Boating

Quintrex 510 Frontier boat review

quintrex 510 frontier

If it was my boat and I was starting with a blank canvas, I’d add the above options as well as a cutting board and deck wash and I’d be a happy fisho. Performance There’s no need to beat around the bush – the 510 Frontier with a 115hp Evinrude E-TEC on the back is a dead-set weapon. Holeshot was …

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Nautilus Marine Insights into boat 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 For whatever reason – distraction, poor communication, a misunderstanding between crew members or a gear failure – things have gone pear-shaped at the boat ramp. With a few metres …

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Product Emissions Standards Bill passes House of Representatives

australian emissions standards

THE Product Emissions Standards Bill, which will see the end of two-stroke mowers and outboards (non direct-injection), recently passed the first hurdle and is expected to be passed by the Senate soon. The Bill has been classified as “non-contentious” and is supported by both the Government and Labor. Emissions standards for small petrol engines from mowers to outboards, jet skis …

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Haines Signature sets a new standard with its flagship 788SF

haines signature 788sf

ONE of the largest legally trailerable boats in Australia is here with the release of the Haines Signature 788SF. The flagship 788SF sets a new benchmark in the fibreglass fishing boat market – a formidable bluewater fishing machine that’s an impressive addition to the iconic, Australian-built, Haines Signature range. Designed with the adventurous offshore sport fisher in mind, the boat …

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Bennett Marine AutoTrim Pro

bennett marine autotrim pro

BENNETT Marine’s new AutoTrim Pro automatically and actively levels the pitch and roll of most boats with trim tab systems – it’s like cruise control for your trim tabs. Press one of two user-programmable ‘Favourite’ buttons and the system regulates the boat’s trim angle based on settings selected by the operator, and then holds that angle across a variety of …

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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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