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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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Reduced speed limit to remain while Lake Tinaroo hazards surveyed

Lake Tinaroo

SUNWATER is reminding users of Lake Tinaroo that reduced speed limits are still in effect across most of the lake due to underwater hazards exacerbated by recent unauthorised tree clearing. While the water level of the lake has risen in recent weeks, there are concerns around an increase in submerged hazards that have the potential to pose a serious risk …

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Great prizes the lure for 2018 SCIBS ‘Fly Scoot’ Bream Shoot Out

scibs fly scoot bream shoot out

In 2018, SCIBS is celebrating its 30th anniversary milestone event, and to celebrate, Burty said the prize pool for this year’s fishing tournament is significant, thanks to the generosity of major sponsors, Scoot Airlines and Shimano. First prize will see the winning team reel in return flights to Thailand flying Scoot Airlines departing from any major city in Australia and …

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Ensure your boat is insured at its real home

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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 Home is anywhere you hang your hat, according to scores of musical artists over the past 50 years, particularly those with a country music focus. But when it comes …

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New release 545F to boost Haines Signature fishing line-up

haines signature 545f

HAINES Signature Boats is excited to introduce a new fishing model to its world-class range of fibreglass trailer boats with the launch of the 545F. The new release model is aimed at fishers and families looking to get on the water with its superior performance and practicality, underpinned by massive deck space. Measuring 5.45m in length and 2.13m across the …

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Mercury’s new six-year warranty

mercury six-year warranty

“WE’RE so confident in the reliability of our outboard engines we’re extending our warranty to six years – simple.” That’s how Mercury senior director of Engine Products (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific) Nicholas Webb neatl y summed it up, following Mercury’s announcement of a new extended six-year warranty for all recreational outboards. That means a six-year warranty for every outboard from …

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New name, same great service at Gold Coast Boating Centre

gold coast boating centre

IN May 2017, Gold Coast Boating Centre (formerly Marine Tune) expanded into a new 10-bay fully equipped workshop, which has allowed the transition of the old workshop into an additional third undercover new boat showroom displaying the popular Horizon, Stessl, Sea-Rod and Stessco aluminium boat brands. The new workshop expansion enabled Gold Coast Boating Centre’s qualified factory-trained technicians with over …

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Score the ultimate deal with the Suzuki Ultimate Sale Event

suzuki marine ultimate 4 day sale event

Fantastic deals across the range for 4 days only! If you’re thinking of buying a new boat or repowering, hurry in to your local Suzuki Marine dealer for the Suzuki Ultimate Sale Event. From 19 April, you’ll score a great deal across the Suzuki 4-stroke outboard range from 40hp to 350hp and with Suzuki Marine Finance, approved customers can take their catch home …

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Whittley set for strong Sanctuary Cove Boat Show

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WHITTLEY Marine, builder of high-quality Australian-made fiberglass trailer boats, along with longstanding Queensland dealer, Northside Marine, is proud to announce the largest display of new Whittley boats since 2010 at this year’s 30th anniversary Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Northside Marine sales manager Bill Hull said, “The Sanctuary Cove Boat Show has always been successful for the Whittley brand. This …

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