Great news for Cleveland boaties and fishos

Dear fellow boaties and rec fishers, After many years of campaigning I am excited that work has commenced on the dredging around the Cleveland Boat Ramp at William St. This is great because it will provide greater access to the bay from the boat ramp. It is especially good news for the Raby Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue. They will no …

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Lowrance Elite Ti sounders

lowrance Elite Ti sounders

LOWRANCE recently reported that fishing consumer trends are clearly indicating – as with TVs – the growing trend with fishfinder displays is ‘bigger is better’. Following a record-setting year in 2016 with the Elite-7 Ti – the top-selling fishfinder/chartplotter display globally – early sales reports for 2017 indicate the Elite-9 Ti is showing signs of being the new frontrunner – …

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Evinrude new generation E-TEC G2 models


BRP has released the next generation of Evinrude E-TEC G2 models with horsepower ranging from 150-200hp, the E-TEC G2 150hp, 150hp H.O., 175hp and 200hp. Boaters can rejoice as the release of the mid-range models opens up the power of Evinrude outboards to a wider variety of budgets and transoms. The new Evinrude E-TEC G2 models deliver up to 30 …

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Fisheries officers ‘on deck’ for Easter patrols

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) is preparing for a busy Easter weekend as thousands of people take to the water for recreational fishing and boating. QBFP Manager Ian Fricke said fisheries officers will be out in force on Queensland tidal and fresh waters to ensure fishers comply with fishing and boating safety rules. “The overwhelming majority of Queensland fishers …

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Lifestyle on Water Festival the ultimate two-day event

lifestyle on water festival

“We are over the moon with support for this event,” Carl said. “Local business and community groups have jumped on board from day one and we have received awesome corporate support from some of the country’s biggest brands. They really have aligned with our vision to put together something very unique, which we believe will culminate in a fantastic experience for …

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Haines Signature reinvents the entry-level boat market with 495F

haines signature 495f

The new model is styled off the recently-released 550F and features more modern styling and cleaner lines including a re-worked bow sprit and also offers customers plenty of storage with full length cockpit side pockets with shelves, two live bait tanks in the transom and a large cockpit/cabin area with improved bow access. The revamped dash can also now cater …

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Mercury Verado selected for Genesis Craft

genesis craft

“My mechanic has raved about Mercury engines for years and it turns out he’s right!” For Matt, the Mercury Verado brings a lot to the party. “There’s the power steering and the low vibration, which makes a trip so much more pleasant, and the supercharger is amazing – there’s real power all across the throttle range with no lag.” When …

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FLIR unveils marine thermal cameras and 3D Raymarine displays

flir marine thermal cameras

The Raymarine Axiom family of MFDs feature lifelike imagery behind Raymarine’s exclusive RealVision 3D for superior underwater fish and structure identification. The new rugged, all-glass touch screens are available in 7-, 9-, and 12-inch display sizes and come pre-installed with Raymarine’s new LightHouse 3 operating system. Combined with Axiom’s fast quad core processor, LightHouse 3 delivers an intuitive and powerful …

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Coast Guard Redcliffe saving lives with new Mercury Verados

Coast Guard Redcliffe

COAST Guard Redcliffe ’s primary rescue vessel is back in the water and keeping people safe in and around Moreton Bay, with a pair of brand-new Mercury 300hp Verados providing the power. The boat, a 9.8m Kevlacat best known as RSL Redcliffe, is in great shape having undergone a $200,000 refresh that included an upgrade to its vital communication equipment, a …

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