Boating

Formosa Marine celebrates 20 years

formosa celebrates 20 years

FORMOSA Marine is proud to acknowledge that 2018 will mark 20 years of aluminium boat building for the Australian boating public. From humble beginnings, the company now sees itself as one of the mainstay brands of the Australian recreational boating market, with a distribution network Australia wide. The key to the longevity, growth and reputation of Formosa Marine has been …

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Horizon 485 Scorpion Cuddy boat review

horizon 485 scorpion cuddy review

A large, clear central hatch allows for natural light to enter the cabin, giving a greater sense of space, and provides access to the bow to make anchoring a breeze. The driving position too, feels airy and is up nice and high, giving a commanding view out over the waves. Heading out of the cabin and moving astern, a heavily …

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Sealegs FC 680 and Mercury package getting attention

sealegs fc 680

The boat is unusually roomy for an amphibious craft because the additional engine, which drives the Sealegs’ wheels and hydraulics, has been built into the centre console, with the hull reengineered to conceal the pipework necessary for cooling and exhaust. Additional storage areas have been created to ensure all the floorspace remains available for walking and fishing. Externally, the Catalina-style …

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Seqwater warns lake users still water is still dangerous

seqwater still water still dangerous

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

trailerable boats scibs

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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Lewmar Horizontal Anchor Windlass HX1

lewmar anchor windlass

LEWMAR has launched a new range of stylish, strong and reliable horizontal windlasses that utilise a superior in-line motor and epicyclical gearbox within a strong aluminium chassis and polymer cover. Designed to provide years of trouble-free use, you have two gypsy options to choose from – one to suit 6mm, 7mm and 1/4” chain; the other to suit 8mm chain. …

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Humminbird introduces compact solid-state CHIRP radar module

humminbird chirp radar

HUMMINBIRD has announced the introduction of a new compact solid-state radar module, complete with CHIRP radar pulse compression technology for outstanding radar imaging at short and long ranges. The new CHIRP radar offers exceptional target separation technology to display approaching weather, boats, rocks, buoys and landmarks with impressive resolution. CHIRP pulse compression uses multiple radar pulses for increased target separation …

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In-dealership experience for Whittley Marine online customers

whittley marine cr2380

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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Nautilus Marine Insurance – Insights into boat insurance

nautilus marine insurance

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 You’ve got that new waterfront home and can now conveniently keep your 6m boat at the end of the backyard. No more trailering down to the ramp – in …

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Discover 20 years of Formosa strength

formosa strength tomahawk

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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