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Seqwater warns lake users still water is still dangerous

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VISITORS to southeast Queensland’s lakes and dams are being reminded to play it safe this summer, with inland waterways continuing to be the leading location for drowning in Australia. The warning comes from the region’s bulk water supplier Seqwater, which manages open catchments, allowing millions of visitors each year to enjoy recreational activities on the dams and lakes that supply …

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New precinct puts trailerable boats centre stage at SCIBS

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SCIBS general manager Johan Hasser said this new addition will offer “a show within the Show”. “The precinct will be home to everything imaginable from the watersports, leisure and fishing industries, including boats, accessories and new innovations,” Mr Hasser said. “It will feature a brilliant range of boats up to 8m, from entry level to premium boats with all the …

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In-dealership experience for Whittley Marine online customers

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WHITTLEY Marine, Australia’s premium fibreglass trailer boat builder, has released a new online dealership feature on the Whittley Marine website. The feature is designed to provide potential customers and researching new boat buyers with an in-dealership experience on their screen, via a desktop, smartphone or smart device. It was created to make the new boat buying experience as easy and …

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Discover 20 years of Formosa strength

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NEXT year will be Formosa Marine’s 20th year of building one of the toughest ranges of boats in Australia: made with Formosa strength. Formosa is an Australian-owned and operated manufacturer of trailerable, aluminium plate boats based in Tingalpa, Brisbane. The business is still growing strong because of the strength of its company values and of course the strength of its …

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First exhibitors announced for 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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