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Unbeatable Mercury Finance deals

mercury finance

MERCURY Marine is excited to announce it is offering unbeatable 3.99 percent Mercury Finance deals on its outstanding range of 115-150hp FourStroke engines. These engines are unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Using the latest FourStroke marine technology, Mercury engineers have combined lightweight design with large displacement to deliver unbeatable performance with astonishing fuel economy. Because they don’t have to work …

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Vale John Crawford – a marine legend

THE marine industry has been paying tribute to John Crawford, the founder of John Crawford Marine and a pioneer of the Queensland recreational boating market, who died in early April aged 92. Matthew Hodson, current owner of John Crawford Marine and only the third in its 53 years of operation, expressed the company’s condolences to the Crawford family. “John was …

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Great news for Cleveland boaties and fishos

Dear fellow boaties and rec fishers, After many years of campaigning I am excited that work has commenced on the dredging around the Cleveland Boat Ramp at William St. This is great because it will provide greater access to the bay from the boat ramp. It is especially good news for the Raby Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue. They will no …

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Lowrance Elite Ti sounders

lowrance Elite Ti sounders

LOWRANCE recently reported that fishing consumer trends are clearly indicating – as with TVs – the growing trend with fishfinder displays is ‘bigger is better’. Following a record-setting year in 2016 with the Elite-7 Ti – the top-selling fishfinder/chartplotter display globally – early sales reports for 2017 indicate the Elite-9 Ti is showing signs of being the new frontrunner – …

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Evinrude new generation E-TEC G2 models

E-TEC G2

BRP has released the next generation of Evinrude E-TEC G2 models with horsepower ranging from 150-200hp, the E-TEC G2 150hp, 150hp H.O., 175hp and 200hp. Boaters can rejoice as the release of the mid-range models opens up the power of Evinrude outboards to a wider variety of budgets and transoms. The new Evinrude E-TEC G2 models deliver up to 30 …

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Fisheries officers ‘on deck’ for Easter patrols

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) is preparing for a busy Easter weekend as thousands of people take to the water for recreational fishing and boating. QBFP Manager Ian Fricke said fisheries officers will be out in force on Queensland tidal and fresh waters to ensure fishers comply with fishing and boating safety rules. “The overwhelming majority of Queensland fishers …

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Lifestyle on Water Festival the ultimate two-day event

lifestyle on water festival

“We are over the moon with support for this event,” Carl said. “Local business and community groups have jumped on board from day one and we have received awesome corporate support from some of the country’s biggest brands. They really have aligned with our vision to put together something very unique, which we believe will culminate in a fantastic experience for …

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Haines Signature reinvents the entry-level boat market with 495F

haines signature 495f

The new model is styled off the recently-released 550F and features more modern styling and cleaner lines including a re-worked bow sprit and also offers customers plenty of storage with full length cockpit side pockets with shelves, two live bait tanks in the transom and a large cockpit/cabin area with improved bow access. The revamped dash can also now cater …

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Mercury Verado selected for Genesis Craft

genesis craft

“My mechanic has raved about Mercury engines for years and it turns out he’s right!” For Matt, the Mercury Verado brings a lot to the party. “There’s the power steering and the low vibration, which makes a trip so much more pleasant, and the supercharger is amazing – there’s real power all across the throttle range with no lag.” When …

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