Boating

More sizes added to Formosa X Bowrider range

formosa x bowrider

THE innovative Formosa X Bowrider has three new sizes. Due to popular demand, Formosa Marine has added 520, 550 and the new 740 sizes to the X Bowrider line-up, giving consumers more choice. All sizes are available for the Sea-Rod range too – imagine more stability with the water ballast hull and the versatility of an active transom to suit …

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Caloundra Marine will help you hit the water

caloundra marine quintrex tident

WINTER has come! This statement might arouse parts of the community in different ways. For us, the cold weather means cold water fish. Normally snapper (my favourite fish all year round) hang out deep in the cooler water but at the moment you only need to go offshore 2-3km to bag out on these beauties. One of the best places …

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Northside Marine crowned Stacer Dealer of the Year

Stacer Dealer of the Year

BRISBANE’S Northside Marine has been crowned Stacer Dealer of the Year for 2016-2017 for an outstanding performance as a Stacer dealer. Northside Marine is situated in a purpose-built 10,000sq m dealership located in Boondall, only 20 minutes’ drive north of the Brisbane CBD. Starting from humble beginnings in 1965, Northside Marine has gone from strength to strength with the expansion …

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Outboard emissions standards laws in Parliament

australian emissions standards

THE Australian Government recently introduced new legislation to help improve Australia’s air quality. The Product Emissions Standards Bill will allow new product emissions standards to be established on small spark engines (non-road), bringing Australia into line with the US, Canada and Europe. Currently, emissions from these engines are not regulated in Australia, leaving Australia as a dumping ground for less-efficient …

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New Mercury Diesel 6.7L engines available soon

mercury diesel 6.7

The new Mercury Diesel 6.7-litre engines are assembled at FPT Industrial’s dedicated marine engine plant that involves the latest in quality controls.  Mercury Marine senior director of diesel and propulsion strategy Reinhard Burk said, “We want to be our customer’s first choice when it comes to selecting a power option.” “Expanding into the mid-range diesel market offers Mercury the opportunity to …

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Brisbane Boat Show opens this week

THE 2017 Brisbane Boat Show opens Friday and runs for three days until Sunday, returning once again to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in South Bank. The Brisbane Boat Show is Queensland’s premier trailer boat event, capturing the great diversity of trailer boating and all the gear for this very popular boating sector. With Australia’s centre of boat manufacturing …

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SeaDek sets boat apart with superior finish

seadek

All I used was a domestic Karcher pressure cleaner and I held the hose about 30cm away from the stain and rubbed it with my foot, and voila it came up as good as new. To say I am happy with my SeaDek is an understatement. As I said, the product is a game changer. I am now starting to …

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Stacer Outlaw 469 – Boat review

The Moreton Bay 469 Outlaw had good storage under the front casting platform, accessed via two large hatches. There was ample room to stow safety gear and tackle as well as the battery for the electric motor. In addition, two big side pockets kept items out of the way yet within easy reach. The stern featured ample room for additional …

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Whittley Boats head to Queenscliff Harbour for boat show weekend

whittley boats

Whittley Boats build Australia’s most diverse range of trailer boats, through a five strong model series range; XS sports wake boats, CR traditional cruiser weekenders, SL deep vee off shore performance fishing boats, CW outboard powered entry level boating fun and the FF range of weekender/fisher hybrids. Dean added. “I will be on hand all weekend to assist customers with …

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Plenty on offer at Brisbane Boat Show

ONLY a few weeks away, the Brisbane Boat Show looks like being better than ever when it returns from August 25-27. The show will once again be held in the vast exhibition halls of the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre where the organisers have had to increase floor space for the event to cater to this year’s increased demand from …

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