Boating

Around Australia record breaker with Mercury FourStrokes

mercury fourstrokes record

MARK Ratchford is calling it his ‘huge adventure’, which might be an understatement considering he’s just spent four months on a solo 16,500km circumnavigation of Australia in a 6.5m fishing boat. The well-known Melbourne fishing and charter specialist had to deal with huge seas, high wind, freezing weather, sleep deprivation and loneliness going around our enormous island continent. But he …

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Gold Coast Marine Expo moves to March 2017

gold coast marine expo

THE first major event of the 2017 Australian boat show season will be staged in March right in the heart of the nation’s recreational boating industry capital on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo sees the dates of the award-winning show move forward to March 17-19, 2017. This year the Expo will be operated …

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V8 hero Russell Ingall enjoys Mercury diesel power and joystick control

mercury diesel repower

WITH the motor racing season slowing over the holiday period, Aussie racing legend Russell Ingall is looking forward to spending quality time in his newly renovated Riviera M400. Powered by a pair of Mercury Diesel TDI 370hp engines with Bravo 3 drives, and controlled via Mercury’s Joystick Piloting system, the boat has been a special project for Gold Coast local …

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Quintrex Yellowfin 5800

quintrex yellowfin 5800

THE smallest in the Yellowfin range, the Quintrex 5800 is capable of serious offshore fishing while offering practicality and a lower price point. The Yellowfin models are built strong for ultimate protection from the elements, with the 5800 featuring 5mm plate bottom sheets, 5mm transom material and 4mm side sheets. Don’t be fooled by the smaller model, as construction-wise the …

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Yamaha releases new F25 EFI

new yamaha f25 efi

YAMAHA Motor Australia is excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated four-stroke 25hp outboard engine, the all-new lightweight F25 EFI. This fantastic addition to Yamaha’s four-stroke line-up continues Yamaha’s proud tradition of producing exceptional small motors designed for durability, reliability and above all else, enjoyable time on the water. The new F25 is about 25 percent lighter and …

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AMM 7000 Tournament review

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The AMM 7000 Tournament is an absolute work of art and if it wasn’t for time constraints I would have spent the whole day and more soaking up the excellence of this rig. Of course, all this quality (the best I’ve ever seen) and customisation doesn’t come particularly cheap and you’ve got to pay to play, but for the boat …

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New lightweight Yamaha F90 four-stroke

yamaha f90 new

This remarkable achievement means improved performance and better balance when fitted on hulls in this category. The F90 is based on the F115B’s four-cylinder power unit. The F90’s reduction in weight and improved compactness is achieved by adopting a SOHC design actuating four valves per cylinder. This unique valvetrain design was first seen in Yamaha’s award-winning F70A, one of the …

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Anglapro Sniper 454 Pro boat review

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While ready to fish hard straight off the showroom floor at Brisbane Marine, Anglapro differentiates from most mainstream boat manufacturers in offering an unprecedented level of customisation. If you feel there’s something missing or you’d like a feature laid out differently or deleted, Anglapro is only too happy to accommodate. So to get an idea of what Anglapro can do …

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Yamaha Marine Technician Grand Prix

yamaha marine technician

The event keeps skill levels for marine servicing in Yamaha dealerships throughout Australia and New Zealand at very high levels. The personal development of Yamaha technicians in the market through this training and testing equates to excellence in after-sales service for Yamaha customers, who consequently are the real winners from the knowledge and skills gained by Yamaha technicians who take …

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