Top marks for 610 Trident Hard Top

QUINTREX’S newest release into the plate market is the much-anticipated 610 Trident Hard Top.  After demand from customers and dealers, Quintrex has expanded its ultimate offshore fishing range, which now includes six models.  The 610 Trident HT offers customers a slightly more versatile and affordable option while still incorporating all the features and practical layout of the larger hard top …

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New Navionics features for chart customers

Platinum+ provides all the content of Gold along with 3D view, panoramic pictures and dynamic tides and currents. Also featuring SonarChart, the exclusive HD bathymetry map layer that is great for locating fishing areas and revealing more contour detail, Platinum+ delivers the ultimate level of detail for compatible GPS chartplotters. Updated marine park zones Navionics has completed extensive upgrades to …

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All-new, powerful and purpose-built MerCruiser 6.2-litre V8 sterndrives

“Like the purpose-built 4.5-litre V6 sterndrives we introduced a year ago, we’re extremely proud of the remarkable reliability and ease of maintenance delivered by the 6.2. “This is a terrific engine platform that will improve boating everywhere.” Engineered with new innovative features and state-of-the-art technology, the MerCruiser 6.2-litre sterndrive platform was designed, and is manufactured, at Mercury Marine’s world headquarters in Wisconsin. …

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Quality the key focus for John Crawford Marine

JOHN Crawford Marine, Queensland’s used boat specialist, prides itself on being the largest dealer of quality used trailer boats. The key word here is quality. A core value of the business, located on Brisbane’s southside in Tingalpa, is differentiating its used trailer boat packages from private sale and auction packages, ensuring the selection of boats in the yard do and …

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Aluvan 4.4 Katana Lite centre console

Our test boat cost $21,900, which included the 50hp four-stroke Suzuki, Aluvan trailer, safety gear, electronics pack, electric motor bracket, Garmin GMI 20 instrument display and 12 months boat and trailer ergo. While not the cheapest 4.4m boat on the market, when you consider what is included I think it is definitely up there for value for money and ahead …

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Furuno releases new TZtouch2 tech

TZTOUCH2 is a touch-only multi-function display (optional joystick available) and Furuno designers have developed a simple, refined, bright and bold user interface where accessing menus is done from the main screen or via an ‘edge swipe’ motion. TZtouch2 is the first MFD from Furuno to include a built-in 56-channel GPS receiver and dual-frequency 600w/1kW fishfinder. The fishfinder includes Furuno’s unique …

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Mercury OptiMax Diesel reporting for duty

This is matched with high-performance cylinder liners for maximum horsepower and optimal running quality. To ensure maximum practicality, OptiMax Diesel outboards are available in both right-hand and left-hand rotation. Mercury’s first stealth outboard has been in operation with the US military for a number of years. The 185hp, three-litre V6 OptiMax JP is a multi-fuel engine that can run on either …

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Shaun chooses AMM above all else

“I started out with little 10-footer tinnies, then upgraded to 12 footers and then a 16’ aluminium centre console,” Shaun said. “I also did a lot of professional fishing in catamarans – 18, 23 and 28 footers as well as a 48’ Randell. “But most of my fishing career was out of a large plate boat – a 22’ Pacific …

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Tackle World Lawnton has got the goods

SINCE opening its doors in November last year, Tackle World Lawnton has forged a reputation for stocking all the right gear and providing fishos with the right advice. Shop owner Steve Andrews, who formerly owned The Tackle Shop at Carseldine, spared no expense in making Tackle World Lawnton a top-shelf retail outlet for everyone from first-time anglers to seasoned deckies. …

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