CSIRO dives deeper than ever for climate answers

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FOR the first time, scientists will deploy new-model deep sea Argo floats in the Southern Ocean that will help build our understanding of oceans, how they are warming and the impact on our climate. A global network of over 3800 Argo floats already provide us with an understanding of ocean temperature and salinity up to 2000m, however these new generation, …

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Riviera returns to Sanctuary Cove Show in 2018

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SANCTUARY Cove International Boat Show organisers recently announced that luxury motor yacht builder Riviera will be returning to the southern hemisphere’s most highly anticipated marine event for its milestone 30th anniversary. As one of the first exhibitors to sign up for the 2018 show, the iconic Gold Coast-based manufacturer will return in full force, bringing with it an inspiring multi-million-dollar …

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Twin 350 Verados make CamCraft 6.8 an offshore beast

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But you’d be wrong to think Neil has only got a muscle boat. “I went out with my wife recently and we were cruising at 3500 revs, about 75km/h, and was only using 60 litres an hour, so not only do I have all this power, I have brilliant fuel economy as well,” he said. It sounds like a pairing …

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Boats are not cars when it comes to CTP insurance

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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. If you want a lively discussion during New Year celebrations, casually ask those standing around you what they think their car’s compulsory third-party insurance protects them against. If you actually know …

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Yamaha Motor Corporation US acquires Bennett Marine

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YAMAHA Motor Corporation (US) recently announced the acquisition of Bennett Marine, creator of the adjustable trim tab. The company is known for hydraulic trim tab systems and the recently launched Bolt electric trim tab and AutoTrim Pro systems. With its manufacturing facility and headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Bennett Marine will become a part of Yamaha’s newly created subsidiary, Yamaha …

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Formosa Marine celebrates 20 years

formosa celebrates 20 years

FORMOSA Marine is proud to acknowledge that 2018 will mark 20 years of aluminium boat building for the Australian boating public. From humble beginnings, the company now sees itself as one of the mainstay brands of the Australian recreational boating market, with a distribution network Australia wide. The key to the longevity, growth and reputation of Formosa Marine has been …

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Horizon 485 Scorpion Cuddy boat review

horizon 485 scorpion cuddy review

A large, clear central hatch allows for natural light to enter the cabin, giving a greater sense of space, and provides access to the bow to make anchoring a breeze. The driving position too, feels airy and is up nice and high, giving a commanding view out over the waves. Heading out of the cabin and moving astern, a heavily …

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Sealegs FC 680 and Mercury package getting attention

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The boat is unusually roomy for an amphibious craft because the additional engine, which drives the Sealegs’ wheels and hydraulics, has been built into the centre console, with the hull reengineered to conceal the pipework necessary for cooling and exhaust. Additional storage areas have been created to ensure all the floorspace remains available for walking and fishing. Externally, the Catalina-style …

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Seqwater warns lake users still water is still dangerous

seqwater still water still dangerous

VISITORS to southeast Queensland’s lakes and dams are being reminded to play it safe this summer, with inland waterways continuing to be the leading location for drowning in Australia. The warning comes from the region’s bulk water supplier Seqwater, which manages open catchments, allowing millions of visitors each year to enjoy recreational activities on the dams and lakes that supply …

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New precinct puts trailerable boats centre stage at SCIBS

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SCIBS general manager Johan Hasser said this new addition will offer “a show within the Show”. “The precinct will be home to everything imaginable from the watersports, leisure and fishing industries, including boats, accessories and new innovations,” Mr Hasser said. “It will feature a brilliant range of boats up to 8m, from entry level to premium boats with all the …

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