Play it straight or pay the consequences – 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 Honesty is the best policy, or so the old saying goes, and it holds very true when it comes to marine insurance. There’s a classic case of a would-be …

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Suzuki Marine and Marine Rescue NSW extend life-saving partnership

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SUZUKI Marine and Marine Rescue NSW have cemented their commitment to keep NSW waterways safe as the two organisations signed a four-year extension of their partnership. The renewed supply agreement to 2022 will see Suzuki Marine become the power of choice across MRNSW’s entire outboard-powered fleet and the two organisations will undertake further joint-community work to promote water safety across …

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Mercury Active Trim now accessible through VesselView screens

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MERCURY Marine’s amazing Active Trim system can now be controlled through VesselView information screens. Active Trim automatically and effortlessly trims an engine or engines. It doesn’t just make boating easier and more fun, it also improves engine performance and cuts fuel costs while delivering a better overall driving experience. Originally, Active Trim was controlled through a separate dash-mounted keypad. Now …

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Cool new Mako Islands women’s frame released

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MAKO, Australia’s leading polarised eyewear company, has begun the launch of its much-anticipated summer 18/19 range. The first release is the women’s model – Mako Islands. This sunglass carries all the characteristics Mako is known for such as comfort, clarity and contrast. It is the first all-glass polarised lens model for women in the range. The Mako Islands frame is …

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Evinrude E-TEC passes Australian emissions standards


EVINRUDE’S E-TEC engines are the only full range of two-stroke outboards certified by the Australian emissions standards. Evinrude builds high-performing engines that preserve the environment for upcoming generations. Other outboard manufacturers have had slow innovation, taken the path of least resistance and chosen to build four-stroke engines. Evinrude has stepped to the top of the environmental podium for all outboards, …

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Mercury has you covered for Christmas

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IF your family or friends are into boating, then Mercury has some terrific ideas for presents they’ll really appreciate this Christmas. Engine covers Made in Australia, these stylish outboard engine covers are not only good looking, they are practical, hard-wearing and very affordable. So if you have a Mercury or Mariner engine – whether it’s brand new or 30 years …

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Watersnake Shadow MK II electric motor review

watersnake shadow mk ii electric motor review

FISHING results, as many of us have come to appreciate, do not just depend on the luck of the draw. One key piece of equipment that can really change your results is an electric motor as a secondary motor on your boat or a stand-alone motor for your kayak. Recently I was fortunate enough to take ownership of a Watersnake …

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Multi policies can mean multi expensive

multi policies multi expensive

IT is common for some companies to offer significant ‘multi policy’ discounts in an effort to secure your boat insurance business, simply because you might insure your house and car with that same business. But don’t assume that the promise of a 20 percent saving is always your best deal. Specialist marine insurer Nautilus Marine advises there are many factors …

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Garmin debuts GPSMAP 8400xsv series

garmin gpsmap 8400xsv

GARMIN Pty. Ltd. recently announced the GPSMAP 8400xsv series, an extension of its flagship GPSMAP 8400 series that brings premium features like built-in sonar and built-in Auto Guidance1 to smaller, more affordable display options. Available in 10-, 12- and 16-inch displays that feature full HD in-plane switching (IPS) screens with multi-touch control, the GPSMAP 8400xsv series is Wi-Fi enabled and …

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Tohatsu Outboards invests long term

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TOHATSU Corporation president Mr Isami Hyuga recently announced the completion of a new 5.5 billion yen research and development facility in Japan. As the first outboard manufacturer in Japan (1956), this new facility is positive commitment to product development into the future. The new facility commenced operation in September, covers a massive 7265sq m and is staffed by 100 R&D …

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