Boating

Win big with Coastal Powerboats

COASTAL Powerboats has announced one of the biggest competitions in the marine industry. Buy a boat, motor and trailer package from Coastal Powerboats before August 9, 2015 to go in the draw to have a chance to win $100,000 cash, $10,000 cash or a ProCraft tinnie full of beer and with a Suzuki motor. So if you’re in the market …

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Sea Adex Armour 45

In saying that, the Armour 45 has a massive amount of storage, with plenty of room to stow a number of items. The front storage hatch is huge, though I think some little ‘keeper’ walls on the sides to prevent things rolling off may have made the shelf section a bit more user friendly. However if you want to store …

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Abusive fisher fined $9700

“Three commercial (monofilament) mesh nets were found and while the defendant had previously been licensed as a commercial fisher, his licence had been revoked and as such, he was not authorised to be in possession of the nets.” The defendant was charged for five offences under the Fisheries Act, fined $6000 for obstructing officers and $3700 for possession of illegal …

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Lee Rayner selects Mercury FourStrokes

AFTER running two-stroke outboards for eight years, high-profile fishing expert Lee Rayner decided to change up to more modern technology – and he’s selected Mercury. Lee, who’s currently presenting the hit national show Fishing Edge on Channel 10 and ONE, said he did his homework before deciding that Mercury was the way to go. “This is my profession so I …

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Bundaberg crab bust – fisher fined $13,300

“The crabber had a total of nine pots in his possession and on closer inspection, they were found to contain 40 female mud crabs and seven undersized mud crabs. “Officers seized the excess crab pots and returned the crabs to the water alive.” Mr Bowness said regulated product must be immediately sorted and released at the point of capture and …

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Cruise Craft appoints Victorian dealer

CRUISE Craft has announced the appointment of respected Melbourne boat dealer Streaker Boats as the sole and exclusive dealer for the complete range of their boats. The appointment is effective immediately and will see a solid range of Cruise Craft models on the Streaker Boats stand at the 2015 Melbourne Boat Show. Cruise Craft national sales and marketing manager Peter …

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So much on show at GC Marine Expo

Adult ticket prices are $10 for one day, $15 for two days, $20 for three days and $25 for four days from May 21-24, and all tickets bought online will also gain priority entry so there is no lining up at the gates. Children under 15 are admitted free if accompanied by an adult, and seniors discounts also apply. Event …

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Bar Crusher’s sub-5m missiles

AUSTRALIAN plate aluminium boat manufacturer Bar Crusher has added two more vessels to its arsenal: the 490C and 490WR. Aimed squarely at entry-level boat buyers and those looking to step up from pressed-aluminium tinnies, the 490 hull series brings Bar Crusher’s renowned quality and performance within reach of more people with its mid-$30,000 pricetag (depending on options). Measuring 4.9m overall …

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Enjoy a FourStroke hat-trick

Combined with a larger Command Thrust gearcase and a bigger-diameter prop, these FourStrokes are great for heavier boats, getting onto the plane more easily and staying there at lower speeds, without impacting top end speed. The 90hp, 115hp, 135hp and 150hp Mercury FourStrokes are also available with left-hand rotation, making them perfect for twin-rig applications. Mercury’s 150hp FourStroke needs no …

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