SeaTrail delivers terrific boat trailers

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Something I noticed about these trailers is they are constructed with quite a thick-gauge C-channel of about 6mm (though don’t quote me on that). Overall the trailer is heavier than a standard box-section trailer, which I’ve found has made it ride particularly well when towing my 6m boat at speed. This has definitely opened up longer trips than I probably …

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Quiksilver CEO missing – boat washed ashore empty on French coast

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Agnes was the head of its France-based European headquarters before being named CEO of the whole company in 2015. Boardriders, which is 85 percent controlled by US private equity firm Oaktree Capital, owns the Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes brands. Boardriders Inc announced on January 5 that it had agreed to buy Australia’s Billabong International Ltd in a deal that …

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Cover up for the Saturday sale – Insights into boat insurance

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YOU’VE got a buyer lined up for your current boat and you’re finalising your thoughts on which of the extended new year boat specials is right for you. Bewdy, it’s going to be a fantastic 2018. But before your current boat heads out your driveway in the hands of its new owner and before you sign on the dotted line …

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Product recalls for ineffective lifejackets

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MSV undertook its own testing of the Jarvis Walker block-style lifejacket model Type1 PFD of batch number WD-15-0588 (Date of manufacture: October 2015).The lifejacket was constructed with a suspected design fault of having the waistband affixed to one side only. In testing, it was found that the unsecured side of the lifejacket slipped free of the waistband when test subjects …

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New Ocean Craft square-nosed bow

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Standard features include an above-waterline self-draining deck, full-length heavy-duty fold-down bimini top, belowdeck hatch, airtight buoyancy section under deck and an ocean-going wave-punching hull. Customers can choose from a wide variety of options such as a storm refuge V berth cabin, underfloor live bait tank, kill tank, a second weatherproof below-deck hatch, on board toilet, fitted kitchen, worktop, fridge, dual-burner …

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Formosa Marine and AMC make the perfect team

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PICTURE yourself in a Formosa Tomahawk Offshore 550 Territory, one of Formosa Marine’s iconic models and tried and tested in the top end of Australia. Everything on a Formosa is well designed, with the distinct curved chine line everyone will notice on the water and the many practical optional extras to create your perfect escape. Buying a Formosa is easy …

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Vessel tracking policy and guidelines released for feedback

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THE Queensland Government recently released a draft policy and guideline to support the roll-out of vessel tracking on all commercial fishing boats. Fisheries Queensland Director of Operations Mark Doohan said the department was seeking feedback around the rules and scenarios that commercial fishers would need to follow, starting from the end of 2018. “Vessel tracking is part of a larger …

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Simrad NSO Evo3 navigation system

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The new NSO evo3 design simplifies installation while preserving the power and flexibility that make the NSO series the perfect solution for customising a system for larger cruising and sportfishing vessels. Connect NSO evo3 to Simrad premium network modules and add GPS, autopilot, keypad controllers and other accessories to create the ideal vessel-wide system. NSO evo3 includes a true high-definition …

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Cooee Bay Marine joins the Yamaha family

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YAMAHA Marine is proud to announce the opening of the latest Yamaha-authorised, Queensland-based WaveRunner and outboard dealer, Cooee Bay Marine. Family owned and operated by owner Brad Welsh and wife Natalie, Cooee Bay Marine has a steep history in the area, serving the personal watercraft and boating market in central Queensland since 1974. Originally managed by husband and wife team …

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