Boating

PWC fishing a growing sport in QLD – Nautilus Insurance

PWC

Catching marlin from personal watercraft as well as tuna, mackerel and countless reef species – fishing from PWC is a burgeoning sport in Queensland. As an example, in May this year a large, high-speed armada of fully kitted-out PWCs headed more than 40km offshore from the Bray Park boat ramp to the Rock Cod Shoals while taking part in the …

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Formosa’s new lockable enclosed cabin Hard Top

lockable enclosed hard top formosa

ALUMINIUM plate boat manufacturer Formosa Marine has released a lockable enclosed cabin Hard Top with a roller door. This new option is now available for the Half Cabin and Centre Cabin models in the Offshore range in sizes 580 to 740 and the Classic 580. Discover the 7.4m range. The Half Cabin, Centre Cabin and X Bowrider models are available …

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Stessco Catcher 449 Limited review

Catcher 449

AS much as it is awesome fun to run around in flash big new rigs for boat reviews, sometimes it is good to get back into something that would suit a mix of boaters from the first-timer to the hard-core fisho and crabber. In this instance I’m referring to the Stessco Catcher. For many years, the 4.3m Stessco Catcher was …

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MotorGuide releases new Xi3 and 72″ Xi

xi3

MOTORGUIDE’S newest release – the Xi3 – is the quietest and easiest to use motor in its class. Indeed, rigorous testing has proven it to be up to 40 percent quieter than its nearest competitor. But there’s a lot more to it than that. MotorGuide’s latest offering also has wireless control straight out of the box, with a hand-held remote …

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Insuring a refurbished runabout – Nautilus Marine

refurbished

QUEENSLAND’S waterways are renowned for being home to many magnificent examples of runabouts from the 1970s and 1980s that have since been refurbished, repowered and kitted out with contemporary electronics. Some of their original manufacturers have even created new corporate divisions that specialise in undertaking these refurbishments. And the standard of work undertaken in some of these restoration projects is …

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Stessl 485 Apache Pro review

apache pro

HAVING owned and fished out of a side console for over 10 years, I have a bit of a soft spot for this style of boat. The reason I feel this way probably relates to how I use the boat, which usually involves fishing two or three-up with a mix of casting and trolling lures or bait fishing, crabbing and …

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Stacer’s revolutionary new Sea Master runabout

Sea Master

STACER’S best-selling runabout range has a complete new look for 2018 with the new Sea Master featuring the new Revolution Hull. The new Sea Master range is available in a line-up of new sizes including the 429, 449, 469, 499 and 519 and will replace the current Seaway and Bay Master line ups. A variety of new standard features have …

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JL Audio launches the MM50 marine audio unit

marine audio

JL Audio, an innovator in high-end marine audio solutions, recently announced the launch of a new 2.8” weatherproof, powered marine source unit. The MM50 is a high-performance, single-chassis, powered source unit with outstanding audio performance and advanced audio features, specifically designed for marine applications. An easy-to-read, high-brightness, 2.8” full-colour LCD display with separate day/night lighting and display themes, an intuitive …

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Sydney International Boat Show set to thrill from August 2-6

sydney international boat show 2018

THE Sydney International Boat Show presents plenty of activities for the whole family, with entertainment, education, interactive displays and presentations designed to make anyone’s day on the water even better. The show opens on August 2 at Darling Harbour, and over the 5 days promises to deliver the very best of boating to more than 60,000 expected visitors. Apart from …

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Sunshine Coast Yamaha – new marine centre opens

sunshine coast yamaha

SUNSHINE Coast boaters and ski riders are the big winners with the opening of the coast’s newest marine dealership, Sunshine Coast Yamaha, at Warana. Offering a strong line-up of new Stessco aluminium boat packages, Yamaha outboards and Yamaha WaveRunners, Sunshine Coast Yamaha has everyone covered, from the casual family boater and ski rider to the hard-core offshore fisher and thrill …

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