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How to get a rebate on your boat insurance

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BUSH ‘n Beach has brought Nautilus Marine Insurance on board to expand the fine print and provide readers with clear, easy-to-understand and helpful tips on protecting their boating assets. The scenario In a previous column, we explained how you could be entitled to claim a rebate on your boat insurance premium if you advised your insurer in advance that you …

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Stacer releases Revolution Hull

Revolution Hull

BRAND new for 2018, Stacer has started a boating revolution with the release of its Revolution Hull. The new Revolution Hull is the natural evolution of the famous Stacer Barra and Assault Pro Hulls. Combining concave bottom sheet design, EVO advance pressing and a raised chine, Stacer has created a high-performing hull that glides over the water, providing a more …

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There’s more to Formosa Marine aluminium plate boats

Formosa Tomahawk aluminium plate boat

ALUMINIUM plate boat manufacturer Formosa Marine consistently shows its determination to build quality boats. The smallest developments add up to more value when buying a boat. Read on for latest from Formosa Marine for 2018 so far. A new and improved scupper design for the self-draining decks includes a bungy tension cord for a tighter seal in extra-choppy waters. Scuppers …

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Suzuki Marine extends warranty for commercial operators

suzuki marine commercial warranty

SUZUKI Marine is pleased to offer its commercial operators extra peace of mind by announcing the extension of its commercial warranty to two years for outboards sold from May 1, 2018. This means that any four-stroke outboard from 2.5hp to 325hp bought by a commercial operator in Australia will be covered for two years/1500 hours or one year/unlimited hours from …

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Melbourne Boat Show revs up for Whittley in 2018

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VICTORIA’S largest fibreglass boat builder Whittley Marine is set to expand its 2018 Melbourne Boat Show presence with more new Whittley Boats on display than ever before. Whittley will be showcasing the sharpest fibreglass boat packages at Victoria’s premier boating event from the 28th June – 1st July. Gary Honeychurch, VIC Sales Consultant, says “Whittley is back at this years …

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Surtees Boats welcomes Isabell Zitzelsberger

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WHAKATANE, NZ-based plate aluminium boat manufacturer Surtees Boats is very pleased to welcome Isabell Zitzelsberger to the important role of  marketing executive. The effervescent Isabell replaces James Kayam who has returned to Auckland to further his career. Isabell brings with her a fresh air of excitement, enthusiasm and obvious professionalism. Isabell is a German-born pocket dynamo who with partner Sascha …

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30th anniversary SCIBS opens to first day bumper crowds and sales

SANCTUARY Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) has opened its milestone 30th anniversary showcase, with bumper crowds flooding through the gates early for the start of the iconic four-day event. City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate rang the traditional Boat Show bell to officially declare SCIBS 2018 open on Thursday morning, with more than 40,000 visitors expected to stream through …

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Jam-packed program at 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

FROM superyachts and supercars, to live entertainment and cooking demonstrations, interactive Kids’ Zones and a fishing tournament with a massive prize package, the 2018 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show offers visitors a feast of program options to entertain, inform and excite. So much more than just a boat show, SCIBS 2018 is a fantastic family day out with more than …

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Water toys, gear & gadgets steal the spotlight at SCIBS 2018

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In 2018, SCIBS will have the best of home-grown and imported watercraft in every category, plus inflatables such as slides and climbing walls.” Launching at SCIBS 2018 is a new breed of boats for kids, known as Starter Craft. Based on the Gold Coast, Starter Craft specialises in the production of locally made, high quality, fibreglass, electric powered boats designed especially for …

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Broome’s Port Drive Marine part of the Mercury team

Port Drive Marine Broome WA Mercury

LONG known as a fishing paradise, Broome sounds like a great place to have a boat business. “There are a lot of boats up here. In fact, most people have two!” said Nelson Jeffs, co-owner of Port Drive Marine which opened its doors just six months ago.” The workshop is flat out and we’re looking at hiring another mechanic to …

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