Boating News

Discover Formosa’s Centre Cabin design

formosa centre cabin

NO longer do you need to choose between a family friendly boat or a fishing workhorse, as Formosa Marine’s Centre Cabin is the perfect design for both. The Centre Cabin’s wide beam, high sides and V2 Plate Hull construction allow for a rare walk-around cabin layout. The Centre Cabin offers plenty of deck space for up to seven people who …

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New Haines Signature 580BRX sports boating weapon

haines signature 580brx

AUSTRALIA’S most-awarded sports boat has been reimagined with the release of the 580BRX by Haines Signature Boats. The introduction of the 580BRX continues Signature’s long-standing bowrider lineage with its dramatic styling, newly designed seating configuration and exceptional on-water experience, upping the sports boating game in the Australian boating marketplace. John Haines of The Haines Group said, “With the 580BRX we’ve …

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Lowrance Hook2 9 sounder review

lowrance hook2 9

I RECENTLY fitted a Lowrance Hook2 9 GPS/sounder to my boat and have subsequently tested the product. This sounder features an inbuilt GPS with map as well as sonar with CHIRP, StructureScan and DownScan all in one as a standard unit. The unit only runs one transducer, which simplifies installation. Straight out of the box it came with everything needed …

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Bayside Boat Licensing training boat refit and refurb

bayside boat licensing refit

WE would like to thank all our previous Bayside Boat Licensing students who have completed training with us. After several years of dutiful service, we took a close look at our training vessel Assessor and found while structurally it was a great boat, the cosmetics were starting to look a bit ordinary. We recently had an issue with vandals, so …

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Doors open at Suzuki Marine’s new warehouse facility

Suzuki Marine warehouse

AUSTRALIA’S fastest growing outboard brand Suzuki Marine has officially opened the doors of its new warehouse facility at Wacol, west of Brisbane. Located adjacent to its head office at 140 Viking Drive, Suzuki Marine’s new warehouse covers approximately 3000sq m of floor space and allows the brand to expand its facilities to meet consumer demand while consolidating its distribution operations. …

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AMM takes heavenly step with 7000 Halo centre console

7000 Halo

AUSTRALIAN Master Marine has taken a further step upmarket, adding major comfort, convenience and styling features to create its first Halo model centre console. The result is one of the most awesome fishing platforms ever seen in an offshore plate alloy boat range. AMM’s proven 7m hull, which also underpins its cruiser-oriented Tournament and Weekender half cabin models, has been …

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Brisbane Boat Show August 24-26, 2018

Brisbane Boat Show

THE Brisbane Boat Show returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 24-26, 2018. The Show is one of the largest recreational boat shows in Queensland and fills more than 20,000sq m of floor space across four halls at the South Bank venue. With a history spanning over 50 years, this three-day celebration of recreational boating is sure …

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PWC fishing a growing sport in QLD – Nautilus Insurance


Catching marlin from personal watercraft as well as tuna, mackerel and countless reef species – fishing from PWC is a burgeoning sport in Queensland. As an example, in May this year a large, high-speed armada of fully kitted-out PWCs headed more than 40km offshore from the Bray Park boat ramp to the Rock Cod Shoals while taking part in the …

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Formosa’s new lockable enclosed cabin Hard Top

lockable enclosed hard top formosa

ALUMINIUM plate boat manufacturer Formosa Marine has released a lockable enclosed cabin Hard Top with a roller door. This new option is now available for the Half Cabin and Centre Cabin models in the Offshore range in sizes 580 to 740 and the Classic 580. Discover the 7.4m range. The Half Cabin, Centre Cabin and X Bowrider models are available …

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Insuring a refurbished runabout – Nautilus Marine


QUEENSLAND’S waterways are renowned for being home to many magnificent examples of runabouts from the 1970s and 1980s that have since been refurbished, repowered and kitted out with contemporary electronics. Some of their original manufacturers have even created new corporate divisions that specialise in undertaking these refurbishments. And the standard of work undertaken in some of these restoration projects is …

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