Maritime Safety Queensland officers had discovered the boats, sold by Queensland company Scariff Boats, had the wrong, or …

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Mercury Marine opens industry’s leading NVH technical centre

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MERCURY Marine has officially opened a new state-of-the-art noise, vibration, harshness technical centre at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The A$14 million NVH testing and research centre, which covers some 1,900 square metres and took eight months to build, is the largest and most expansive facility of its kind in the marine industry.  NVH is the engineering …

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Seafarer Boats welcomes Dinghy World as new Perth dealer

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PERTH boaties can now experience the legendary Seafarer ride with a new dealer, Dinghy World, appointed for the region. A boating icon since its inception in 1957, Seafarer has forged a strong reputation with the Australian boating community for its build quality, practicality and for having a hull that performs exceptionally on the water – even under extreme conditions. Dinghy …

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Mercury machines roar at Barrie Beehag Ski Race

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SKI racers powered by Mercury engines have taken out the top gongs in the 13th running of the Barrie Beehag Ski Race on the Murray at Moama. In Superclass, it was a Gold and Silver thanks to Mercury Racing 1350 QC4V motor muscle. First across the line was the TR team of Ian Tricker, Nathan Miller, Reece Simmonds and Raymond …

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2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show launched

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ON the back of a 30th year celebration edition that saw more than 45,000 visitors, 300 exhibitors and collective sales worth hundreds of millions of dollars, marine companies can now secure their space at the 2019 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from May 23-26. SCIBS is the southern hemisphere’s premier boating festival and is also considered one of the most …

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David Voorden is 2018 Mercury Technician of the Year

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IN a nail-biting final, David Voorden has beaten the best from Australia and New Zealand to earn the title of Mercury Marine’s 2018 Technician of the Year. David, from Leisure Coast Marine in Fairy Meadow, outside Wollongong, battled his way past technicians from across Australia and New Zealand to collect the first prize of a brand-new Mercury 60hp EFI FourStroke …

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Suzuki Marine and Marine Rescue NSW extend life-saving partnership

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SUZUKI Marine and Marine Rescue NSW have cemented their commitment to keep NSW waterways safe as the two organisations signed a four-year extension of their partnership. The renewed supply agreement to 2022 will see Suzuki Marine become the power of choice across MRNSW’s entire outboard-powered fleet and the two organisations will undertake further joint-community work to promote water safety across …

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Evinrude E-TEC passes Australian emissions standards


EVINRUDE’S E-TEC engines are the only full range of two-stroke outboards certified by the Australian emissions standards. Evinrude builds high-performing engines that preserve the environment for upcoming generations. Other outboard manufacturers have had slow innovation, taken the path of least resistance and chosen to build four-stroke engines. Evinrude has stepped to the top of the environmental podium for all outboards, …

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Multi policies can mean multi expensive

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IT is common for some companies to offer significant ‘multi policy’ discounts in an effort to secure your boat insurance business, simply because you might insure your house and car with that same business. But don’t assume that the promise of a 20 percent saving is always your best deal. Specialist marine insurer Nautilus Marine advises there are many factors …

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